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The Bright Lotus

Asian, Vietnamese, Cambodian
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#22 Str. 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 990 446
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Phnom Penh four times now, and each time I come back to this super-consistent restaurant for their delicious soups and drinks. Very clean, reliable restaurant serving a variety of Khmer and Vietnamese favourites (as well as some western food). Fast, friendly service. Really enjoyed the various pho, as well as a local soup called 'koh kor' (also... More 

Thank Boeby L
Eugene, Oregon
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is clean, the pho is very good. You can get cheaper food on the street, but if you want to sit at a real table, and eat yummy pho, you should come here.

Thank maryfrances100
Ipoh, Malaysia
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401 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Near to ours guesthouse. After 3 days Cambodia foods, just looking a restaurant that can supply simply fried rice. Simple serve dish, cheap price and delicious fried rice.

Thank hckok77
Atlanta, Georgia
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Ate here many times. Always enjoyed the food. Large menu with a good variety of dishes. Great location, near many attractions

Thank fredf22
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a great spot for good Cambodian food at a very good price. Good location near the Palace. Knew it was good based on number of people there.

Thank nickpohl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

One of our favorite downtown ! Good and simple food for a very reasonable price. Even good coffee for a Khmer place. To recommend: the 'pho' style soups with a lot of sprouts on the side and the feta cheese salad ! Stressless moments !!

Thank Roberto L
Bangkok, Thailand
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I would love to give a wider-ranging review of Bright Lotus, but I can't, because I come for the pho. Pho bo, specifically. I think I've been coming to Bright Lotus since about 2005, but I can't say exactly. In that time, it's grown and changed a bit. The menu is much bigger and full of Western fare now -... More 

Thank KevinMcGaffey
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Better food and bigger portions than most similar restaurants with lower prices for most dishes. It looks at the park in front the museum across the road. Nice place to hang out. Has wifi

Thank dorjetravel
Hoi An
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Regular travelers to Cambodia our group thought we'd try this place for dinner for the first time. It will be our last. Food is ordinary as it is with a lot of the restaurants in the 'tourist' area. Fish Amok was OK but chicken was tough as was pork. We ordered two beers and they tried to take the bottle... More 

Thank Claude T
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

great location w/ views of the National Museum, the local food is very good. very relaxing...... only a short block to the riverside....

Thank KraigLieb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Cambodian
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #22 Str. 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 23 990 446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?