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The Laughing Fatman

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St 172, #43 - Behind Wat Ounalom | #43, Phnom Penh 12203, Cambodia
+855 12 765 591
07:00 - 12:00
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Laughing Fat Man somehow never made the most of its prime location (in the heart of the backpacker district on bustling Street 172) or its attractive balcony bar. It folded towards the end of 2016, and has since been renovated and relaunched as a rather similar - but hopefully better run - operation... now calling itself Bamboo.

1 Thank Giles W
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant no longer exists. We walked up and down the street looking for it, but it is gone and is now a tattoo shop.

Thank Kellie969
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8 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Great food at a reasonable cost. Just off the street and up the stairs. They have accommodation also but didn't stay there so can't comment on that aspect.

Thank Elizabeth B
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We came to this bar street and saw the terrace up there. The entrance is not so easy to find. But you just need to go around the corner. Cheap, good cocktails and very very friendly owners! The atmosphere is amazing! Thank you so much :) I hope we can come back soon!

Thank JuliTschakro
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped a couple of times during our stay in Phnom Penh, decent view from the roof terrace to escape the busy streets, both the Khmer food & Western food was great, all reasonably priced, with a Khmer Curry costing only a couple of dollars! The beer is cheap aswell at only $0.75 and the Passion Fruit Mojito was fantastic at... More 

Thank danielhoman
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We'd been to a few places to eat around Phnom Penh but after we discovered The Laughing Fatman we didn't eat anywhere else! They have a wide selection of Cambodian and western food at reasonable prices - a sandwich is around $3, Khmer curries for $3.50, larger pizzas for $5 and you can also get a massive full English breakfast... More 

Thank Katie V
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Its ok. Service is good and attentive, place is cosy and inviting but the food is a lttle average but ok prices. Could be better if the Chef got it right.

Thank tonyt20002
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234 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the Tripadvisor reviews. We ordered a pizza margherita (5,50 dollar), tofu curry (3 dollar), a chicken schnitzel sandwich (3,95), two beer (0,75 dollar each), two gin and tonic (2 dollar each) and 3 mojito (2 dollar each). We sat on the nice terrace, protected from the heavy rain. The super friendly boss came over with... More 

Thank Nora W
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great English Breakfast of the city int terms of quality and value for money. Location is also a plus. It's a great place to have a meal with friends, the staffs here are also very friendly.

Thank greghonolulu
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We read about this place online and found the side street entrance with signs pointing to the rooftop bar fourth level. Once we go to the top we found it deserted so we went to the next floor down which was also empty. One more floor down (first floor up) and there was the restaurant. We were welcomed warmly and... More 

Thank Kate L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Asian, Cambodian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St 172, #43 - Behind Wat Ounalom | #43, Phnom Penh 12203, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 765 591
Busy bar/restaurant in a busy street behind the museum and the river. We have an extensive menu of both asian and European food, also pizza's and burgers. Late night we have a vibrant crowd with great music and a great atmosphere. We also have an extensive Cocktail menu at the most competitive prices in Phnom Penh.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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