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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for lunch between visiting the Royal Palace and the National Museum. They bill themselves as a tapas restaurant - which means some portions are small - which is ok for lunch but you might be miffed if you went for dinner. The garden seats were cool during the midday sun in PP. The service is quick.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Lindenhurst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little shop one block in from the riverfront. Off 172 just a short walk. Classy. Not overbearing. They were quite busy when we went and everything was very good. Fast service. Highest price on the menu wasn't that high. Nice cocktails. Might as well, right?

Thank Iratdog
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been to the Friends shop next door, we discovered this restaurant a part of the same charitable scheme - all going to a good cause. The 'tapas' concept was good but you will also have the option to order a main meal. On a Tuesday night, the place was packed and glad we booked our table for 9 people.... More 

Thank ChinsRUs
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and a group of friends (6 in total) has lunch at this place. Not difficult to find as they have their signs up visibly. The restaurant has three sections, one outdoors (with foliage on top), one indoors, and the other was garden type, through had cover on all side. They had about 4 tables (2 sitters) outside, another 4-5... More 

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

Dishes are very small, served on SMALL plates. If it wasn't for something social the food would be too expensive. Considering the average service quality (wrong drink, rice 5 minutes after the meal, ...) 4 stars is a good evaluation.

Thank Carsten V
Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Five of us ate here on our first night in Phnom Penh, having been recommended it because of its cause helping young people. The Tapas style food was good, as was the service in a fun atmosphere..

Thank Gourmandsouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here in a recent trip the food was excellent, well presented and tasted as good as it looked. It is pricey when you consider other options but totally worth it and such a good worthwhile cause. Highly recommend to anyone.

Thank Kelly O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is a fascinating mix. Bit difficult to get into. We were 6 friends having all sorts of different dishes. I had hummus. And zucchini fritters. Very good. I think everyone was happy with their food.

Thank sirpe
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant trains local street children and helps to find them jobs. The food is fresh and tasty and the restaurant comfortable. The staff are keen to please and it is a lovely place to visit.

Thank ShotleyGate
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only 4 stars because of the cause. Expensive and limited menu. Its ok but nothing special. Did not really fill me up.

Thank Sam W

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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