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Friends the Restaurant

) #7 of 1,187 Restaurants in Phnom Penh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, Asian, Soups
House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (400 reviews)
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European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This was a real supprice, was really friendly staff and the food was really nice! This is a good stop for food, and the money goes to a good cause =)

Thank Sajmond
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

A nice place for diner, great atmosphere. The food is more like westernized Asia food, looks fancy with great taste. The location is surrounded by lots bars and also close to river side.

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Lovely ambience. Service was very attentive. Menu varied but we had our own favourites so did not experiment very much. The restaurant trains disadvantaged young people to give them skills for future employment. The Friends Shop is next door and I left very impressed with...More

Thank 21Rose
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Friends offers some innovative menu, from Western to Southeast Asia inspired varieties. We enjoyed the tasty food in the friendly and pleasant environment there. The tapas concept is a good idea too.

Thank LetsEatBKK
Reviewed 25 October 2015

The concept is so beautiful. The poor children get a chance to learn a profession, cooking and/or serving.They are taken care off. The paintings in the restaurant are very touching. I volunteer for the Association Ponleu Kampuchea, free health care, free education and free acces...More

Thank 194helena
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

It was good but paid too much for my "empty plate".. Don't go there if you are hungry, you will be disappointed.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Supercool place with supergood food. Everything we had was phenomenal. The tables next to us ordered the tarantulas. The waiters come to the table with real tarantulas. It was really funny watching people's reactions. They let you hold them and stuff too. Really cool. Seriously...More

Thank paul g
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

First and foremost, this is an excellent restaurant with a huge range of high quality, inventive food. My husband was particularly effusive about the Burmese chicken curry! The fact that it is a great cause is a fantastic bonus. Must do in Phnom Penh.

Thank City_BreaksUk
Reviewed 18 October 2015

As expected, similar in its style and approach to Romdeng, but no less rewarding. A bit more rustic than Romdeng, with more backpackers than holidaying couples like ourselves. Again the food was fantastic

Thank Barlotte1987
Reviewed 18 October 2015

My top restaurant recommendation in Phnom Penh. Truely brilliant restaurant pulling off terrific food accompanying a fantastic social program to support less advantaged with access to work training.

Thank George H
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.42 km away
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Menu please
20 January 2015|
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Response from jbiedlin78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie - I also cannot find the menu online but agree with Melissa09 above. The menu was eclectic with a mix of traditional cambodian/thai food, also with some western options. The plates were small size meant to share... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
  • E-mail
Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colorful vocational training restaurant. Serving up share plates of creative cuisine with influences from across the globe, refreshing cocktails and fresh juices, you can see why Friends is one of Cambodia's longest running and best-loved restaurants. All profits are reinvested into the education of students in training and Mith Samlanh's social programs. Check out Friends 'n' Stuff for products that changes lives and Friends Nail Bar next door!
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