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Friends the Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Phnom Penh
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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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Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tapas menu was great. We had 3 dishes from it & it was more than enough. Flavoursome, fresh & imaginative. One thing I noticed was that there was no information about what the restaurant is about- giving Cambodian young adults a start in the hospitality trade. They also have a store next door which sells gorgeous souvenirs for the cause.... More 

Thank Jill O
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning food at a very reasonable price. Great service and an excellent social enterprise. The ambience in the terrace was peaceful and tranquil. Such a beautiful place.

Thank TrickyManchester
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at friends while where in Cambodia. The food was very tasty. The servings where big. The atmosphere is nice.

Thank Brett C
London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in here specifically to try to get a decent coffee and weren't disappointed. It can be hard to find this in SE Asia. We even shared a slice of cake to celebrate our good fortune. The menu looked good and we planned to come back but got distracted elsewhere.

Thank Gakeitse
Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We hit this place up for lunch after a morning touring the prison and killing fields. It was clean, easy to find, and had a nice outdoor patio. My meal was ok - I ordered a chicken and brie panini from the specials menu. In retrospect, I should have stick with the favorites list. The food was not my favorite,... More 

Thank melclair22
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food, so much better than what I expected when you consider that it is a training school! The falafel burger was amazing and so was the raspberry and vanilla shake!

Thank Viktoria A
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great and staff were friendly. Would recommend zucchini fritters and falafel burger. Tried a few different cocktails and they were all great (especially raspberry daquiri).

Thank Kmacdog
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there a few times. Loved everything I ordered. The menu was very interesting and the food taste great. Restaurant always full of guests. It has a nice cozy atmosphere. I particularly love the taco salad. Many dessert dishes are nice too.

Thank ekncr
brandon england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

was taken here for midday lunch and told it was where children learnt to cook , so I was a bit nervous of the food, but WOW it was amazing fantastic place and the food looked to good to eat , like a piece of art given to you on a plate

Thank tel40
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner last night and the food was super tasty!! I ordered way too much as I wanted to taste everything. It's tapas style, but be warned the portions are huge for tapas! The service was great and friendly and the menu has a lot of variety. Would recommend the spicy chicken and noodle in coconut curry, the... 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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