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The Cockatoo Restaurant

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Wat Damnak Village, Siem Reap 1700, Cambodia
+855 63 969 069
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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Great hideout, peaceful, great service, great chef, good atmosphers and food can be cooked the way you request. So dont hesitate and ask for Virgil. Will be back. Thanks Cockatoo.

1 Thank Mad_man_on_lose
Johor, Johor, Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

The food is delicious and worth for yr money. The service was good. We really enjoyed the foods here

1 Thank Usha M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The four courses Virgil cooked for us were well balanced, a wonderful combination of flavours and textures. Not to be missed.

2 Thank twooldies
Halifax, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2011

If you have any special dietary requirements then just let Virgil know what they are.

1 Thank Mister K
Paris, France
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2010

We tried this restaurant once, because we stayed in the resort. The food was really good and we ended up eating there almost every night of our stay in Siem reap. The cook who is also the owner of the resort is inspired by Asian and western cuisine. His meals are really unique and excellent. The place might be hard... More 

Thank kirikou99
Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2010

Along with Abacus, this earns top marks among Siem Reap's many restaurants. This may seem somewhat ironic, as one reviewer actually compares The Cockatoo unfavorably with Abacus. Actually they're both excellent, in completely different ways. Whereas the French cuisine at Abacus is prepared by a seasoned chef, the food here is a completely personal creation of Virgil, who is not... More 

1 Thank Supernova37
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2010

The restaurant is located in the Bed and Breakfast of the same name. Virgil, the chef, has a printed menu. Most likely than not, however, you can discuss with him what you feel like eating, and he'll fix it with you! His Salade Nicoise (which could have fed 4) was a life saver after a day spent in the sun... More 

1 Thank Tolstoine
Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2009

We spent nearly 3 weeks in Siem Reap and got a good overview regarding the restaurant scene including the famed Abacas (which was very good). Luckily we choose The Cockatoo as our base for exploring the area and found out that it is not only a phantastic place to stay., but also serves the best food in town. Virgils 3-Course-Menu... More 

1 Thank gbmuc007
Santa Barbara, California
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57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2009

The food and the service and the surroundings were first class!! I cannot wait to return to this heavenly restaurant. Great hosts! Romantic and enjoyable.

1 Thank U99A
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2009

I wish I could say the same as my previous reviewers but actually I found the Cockatoo to be an unpleasant dining experience, the food was average compared to some of the other places in the town such as Abacus (where the food was magnificent) and the service lacked any real quality. I was disappointed indeed and hope that this... More 

Thank thewayweplaytoday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Italian, Mediterranean, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wat Damnak Village, Siem Reap 1700, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: +855 63 969 069
Blending East and West, The Cockatoo Restaurant offers a unique cuisine that is the creation of a renowned cook and food writer. On the menu are Western dishes like paella and pasta, along with regional specialties like prawn sambal, all prepared with the distinctive touch of the chef. Only fresh ingredients are used. The restaurant overlooks a beautiful garden and pool and offer diners a memorably romantic setting in the evening. Reservations are recommended.

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