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Friends the Restaurant

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House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant trains local street children and helps to find them jobs. The food is fresh and tasty and the restaurant comfortable. The staff are keen to please and it is a lovely place to visit.

Thank ShotleyGate
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only 4 stars because of the cause. Expensive and limited menu. Its ok but nothing special. Did not really fill me up.

Thank Sam W
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for lunch today, both of us had a meatball sandwich although there were numerous options I would have liked to try! The meatball sandwich was excellent however!! Flavoursome and plentiful in portion size. Service very friendly and swift from all staff we came across. The restaurant is heading towards that "expensive for Cambodia" bracket but it is... More 

Thank mbcwm88
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portions are on the small size, but the food is so tasty. If you're on a bare-bones budget it's maybe not for you, but by western standards the prices are more than reasonable for how good it tastes, the quality of the service, and all of that. :) I'll just add a quick note and say that the Crepes... More 

Thank Loretta P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit, good food and friendly staff. A very worthy restaurant as it trains ex street children I sat outside in a small courtyard which is the area I would recommend

Thank Artemis-diana-999
Woking, Surrey
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant which was extremely busy when we walked in on a Sunday evening. We should have made a reservation really, but we chanced our arm and got lucky...just. Very friendly staff and amazing quality food - we shared 5 dishes between 2 (probably more than we needed) and they all got demolished! The Khymer Curry was my particular highlight... More 

Thank Beth5681
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here, it caters really well for vegetarians as well. Service was quick and friendly. The shop next door is definitely worth a visit.

Thank RowenaWilliams1
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93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family dined here for lunch. I realised after the fact that we were scheduled, as per our tour itinerary to dine at Le Lotus Blanc, but this ended up being a great alternative. We didn't order off the menu as it was a set lunch, but every sharing plate that they brought out was delicious. The restaurant was busy... More 

Thank nojoNbeans
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I confess the charity project is considering, but compared with the dish quantity, really not worthing the price. I don't know why they got so high ranking.

Thank Ashe C
Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can help a good cause - help support getting children/youths off Cambodian streets & into employment/training at these restaurants. Decent food & drinks + $1 on your bill goes to their support.

Thank SGC6368

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colourful 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. 100% of 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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