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“Delicious for tummy and heart” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sandan

Sandan
Ranked #4 of 334 Restaurants in Sihanoukville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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.
Doha
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious for tummy and heart”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

I love the idea of a training restaurant - and creative Khmer food! 6 vegan options that are clearly stated to be safe for veggies. We loved the noodle dish we had - and the tofu and Chinese broccoli dish was delicious. Nice creative drinks - alcoholic and non.
Service was fantastic - the,students are so friendly and polite
Child play area and handicraft store in site
We loved it!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thanks for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service! Please come again and safe travels!
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Mombasa, Kenya
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Scrumptious food and brilliant cause”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Just been to sandman after reading the reviews on trip advisor. The food was probably one of the best meals we have had during our trip to Cambodia so far! We had grilled pork stuffed with tender chicken, taro chips, stir fried spicy chicken and a banana flower salad with crispy bacon. The portions were large and presentation of food was really good too.

A must for anyone visiting sihanoukville

Visited January 2014
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Thank neelmas
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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so happy you enjoyed your meal at Sandan. Please come again!
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
“Delicous, great service and a good cause”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We dined at Sandan and were impressed with the great tastning Amoks (be sure to try the seafood version) and desserts. Staff is very friendly and made us feel welcome. We were seated in a cosy courtyard.

May be a good idea to reserve ahead.

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Thank HenrikCornelius
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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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486 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Good food with good concience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The place is advertized as a project for disadvantaged youth who are taught to work in a restaurant.
In the NGO-heavy environment of Cambodia it is not surprising to find such a proposition.
The food was good, tasty and well prepared. However it took ages 'till we got ours and then, when we wanted desert, the kitchen was closed.
Service was friendly, but since language skills of the staff are very limited, food arrived at the wrong people consistently, but that's to be expected.
The meal was an ok value for the money.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Jochen-v-S
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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thanks for your review of Sandan. I am sad to hear the meal and language skills of the students took away from your evening in Sandan. Many of our students come to us knowing little to no english and we work on teaching them the language skills necessary to work in a restaurant, so our apologies and thank you for your patience. Our restaurant is open till 10pm and the kitchen closes at 9pm, as we have to clean, close and take all students home and some live very far. We would love it if you came in again to try dessert, thanks for your support!
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Had a really good meal here, made all the better by knowing that it is a good cause. The staff were delightful, both those being trained and their tutors. The food was great - particularly recommend the seafood amok. Generous helpings, but make sure you save room for the sticky black rice pudding - it is superb. Only disappointment was that the crickets were off the menu when I visited!

Visited December 2013
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Thank seraphim2013
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SandanTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sandan, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review of Sandan. We are so pleased you enjoyed your food and our staff and students. It is a joy to hear people leave happy. It is a shame, but we have had a hard time finding a reliable source for crickets once our original supplier stopped. If they are something you would like to try, most markets should sell them, although I may warn you, they are fried with MSG. Thanks again and safe travels!
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