I believe the best way to experience a new place is to taste their local cuisine. I wanted to try the best khmer cuisine in town so I figured a tasting menu would be the way to go. I chose Meric at the Hotel de la Paix. Being located inside a ritzy hotel I decided to place a reservation and to ask if they had a dress code. It seems that Siem Reap in general is not much for dress codes except for exposed shoulders.
A language barrier can be a cause of bad service. Since we arrived 15 minutes before opening, we asked if we could be seated to order a drink while waiting for the restaurant to open. They pointed us to a pretty al fresco seating area where we were able to order our drinks. 20 minutes later, they were spraying our surroundings to drive away Mosquitos. In then asked if we could now be seated indoors because of the mosquitos but maybe they did not understand me because they would not take us inside, even if there were guests already dining. So a few more minutes passed until I insisted on being seated indoors.
Favorite Dish: Sadly, of the 7-course menu, it was the dessert that impressed me the most. Maybe my taste buds were not used to the flavor but I generally found the cuisine bland.
This was the 7-course menu:
Pounded ambarella with dried snake
Seaweed salad with skate wing
Braised prahok with coconut milk and Khmer crudités
Braised beef shank with palm sugar and star anise
Stir fried calamari with fresh green pepper corn
Bar fish sour soup with coconut milk and water cress
Assorted Khmer sweets
I have eaten at Ecstatic Pizza several times, and I usually eat there when I am in Siem Reap. Every time it has been a good experience. The food is great, and the owner is very friendly.
The last time I was there, I started with a Feta Cheese appetizer. Its called an appetizer, but it was huge! It was actually enough for 2 people. The vinaigrette dressing was delicious. Since there name is Ecstatic Pizza, of course I always have a pizza. They have about 20 different kinds of pizza, and they always come with plenty of cheese. The style in Cambodia is to make pizzas with thin crust, but you can order thick crust if you like.
They also have breakfasts (English, Western, Brunch), and they specialize in omelets with about 10 different kinds. Prices are quite reasonable.
Favorite Dish: I also like their Eggplant Parmesan. Very tasty sauce and lots of cheese!
This Indian food restaurant in Siem Reap, serves excellent food, and is very reasonably priced. The Chicken Masala (a kind of chicken curry) has nice pieces of chicken, and is not too spicy. But you can order the level of spice you want. Meals are served with either rice or naan. The Pakoda is exceptionally tasty. An entire meal including drink is only about $5. The service is good, and alcohol is available. They also serve vegetarian food.
Please note that they make everything to order, and some dishes may take some time to prepare, especially if they are busy. You should ask how long it will take for your order.
If you like good Indian food, or even if you haven’t tried Indian food, travelers to Siem Reap should give it a try.
They are open from 8am to 11pm.
Favorite Dish: My favorites are the Pakoda (a dumpling stuffed with potato & spices), and Dum Subz Bahar (stuffed tomato cooked in a spicy sauce)!!!!
If you need a decent Latte or Capucino - the Blue Pumpkin brews a decent cup. Just don't expect anything fancy.
Favorite Dish: Nothing favorite. Just like to stretch my feet out on one of those sofas after a long day trekking through temples.
Right next to Cambodia BBQ, in the heart of pub street area. It offers very tasty local food, prices are sometimes half of other restaurants', while the environment was as nice.
Avg. USD10 per person you have have 4 dishes, rice plus 2 Angkor draft beers. What a bargain!
Visa and Master card acceptable. The owner has 2 other restaurants just 20 meters away: Temple Club and Khmer house
Favorite Dish: Beef Loc Lac, Soup, stir-fried chicken with vegetables.
This place which is on the other side of the river in Siem Reap is frequented by people who live in Siem Reap, so you dont see the tourists here.
ope air, great service and a variety of food all with local flavour
Favorite Dish: we had a variety of dishes the photos are shown below
We arrived late in Siem Reap and also starving. It was already past 10pm and the only open restaurant was Chomnor Siem Reap Restaurant which was located across the street and adjacent to the Apsara Mart.
The restaurant serves local dishes and prices are in USD. The restaurant presentation is purely local; when we arrived, same thing happened, all eyes are on us. The place also seems more like a bar. There are 3 waitresses and only one speaks English but they are all friendly and happy to serve us, wehe. The resto serves lunch and dinner only.
Favorite Dish: The baked egg-plat with fried minced pork- I expected the minced pork to be minced pork literally but it was just like sliced pork, haha. Also from the name, it says “Baked” but nothing was baked... was it the egg!?? no way! how about the "plat".. I guess it pertained to the egg lying "flat" above the pork!???? or just the eggplant!???
The name just doesn’t fit when the food was served. My friends and I have this habit of discussing how things were called or how it happened that way, haha. But still no regrets!!! We like it the taste of it. I just find it amusing, haha! Before I forget, rice is sold separately.
Lok-Lak, another Khmer cuisine made of stir fried marinated beef marinated served with lettuce, tomatoes and fried egg on top.
Beautiful building, typical colonial style, French and local food, nice but could be better. I bet most people are here for the ambiance.
Favorite Dish: Dessert: chocolate made in 3 ways
One of the biggest restaurant in Pub street area. Very delicious food.
Favorite Dish: For a 16 USD set you can have 5 type of meat: Chicken, Beef, Pork, Snake, Crocodile.
Excellent value here, also the food is wonderful
The prices are great as well
Favorite Dish: Rrfesh prawn spring rolls.
wanted to have a simple Indian meal and i was totally disappointed at this restaurant. the food had a bland taste.