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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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San Francisco
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Great variety and flavors dished out in a colorful way. Popular among service tourists it's training mission seems to be well accomplished. This is a wonderful lunch locale and well worth the time to seek it out.

Thank tonypappa
Leicester, England
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116 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Went there following reviews on trip advisor and ordered 3 vegetarian dishes off the tapas menu, sun dried tomato humus and the arancini with mushrooms were excellent and the sun dried tomato humus was also very good. managed to squeeze down some carrot cake between us as well. Reasonable prices and good friendly service from both the teachers and students,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We went here following trip positive comments and now I'm here writing a 5stars comment! We had: smoked eggplant with cereals home made bread (love it!), honey meatballs and cardamomo (good), stir fried chicken with mango (ok), crab and potato (good)...but the desserts: take the passion fruit cake, it is amazing!!! My boyfriend had the chocolate cake and it was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Visited Friends on my second visit to Phnom Penh and was excited, but ultimately it was a bit of a let down. The location and ambience was great, but the food was very average and not too hot when served. They brought out our food before our drinks even though we ordered the drinks at least 15 minutes prior our... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We were lucky enough to be seated for dinner without a booking (do book ahead!) The service was prompt and tentative. The menu provided an excellent and extensive selection of 'tapas' style meals. My husband and I shared four plates - risotto balls, leek tart, sweet potato and taro fries and a pork quesadilla. All were delicious. Our dishes also... More 

Thank JoeNat
Darlington, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Went with tour group. food good although a little cold when it got to table. You need to order two or three dishes to make a meal. Lovely ambience & decor. Friendly staff.

Thank ktrtontour
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

All it's cracked out to be: great service, great food and all to support a great cause. What more could you want? Book ahead, it gets busy.

Thank debsett
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I was recommended this by another friend back packing, and I am so glad we came. It is a hidden gem and although it is pricier than the other local places its well worth the price and so cheap compared to what you would pay in England! It gets quite busy so if you are a group going in the... More 

Thank Tash M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The menu changes, but it is always comprised of delicious tapas, some of them big enough to comprise a whole meal. I've been to this restaurant multiple times, either to visit the National Museum or see one of the many shows hosted behind the Museum. The staff is amazing and the NGO that runs Friends has a great cause. Definitely... More 

Thank Sandra Z
Gold Coast, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Friends cannot be missed when in Cambodia, Training young people in hospitality skills is the main aim here. The food is good and very well priced. You get served by the young people learning hospitality skills which is a treat to see young people doing well. Please support Friends when in Cambodia. Also visit their gift shop next door for... 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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