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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (392 reviews)
“falafel burger” (38 reviews)
“mango” (85 reviews)
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European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hands down the best food we've had in SEA so far. Great service. Even better flavours. This would be a memorable meal anywhere in the would. Fine dining at a fair price. The fact that it's a training centre for vulnerable youth makes it even...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed yesterday

The reason to come here is a "good cause" to teach young Cambodians a skill. the reason to come back again and again is that they learn it. the food and service is great. a little busy during lunch time but that is to be...More

Thank rmichaelUSA
Reviewed yesterday

We ate here twice as we enjoyed the first meal so much. Varied choice, beautifully presented and great food. Get there before 7pm if you haven't booked.

Thank Holly2854
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found portions quite small actually (even if I ordered the one one the menu that said “larger tapa”) and pricey for what you get. We loved instead cocktails (watermelon mojito is sooo fresh!) and dessert, especially the mango tarte, 5$ ish

Thank 451Francesca
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice lunch at Friends after a visit to the Royal Palace. Lunches were a perfect size and very tasty. Juices were fresh and yummy. Reasonably priced.

Thank Lauren E
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a long journey by bus from Siem Reap followed by an afternoon's sightseeing: we were tired. Friends was a perfect antidote, providing a very laid-back open air environment with good drinks and food. Part of the concept is that the restaurant is a...More

Thank Steveliv1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Besides supporting the local youth, the food was delicious and the service was great. It had a very local feel with a nice selection of food. It is not a fancy four-star restaurant, but I don’t believe you will...More

Thank Lavakids2003
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere restaurant with great food and once again you know that you are making a contribution to the training of young people for skills to enable them to make a living else where

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great, lively atmosphere which is lacking in most of the restaurants we tried in Cambodia. We sat in the veranda area which is a nice spot. The food was delicious, we had duck and snapper in salsa. The service needs polishing...More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was selected by our tour guide and we are so happy he took us there for lunch. Hubby and I are both vegetarians and had trouble finding that type of food in a country that eats every type of meat and critter they...More

Thank Sue G
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Nearby Attractions
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821 reviews
.24 km away
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.15 km away
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.18 km away
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.06 km away
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20 January 2015|
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Response from jbiedlin78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie - I also cannot find the menu online but agree with Melissa09 above. The menu was eclectic with a mix of traditional cambodian/thai food, also with some western options. The plates were small size meant to share... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
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Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colorful vocational training restaurant. Serving up share plates of creative cuisine with influences from across the globe, refreshing cocktails and fresh juices, you can see why Friends is one of Cambodia's longest running and best-loved restaurants. All profits are reinvested into the education of students in training and Mith Samlanh's social programs. Check out Friends 'n' Stuff for products that changes lives and Friends Nail Bar next door!
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