Phnom Penh, Cambodia




You can eat for less than USD15 a day in Phnom Penh and as little as USD5 a day if you stick to the street stalls. Boeng Kak and the area around Sihanouk Boulevard are popular destinations for restaurants serving cheap eats. Outside the Central Market (facing Monivong Boulevard), you can find a host of food stalls offering a variety of Khmer food. Another destination is the Riverside (Sisowath Quay), where you can find street vendors offering baguette, noodle dishes and drinks. 
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Asian Spice Cafe Pub
No. 79 St 111. Open: Daily.
The cafe was established in 2006 and owned by a Singaporean, an ex-Chef of Intercontinental Hotel, Phnom Penh. It is very popular with the local expat community and foreign tourists. Dishes served include Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Western and Khmer. 

Camory Cookie Boutique
167 Sisowath Quay (between St. 110 and 118). Open: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A cafe-cum-development project that trains chefs and plows back money earned into humanitarian causes. The Sreh T'nout cookie, made from a rich combo of chocolate, nuts and palm sugar is their best seller.

Cafe Mith Samlanh
St 184 (inside the French Institute). Open: Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Whether you want to improve your French, taste Khmer and French cuisine or surf the internet with a cup of coffee – Le Cafe Mith Samlanh is your choice. Situated in the lush garden of the French Cultural Center, the cafe serves an extensive à la carte menu of Khmer and French dishes starting from 10,000 Riel.

Tom Yum Kung Thai Restaurant
No. 10, St 278. Open: Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
Thai/Khmer restaurant under a thatched roof setting. The restaurant is popular with locals and visitors alike. Offers a large selection of authentically prepared Thai and Khmer dishes. As one might expect, the tom yum kung is recommended. Air-conditioning dining upstairs and fans downstairs.

Capitol Restaurant
14A St 182 (situated at Capitol Guesthouse). Open: Daily.
Open-air restaurant on the ground floor of Capital Guesthouse. The restaurant is popular with backpackers, offering a variety of Western, Khmer and other Asian dishes. You can get a good meal here for as little as USD2.

Evergreen Vegetarian House
No. 109, St 130 (between St 15 & 19). Open: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A small air-conditioned restaurant with a large selection of Asian vegetarian dishes including 
Japanese, Thai and Khmer. Dishes are delicious and free tea served with meals.

K.K. Tandoor
Sothearos Boulevard, 
Chamkarmon (next to Pannasastra University). Open: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Moderately priced restaurant specialising in Northern Indian dishes. Popular dishes include chicken tandoori, chicken masala, briyani rice, butter chicken, and naan (type of flat bread). Dine in air-conditioned comfort.

Warung Bali
3D St 178 No. 25 E0 (near the Royal Palace and National Museum). Open: Daily from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Small traditional Indonesian restaurant in one of Phnom Penh's touristic areas. The restaurant has a gloomy feel but the food here is good and you can have a meal for around USD5. Popular dishes include gado-gado (salad with peanut sauce), fried rice and satay barbecued meat on skewers.

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