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Karma Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Cambodian, Bar, International, European, Pub
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273c Sisowath Quay | (The Riverside), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 89 788 841
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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240 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated near the riverside this proved to be a great location to sample Kmer food. Not too spicy but with flavor so that awaken your taste buds. Cold beer is available on tap or in bottle. The spring rolls were particularly good! Very attentive servers.

Thank Louis D
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried the spring rolls and chicken satay as a first course - the satay was a little dry. We followed this with the national dish of Khmer Amok, in this case made with chicken - freshly cooked and served in a banana leaf bowl with rice, which was delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was at... More 

Thank Jon W
Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend ordered steamed vegetables and Vietnamese curry with two iced lemon teas. The food was super tasty. And the ice tea is mandatory in Cambodian heat!

Thank Fanny K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried their Khmer Amok made of fish, steamed in coconut milk and served with rice. It is Cambodias national dish. Fantastic!

Thank Maria S
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Been here twice in 6 years. Nice location with lots of seating and a good view of the river. The menu is almost identical to all the other restaurants down the riverside and the prices to match. I was a little disappointed with the service and the food I ordered. I think it was because the English breakfast was no-way... More 

Thank Martin E
Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I'd seen Karma in my walks around Riverside, so I thought of it when a hankering for vegetable korma developed. I walked down, scanned the menu and was informed by the hostess in a sing- song voice ".Happy hour, 2 for 1 happy hour" I had a seat outside sitting across from a middle aged dude, who nursed a Cambodia... More 

Thank PRW1964
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Even they clearly mark their vegetarian options ( with a sign that has clear regulations about what can go in the food and what not. Well, I don't really blame them for that, because what isn't fake in Asia ;-), most of the dishes aren't vegetarian at all. I know that people here have a different definition of meat and... More 

Thank zimtblume
Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Whilst staying in Phnom Pehn I visited this restaurant twice. Wasn't sure where to eat my first night but noticed the trip advisor sign outside the restaurant so thought I'd give it a go. Menu has lots of different options, both western and Asian. I went for a chicken dish the first night and it was amazing! Perfect size portion... More 

Thank MsE9310
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Came here one evening to have some late night dinner. Noticed all the waiters are huddle outside the main and not friendly . Been here before a few time during my stints in Cambodia for dinner and lunch but it seems now the friendliness atmosphere seems no more .all the services staff rather huddles in the front playing their phones... More 

Thank St3vC
Tromso, Norway
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273 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here, club sandwich, good, but not more than average. We were the only one in the restaurant, so the service was good. Prices a bit above average.

Thank Tore S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Asian, Cambodian, Bar, International, European, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273c Sisowath Quay | (The Riverside), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 89 788 841
Karma is located on the ground floor of a colonial style building in the heart of Phnom Penh’s vibrant and popular riverside. Traditionally designed the interior is relaxed with a friendly atmosphere. The high ceilings and open entrance allow for an airy feel whilst offering views of the scenic riverside. We provide a range of traditional and home-style cooked meals; Cambodian, Asian and Western. We are proud to stand by our motto offering ‘Good honest food, at good honest prices’.

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