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Friends the Restaurant

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” (391 reviews)
“falafel burger” (39 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This was the best meal I had while traveling in Southeast Asia for a few weeks. Everything was absolutely delicious and interesting and super affordable. Staff were very helpful and kind. Highly highly recommend. Get the pesto and the berry crisp

Thank armiller173
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The concept is simply amazing. We had the squid, the couscous with vegetables (tasted like French ratatouille), the cashew-chicken and the duck (tasted like a real tajine). Everything was delicious (especially the duck) and the desserts were quite surprising. Expensive compared to street food but...More

Thank Anouk V
Reviewed 2 February 2016

great local food and drinks. safe to drink their water and ice. beautiful and helpful staff. ask for a map of phnom penh if you dont mind walking around. great gift shop. a beautiful good cause restaurant.

Thank apaynema
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We had been to a lot of the Friends restaurants throughout Laos and Cambodia but this was by far the best one for food. Right next to the National Museum the menu has a huge range of options for veggies and they were all so...More

Thank GP2003
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The foods are really delicious and the ambiance is really good. The portion is not too big, so if you're really hungry you may want to get 2. We got the mango chicken and the grilled fish with pepper sauce and rice, and both were...More

Thank May_Malek
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Friends is staffed by disadvantaged young people who have been trained in all aspects of hospitality. The atmosphere inside is pleasant, with bright artwork adorning the walls or you can sit outside in the courtyard. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes and...More

Thank DeniseJ14
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Nice restaurant where they serve so-called creative tapas. This restaurant helps streetkids to get a start in the hospitality-branche. The mango-mint smoothie is highly recommended!

Thank Lydia L
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This restaurant trains youngsters who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. For this reason I really don't like to give it a bad rating. However, on the basis of my experience, I cannot in all honesty give it a good one. I have to say that the...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Clean surroundings and a nice atmosphere. The toilets are a little bit pokey but are clean enough and tourist friendly.

Thank Vaughan M
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We have loved every friends restaurant in SE Asia. We seek them out because the food is beyond divine. They take traditional local meals and freshest produce and creatively dress it up to make it exceptional. Everything is beautiful. No matter what you choose.

Thank Mespey
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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