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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (402 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Not only are they helping the community the food is outstanding! Lots of choices for all nationalities. Tapas style dishes. One is enough to fill you up. The prices are higher but the quality of the ingredients and dishes are worth the price. And the...More

Thank Bakesie
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We decided to try Friends after our experience with Marum in Sien Reap. The same training facility for youth to learn how to become servers, cooks, etc etc. Food and service were excellent

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 27 November 2015

They serve mostly small dishes, the food is high quality and the place is very bright and colorful. They do offer their version of a Scottish egg, but it's fertilized which my friends did not realize until I pointed it out. There is an actual...More

Thank jennifer721
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The food here is okay but not for me. The price is slightly pricey compare to other nice places for food. Would recommend people to come here to support them but don't expect much on the food.

Thank john f
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Small portions. But the food is very rich and delicious so you get full. I like the tapas premise- an opportunity to try lots of different food and tastes. The service was a little bit chaotic, but it was not bad.

Thank JamaicanInn
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Very friendly staff. Beautiful prawn soup. We sat outside in the outside area at the front, which reminded me of sitting in a lovely large greenhouse. Cost for 3 meals with beers came to about £7 each. They were quick to take our plates away...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Great food from a great initiative! The mint shake and duck tasted delicious. Be sure to come early or reserve a table to avoid a long wait.

Thank Roos I
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We had the pleasure of eating at Friend's in Phnom Penh after a draining day of temples, killing museums and palaces. The staff was wonderful, the service was great, even though most of the staff are learning, and the food was amazing. We shared among...More

Thank dragonflydebbi
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

We went here for lunch today and it was such a great decision. I found it on Lonely Planet and wanted to pick a place that was also doing something good for the community. All the students working were doing such a excellent and professional...More

Thank Juan A
Reviewed 19 November 2015

What better place to have lunch after a morning of Genocide and Killing Fields than here? There's a good mix of North African/Local/Western dishes, and whilst they may call them tapas and suggest you may need more than one, you don't, the portions are generous!...More

Thank Bignickandlittleted
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20 January 2015|
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Response from jbiedlin78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie - I also cannot find the menu online but agree with Melissa09 above. The menu was eclectic with a mix of traditional cambodian/thai food, also with some western options. The plates were small size meant to share... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
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Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colorful 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. All 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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