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Chez Sophea and Matthiu

$$ - $$$
French, Asian, Cambodian
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In front of Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I read about this restaurant on a travel website. The article stated it was one of "the best restaurants in Siemens Reap" so I decided to give it a try. They did not have many of the items on the menu, like curry and chicken. I ordered pork ribs and a salad. It took about an hour for the pork... More 

1 Thank Jen M
Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Apparently this was a good restaurant in the past, but there has been recent turnover, so the chef has left and there are very few customers or staff during low season. Matthieu is warm and friendly, (although a bit odd, and filled with stories about how stereotypical people from other countries are). However, the food is low quality -- we... More 

1 Thank kjrupnow
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Just remark; that was not our first trip to Asia neither we were not at the end of "one year break...." After morning trip to Angkor temples we decided to check restaurant that we've seen day before but also because it was mentioned in some "guides" As we did trip on bikes and that was really hot day we needed... More 

Thank DarekW
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

After getting to Angkor Wat pretty early in the morning, we were ready for a break away from the noisy tourists and we found just that at Chez Sophea. Matthieu was a great host and the food was superb! We had their set menu and were not disappointed. Our bill was under $50 including couple of espressos. The relax atmosphere... More 

Thank Claudia S
New York
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Unlike most of the other reviewers, we had dinner at this restaurant and enjoyed it very much. It is right next to Angkor Wat and surrounded by other restaurants, but at 7 p.m., the other restaurants were mostly closed and it was quiet and delightful to talk with Matthiu and to enjoy the food. The duck rillettes which Matthiu made... More 

Thank ehb22
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Chez Sophea is very near to Angkor Wat, but it's tucked in a quiet corner behind the over-crowded tourists restaurants where tour groups crowd in for an Angkor beer and some mediocre version of a local specialty. Take the few extra steps to Chez Sophea and you won't be sorry. Matthieu is a fantastic host who will welcome you and... More 

Thank Steph H
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

My first review: My friend, girlfriend and I stopped here after touring Angkor Wat and were extremely impressed. The owner was very welcoming and casual about our ordering. The restaurant is open air and directly across the street from the temple, alongside several other restaurants that offer the more traditional Khymer fare. We all ordered from the prix fixe menu... More 

Thank Caleb M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We had a delightful lunch in this open air restaurant that is just outside the moat of Angkor Wat. The owner, Matthieu, is an engaging and charming host, who used to be a professional photographer in Paris before visiting Cambodia 25 years ago and deciding to stay. Chez Sophea has a relaxed atmosphere, and is the perfect place to relax... More 

Thank Matthew F
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We had a friend recommend this place and we were so glad we went! We went for lunch today after visiting some temples. Matthieu gave very personalized attention and recommended some FANTASTIC fish dishes, one amok and one thing I don't recall but it was great. We got the $18 set price menu which included an amazing salad (the kind... More 

Thank Michael K
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237 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

At the conclusion of my work on two construction projects in Shanghai and Seoul, and with time at a premium, we booked a guided tour to Cambodia; the main purpose being a visit to the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap. As part of the booking, in addition to transport, hotel and a personal guide, our meals were included. Following... More 

1 Thank Martin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$25
French, Asian, Cambodian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In front of Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?