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“Great Food Great Service - Good Cause Too!”

Chi Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #8 of 1,150 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$35
Description: Chic, timeless and à la mode, Chi redefines indigenous dining to forge an original culinary concept. Our unique presentation of modern Cambodian cuisine celebrates the country's heritage and intriguing cultural influences. Discover an authentic transformation of traditional local flavours - immersing in a richly emotive experience. 'Chi' derives its name from the Khmer word for 'herb' and indigenous herbs and spices are very much the hero here - flourishing in the resort's garden, plucked fresh each day and woven into a thoughtful menu that fuses local sensibility with contemporary artistry. Savour the freshness of cilantro, the zest of lemongrass and the exotic citrus aroma of kaffir limes. Pique your palate with the spicy depths of turmeric and star anise, the peppery taste of galangal and the milder ginger flavour of fingerroot. Relish dishes that perfectly fuse the nutty edge of taro, the intensity of sweet basil and the tart sweetness of tamarind.
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Description: Chic, timeless and à la mode, Chi redefines indigenous dining to forge an original culinary concept. Our unique presentation of modern Cambodian cuisine celebrates the country's heritage and intriguing cultural influences. Discover an authentic transformation of traditional local flavours - immersing in a richly emotive experience. 'Chi' derives its name from the Khmer word for 'herb' and indigenous herbs and spices are very much the hero here - flourishing in the resort's garden, plucked fresh each day and woven into a thoughtful menu that fuses local sensibility with contemporary artistry. Savour the freshness of cilantro, the zest of lemongrass and the exotic citrus aroma of kaffir limes. Pique your palate with the spicy depths of turmeric and star anise, the peppery taste of galangal and the milder ginger flavour of fingerroot. Relish dishes that perfectly fuse the nutty edge of taro, the intensity of sweet basil and the tart sweetness of tamarind.
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I have to admit we visited this Restaurant attracted by the "Wild Menu" raising funds for a great cause in Cambodia's Wildlife Alliance.

We had lunch there the next day because we saw such good things on the menu we thought we'd better try them too. Great service, friendly place, good ambience - if you ask the story behind many of the ingredients you'll find they're locally and sustainably produced.

The prices were not out-of-the-way, I saw one 'terrible' review below suggest the bill came to half an annual salary for someone they would employ which reflects rather worse on the wages they pay than the food and the bill here; speaking as someone who does normally eat local wherever we travel even if lucky enough to stay in 5 Star Hotels (indeed one of my travelling rules of thumb, broken here, is NEVER eat local food in a posh hotel) I think that review must have been the peak of reverse snobbishness.

Go, eat, enjoy and support a great cause if you feel like it!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Two of us went to Chi for dinner, having found great reviews on the web. The reviews were spot-on. We had the tasting menu (without wine pairing, as we wanted to try our own choices of wine) and the food was really top quality.

The atmosphere too is awesome and the personal attention we got from the manager, Sheldon, was fabulous.

Highly recommended if you’re looking for a fine dining experience in Siem Reap.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Chi last night on the back of all these great reviews but what a total disappointing experience.
Firstly let me just say the staff front of house were fabulous and the usual Cambodian hospitality shone through.
The prices were extortionate! Make no mistake this restaurant is expensive . A meal for two with only one starter and two main courses ( one vegetarian curry and one burger) cost the equivalent of half our waitresses monthly wage ! Yes really! My jack fruit curry had no curry or even seasoning but my brown rice was good . My husbands burger was standard fare.
I can only assume that people use this restaurant because they either dare not or cannot be bothered to venture into the myriad of little streets in Siam Reap offering great food at a sensible price reflective of where they are .
We stayed and paid the price because it is out of town and also because of heavy rain . Sorry though we would not recommend or go back .

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank sherylwilkinson
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SarahJaneMoya, General Manager at Chi Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear sherylwilkinson

Warm greetings from Chi Restaurant at Anantara Angkor.

We thank you for your visit. As you have felt from the first time you stepped into our premises, we do look after our guests and treat them with such warmth and hospitality. This is a trait that permeates all levels of our service delivery.

We regret that the dinner you had was not up to your expectation. Our main cuisine revolves around progressive Khmer cuisine where we stay true to the flavors of authentic Cambodian cuisine. Coming from Thailand where there is more spice added to the curry, Cambodian curry dishes are lighter in flavor and more coconut milk based, especially if its a vegetarian option.

As to the burger, this forms part of our effort to offer comfort food for those who are looking for a bit of respite from a menu so unlike what they have at home. Chi is a fine-dine restaurant within a luxury resort facility and the prices are admittedly vastly different from independent restaurants in the city. We do need to ensure we have the best people, the best possible produce, an elegantly designed ambiance and the best equipment for the most hygienic environment.

We understand that a 10-15 minute drive from the town center can appear daunting in the midst of rain. We do have our tuk-tuk service for free, ever ready to take guests back to where they are staying.

Your review is a rarity among a sea of other reviews. We, however are always keen to listen and if anything, every review inspires us to simply do better in all aspects of our offer. Thus, thank you for your comments.

Kind regards,

Sarah Moya
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Diverse menu of quality dishes served in the beautiful environment of the Anantara resort and spa. Accommodated whole food plant based no oil diet, as well as the carnivores among us. Excellent wine list. English speakers especially may ask for Da, a personable, charming and efficient waiter. Exceptional restaurant!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MixterLA
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SarahJaneMoya, General Manager at Chi Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear MixterLA

Warm greetings from Chi Restaurant at Anantara Angkor.

Your review is equally exceptional. We are pleased that you have even taken the time to mention and recommend, Da. He will receive an extra commendations or this, thanks to you. We live off looking after our guests and seeing to their requirements. Our Chef and several members of our management have a solid wellness background. This is something which makes us unique among other fine-dine facilities in Siem Reap. We also are very conscious about the products we use, opting for organic, farm fresh produce as much as they are available and for the best possible meat and seafood supplies.

We are pleased that you have had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to having you visit us again.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Sarah Moya
General Manager

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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the Anantara resort for 4 nights so obviously ate many meals at the restaurant. We did the tasting menu one night and that was superb. The meat and seafood were top quality. And they make really amazing cocktails. The breakfast menu is a little repetitive after the first couple of days. But everything is extremely tasty and made from really fresh ingredients. Sheldon and his team are an outstanding group of people who make sure every guest gets the best service. Truly enjoyed the restaurant through our stay.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Heera J
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SarahJaneMoya, General Manager at Chi Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Heera J

Warm greetings from Chi Restaurant at Anantara Angkor.

It was always such as joy to see you there nearly every day, during our stay. There is no higher accolade than having such a sincere patronage from people who are so well traveled and so exposed to fine cuisine.

We are humbled by your patronage.

Kind regards,

Sarah Moya
General Manager

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