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Friends the Restaurant

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House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A large range of items to select and our group of 15 enjoyed everything. There are quite a few imaginative items and our vegetarians amongst us were very happy. Yes it is a bit more expensive than a lot of other places but really, around $8 with a drink shouldn't be viewed too harshly. It's very clean, has a nice... More 

Thank boffin2002
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here today. We were a group of 15 but had to be divided into smaller tables as we didn't book early enough (no problem). I had the chicken cashew and mango salad with rice and it was delicious, my partner had the felafel burger. I would suggest ordering three meals/ tapas between two. The meals... More 

Thank chloe_bris
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and clean place with good music, very professional and friendly staff. Here, the menu, in addition to being quite original, is very tasty!!  We tasted the tomato hummus, the stir fried chicken with mango, the burger with fried lotus flowers and the black olive tapenade, all great, in pretty decorated plates, and delicious!! Quite obviously, great chefs have trained... More 

Thank Soonite P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a social enterprise that trains young people from poor backgrounds to be chefs and waiters so they can get jobs. Also they train people in other skills and industries too. Most of the food is served tapas style and the quality is high and fresh. We had the vegetarian taco salad and the grilled snapper fish along with... More 

Thank Segaria226
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The concept behind Friends is to help vulnerable street kids and in doing this it also provides delicious inexpensive tapas style dishes in pleasant surroundings. The food is excellent. A trip to the adjoining Friends shop is also well worthwhile before or after your meal. Here the employees make a variety of arts and crafts through creative use of everyday... More 

Thank malpensa64
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can do is rave about this place! This restaurant is a must do when staying in Phnom Penh! Great food, atmosphere, service and not to mention the delicious cocktails as well! We had a tapas share style and got to enjoy a few different dishes all in which were extremely enjoyed by the table (not a single scrap... More 

Thank Tori E
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good cause, definitely. But we left hungry the prices where much higher than other places in the area and the portions were small. Left hungry

Thank justyna5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch between visiting the Royal Palace and the National Museum. They bill themselves as a tapas restaurant - which means some portions are small - which is ok for lunch but you might be miffed if you went for dinner. The garden seats were cool during the midday sun in PP. The service is quick.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Lindenhurst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little shop one block in from the riverfront. Off 172 just a short walk. Classy. Not overbearing. They were quite busy when we went and everything was very good. Fast service. Highest price on the menu wasn't that high. Nice cocktails. Might as well, right?

Thank Iratdog
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to the Friends shop next door, we discovered this restaurant a part of the same charitable scheme - all going to a good cause. The 'tapas' concept was good but you will also have the option to order a main meal. On a Tuesday night, the place was packed and glad we booked our table for 9 people.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colourful vocational training restaurant. Serving up share plates of creative cuisine with influences from across the globe, refreshing cocktails and fresh juices, you can see why Friends is one of Cambodia's longest running and best-loved restaurants. 100% of profits are reinvested into the education of students in training and Mith Samlanh's social programs. Check out Friends 'n' Stuff for products that changes lives and Friends Nail Bar next door!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?