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“Excellent food”

Friends the Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 1,415 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colorful 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. All 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!
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

This restaurant had great food, good service and nice ambiance. Large vegetarian offering and desserts were delicious. Will go back.

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English first
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good cause”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

This was a great place to visit because of the way it is set up and the good work it does. The food isn't spectacular but nothing to complain about, and you have to get their early or else there is a queue (we didn't go in on first visit there, came earlier the next night) and it closes by 9.30pm. But great to support a good cause.

Visited January 2012
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392 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Must eat here!”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Had lunch here twice. Really appreiated the ethos since my daughter has just qualified as a chef. This training can open so many doors for young people and is such a transferable skill. Having said that, the menu was interesting with traditional dishes and those with a more modern or fusion feel to them ... and what's more ... it all tasted great and was fairly priced.

Visited February 2012
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Make sure you visit here”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We had the best meal in Phnom Penh here. The service was second to none. The food was fantastic. All reasonably priced and all money supporting the local children. Book ahead, as they are very busy.

Visited March 2012
Thank BrammieBucks
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Phnom Penh
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food, always crowded!”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

The food is great but we had to wait for a table. The food is expensive for the area but it goes to a good cause. Sometimes the service is slow because of the crowd.

Visited November 2011
Thank Emily H
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