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Sala Bai Restaurant School

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Tonle Sap Road | Close to Wat Svay Primary School, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 92 360 710
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07:30 - 09:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 09:30
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights. The room was immaculate and the staff were all friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing. Staff were happy to chat with you and ensure that you were having a great stay.

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Thank Travelight43
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear "Travelight43", Great greetings from the school! On behalf of the team, I would like to thank you for your comment and recommendation of the school! We are very pleased that you enjoyed you stay at the training hotel, where the students from Housekeeping and Front Office do their best to welcome you. Indeed, the breakfast, included with the room,... More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a visit to the school we went to the restaurant with a group of over 30 people. The food was good, the staff was friendly and the project as a whole is a very beautiful initiave. I would definitely recommend!

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Thank Vincent C
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear "Vincent C", Great greetings from Sala Baï! Thank you for your comment and for recommending the school. We are glad that you enjoyed your lunch at school where all meals are prepared and served by the students! Indeed, as the restaurant as 65 seats we can also welcome big groups at school! On behalf of all the students, I... More 

Shellharbour, Australia
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been visiting Sala Bai for many years and this year was our first visit to their new location next to Wat Svey Temple (which is also worth a visit). We love Sala Bai so much that I made our first reservation from Australia before we left and we went there for lunch only hours after... More 

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Thank jodie_amanda
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear " jodie_amanda", On behalf of all the students and staff, I would like to thank you for your recommendation f the school and for your loyalty. As you mentioned, we moved the school to a lovely place, on the riverside, that offers to the customer a quite place to stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed your lunch... More 

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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I had a wonderful lunch at Sala Bai, where I also stayed at the hotel. Great food with a French twist and excellent service by the restaurant students. Highly recommended!

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Thank Roland H
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear 'Roland H" Thank you for your comment and recommendation of the school! We are glad that you enjoyed your lunch at the training restaurant where all meals are prepared and served by the students. On the menu, we offer two different set menu that changed every two weeks - an Asian and a Western one as well as A... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Except for the meat (not a big fan, but wasn't bad, just not what we're used to as European) it was delicious and the staff has been very nice all the time! Great and to recommend !

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Thank Nadine M
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear " Nadine M", On behalf of all the team, I would like to thank you for your nice comment and recommendation of the school. We are happy that you liked your lunch at the training restaurant where all meals are prepared and served by the students in training. Indeed, Sala Baï is a school in hospitality that trains every... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great lunch in very nice restaurant. Served by one of the students. He was a little nervous but very happy smile. Chilled bottle of white for only $15. Excellent 3 course set lunch. Very happy to recommend. Quiet spot away from the hustle of pub street.

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Thank David R
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear " David R", On behalf of all the team, I would like to thank you for your nice comment and recommendation of the school. We are glad that you enjoyed your lunch at the training restaurant where all meals are prepared and served by the students. As you mentioned it, the restaurant offers 2 different set menu (Asian &... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Really interesting menu with a range of Asian and European influenced dishes. John Dory marinated raw fish starter on the a la carte menu was excellent. The serving staff (trainees) are a little shy, but it's part of the charm. They only open for lunch 12- 2 but well worth a visit if you get the chance.

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Thank Nick J
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear Nick J, On behalf of all Sala Baï team, I would like to thank you for your comment and your recommendation of the school! As you mentioned it, Sala Baï is a school in hospitality created in 2002 by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge to fight poverty and human trafficking. The school trains each year free of... More 

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769 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

A training school mainly for girls which is open for breakfast & lunch. We dropped by for a quick lunch and were warmly welcomed. Smallish menu but just enough options for us – unfortunately my wife's first choice (the club sandwich) was off the menu so she went for a tomato salsa which she enjoyed. My wanton salad was impressive-... More 

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Thank GH24
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear "GH24", On behalf of all the students and staff I would like to thank you for your comment and your recommendation of the school! We are happy that you enjoyed your lunch at the training restaurant where all meals are prepared and served by the students. As you mentioned it, we offer different menu to the guest, one Asiatic... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lovely restaurant, white table cloths and serviettes. Silver service. Very peaceful amid the chaos of siem reap. The meals were beautifully presented and the price very reasonable. Plus the fact you are helping train young people to enable them to obtain gainful employment. A nice change from pub street.

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Thank JanetM075
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear "JanetM075", On behalf of all the students I would like to thank you for your comment and recommendation of the school! As you mentioned it, the school was created in 2002 by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge to fight poverty and human trafficking in Cambodia. It trains each year for free more than 100 young disadvantaged Cambodians... More 

Tewantin, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited Sala Bai for lunch and toured the facilities - lunch was fantastic, but the work they are doing there is even more impressive! Be sure to check out the hotel rooms - they looked very comfortable, and are brand new. Well done to all concerned with the move !

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Thank Kraca68
Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear "Kraca68" On behalf of all the students and staff, I would like to thank you for your kind comment and recommendation of the school! Indeed, Sala Baï is a school in hospitality created in 2002 by the French NGO "Agir pour le Cambodge" to fight poverty and human trafficking in Cambodia. It offers, free of charge, 5 different training... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Asian, Cambodian, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 09:30
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tonle Sap Road | Close to Wat Svay Primary School, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: +855 92 360 710
Description
Sala Baï Hotel & Restaurant School was founded in 2002 by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge. The school entirely and exclusively meant for young Cambodians coming from underprivileged families. In 2015, more than 1300 young Cambodians, with a 70% priority to girls, have been trained. They have all found a job within 1 month after their one-year training. A few years later, their average salary goes from $250 to $350 which enables them to reach the emerging Cambodian middle-class. The vocational training taught at Sala Baï is definitely the fastest and most efficient way of fighting poverty and human trafficking. But without your support, nothing would be possible. By coming to our training restaurant, you already make a great difference, with the pleasure to enjoy high-quality food.

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