Phnom Penh provides the best cuisines in their several hotels and restaurants. With the town Cambodia developing into a tourist center, so many new hotels and restaurants are being added to the hospitality sector. The Cambodian food has many similarities to South-East Asian food in taste including barbeques, fish based meals and curries but the spices added are delicate in comparison to other regional cooking, which are hot and spicy. Tourists must try the yellow coconut fish-curry that is cooked traditional and garnished with fresh coconut.
Majority of restaurants are grouped in certain areas of Phnom Penh. There are dozens of places that are lined up at the Riverfront and Street 278 is dotted with dining spots. The riverside is very striking and appealing to the locals as well as the tourists and backpackers, who enjoy their lively nightlife here.
Aqua Restaurant – One gorgeous place is the Aqua Restaurant. It is a small spot that is positioned in Aqua Hotel sited on Street 278. The food is extremely delicious and once you visit this place and taste the chicken fajitas and beef tenderloin, you will surely plan a second visit. The Western food including steak and pasta are popular for its appealing flavor. The dining room is cozy and green, you will never feel like you are sitting inside the restaurant but you will experience that you are enjoying your meals outside in the open air.
Food is super good along with first-class friendly service by the staff. This restaurant is open from 11:30 am – 10:30 pm. Seating arrangements are provided for more than 20 people. Table reservations can be made by phone and their contact number is +855 (0) 12 414 596.
New York Steakhouse – The New York Steakhouse is located on Street 63 in Phnom Penh. The ambiance of this steakhouse is warm, friendly and relaxing. After a hard day it calms you with tasty food and exotic drinks. On entering you can find the overall decoration in dark red and there are plenty of photographs of old movie stars.
They offer an iPad, which is their drink menu. It is an exclusive menu. The steakhouse has a cellar that features vintage wines from all around the world that can enhance your meals. The steak is grilled carefully, so as it sustains its juice and softness that tastes superb with the 3 special sauces provided by them. The main attraction of prime graded steaks range from New York strip to rib-eye, tenderloin to porterhouse. Guests can also select from a broad menu that includes chicken, shrimp, fresh salmon, and foie grass along with fresh salads, soups and mouth-watering desserts.
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse – Samba is popular for Brazilian steak that is grilled over the hot coals, according to the menu and in buffet style. Samba Brazilian Steakhouse in Phnom Penh is a cozy place having two floors. It is wise to have table reservations in advance because it is jam packed late in the evenings. There is a big center table with an array of salads, soups, cheese, appetizers, bread and desserts. The lettuce salad and potato salad taste really good and are suggested by many diners. Ham and cheese from cold cuts are appreciated by children.
Once you are directed to your table the manager comes and explains the unique way of ordering the food. You are given one coin with red color on one-side and green color on the other-side. When you are ready and want to start eating display green-side of the coin. The roaming chef gets a signal that you are ready to the eat food. Red side up will signal that you do not need more serving or you are full.
The roaming chefs serve each guest with pork ribs, roasted beef, prawns, marinated chicken wings, lamb and home-made sausages. The sausages are really delicious. Buffet price is economical that is $25 and you will get fill satisfaction with the delicious food. If you desire to order from the menu then you have to pay more.
It is must visit place for a Samba experience and is located on Sihanouk Building near Independence Monument, beside Ngon Restaurant.
Riverside Bistro – is located at Sisowat Quay 273A in Phnom Penh at Corner 148, Cambodia. This is a thriving Riverfront Restaurant & Bar. It is all set in a traditional and ancient colonial era building. It has extremely pleasant and lovely curbside seating arrangements outside and one can enjoy a fresh cup of Italian Lavazza coffee with fresh home-made cake and watch the sunrise, during a breakfast or sunset in the evening by the riverside. It has a fully air-conditioned indoor bar and dining facility. Indoors have antiques that are thousand year old.
The restaurants offers a wide range of Asian and Western cuisine. They serve breakfast, brunch or dinner. The kitchen staff is professional and trained in hygiene. They serve the best quality food according to international standard. Two pool tables are present to challenge someone for a game. Play a game of chess or table football with friends.
A Wi-fi system allows you to remain in contact with everyone. Widescreen TV shows live HD sports via satellite. Guests enjoy hitting the floor with the live music that is regularly played from Wednesday to Sunday. Vast music library has DVD’s, so any demands can be satisfied.
This restaurant is open from 7 am to 1 am the whole week. You have to have table bookings as it is jam packed in the evenings. Contact phone number is +855(0)23-213 898 or +855(0)12-277 822. Late nights are loud and enjoying.
Aussie XL Cafe – This is a small cafe and bar that has a terrace seating and indoor couches with an Australian ambiance. There are several huge trees in the front that offer this place a cool atmosphere. This place is situated on Street 51, West side. The food here is prepared from Australian products. Aussie pizza is tasty and price is reasonable. Some of the rates that appeal include – Brunch costs $4.95, Snacks $6.95 and Dessert $4.25. Here you get very good value for your money, and when you’re here, we recommend the “Lamb Shrank”. Absolutely superb …
There is a sports channel running that keeps everyone entertained, while enjoying their favorite lamb, chicken, barbeques or fish n chips. This place offers a good change at times. It is open the whole week from 10am to 10pm. This cafe also supplies pizzas at home, you can contact them at: 023301001.