Phnom Penh eating guide: Khmer

An independent selection of the best eateries from fine dining to street food in Phnom Penh, from Rusty Compass. No paid endorsements.

Phnom Penh eating guide

Sovanna Khmer BBQ, Phnom Penh

Sovanna is a popular local Khmer barbecue - a good place for a casual bite and a beer with plenty of local character. Staff... Read more

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Sovanna Khmer BBQ, Phnom Penh
Street 21, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (near Willow Hotel)

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Ambau Khmer Restaurant, Phnom Penh

Ambau is a friendly, casual Khmer restaurant downtown with a mix of indoor and outdoor seating. We’ve ended up here for lunch on... Read more

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Ambau Khmer Restaurant, Phnom Penh
30B, Keo Chea (St. 184), Phnom Penh
+855 92 811 169

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Malis Restaurant, Phnom Penh

Malis is a good choice for a comfortable introduction to Cambodian cuisine, or a dressed up night out of local flavours in a... Read more

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Malis Restaurant, Phnom Penh
136 Preah Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh
+855 89 212 888

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Friends Restaurant

Friends serves up a Khmer tapas menu for a good cause right by the National Museum. Read more

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Friends Restaurant
#215 Street 13, Phnom Penh
+(855) 12 802 072

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Frizz Restaurant

Popular Khmer eatery on the increasingly upscale 240 street. Friendly with tasty local favourites and a handful of international... Read more

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Frizz Restaurant
67, Street 240, Phnom Penh

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Khmer Surin Restaurant

A long time Phnom Penh favourite from the days when you could count the city’s traveller restaurants on one hand. Serves both... Read more

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Khmer Surin Restaurant
9 Street 57, Phnom Penh - nearby the Independence Monument
+855 (0) 12 887 320

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Local restaurants

Some suggestions for eating with the locals in Phnom Penh. Read more

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Local restaurants
St 13 or St 21, Phnom Penh

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Restaurant Le Royal, Raffles Hotel

Restaurant Le Royal in the historic Raffes Hotel is Phnom Penh's most indulgent dining experience with a degustation menu... Read more

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Restaurant Le Royal, Raffles Hotel
Street 92 (Rukhak Vithei), Phnom Penh
+855 23 981 888

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Romdeng Restaurant

Romdeng's a very popular hospitality training school / restaurant. Good food, nice space, great cause too. Read more

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Romdeng Restaurant
74 Street 174, Phnom Penh
+855 (0) 92 219 565

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Sugar Palm Restaurant

Sugar Palm's a veteran of the Phnom Penh culinary scene with a dependable menu of Khmer staples. At the beginning of 2015, Sugar... Read more

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Sugar Palm Restaurant
13 Street 178, Phnom Penh (between Norodom and Pasteur
+855(0)85646373

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