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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (385 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 28 September 2015

The help this charitable restaurant gives to young disadvantaged Khmers has already been well documented and is reason to go alone. But the food is absolutely superb, highly imaginative tapas superbly executed and presented with style. Delicious!! The staff are friendly and welcoming and the...More

Thank torks
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Great place and atmosphere, friendly staff and food was absolutely delicious! Plus the fact that they train marginalised young people and former street children to help them build a future only adds to why you should definitely pay them a visit.

Thank Catharine M
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This place was amazing. Great food and an amazing way to support the youth in Cambodia! If you want to help follow child safety tips, don't give money or buy from those on the street. Come to a pace like this to show your support....More

Thank Anh88
Reviewed 25 September 2015

When we wanted to get the real great food, I was introduced to Friend. I was so grateful for having dinner with my beloved husband and son. The space seems very small, but they organize so well so it looks big. The food was so...More

Thank Seyheang S
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I love this place. The food is amazing. They train guys to be Waiters, Cooks, Chefs, allowing them to go further, Open their own restaurants etc. So needed in Cambodia

Thank Indianannie
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant where young people are being trained for future jobs. The restaurant also informs about other good causes they work with ( organisations against child exploitation). They serve great food. Basically Cambodian tapas. The mini falaffel burger was great. As was the brownie with...More

Thank lysanneesmee
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This restaurant is a training restaurant, but the service is enthusiastic and the food was excellent. Unfortunately, it attracts the backpacker tours and can be very noisy and with big groups the service can suffer as the staff are dealing with 20 drink orders. However,...More

Thank coradsl
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Went here as part of an Intrepid Tour. The restaurant aims to train young individuals in cooking and service provision, valuable experience and skills that they can take with them to gain employment when they become older. The food was quite tasty, probably a 4...More

Thank Y K
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant a few times. They serve a tapas menu of Cambodian dishes which mean that you can try a number of flavours. Their smoothies and crushes are delicious. All this whilst helping to train disadvantaged youth and also next door...More

Thank highburychampion
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Awesome food Went back everyday i had left in the splendor of the new Young Groovy Phnom Penh. Art, cocktail bars and magnification Wonderful City and wonderful food like Friends the Restaurant

Thank Frankyschuman
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Menu please
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
Bonjour, Comment faire pour faire une réservation, le système par internet ne fonctionnant pas depuis plusieurs jours, et le répondeur tél. ne prenant pas de messages. Nous souhaiterions faire une réservation pour le dîner du 26.02 à 19h30. Dans l'attente d'une réponse, Avec mes salutations les meilleures. Jean-Pierre Foucault,, 0620822560
29 March 2015|
Response from JEAN-PIERRE F | Reviewed this property |
Désolé, mais je ne peux pas vous aider.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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!