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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (405 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Very good food. Service wasn't that nice as in Marum, Siem Rip. But we still loved that style and ate here twice. Recommend, but a bit pricey.

Thank LiD101_12
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We visited this place for lunch with our Intrepid tour. Great choice of food on offer, can get half serves if not very hungry. Staff in training and great opportunity for locals to learn skills. Enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner.

Thank Asteroidea
Reviewed 2 October 2015

what a meal and concept. Street kids cooking and serving under the guidance of teachers. This is much like Koto business model in Vietnam and very well run. The food is excellent and service great. Ask the teacher for a brief history of the organization...More

Thank Donna E
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Been to Phnom Penh so many times, but it was just the first time for me to try food at Friends restaurant (near Unalom Pagoda). It was so good food that I've never expected at all. The food was so yummy that I was alone...More

1  Thank Kamsan S
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We had a very nice meal here - good food and good service. We sampled some of the dishes and very much enjoyed the cocktails.

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent place if you want to enjoy great food, nice service, fair prices and a nice environment. Do not miss it! Enjoy the gift shop too where you can have recycled stuff!

Thank Francesco P
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere the food was nice tapas meals were good just a little pricey. service was quivk quick and efficient.

Thank Larissa B
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

What a brilliant restaurant! It is staffed by young people who have been plucked from a life of poverty, and trained to run a restaurant. The service is always with a smile and very efficient. The food was fantastic! I had the roasted chicken burger...More

Thank Karwai T
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Get around it. Food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Service is great too - seemed to be more teachers than students but all in all, great restaurant experience. Would return.

Thank BeccJ
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Known as a place where diners can enjoy great food, plus support an equally wonderful cause. Open for more than 10 years, this restaurant trains and employs former street youth, giving these students a chance to gain experience in the hospitality business.

Thank Ingrid H
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.24 km away
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.15 km away
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.18 km away
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DebbieWebbColchester
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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!
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