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“Great food at a hole in the wall”
Review of Chez Sovan

Chez Sovan
Ranked #157 of 2,454 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Cambodian
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

They are famous for their Amok. Often run out before they close. It is awesome. The chicken sticks are great. The string beans are great. The curry is a nice sweet variety. Been coming here for years. Awesome place for lunch. Limited hours, during the week and for lunch only. Friendly and funny owner.

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

If this is your first time here, you may not be impressed by the surrounding and the decor, but the food is exceptional. If you haven't tried Cambodian cuisine, this is the place to go.

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Thank ravelshark
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place is a hole-in-the-wall and it gets crowded during lunch, which is the only time it opens (M-F 11AM-1:30PM). Service is attentive, the male waiters are usually talkative and playful. You get free fills on plain tea.

The menu here is relatively small, which means you don't have to think too much about what to order.

I recommend:

Amok (4.5 stars) - Steamed fish fillet wrapped in banana leaf. It's soft and egg-y, lightly spiced, and has the fragrance of the banana leaf and coconut milk.

Stir-fried eggplant (4 stars) - I like the special sauce they make, which is garlic-y, savory and a little tangy.

You can pay with credit card! It comes down to about $13-15 per person for a satisfying meal.

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Thank Meng Yan L
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Chez Sovan has been serving great Cambodian and Thai style food for years. Get here early for lunch. Parking can be tight on the street and limited off street. Inside you'll find simple decor. The food is tasty. You'll enjoy curry dishes (order your level of heat), a variety of noodle dishes in a neighborhood atmosphere. Try it once and you'll be back!

Thank mikejefe23
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Soup, Noodles etc. All you can eat food served at just the right
temperature, etc. Requires a bit of a wait, but it is worth it.
To fill you up when you have been snacking on appetizers earlier.

Thank ehme937
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