This is a buffet restaurant. It has a large hotel type dining area and a stage where the apsara dancing is performed. You have to be seated in front if you want a good view of the dancers. The food are nice especially the chicken and the vegetables. Im not particularly fond of other Khmer cuisines but I think they still taste good. The price per person is a whoping 10$ for the fron seats, 8$ for the middle row seats and 6$ for the last row seats.
Favorite Dish: Fried Chicken Wings
Mandalay Inn is a good place to stay and they have a restaurant attached to the hotel, which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is cambodian and Burmese.
I relished the thought of being able to eat Burmese food in Siem Reap. Very friendly staff. They went out of the way to make sure that I had asian breakfast since I was not too keen on toast and eggs for breakfast in that hot climate. They prepared the typical noodle soup breakfast of the far east, very tasty.
Favorite Dish: Curried chicken or other meat with sprin onion.
There is a good selection of Burmese dishes as well as Cambodian dishes.
I stopped at Forest Hut for lunch my second day in Siem Reap. It is a small restaurant just south east of the Route 6 bridge over the river. Most of the seating here is outdoors, except for the bar. I enjoyed stir fried vegetables and rice (US$2) along with dragonfruit and a can of Angkor Beer (US$1.20). There were a few other Westerners here as well, having fruit smoothies...
It is a nice place to eat and somewhat off the beaten path.
The temples at Angkor are spread over a huge area of some 400 square kilometres. There are only a few restaurants dotted around and these tend to be located in the main visiting areas. These include a row located near the entrance to the Bayon in Angkor Thom, a few near the entrance to Ta Prohm and a couple on the northern side of Srah Srang. They vary from small shacks to fairly up market tour party type places.
I came for lunch at one of the restaurants located overlooking the Srah Srang called the Khmer Culture Club Restaurant where I half expected to be served by Boy George! I had to wait ages to get served and to wait for the food to arrive as it was packed. Expect this if you visit during the main lunchtime period. It may be an idea, if your time is limited, to take food and drink with you and eat on the go.
I experienced a great Indian food once again outside of India. The owner of the restaurant Mahendran and his wife Geetha were so friendly and they are first to start the Indian Restaurant at Siem Reap 5 years ago. Eventhough I experienced other Indian places, I felt this Little Indian Restaurant tastes good.
Atleast have a try and I am sure you will eat everyday as long as your stay in Siem Reap
Favorite Dish: All most everything is good. But after a long day of walking the Angkor Wat temples at Siem Reap, I preferred to eat Thali. Its comparatviely cheaper to other Indain Restaurants in Siem Reap.
The Khmer Village Restaurant is a cozy stop-over during your trip to the Angkor monuments for breakfast, lunch and some drinks. This restaurant serves nice local food, as well as rice and noodle dishes, plus soft drinks and beer.
It is popular, and many tourists were there for lunch when I was there in November 2009. The price is reasonable, and I find the food to be good and the atmosphere is relaxing. The location of this restaurant is across the road to Sras Srang (the royal bath, which is a big man-made lake), with the following contact details:
Khmer Village Restaurant
House N045 Group 3
Sras Srong Village
Tel: 012-390-583, 011-337-559
Fusion food consist of western & local khmers food & also bar/pub
Favorite Dish: SUprisingly good local dish of Amok fish & also Japanese prawn Tempura. We heard lotsa complains on western food thus we choose local food instead
The amok fish is the best so far, 2nd will be the AMok fish at Mandalay Inn
Around some of the major temples of Angkor you will find lots of food stalls or street restaurants, usually named "Restaurant No. 14" or so. These basically consist of a little concrete platform, some plastic chairs and numerous family members. The menues are all more or less alike, offering everything from beef to chicken. The prices are the same, too, so that it doesn't make a difference where you go. Next to the Bayon and the Terrace of Elephants, a row of more than 20 such restaurants awaits you. Members of the restaurant will address you as soon as you're nearer than 100m, and if you say no it doesn't stop them from trying again. If you give up eventually, you'll get some good food and can relax a little before climbing the temples again.
Btw, the restaurants aren't cheaper than those in Siem Reap. For a two person meal and two drinks you'll have to pay around 10$.
Favorite Dish: choose whatever you like - Cambodian food is tasty!
This restaurant is right opposite the Western causway of Angkor Wat so for a start its got a great view. Its an open air place so its well priced, with authentic Khmer food. Great for a quick lunch before you head to the temple.
Favorite Dish: Sour Fish soup. At the time of my visit I was suffering from influenza and a soup was just the ticket. The sour fish soup, which was the size of a large spa bath, was tasty and healthy. The fish pieces were huge and it had various herbs and citrus flavour. It was way to big to eat the whole thing so I suggest you get the small size. A blowl of rice is a nice complement to the soup.
This is not a specific tip for any single restaurant in Siem Reap/Angkor Wat. :)
I found out that in most restaurant menus one will find entries like "fried noodles with mixed vegetables" or "fried chicken with mushroom" and expect just what it the entry says, fried food with whatever siding is mentioned.
It is a big lie. They will serve you something sauteed instead of fried which is fine with me since I don't like fried stuff too much. But my friends were disappointed when what was put before them did not match the picture in their heads. :D
Favorite Dish: Fried noodles with mixed vegetables which turned out to be sauteed noodles with a lot of vegetables and a little chili all downed with ice cold coke. :)
This is one of the reasonably priced restaurants that offers buffet dinner and a traditional Apsara dance performance. A lot of tour groups take their guests here. So expect a lot of family units running around. :D
The food is nothing special and the sound system is not good but the apsara dancers are beautiful.
This is one of the most original restaurant-bar-hotel-guesthouse in Siem Reap. Because it is open, different levels are open for dinner around low tables, ( put of your shoes) and in the downstair restaurant there are several times an evening traditional Khmer dances and music.
Good service and good meals, a large choice of Kmer and western food.
Don't be afraid, when you go to the toilets, you'll see some crocodiles downstairs !!(and alive!)
Favorite Dish: Eating in a very original envirement. Nice Khmer dances, good music.
When you spend one full day in visiting Ta Phrom, Banyan and Angkor Wat, your will feel a bit hungry at lunchtime. My tuk tuk driver drove me to a serie of small restaurants in between the tempels, and he told me that resto No. 21 was a good one.
We had a simple lunch together, some Kmer soup with a rice plate with chicken and for some $ we could start again visiting other tempels.
Favorite Dish: Just a good and simple Kmer lunch.
The Red Orchid Restaurant is situated on the top floor of the Ta Phrom Hotel along the Siem Reap River , next to the Old Market.
It's a first class place, I would say better than the average restaurants in the place, beautifull view over the riverside, small balcony tables, overlooking the river.
What I took as dinner was a original Kmer Herb soup and a famous Lok Lak porc.Delicious!
Some evenings there is life music and a dancing floor.
Favorite Dish: Good place, first class, excellent food.Nice view over the river.
It may be hard to believe that I ate one of my best meals on my trip at a resteraunt simply called "21". At the exit gate for each temple you will be hoarded with shopkeepers and cooks all inviting you to spend your money. Your tuk tuk driver may request you meet him at a specific resteraunt like I did, go ahead and trust him and have a seat on the plastic lawn chairs provided and enjoy an awesome meal with a temple view.
Children will harass you to buy their goods, and they try tons of tactics from sympathy to plain persistance but no worries once your meal shows up they scatter. Read more about this in tourist traps for angkor wat. I thought the kids were cute and part of the cultural experience. Occassionally they bring around some good stuff but they charge steep prices for their goods!