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Bugs Cafe

€€ - €€€Asian, , Fusion
Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 17 764 560
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“donuts” (35 reviews)
“samosas” (41 reviews)
“skewers” (39 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Cambodian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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1 - 10 of 423 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have tried eating insects a few years ago during my Thailand trip; but tarantula and scorpion were new to me. So upon reading online review, the first night I arrived in Siem Reap I decided to try this. The staff were friendly, welcoming, and...More

Thank Singgih H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to try bugs, but was put off the street food option as I knew if I didn’t like the first thing I tried, I wouldn’t try anything else. The discovery platter gives a taste of red ants, spider, giant waterbug, scorpion, crickets and...More

Thank IrishMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 11 year old twins here and had a really memorable meal. The french manager/owner came out when we were deciding what to do and was very helpful but not at all pushy. This is definitely bugs done in a way that tourists...More

Thank Trees73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great bonding experience. I hooked up with couchsurfers I met on line and we decided to try the grubs, spiders, ants, but left the water beetle behind (too reminiscent of a cockaroach). The insects were covered with french sauces and spices, which made...More

Thank Mojo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly one of the few restaurants in Cambodia (maybe even in the world) which offers a very smooth initiation to insect based food. Tarentulas, silkworms, scorpions, crickets and ants are accomodated in rolls, curries, tapas, woks, skewer and many more. It helps overcome the occidental...More

Thank CPJD00
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we're glad you appreciated the experience! Keep eating insects, it's good for health and for the planet :)

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This place is a must do when in Siem Reap if you’re willing to try something different. The food itself is professionally prepared, so if you wanna eat bugs this is the place to try it. Also the staff is incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable. I...More

Thank Sammi C
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we're delighted that you enjoyed the experience! Have a good time in Cambodia :)

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

One restaurant I wanted to go to was the bugs cafe. So glad I did. The Mr is vegetarian so didn't eat but gladly video me. I had the tapas plate but sadly no tarantula as they were out. The staff were very nice and...More

Thank deniz
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi! Thank you very much for your enthusiasm, we really appreciate your feedback. You were not lucky this time with tarantulas (it was the breeding season, we leave the spiders alone at this time) but it should not be an issue in November. We're looking...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This is definitely created for tourists but was a fun experience for us to go to. We tried the discovery platter which has the tarantula tempura, ant spring roll and skewers with grasshoppers. My friends did enjoy the bug food, though I couldn’t get over...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our family of 4 with two teens went to Bugs Cafe as a kitchy thing to see while visiting Cambodia. We were greeted at the door by the very friendly and professional French owner. He answered all of our questions so thoroughly and was so...More

Thank leane10
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Oh thank you so much, I'm going to blush ahah! Our whole team is delighted that you enjoyed the experience, it was a pleasure to welcome you and see you share your enthusiasm and kindness. Have a very good time in Cambodia, thank you again...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

WOW what a wonderful experience this was. First off as an american we rarely if ever have an opportunity in the United States to find food options like this. Secondly, this was by far the best meal I ate while in Cambodia and it was...More

Thank Evan E
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much Evan, it was really nice to meet you guys! Have a very good time in Asia, I hope you come back say hi sometime ;)

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Chon Wai T
23 December 2017|
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Response from Jennifer T | Reviewed this property |
no. but I suggest u to always stay away from eating scorpion. they are too hard for human teeth
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Patagon64
19 February 2016|
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Response from Shana2525 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't book either. A great place must do :)
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kathryndob
10 February 2016|
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Response from Perth6025 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book a table, and there were quite a few free ones. I can't remember though what weekday it was.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: +855 17 764 560
  • E-mail
Description
Bugs Cafe is the first ever insect tapas restaurant and cocktail bar in Cambodia. Crickets, scorpions, grasshoppers, ants, bees, silkworms, spiders, snake and crocodile combined with quality Khmer and western products and seasonings, will bring you a delicious and unseen taste of adventure! Amazing Photos guaranteed...
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