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Bugs Cafe

€€ - €€€Asian, , Fusion
Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 17 764 560
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Asian, Cambodian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Living in asia for 3 years now, it's the only place I've been where you have a real chef cooking insects. It's a must to discover that it have a real taste different than the old used cooking oil they use to cook in the...More

Thank Xdn2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew Cambodia was well known for serving bugs so when walking past the cafe when we first landed in Siem Reap there was no doubt i would be in there the next night. I am the type of guy that will eat anything or...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While most of the things eaten (scorpion, ants, bee larvae and grasshopper) tasted fine; others were not so good (tarantula, cricket and giant waterbug). In fact, the waterbug was very large and not cooked through. I hate to blame the waterbug, but I did get...More

Thank Randy P
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Randy, Thank you very much for your review. This is not just a polite and diplomatic answer, we need all the feedback available, either good or bad, to maintain our high level of quality and satisfaction. We will take extra care of the preparation...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I headed here for dinner to try some bugs. We had heard that this was one of the nicest and safest places in Cambodia to eat bugs. The staff are verry friendly and informative to make you feel as comfortable as possible,...More

Thank dudeman101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is impeccable. The staff also speaks excellent English and are passionate about their work. This is an excellent place to go to try unusual foods, such as tarantula or scorpion. They also have set menu options which cover all of the different...More

Thank Samir M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Weird and lovely food. The taste is divine. Just overcome the thing that you are eating insects. More than worthed!!

Thank Roberto Babbo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a small bite before dinner and was not disappointed! Large sampler platter was great to share. Good drinks too!

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This place serves bugs the way you would to have bugs served... Not deep fried so much that it tastes like an oily husk. Presentation was nice and some insects actually tasted quite nice. Try the scorpion!!

Thank Wheretogo2day
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Bugs Cafe as part of a food tour that we took in Siem Reap. (Taste Siem Reap and I highly recommend them!) we had a sample platter with a mild green curry sauce. The platter had a spider, scorpion, water bug, ants...More

Thank MRSMannersPortland
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I actually had this planned months before I arrived in Siem Reap because I mentally prepared myself. After a day in the waterfalls I headed here with a big appetite. I ordered the discovery platter. I tried everything! The spring rolls and croquettes tasted great...More

Thank BlackbirdPaulina
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Chon Wai T
23 December 2017|
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Response from Michelle A | Reviewed this property |
Never..the kitchen is very clean. It may depend if a person has allergies but not sure if it would be similar to seafood allergies. An excellent place to try insects if not sure about eating them off the street. Try free... More
19 February 2016|
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Response from Shana2525 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't book either. A great place must do :)
10 February 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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