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“Go for the food, return for the service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sandan

Sandan
Ranked #5 of 339 Restaurants in Sihanoukville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located near the Golden Lions roundabout on the road to Sokha beach, our restaurant has a peaceful garden setting. Open every-day from 11.30 am till 11.00pm, (kitchen closes at 10.00) we serve creative, Cambodian cuisine and fantastic cocktails in a traditional yet contemporary environment. Children are very welcome and we have a play area full of toys to keep them entertained. Sandan is run by the local organization M'Lop Tapang and is part of the Tree Alliance, a group of restaurants providing hospitality training to disadvantaged youth.
Phnom Penh
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Go for the food, return for the service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food at Sandan is creative and very good (similar if not identical menu to "Friends" in Phnom Penh), the prices are reasonable, the location is cozy, but what sets this restaurant apart, in my opinion, is the quality of service. Sandan's servers were not only extremely polite and attentive, you could also see that they were mentally running through rules of dining etiquette and trying to get everything just perfect. I felt like royalty being treated to such diligent, calculated effort. Outside the parking attendant practically cried with joy when I have him 500 riel for guarding my motorbike. Sandan is just one of those "feel-good" places.

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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. All our students are taught Standard Operating Procedures for everything in service and in the kitchen. These SOP's are provided to us by our TREE- alliance partners and provide students with a very high standard of knowledge within the hospitality sector. Thanks again. Warm wishes.
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food and service are excellent. The walled garden makes the restaurant pleasantly intimate. More for couples/foursomes than singles or large groups.

Visited February 2013
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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. The Sandan team are happy to have made your visit to our restaurant pleasurable. Warm wishes.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Value, Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We ate here three nights and each night we were happy with the dishes and service. Our kids appreciated the kids play area and awesome deserts. My wife and I liked the variety of tastes available on the menu. Prices were very good for the quality of the food and presentation.

Visited February 2013
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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
The Sandan team are so very pleased that you liked our restaurant so much that you visited three times. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about our restaurant. It is greatly appreciated. Warm wishes.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The food was good and the young staff delightful
Nice to feel you are contributing to education.there are teachers (themselves young people) and students - all very attentive

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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Sandan is part of the TREE- Alliance group and if you would like to visit any of our sister restaurants please visit tree-alliance.org for more details. Thanks again, warm wishes.
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“Delicious food, beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

This quiet candle-lit terrace is a gorgeous place for dinner. Interesting, well put together dishes and a suprisingly good (and affordable) wine list. The staff are smiley and attentive. This was 100 times better than Nyam.

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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
The Sandan team are very happy that your visit to our restaurant was so enjoyable. We thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to write it. Warm wishes.
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