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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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most amazing food, the tapas is superb with a fantastic choice, the staff are lovely & really go out of their way to make you welcome & serve you well

Thank TinyTears60
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my meal here but, as a solo traveller, was particularly attracted by the description of the tapas style menu which I hoped would allow me to sample a wider variety of dishes. In face the dishes are not particularly small and two "small" plates were more than enough for a reasonable lunch.

Thank TAQLondon
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great meal here just before New Year. Tried several of the smaller dishes and they were all good, particularly the Snapper. Presentation was clean and attractive. Staff were attentive without being overbearing.

Thank IC_999
State of Sao Paulo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurante. Beautiful place and nice service. We ordered some local food dishes and everything was great.

Thank Vanessa_Shigekiyo
Sweet Home, Oregon
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Friends Network of restaurants in SE Asia. The restaurant in Phnom Penh is very nice. The physical structure and interior decoration are very esthetic. Eventhough this is a training restaurant for marginalized youth we found the staff to be first class at all times. The menu was ecclectic and the food was perfectly prepared and presented. We... More 

Thank Dick97386
FriendsInternational, Public Relations Manager at Friends the Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Dick97386, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback and we hope you enjoy creating the best of our recipes at home! Cheers, The Friends Team More 

Golden, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great social enterprise with absolutely AMAZING food! It has a great mix of western and Khmer food. The best part though is the great mission they have! Thanks friends organisation for all your work!

1 Thank MakaiPro
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a place with local foods...good service and interesting foods...excellent prices and a must try in the city as many clients book big size tables

Thank frederic c
Brisbane, Australia
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254 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu of original and classic meals. Well presented dishes with fresh ingredients and served with care and attention to detail.

Thank searover69
Seoul, South Korea
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was pretty good, a lot of local and regional choices. They also a good list of alcoholic drinks. Not very busy when we went in late afternoon. Staff is comprised of local young people. We also checked out the shop next door which has lots of handmade souvenirs made by local artisans.

Thank Eric S
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service not up to standard. I was there together with 2 ladies. I cannot even decide where my seat to be placed at (left/right). 1 of the older rude cashier lady actually insist that they can only serve from that particular angle direction. Whereas they got front and either 2 sides to use, to me is kinda ridiculous. Our table... More 

Thank bluecoloured
FriendsInternational, Public Relations Manager at Friends the Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi bluecoloured, Thank you for sharing your feedback and so sorry to hear about the service you experienced when dining with us recently - we will definitely look into this to ensure it doesn't happen again. Thanks so much and we hope to see you again! Cheers, The Friends Team More 

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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