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“Great place to relax and have a drink”
Review of The Big Easy

The Big Easy
Ranked #13 of 359 Restaurants in Sihanoukville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Cambodian, Mexican, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Under new management as of 2014 the Big Easy has undergone major renovations this year providing travelers with a state of the art air con / hot water dorm and a selection of private bungalows. Our lively bar and increasingly popular restaurant provides travelers with fabulous western dishes, Tex Mex and of course local favorites. Our 200g tenderloin steak is becoming a major talking point not only amongst backpackers within Sihanoukville but all over South East Asia. Managed and owned by seasoned backpackers The Big Easy provides travelers with the essentials keeping prices reasonable and everything else to a high standard. Our lively bar is spearheaded by a mixture of locals and western backpackers maintaining a strong musical identity that runs from the 1960's to the 2000's so do not be surprised to hear classics and cheeky numbers from the Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Aerosmith, Libertines, Rolling Stones, INXS, Oasis, Kinks, Blur, Guns N Roses, Blondie and many more. Look out for our nightly events and specials throughout the week which typically include live sporting events, pool competitions, live music & open mic nights and comedy nights. The Big Easy is only a three minute walk to Cambodians premier beach, Serendipity/Occateul with various shops, supermarkets, cinemas, travel agents, ATMs and other facilities within very close range. For honest, tried and true travel advice we are only too happy to help. Asia can be confusing and if you are planning onwards travel within the region or to a neighboring country we will assist you with information wether it may be boat tickets, border crossings or visas.
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We made this place a regular stop each night we were in Sihanoukville purely because the live music was fantastic, and the drink specials were even better! Great table service, with cheap drinks and good tasting food, good-english speaking staff, we enjoyed going here.

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andrewjonathanmason, Owner at The Big Easy, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

Hello Matt

Without the Beatles the Cavern would not be the place that it is today though in saying that it was demolished by Mersey rail. Our very own in house Beatle Jay from the Philippines certainly has made the Big Easy into his very own personal cavern club. Music and drinks are a match made in heaven and with some decent food thrown in then it's all guns blazing.
The live music scene in Melbourne is always on the up so I appreciate your appreciation of where we are going with the Big Easy. A few months in Ringwood, Ferntree Gully and St Kilda certainly did me no harm in Victoria though my sweet corn picking days in Orbost were a far cry from any kind of reality.

Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review.
Kind regards Andy

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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

As I have been traveling over a year I do like to eat the occassional English breakfast or burger. I have to say the big easy breakfast is huge and really good value. The messy mushroom burger is great too. The staff are friendly , so I will be back again.

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andrewjonathanmason, Owner at The Big Easy, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2015

Hello woo woo

Judging by your name I will take an educated guess and assume you were a big fan of our top selling cocktail the Woo Woo aswell as the messy mushroom burger.

As backpackers ourselves we understand the importance of value for money so we try to keep our prices both competitive and fair. I hope you get the chance to visit us again and see that we have over the course of time kept true to our word keeping prices both competitive and backpacker friendly.

Kind regards Andy

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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We went here a few times, it's different every time. Sometimes our food it good and others it's a disaster, mostly disaster, there was 2 of us, I ordered a burger, my friend ordered curry, the curry came out then about 15 minutes later after he was done eating my burger came, and the bun had mold on it, I'm not one to complain I just picked it off but really how does the staff not notice that, all in all Id go back again, the chili con carne is top notch

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andrewjonathanmason, Owner at The Big Easy, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2015

Hello Katrin

By the sounds of it The Big Easy didn't quite live up to its high standards and inconsistency slipped into the mixing bowl. Service and staffing have always been an issue in Cambodia and like many developing countries it can be difficult to find great local staff though at present we do have a solid team and we make the effort to put those through English school who we see showing potential.

Do try us out again as the chili con carne is one in a million and there are numerous other belters on the menu such as the beef madras which I am sure you will also fall in love with.

Many thanks for finding the time to write us your review and I would love to see you again with us in the future.

Kind regards Andy

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stopped by for a bacon burger and a green Thai curry. The burger was small dry, grilled to death, with a small slice of tomato, and a small leaf of salad. the bun was dry and crumbly, baked sometime the previous year. For the 4 dollars it cost it is definitely a joke.
The curry never came as the staff were busy pissing around themselves. Still they tried to bill for the curry, but deducted the it finally after a short argument.
Avoid, there are a lot of better places in the area.

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leandra g, Owner at The Big Easy, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2015

Hello Katrin

Firstly I would like to apologize that the service levels and quality of your burger were below our usual high standard when you visited us. We have since spent some additional time in the kitchen to make sure there are fewer inconsistencies regarding the burgers. I have never tried eating burgers at every other establishment in town as there are literally hundreds so could not tag ours as the best or worse in Sihanoukville though the backpackers and expats alike do seem to generally return to us for our food. I would like to apologize once again and really hope you do try us again in the future.

Kind regards
Andy

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