Restaurants

Top Choice Market in Kep

Crab Market

Eating at the crab market – a row of wooden waterfront restaurants by a wet fish market – is a quintessential Kep experience. Fresh crabs fried with Kampot pepper are a taste sensation. Crabs are kept alive in pens …
Top Choice International in Kampot

Twenty Three Bistro

Hot damn, there's now a twice-baked cheddar soufflé in Kampot, and this is the place that loses money making it for you. We're not sure how the owners manage it, but this seems to be haute cuisine on clearance, from…
Top Choice Cambodian in Koh Kong City

Happy Beach

Northeast of town, this place offers a unique slice of Cambodian life with seaside, covered decks on stilts where families and friends laze about with their shoes off, taking down heaping portions of Khmer food serv…
Top Choice Cambodian in Sihanoukville

Sandan

Loosely modelled on the beloved Phnom Penh institution Romdeng, this superb restaurant is an extension of the vocational-training programmes for at-risk Cambodians run by local NGO M’lop Tapang. The menu features cr…
Top Choice Cambodian in Takeo

Stung Takeo

Perched over the seasonal lake, this is easily Takeo's best restaurant for both food and ambience. The seafood-heavy menu is full of traditional local flavour, such as squid and Kampot pepper. This is also the place…
Top Choice Thai in Kampot

Thai Fire

Guests here are in the capable hands of Nalee, a culinary genius from Laos who taught herself to cook in Thailand and opened this restaurant with her husband Rhett, who handles non-cooking details. Don't miss the ex…
Top Choice Cambodian in Koh Sdach Archipelago

May's Kitchen

A great local restaurant uphill from town, on the left just before the pier. May shops at the market each morning and bases her Khmer and Thai dishes on what's available, often including pepper-and-garlic pork and c…
Top Choice International in Sihanoukville

Chez Paou

This is fine dining Otres style: right on the beach. The menu contains a good selection of steaks, pasta and burgers, but it's the Khmer specials (order in advance) – stingray cooked on embers with fresh Kampot pepp…
Top Choice French in Sihanoukville

Manoha

At this charming but modest-looking place on Serendipity Rd, the French and Khmer menu is enormous – with 130 dishes, to be exact. And whether it's a sandwich, a salad, an omelette, some frogs' legs or even barracud…
Top Choice Italian in Kampot

Ciao

Kampot's most beloved Western street-food vendor is an Italian who cooks delicious pizzas one at a time in a modified dustbin out of this ramshackle space on Kampot's street-food row. The pizzas take awhile but are …