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Phnom Penh House

) #107 of 1,063 Restaurants in Oakland $$ - $$$ Asian, Cambodian
251 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4400
+1 510-893-3825
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (3 reviews)
“papaya salad” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Cambodian
$$ - $$$
251 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4400
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went to this place with my friend the travel agent who know exactly what to order. Eggplant dish was exceptional but all the food we had was scrumptious, a delight to the tastebuds. They do ask you what level of "hot" you want and it...More

Thank chumbud
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Taste-wise the resto is fab, of course, being a foodie I know there's MSG on the food, using ready made ingredients too but nevertheless the taste is a fusion of real Cambodian taste. The spices & herbs were superb, only an authentic local can made...More

Thank MseeMir
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Cambodia in California! We ordered the mixed vegetables and prawns as well as the Charbroiled chicken charbroiled w / lemongrass served w / pickled cabbage. The meal was healthy, tasty and cooked to perfection. The prices were very good and the service was wonderful too.

Thank AngelAwakened
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place has been in business since at least the 90s, and it never disapoints every time I go. Love their BBQ chicken! They use thigh meat, which is much more tender than white meat. Just the right seasoning, and grilled just right! Yummm! Several...More

Thank applied1
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Affordable prices, closed on Sundays, must try papaya salad and fresh shrimp rolls, Basil fried rice ... all food is delicious!!!

Thank maripposa
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant while looking for a place that was open on Monday. We were happily surprised to find a comfortable venue with good food. We are vegetarian and had plenty to choose from. We ordered Green Beans with Tofu and Broccoli and Tofu...More

Thank cgopalan
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Long before TripAdvisor or any other review site existed I lived in Oakland and would eat here almost weekly, sometimes twice a week. Now I live in The City and don't come to Oakland often but I found myself there the other night and just...More

Thank Schnikis
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Phnom Penh House is a small restaurant that seems to be run by family members who care about the food and the service. The food here has always been good and I have never been disappointed. This has been our favorite Cambodian restaurant for a...More

Thank larryjw1
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Yummy, and the wait staff knew what items contained MSG. They very kindly re-made one dish so it would not contain MSG. My cousin had just been to Cambodia and proclaimed the food authentic-she plans to return!

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We arrived late one Friday, shortly before closing time. That may have influenced our experience so keep that in mind. The people here were super nice, gracious and prompt service. We ordered the lotus root salad with shrimp, a seafood with chili sauce, and lemongrass...More

Thank Retinol13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Cambodian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4400
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-893-3825
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