Best restaurants in Phnom Penh

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    Palais de la Poste

    Located in one of the city’s grandest buildings, the former Banque Indochine, Palais de la Poste features old vault doors en route to the refined dining room upstairs. Dishes are presented with a decorative flourish; menu highlights include langoustine ravioli, beef carpaccio and grilled scallops with Kampot pepper.

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    Vibe Cafe

    This three-storey air-conditioned cafe sets itself out as the capital's first 100% vegan restaurant, creating original homemade superfood recipes in its laboratory-like kitchen. The signature Ritual Bowl is packed full of goodness, including quinoa, beetroot, hummus and a whole lot more. It also has innovative cleansing juices such as activated charcoal, coconut water, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. Detox!

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    Le Broken Plate

    Canadian-Cambodian chef Narith Plong delivers a Khmer twist to the Japanese sushi and sashimi experience. Sourcing only the freshest seasonal ingredients, he works his magic behind the bar counter to create incredible omakase (chef's choice) tasting menus. Á la carte is also available, including fresh oysters and Mekong lobster miso soup. Bookings essential.

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    Le Saint Georges

    Le Saint Georges specialises in the cuisine of southwest France, featuring a number of dishes that don't often turn up on other menus around town, including a signature cassoulet (chicken and sausage casserole) and a confit de canard made from whole fresh duck. A genuine dining experience thanks to the passionate host from Toulouse.

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    Malis

    The leading Khmer restaurant in the Cambodian capital, Malis is a chic place to dine al fresco. The original menu includes beef steamed in lotus leaf, goby with Kampot peppercorns, and traditional soups and salads. It's popular for a boutique breakfast: the breakfast sets are a good deal at US$8. Book ahead for dinner or you won't get a seat.

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    Romdeng

    Set in a gorgeous colonial villa with a small pool, Romdeng specialises in Cambodian country fare, including a famous baked-fish amok, two-toned pomelo salad and tiger-prawn curry. Sample deep-fried tarantulas or stir-fried tree ants with beef and holy basil if you dare. It is staffed by former street youths and their teachers.

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    Terrazza

    Plenty of places in Cambodia attempt Italian cuisine, but prim and proper Terrazza nails it, offering a fantastic Italian wine list, bulging antipasto platters and ambitious pastas such as tagliolini with crabmeat and Kampot pepper. Oh, and did we mention the Neapolitan pizza available by the metre? Raise up a negroni. Saluti!

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    Nesat Seafood House

    Incredibly cheap seafood cooked to perfection and served in trendy, sea-inspired surrounds. What more could you ask for? All the critters arrive fresh each day from Kampot and Kep, so you can be sure they haven't been squirming around under the sun in the nearby Russian Market. Reserve ahead; a deal this good doesn't go unnoticed.

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    Sovanna II

    Sovanna II is always jumping with locals and a smattering of expats, who have made this their barbecue of choice thanks to the huge menu and cheap local beer. Sovanna I, on the same street, opens from 6.30am and is as good a place as any to sample the national breakfast, bei sait chrouk (pork and rice).

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    Bouchon Wine Bar

    Rehoused in a stunning French-colonial villa on St 174, Bouchon is now as much a classy restaurant as an elegant wine bar. The menu includes confit duck legs and some calorific homemade desserts. It also has a great selection of French wines by the glass, plus some of the more potent cocktails around town.

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    Metro Hassakan

    Metro is one of the hottest spots on the riverfront strip thanks to its striking design and an adventurous menu. Small plates are for sampling and include beef with red ants and tequila black-pepper prawns; large plates include steaks and honey-soy roasted chicken. It also does a mean eggs Benedict.

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    Sugar Palm

    Set in an attractive French villa, the Sugar Palm is the place to sample traditional flavours infused with herbs and spices, including delicious char kreung (curried lemongrass) dishes. Owner Kethana showed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay how to prepare amok (baked fish dish).

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    Bistrot Langka

    Bistrot Langka offers fine French dining in an intimate atmosphere at an affordable price. Tuna tataki and an original beef tartare are some standout moments. Book ahead, as this slick spot has only a handful of tables and is one of the city's busiest dinner destinations.

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    House of Scott

    Chic and art-lined House of Scott works with the Cambodian Children's Fund by donating all proceeds towards education and job creation for Cambodian youth. The menu includes delicious shared plates, such as homemade pork and shrimp sausages or Kampot pepper beef sashimi.

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    Friends

    One of Phnom Penh’s best-loved restaurants, this place is a must, with tasty tapas bites, heavenly smoothies and creative cocktails. Order two tapas or one main for a filling meal. It offers former street children a head start in the hospitality industry. Book ahead.

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    Armand’s The Bistro

    The best steaks in town are served in Cognac flambé-style by the eponymous owner of this French bistro. The meat is simply superb, but every item on the chalkboard menu shines. Space is tight, so this is one place to book ahead.

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    Boat Noodle Restaurant

    This long-running Thai-Khmer restaurant has some of the best-value regional dishes in town. Choose from the contemporary but traditionally decorated space at the front or a traditional wooden house behind. There are delicious noodle soups and lots of local specialities, ranging from fish cakes to spicy curries.

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    Enso Cafe

    A mod Australian cafe that started out with a top breakfast and brunch, Enso now offers a dinner menu too. Brunch options include leek, Gruyère cheese and salmon tart and a hangover-tastic chakchouka (poached eggs in a tomato, pepper and onion sauce). The vegan menu includes shepherdless pie.

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    Museum Cafe

    Set in the spacious grounds of the National Museum, this is a cultured place for a cuppa, but the menu includes a good selection of well-priced Khmer classics and some international wraps and salads as well.

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    Cam Cup Cafe

    This elegant little cafe is the perfect way to make the iconic main post office relevant once more for a new generation of travellers. It offers fresh brews, herbal teas and some of the best-value Khmer dishes you can hope to find in this sort of setting.