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The 10 Best Cultural Restaurants in Siem Reap

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1. Cuisine Wat Damnak

Opened in 2011 by chef Johannes Rivieres, Cuisine Wat Damnak represents the culmination of Rivieres’s knowledge of Khmer cuisine, while still offering many creative surprises. Having earned his stripes and made his name at Hotel de la Paix, Rivieres pioneered the hotel’s tasting menu. At Cuisine Wat Damnak, he continues to tailor two tasting menus a week, bringing many exciting flavor combinations to his diners. Here, the focus is not on traditional Cambodian dishes, but on sourcing local seasonal produce, such as edible flowers, kuy fruit and fish found only in the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake. This makes for a unique dining experience showcasing the best in contemporary Khmer gastronomy.

Wat Damnak village, Sala Kamrek Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 (0)77 347 7624

2. L’Angelo

L’Angelo Italian Restaurant is situated in Le Méridien Angkor Hotel on Vithei Charles de Gaulle, which puts it in the fortunate position of being the closest restaurant to Angkor Wat. However, this is by far not the only reason to eat at L’Angelo. Serving an interesting blend of modern Italian cuisine with an Asian twist, and the finest collection of wines in the city, this uber-trendy eatery guarantees a first-class fine dining experience. It also provides a comfortable and cosmopolitan environment after a long day of exploring the temples, which makes for a pleasing juxtaposition.

Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 63 963 900 Ext. 5207

3. The Dining Room at Park Hyatt

The Dining Room is one of the best restaurants in Siem Reap and is located on the ground floor opposite the lobby. Stylish and residential, it offers a selection of French ‘au provencal’ and Cambodian dishes made from traditional recipes.  Ingredients are carefully sourced and each dish is thoughtfully prepared.
This Siem Reap restaurant is set in a serene environment, facing a colonnade looking onto the Courtyard which features a 100-year old Banyan tree.

Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 (0)6321 1234
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4. Abacus Restaurant

Located in the Knox-Henderson area of Dallas, Iron Chef America Winner Chef Rathbun’s cuisine will not disappoint. Don’t miss our signature dish Lobster Shooters. You will also find prime beef, fresh fish flown in daily and much more on the ever changing, innovative menu. Monday through Thursday you can order the 6 or 9 course Chef’s Tasting Menu, which can also be paired with wines from our award wining wine list.

Abacus Lane, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 (0)63 763 660 or +855 (0)12 644 286 or +855 (0)92 318 528

5. Destination Dining

For an indulgent, once-in-a-lifetime experience, Destination Dining is Siem Reap’s perfect destination. The dining experience involves a private three-course meal, cooked by a private chef and served by a private waiter, in a secluded thatched pavilion above a lotus pond. Though Destination Dining makes for the perfect setting for a romantic meal for two, with candlelight and live music, bookings are also available for groups of up to six people. From the moment you arrive, an attentive but unobtrusive star treatment is guaranteed. Of course, there is only one booking per night, so be sure to reserve in advance.

Sojourn Boutique Villas, Treak Village Road, Treak Village Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 (0)12 923 437

6. Alliance Art Café

Wat Damnak, 7 Makara Street, Siem Reap Angkor, Cambodia, +855 (0)63 964 940

7. Nest Angkor Café and Bar

Nest is a fashionable and funky venue in the heart of the ancient city of Angkor inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of New York and Miami Beach. It calls itself a ‘no walls’ establishment, encompassed by exotic plants, with a sail-like canopy as a roof and beds to lounge on. The restaurant is vast and airy, with a garden-like setting, which becomes the ultimate chill-out venue at night, with soul, R&B and disco music to set the mood. The food is an explosion of flavors, a contemporary fusion of western and modern Khmer cuisine. The astounding choice of cocktails and wines is also a draw.
Nest Angkor Café and Bar

Sivatha Boulevard, Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 (0)63 966 381

8. FCC Angkor

Located in the former French Governor’s residence, the FCC (Foreign Correspondents’ Club) Angkor is an elegant establishment with a modern Indochina feel. The restaurant serves an eclectic combination of Asian and western dishes, the same as the famous original FCC in Phnom Penh, serving up Cambodian classics such as fish amok and lok lak saich whilst catering for an international clientele. This class of gourmet food, as well as the ambience, makes FCC one of the most popular restaurants in Siem Reap, especially with the locals. Take a seat on the terrace, overlooking the verdant gardens and the bustling main street, to make the most of this charming venue.

Royal Residence, Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 (0)63 760 283

9. Viroth’s

Just like its sister hotel nearby, Viroth’s Restaurant is a stylish, sophisticated affair which is surprisingly affordable. The dining area features a spacious garden-like setting, with a raised wooden platform, and silk screens hanging between tables to add a sense of intimacy to proceedings. The low lights and sleek Balinese-inspired décor also add to the ambience. The tour de force here is traditional Khmer food prepared with care and served with creativity, with good vegetarian options. Viroth’s is always packed with happy diners, which is a testament to how well loved it is by both locals and tourists.

#246 Street Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia, +855 (0)12 826 346

10. Le Malraux

Le Malraux is a bistro situated in the heart of Siem Reap, next to the Old Market, in a wonderful art deco building, a former brewery that has been quirkily decorated with an eclectic French-Indochine antique look and plenty of hanging orchids. The French influence is also clear in the simple but refined menu conceived by head chef David Martin, a famous television chef in France who joined the restaurant after meeting the owner, Christophe Boussiron, on a trip to Cambodia in 2009. The comforting classics such as confit of duck legs and salmon carpaccio can easily get the better of their equivalents served in Europe, and the Cambodian dishes are also cooked with class and creativity. With its excellent but affordable menu, well-stocked bar and convivial Gallic charm, Le Malraux is a great place to take refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Corner of Sivutha Blvd. & Street 7, Siem Reap, Cambodia, +855 (0)63 966 041




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