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Friends the Restaurant

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As featured in 3 Days in Phnom Penh
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House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch. We got a chicken curry and shrimp salad. The restaurant gives the feeling of a large restaurant chain rather than a local restaurant( meals range from curry to hungarian goulash). It is a good place to go if you want to eat good food, but I would not recommend it if you want a feeling of... More 

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Thank FlorinSt
FriendsInternational, Public Relations Manager at Friends the Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi FlorinSt, Thanks for reviewing us on here. Our food offering is tapas-style of international plates - some with Asian influences. Apologies if you were expecting local Cambodian food but glad you still enjoyed the food! Cheers, the Friends Team More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner right after 9pm. After we were seated in the outside area or waiter told us in a rather unfriendly way that we have to order fast because the kitchen would close at 10pm. So we did. Our drinks and food were served pretty fast. The food was good but because of the bad service I... More 

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FriendsInternational, Public Relations Manager at Friends the Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bierle, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review on here. Apologies about the service you experienced when you dined with us recently! We do close the kitchen at 10pm but this shouldn't effect the service you received. We'll be following up with the team so this doesn't occur again. Thanks again and hope you had a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken here by our guide, though I had read about it before travelling and was very happy to be taken. The menu is set out to be tapas-like, though each dish was big enough for one person. We shared 3 dishes between 2 of us and were very full by the end. Each dish (though not all Cambodian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And great to be eating in such a God cause. Thoroughly recommend it. And after a harrowing morning at the Killing Fields and the Genocide, it felt even better to be part of something good. The food was delicious.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting and lovely food. Part of the Tree Alliance group of training restaurants so you get to support the former street youth, or underprivileged, who are trained here for a better future. Def worth the visit

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Thank Karen A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here with my friends. Good ambience and the food was fantastic; we had the curry chicken and stir fry chicken.

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Thank ojeniledami
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice place with lovely staff who were very welcoming Great for bringing teams. Has great food and looks pretty

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find this restaurant was. Staff were great. We ate the set menu which was really tasty. Would highly recommend a visit for lunch.

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

We ate at their sister restaurant in Siemens Reap too, great food, good service, nice social enterprise for shopping before or after your meal. Plenty of vegetarian options.

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Whistler, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tell khmer coffee was really great, as was the banoffee pie! The crafts are really well made, there are lots of choice from clothing to jewelry to teddies. I brought a teddy bear for my neice, so that I can teach her the understanding of helping these poor women get a better life. Service was fantastic! Thank you ladies!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?