After a long day in the heat of the blazing sun, exploring Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom we decided to go restaurant hopping along Bar Street and try appetizers at each restaurant. We didn’t get very far. Our first stop was the uber-touristy Temple Bar. We thought we would stop here for a drink after a long day exploring the temples. A word of caution: a bucket means exactly that. The drinks here are cheap and the service is friendly but the food is expensive, by Cambodian standards, and is targeted at tourists rather than being customary Khmer food. The other draw is the free traditional Aspara (traditional Khmer dancing) show nightly on the second floor. There is a buffet upstairs during the show or you can just have a drink and watch the dancers.
Favorite Dish: If you’re looking for a hot spot on bar street to meet other travelers this might be your place but if you’re looking for something more authentic and local go elsewhere. The food’s not great but the drinks get the job done. Happy Hour is from 4 to 9pm daily.
Mandalay Inn is the guest house I stayed at.
The restaurant is very simple and if you go for dinner, make sure to spread mosquito repellent all over you before, but the dishes they cook are definitly cheap, abondant and tasty.Even if you are the only customer, expect to wait at least 10 minuts before you get what you ordred, wich means they do cook the meal when you ask for it, and not simply put it in the owen or microwave.
Favorite Dish: Noodle with vegetables and meat, actually they looked like a sort of tagliatelle and I loved them
Siem Reap has several really good and grand buffet restaurants (see my VT tips), and Tonle Chaktomuk Restaurant is one of them. Again, you will enjoy the big variety of local and international dishes at around US$15 per person.
Great ambience and architecture, plus cultural show with Apsara dance at night. Good and relaxing way to spend one of your evenings at Siem Reap.
Besides the Angkor Mondial Restaurant, this is another of the big and grand restaurants in Siem Reap serving tasty buffet consisting of many local and international dishes. Cultural performances such as Apsara dance are available, and the ambience is good and modern.
Take your time to eat the buffet because there are indeed many dishes, best during Nov to Jan when the weather is cooling and dry :)
The Angkor Mondial Restaurant is a famous and big restaurant in Siem Reap with good ambience and architecture. When you are here, you should try the buffet which has a wide spread of local delights and international food. There are even cultural performances with Apsara dance in the evenings.
The price of the buffet is very affordable at slightly more than US$10-15 per person. I enjoyed my dinner here while at Siem Reap.
Nest Pub & Restaurant is a pub and Western cuisine restaurant located along Sivutha Boulevard. The ambience is good and nicely decorated, and the food is tasty.
Good to sit, relax and have your meals and drinks here during the night. However, the price is relatively expensive compared to the local eateries.
Bun Tha Restaurant is a traditional Cambodian eatery along the street of Sivutha Boulevard that serves very good tasty traditional dishes at very affordable prices. Nice place to have your meals, especially dinner when the weather is coolder. It is usually crowded, so you may have to wait for a short while.
The Pub Street is located near the famous Old Market area, and is the place to hang out at night while in Siem Reap. There are many restaurants and pubs around here for the tourists to relax during the night after touring the monuments during the daytime :)
The food at the Sokha Angkor Resort is very nice especially the buffet meals which consist of local dishes as well as international dishes, desert etc. The ambience and service is also very good here, so I would recommend that you stay in this hotel and enjoy the food and ambience. I stayed at this hotel and really enjoyed it (one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in).
This is a very good Indian restaurant that's located one block to the north of Bar Street and was, I think, formerly called the Taj Mahal. It's run by a couple of Indians which is always a good sign to look out for and the food is very good. I had a chicken vindaloo, naan, poppadum, rice and a beer for $6.75.
Molly Malone's is Siem Reap's sole Irish pub and it's a good one, with excellent food and drinks at not too expensive prices. The menu's just like you would get back home with lots of pub grub such as Molly’s Mega-Fry breakfast, Quiche Lorraine, a wide range of fresh sandwiches and salads, pasta dishes and main meals including fresh salmon, shepherd’s pie, steak and Guinness pie and fillet steak. I actually came here and had a Christmas Day meal of roast turkey, roast potatoes and veg complete with gravy after seeing it advertised on a board outside. It was a little on the pricey side compared with other food options but it was a bit of a surprise to see and well appreciated.
The Alley (also known as "The Passage") is a pedestrian alleyway that's located one block south of Bar Street. Here you'll find lots of nice restaurants with chairs and tables outside as well as inside. I had a good meal at one called The Temple where I had a good Cambodian curry.
The blue pumpkin is a combined bakery, cafe and restaurant in two levels.
It´s very clean and pleasant and has a fairly minimalistic touch to it.
The place was very popular with young japanese travellers when i was there and i felt a bit like i had walked in to a trendy tokyo cafe.
The lower level is where you have the bakery and a bit of the cafe, but you should head for the second level if you want to sit and dine.
Favorite Dish: I had an excellent salad and an even better curry and was very happy with what i got.
Find a place you like the look of. Try not to sit at one of the stalls on the corners on the road as you get more people coming to you asking to eat off your plate. It's really hard as even though we bought food for them, the owners of the stall told us they'd prefer it if we didn't. Anyway, the food is around $1 US a plate. It is pretty basic but it is good. We ate here twice and everything was fine.
Favorite Dish: The noodle dishes were all good
I went back here after enjoying the pork salad so much. Staff are friendly and attentive and the food is very good. The pork salad is excellent and the vegetables fresh and cleaned with clean water.
Favorite Dish: Pork salad, pork salad, pork salad... it's like a larb/laab of sorts.