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Friends the Restaurant

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House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

You would not know these people are students. The food was tasty... Loved the pork quesadilla. The service exceptional and a nice easy going ambience. Would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Kiwiwannabe83
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Couldn't get any better. The food was excellent and the service wonderful. And when you know that the profit of your meal goes to support their projects - which involve education for children in need, in different ways and not only in the hospitality sector - it makes you feel it is worth every cent of it. The portions were... More 

Thank Patrizia R
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I would not consider this a local place, but the food is good, the staff well trained and the concept makes you feel good about helping out.

Thank N H
Tromso, Norway
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309 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I went there for lunch. Was greeted by a waiter and led to a table. The restaurant is very nice, kind of simple inside. Ordered to dishes of tapas, crispy zucchini with cheddar and pork and beef meatballs with noodles. The food was amazing, best tapas I ever had. Enjoyed the meal with a big smile on my face. It... More 

Thank ztig65
Singapore, Singapore
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Decided I should support NGO so Had my first meal here. I ordered the seafood laksa, it was good and i enjoyed it. The teacher were wearing blue tee shirts and the students yellow, that makes it easier for us to differentiate them.

Thank llh161
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The restaurant trains local youth for futures in the hospitality business, which is a worthy cause. Plus, the food is incredible! Traditional Khmer dishes as well as creative tapas, there is sure to be something to catch your eye. Absolutely worth a visit. They also own a shop next door where proceeds to go youth education!

Thank Sophia H
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Friends is part of Tee, a worldwide organisation training young people in commercial cooking and service. Our lunch was beautifully done in a modern fusion style. The service was good and I would heartily recommend a meal here. The smoothies were great - I can recommend the Coconut & Lychee and the Mango & Passionfruit. Put it on your list... More 

Thank Shooternoel
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Value for money and amazinggg tasting food. The setting is a nice old villa and the service is attentive too. Given that it is an establishment meant to help under privileged, it has a great feel good factor. Would come back without a doubt. Vegetarian options are plenty on the menu.

Thank Jay S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This restaurant serves extremely delicious locally inspired Tapas with great variety (meat, vegetables, soup and dessert). Staff are very friendly and it is a nice, cosy and clean place. The profit of the restaurant goes in support of projects for street children, making it even more appealing. I felt like going back to explore the menu even more!

Thank Ane H
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Prices seems bit high but food is really awesome. If you see, Cambodian crepe on the menu, I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Vaneet D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colourful 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. 100% of 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?