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“We Almost Did Not Go”
Review of Haven - MOVED

Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Cambodian, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: An oasis for our guests and a safe place for our «family», the trainees and staff. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, but away from the hustle and bustle of Pub Street, we offer you a beautiful haven to relax and indulge. While enjoying a dish from our special selection of flavourful Asian and Western food – including some Swiss specialties and many fresh vegetarian tidbits – you are supporting our training programme and are thereby helping disadvantaged young adults to achieve a secure and independent future.
Reviewed May 21, 2014

During our 11 days in Siem Reap, we repeatedly tried to make a reservation. Because of their enormous popularity they are usually fully booked by mid-day for that night. We almost did not go but finally secured a reservation for our last night n Siem Reap.

Haven is deserving of its reputation. Like many restaurants in SR, it is operated by an NGO and trains young men and women from the street for a career in the culinary tourism sector. One of the things that sets this restaurant apart, is that the training chef is Swiss and world class. This is reflected in the Khmer dishes as well as some classic Swiss items.

Each and every dish was executed perfectly and the presentation was artistic and flawless. This level of quality extends to the front of the house as well. SE Asia is not known for table service, of which I have seen little evidence in my years of travel here. However, the wait staff at Haven is on par with any good Western restaurant.

Plan a couple days early to get a reservation. You will be happy you did.

Thank RedwoodResident
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Is there any other restaurant in Cambodia that has close to 1,500 reviews on Trip Advisor, 99.9% of which are over-the-top for food and service?. HAVEN is known as an oasis in the heart of Siem Reap that’s recognized for its tasty Cambodian specialties and Western options. HAVEN is also a stellar non-profit hospitality training center that’s “helping disadvantaged young adults to achieve a secure and independent future”. Reservations are essential.

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Thank bob4travel
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Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Tranquil, beautiful, modern, traditional, friendly, clean. But the most of all amazing food, fresh food, amazing presentation of the meals, great menu, fabulous staff. I wish we ate here on our first night not our last so we could have come back for more!

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were recommended this Restaurant by our Hotel concierge. Obviously very popular as it was booked up for several days. Well worth the wait. The staff were friendly and helpful. The setting is neat with most of the tables on a pebbled, covered courtyard. We went through the menu from starters right through to dessert. All was excellent. Beautifully presented and very tasty.

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Thank Jude N
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

This place was recommended to me by one of my well-wisher,last week I had a trip to Angkor with my wife and relatives & visited this place for lunch at the day we were leaving from Siem Riep, we completely moved by their food , service, ambiance and finally their attitude towards sharing part of profits to the noble cause for the needy locals.., my uncle was very happy and appreciated the concept of "Tips" sharing to the waiters& waitress.. usually in all restaurants its shared on weekly/monthly basis, here it is getting accounted in to their name on monthly basis and once they decided to leave the service they will get complete ransom.. which is in whole getting used by many students for their higher studies, marriage etc... keep it up your taste ,service and your noble attitude.. All the very best..

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Thank yadhavapriyan
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