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“This was a wonderful find!”
Review of Tangram Garden

Tangram Garden
Ranked #86 of 877 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located only 400m from Pubstreet and the Old Market in a garden of over 2600sqm, Tangram is one of the most spacious restaurants in town. Our focus is privacy and intimacy for couples, families, groups of friends and even tour groups. All can enjoy a private lunch or dinner experience at Tangram as our Garden features 11 pavilions, a bar and lounge area and a secluded playground for children. Designed in the traditional Khmer style. Mostly natural materials are used around the property, giving people a real al fresco feeling while being seated in a private pavilion underneath a beautiful thatched roof providing a cool and natural breeze druing the day and night. Our staff is young and friendly and have been recruited through training organizations that focus on the training of underprivileged youth. They have mastered the skills of hospitality well and love a conversation with their guests. Tangram is proud to be a member of the Siem Reap community and supports with 5% of its proceedings 60 orphaned and underprivileged children in their development. Lunch or dinner at Tangram is a casual experience that is complimented with personal care, a serene environment & genuine Khmer hospitality.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“This was a wonderful find!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We got our hotel tuk tuk to this restaurant - which yes, appears to be in an unusual location as the tuk tuk drives down dark streets, but we were very impressed with the restaurant and the outdoor setting when we got there. The food was great, presented beautifully, the service friendly and we enjoyed one of our last meals in Siem Reap in this restaurant with a difference. It made for a far better experience than we had in Pub Street and Alley Street.

  • Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

The food was very good, the restaurant is beauty and the staff very nice.

The only two bad points are the location (in a dark street, tuk tuk driver could have some problems to locate it) and the insects/bugs around the tables (you eat in the garden, so it's difficult to avoid).

  • Visited August 2012
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Tangram Garden R, Owner at Tangram Garden, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear Genis,

Many thanks for visiting Tangram and writing your responses. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and enjoyed the atmosphere!

Let us just reply quickly on the location: It is indeed a bit off in an alley close to the central pagoda of Wat Damnak. Pubstreet is a mere 400m away actually. We have recently been able to add a light box at the entrance of our alley to make it more visble. There are stil issues with the public lighting system in the area as we try to make the government understand that the area should be better lit now more hotels and restaurants open in this area (in fact there are 3 restaurant and 2 hotels of the Top 10 on Tripadvisor within a 100m Radius).

The location is also a bit of a strength as we would have never been able to build up something this serene directly in town or this close to town. Most tuktuk drivers do not know about us yet as we are still quite new but this is starting to change. Hotels on the other side start to recognize us. It is a process that takes a bit of time but it seems we are moving the right direction and more and more people are finding us. But just to make it easy for yourself: use our free pick up service any time!

As for the bugs, we use mosquito repellent lights and around the property. As this is the wet season, there are many frogs around in the garden but we luckily never had any frog jumping on a table and they allow for a funny sound effect in the background. The small grashoppers fly around indeed, but also luckily not as much as a person would expect as the frogs keep them away.

We hope this clarifies a bit the concerns you had. It is always good for us to personally explain these points but unfortunately my wife and i were not in the restaurant that night as the kids were not feeling well. But is seems our staff took care of all the rest! Thanks again and perhaps see you another time!
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“top notch”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

ate here last night with 2 other friends from manchester, the place was great - very relaxing, very friendly staff, great vibe and the food was excellent. would recommend to anyone of any age. well priced to boot. a must if you visit siem reap :) music was also good, curtis mayfield and eryka baduh?! what more could you ask for. joe

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank JoeEJoe
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Tangram Garden R, Owner at Tangram Garden, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear Joe and friends,

It was a pelasure to see you at our place. It is not often we get a younger non-couple crowd opting for a quiet dinner outside of town but it surely lifts our confidence that our restaurant also appeals to friends like yourself or people backpacking through the country. Thanks for noting our prices suited you, we hope it inspires more groups of friends to try us out!

Sorry for the weather... we remember you told us you would be going for sunrise at 4AM. We were actually awake with the kids at 4 and we heard the rain and thought of you! Hopefully you still had a greta time at Angkor. When there is rain at Angkor, the people are at their hotels... so we hope you enjoyed Angkor Wat without any people! All the best on your continuous journeys!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Nice restaurant with à really goof kitchen”
Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I really liked this restaurant! It's located outside the busy centre of siem reap and they have à free pick up service. In tan gram garden I had the best food of my journey! À great combination of Western bbq and the Asian kitchen. Go there when you're in Siem Reap and enjoy THE best steak of south east Asia!

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“Very romantic setting - a MUST”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We dined in the lovely individual huts for dinner. If you are looking for some privacy, intimacy, romantic ambience, then you must go to Tangram Garden. It's tucked away a little so best to get their tuk tuk (free) to collect you from your hotel. It's only been opened since last November, so still fairly new. The owner and his wife + staff made our evening most special. It was our 10th wedding anniversary and they had placed candles all around the hut. The food was amazing. Reasonably priced and a must for the experience. Hoping they will in time add more dishes to the menu as it's rather limited.
We will return for sure when we revisit Siem Reap again.
Thanks to Tangram Garden team, we enjoyed our evening and meal immensely.

Visited August 2012
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Thank CassavaHK
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Tangram Garden R, Owner at Tangram Garden, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Kuen,

It was an absolute pleasure to host you on your special evening. Your story sounded very romantic and we are very happy to read we were able to live up to your expectations and in some way make you relive that special moment from 10 years ago.

Thank you again for joining us and we wish you all the best for the future!

From all of us at Tangram!
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