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Barbecue, Asian, Cambodian
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Street 21, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 16 840 055
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well we got in late and it looked nice, loads of Cambodians, and near our hotel..so let's give it a go..and it was fantastic! Follow the golden rule if the locals are eating there and you rarely go wrong....fantastic Cambodian food, great service..and the various women selling their own brands of beer, so cute!e. Really worth finding this place.

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215 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bustling, buzzing restaurant that works in overdrive with very few internationals eating there. I think out of about 50 tables there were two other tables of foreigners. If you want English speaking staff and Cambodian food sanitised for foreigners then go somewhere else. If you want to eat like a local then this is a great place... More 

Thank Gavin J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Not good at all. Communication with the staff was really complicated and made our order really complicated. The orderd fish was totally raw and impossible to eat. Beer was warm, tv to loud and there was one staff girl starring at us during our whole stay, bad feelings. Just don't go there

Thank Klaus T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were taken by a local -12 of us - and the locals ordered her favourite things...not necessarily things I would order. It was good but I wish I could have seen the menu! The fried rice was good, the special salad was loaded with cilantro (not a fan) but had just enough kick to be interesting. The barbeque beef... More 

Thank Dean S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We actually ate at Sovanna II (menu is the same I think). We enjoyed great steak BBQ and fish. Great mix of local families and tourists. A fun night out. Service can chaotic but that is part of the fun.

Thank njw_to
Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Phnom Penh if not the world. Infinite choice and lots of entomophagous dishes for the adventurous diner. I ate ants and bees' lava and was very pleasantly surprised by how aromatic in flavour they actually were. But you don't have to eat insects - the Sovanna caters for every taste. Go check it out!

Thank davemarren3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This restaurant has expanded so we eat at the Sovanna II which is just a few units away. The food are great tasting, the only down side is the very slow service. From taking order, to food serving, and asking for bill. Not sure if this was because of Sunday evening. But generally we found serving in food industry here... More 

Thank P H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Having been in Vietnam and Laos for the previous 3 weeks we turned up in Phnom Penh and headed out for dinner on the recommendation of the Lonely Planet. Service was fine and friendly. We ordered beef steak which was delicious, green vegetables which were nice, roast squid which was under cooked (gloopy bits) and roast chicken which we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food here was great and it was full of loacals which is always a good sign. Portion sizes were also really good and we left very satisfied. Definately worth a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This restaurant is located just 2 blocks away from where we were staying, in a residential district. Very famous for the locals and the expats staying in that area, so we went and we loved it. We even went for the 2nd time in two consecutive nights. The BBQ dishes were great, with lots of choice including seafood, plus a... More 

Thank kat_ng

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Asian, Cambodian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street 21, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 16 840 055
Reviewed at http://www.khmer440.com/chat_forum/viewtopic.php?t=10981

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?