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The River

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Native American, Italian, American, Bar, European, Pub, Cambodian
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Riverside drive, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
+855 12 781 687
Today
06:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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975 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Second visit here with a group and the food was good and inexpensive Great location and good drinks Nice option in the cool of the evening

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Thank Dara-Khmer
Battambang, Cambodia
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162 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is perhaps my favourite place for lunch in Battambang but it is not for everyone. I've been here a number of times and the waitresses are sweet but their English is limited. Service is pretty slow ! I LOVE their Lemongrass Chicken and their Ginger Chicken; loads of flavour. Mainly though I love sitting by the river watching the... More 

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Thank K1w1Wanderer
Melbourne, Australia
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975 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

It was nice to sit outside in the evening along the river under the trees. This is a place that has laminated picture menus with a large range The service was good as was the food. Mid priced

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Thank Dara-Khmer
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213 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Staff have very little English. We asked what was in a cocktail, they didn't know. We ordered dinner, after much confusion we received our dinner. My Loc lak was so tough I could barely eat it, it lacked flavour from others I have had, my husbands soup was not nice, was supposed to be seafood, had chicken in it -... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Service not good ..could not understand us ..even when pointing to item on menu they still couldnt get it right ..only good if you want a beer as we had to ask twice for any other drink...only after asking for our bill did they relaise that we didnt get our food

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Thank Brian B
Townsville, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

we passed by what looked like a great place to sit and relax,,,, river , good view,, and plenty of open air seating,, yes it was all that,,, But we seated ourselves ordered a beer , iced chocolate and a pancake,,, my partner received a beer not the one he ordered but at least he got a beer,, after 25... More 

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Thank Fee140271
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped off just for a drink here one evening. Staff a bit over the too but cocktails were amazing and some very strong! A wide choice of drinks to be sampled.

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Thank chica_kernowes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

It is nice on a hot day to sit by the river. Wish there was more wind. Then the rain came. It finally got cooler.

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Thank frackie p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Definitely the nicest place to sit and relax for a while in Battambang, Open air restaurant along the river bank, nice settng with tall trees surrounding it and the river down one side, on a quiet road too. Prices were a lot cheaper than we expected when we saw it, draft beer was cheapest we found in battambang and the... More 

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Dubai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Our trip to Battambang coincided with the Khmer New Year which meant that very few places were open and the ones that were were particularly busy. That was the case on the evening that we visited The River. It's a large outdoor cafe type set up in a good location next to the river (unsurprisingly) with a menu that's probably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 6
Cuisine
Native American, Italian, American, Bar, European, Pub, Cambodian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:30
Monday
06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:30
Thursday
06:30 - 22:30
Friday
06:30 - 22:30
Saturday
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside drive, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Battambang Province  >  Battambang
  • Phone Number: +855 12 781 687
Description
The River Bar is a full Bar and Restuarant sitting along the Stung Sangke River. We offer a wide variety of Khmer dishes and some western. Outside seatings, scenic view of the river and an ambient look in the evening. We are currently under new management and our prices are fair if not cheap. We do take out to legit NGO's and businesses that request our service. We have real ice cream and cold drinks. Extensive menu and Happy hour on Angkor draft is only 50 cents through the hours of 5pm to 8pm everyday. We also offer a 15% discount on all food products on Tuesdays during our lunch hour which is from 10am to 1pm. We also have free movie night on Fridays starting at 7:30pm. Along with our movie night, happy hour runs for certain mixed drinks and shots. So come and check out the place for yourself and experience a unique setting of The River Bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?