Best restaurants in Siem Reap

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    Cuisine Wat Damnak

    Set in a traditional wooden house is this highly regarded restaurant from Siem Reap celeb chef Joannès Rivière. The menu delivers the ultimate contemporary Khmer dining experience. Seasonal set menus focus on market-fresh ingredients and change weekly; vegetarian options are available with advance notice.

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    Mahob

    The Cambodian word for food is mahob, and at this restaurant it is delicious. Set in a traditional wooden house with a contemporary twist, this place takes the same approach to cuisine as it does to decor, serving up dishes such as caramelised pork shank with ginger and black pepper, or wok-fried local beef with red tree ants. Cooking classes available.

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    Spoons Cafe

    This excellent contemporary-Cambodian restaurant supports local community EGBOK (Everything's Gonna Be OK), which offers education, training and employment opportunities in the hospitality sector. The menu includes some original flavours such as trey saba (whole mackerel) with coconut-turmeric rice, tiger-prawn curry and tuk kroeung, a pungent local fish-based broth. Original cocktails are shaken, not stirred.

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    Marum

    Set in a delightful wooden house with a spacious garden, Marum serves up lots of vegetarian and seafood dishes, plus some mouth-watering desserts. Menu highlights include beef with red ants and chilli stir-fry, and mini crocodile burgers. Marum is part of the Tree Alliance group of training restaurants; the experience is a must.

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    Jomno Street Food

    Earning rave reviews for its original flavour combinations, Jomno promotes its signature platters (from US$7.50) offering a bite-size taste of a range of dishes from the Cambodian street such as naom banchok noodles and Battambang sausage. Twists on the classic amok (baked fish) include a crispy chicken amok salad and a vegan mushroom amok. Highly recommended.

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    Sister Srey Cafe

    Sister Srey, a funky and fun cafe on the riverfront near Psar Chaa, offers an ambitious breakfast menu, including eggs bene-delicious, which is perfect after a sunrise at the temples. Lunch is Western food with a creative twist, including burgers, wraps and salads. Profits go towards supporting the 'Hero Rats' of Apopo and demining in Cambodia.

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    Pou Kitchen

    Under the direction of homegrown chef Mengly, Pou Kitchen has taken off as one of the most popular and innovative Cambodian restaurants in town. Choose from grilled beehive salad or chicken with red ant for starters, and move on to Phnom Kulen pork-belly sausage or spicy vegetable-cake curry. Simple surrounds, but far from simple flavours.

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    Little Red Fox

    This foxy little cafe is incredibly popular with long-term residents in Siem Reap, who swear that the regionally sourced Feel Good coffee is the best in town. Add to that designer breakfasts, bagels, salads, creative juices and air-con, and it's easy to while away some time here. The slick upstairs wing is popular with the laptop crowd.

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    Le Malraux

    Stunningly located in the network of alleys east of Psar Chaa, Le Malraux is one of the best French restaurants in Siem Reap, and by night this quartier looks like a little corner of France. Eat or drink inside at the bar or al fresco in the street. Meals include a superb pavê of boeuf and succulent fish.

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    Road 60 Night Market

    For a slice of local life, head to the Road 60 Night Market located on the side of the road near the main Angkor ticket checkpoint. Stallholders set up each night, and it's a great place to sample local Cambodian snacks, including the full range of deep-fried insects and barbecue dishes such as quail. Plenty of cheap beer too.

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    Vibe Cafe

    This vegan spot serves up raw organically sourced superfood bowls and cleansing juices such as the cashew, date, Himalayan salt, vanilla bean and Ayurvedic spices concoction. If that sounds too healthy for you after partying on Pub St, try the excellent vegan desserts such as raspberry cheesecake and chocolate-ganache truffle.

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    Pot & Pan Restaurant

    One of the best-value Khmer restaurants in the downtown area, Pot & Pan specialises in well-presented, authentic dishes at affordable prices. The menu includes spicy soups and subtle salads, and rice is beautifully served in a lotus leaf. Some of the cheapest pizzas in town are, somewhat surprisingly, available here.

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    Mamma Shop

    A compact menu of terrific homemade pasta is the signature of this bright, friendly Italian corner bistro in the bohemian Kandal village district. Add a selection of piadina romagnola (stuffed flatbread) pizza, a nice wine list and delicious desserts, and this place is highly recommended.

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    Rice Thai

    Arguably the best Thai restaurant in Siem Reap, this little eatery specialises in succulent duck dishes, but has a whole range of vegetarian options available to boot. The khao soy noodles are an unexpected treat this far from home, and the Bangkok Bad Boy stir-fry will spice up your life.

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    Village Cafe

    Bar, Bites, Beats is the motto at Village Cafe, a happening little bistro that delivers on its promise. Drop in for tapas, wholesome gastropub grub and a glass of wine or four to wash it all down. Features one of the longest bars in Siem Reap. Regular DJ events at weekends draw a crowd.

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    Sugar Palm

    The Sugar Palm is a beautiful space and a popular 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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    Elia Greek Kitchen

    This little taverna near Psar Chaa looks like it comes straight out of the Med, and the food tastes pretty authentic too. Choose from all the Greek favourites like souvlaki, skewers and moussaka, plus some immense seafood and meat platters that could feed a family. Very atmospheric.

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    Cafe .9

    This Australian-run cafe is generating a real reputation among expats in Siem Reap thanks to a great range of cafe-bistro comfort food like homemade burgers and wraps and some of the best cakes in town. Friday is curry night, and the weekend roasts are becoming a sell-out event.

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    Embassy

    Part of the King's Road village, Embassy is all about Khmer gastronomy, offering an evolving menu that changes with the seasons. Under the supervision of the Kimsan twins, who studied with Michelin-starred chef Régis Marcon, this is Khmer cuisine prepared at its most creative.

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    Olive

    The crisp white linens and air-con beckon diners into this French restaurant hidden away down a side street near Psar Chaa. The menu includes a good range of Gallic classics, including rack of lamb and pork tenderloin. Save space for the desserts or a cheese platter.