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“Delicious Middle Eastern food. ”
Review of Petra

Ranked #99 of 1,717 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Petra restaurant (with its Authentic SYRIAN CHEF) which is named after the famous historic city Petra in Jordan, is located in a spacious 3 floor Villa in downtown Phnom Penh. We offer a large range of authentic Middle Eastern as well as a variety of Western dishes as set menus and food a la carte. We furthermore provide buffet for large groups (Please notice us in advance). While waiting for the food, guests can dress up in traditional Arabic dresses and take photos on the 2nd floor. Our focus is on providing authentic Middle Eastern flavours in a homely environment with excellent customer service. We furthermore take great pride in having a state of the art stainless steel kitchen and train all our staff in hygiene awareness.
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The most unlikely thing you would have a craving for in Phnom Penh? Middle Eastern food!!! But give in to your craving. And head to Petra. The mezze filled me with instant memories of Lebanese cuisine favorites. I am blessed to have traveled the world -including 2 contracts in Saudi Arabia. The food at the world famous Al Nafoura or The Fountain restaurants there, is what Petra immediately takes me back to. Mezze with awesome house made souffléd warm pita bread and excellent falafel. But the highlight to me is the chicken shawarma. Wow. Add a fresh fruit juice and leave room for baklava. It's just rude not to. The Syrian Chef came to say hi after the food was served and he is what makes the experience complete. Hospitality with the capital 'H'. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

ordered the lamb curry. it contained 6 small cubes of lamb. mostly peppers. not what i would call a lamb curry. when i complained i was told this is the portion size for the curry and the chef was kind enough to let me change my order.

ordered the 1/2 bbq chicken. it looked delicious when it arrived. after a few bites i noticed the chicken was pink on the inside. i explained this to the chef but his response was "everybody like my food. dont leave me bad review" and failed to acknowledge that the chicken was not cooked properly. so i paid my bill and left.

its hard to see in the picture but the chicken piece on the left is pink on the inside.

1  Thank Sayid R
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Rami1967, Owner at Petra, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Mr. Sayid,
We sincerely apologize for the unpleasant evening you had. We pay very close attention to the feedback of our customers, and have very strict rules. We assure you that we will not allow such an occurrence to happen again. Please accept our apology and invitation to a complimentary iftaar or dinner whenever suits you.
Best Regards
Petra Owners

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Was hoping for better as this is one of my favourite styles of cuisine. Service Ok, food was very bland.

Thank mervdunia
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were served in a matter of minutes with great food. The service was efficient, but the key is that the chef comes from Syria, he really knows what he cooks. They were very nice with us and at the end of the meal you can have a fun photo at the second floor with traditional Middle Eastern dresses!! A great deal.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

The food was really excellent. And you had very much fun dressing up with traditional outfit at the third floor. The staff is really friendly and the place confortable. Thank you for the nice evening !

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