We were pleasantly surprised by the numerous food choices in Siem Reap. Sorry we don’t have more pictures to share, the food was so good that by the time we thought to take a picture it was usually at least half-finished. We tried lots of places, but these 5 were our favorite.
Haven is a training center for disadvantaged young adults from surrounding areas in Cambodia. It is also a top rated restaurant and we were lucky to get a reservation. The night we were there we saw numerous people being turned away. The food was really good with lots of Cambodian vegetarian choices as well as options for meat eaters. The ambiance is great and really made for a nice peaceful meal. Be sure to book this spot for a meal when you first get to town!
This Indian restaurant came highly recommended from the travel bloggers at Never Ending Voyage. It was excellent! We actually ended up eating here twice even with all the choices in Siem Reap. The food was delicious and we even had our first glass of wine since leaving Australia. The portions are large and well worth the price.
Must try their ice cream! Some interesting flavor combinations and for 1.50 a scoop try a few. This is a chain so there are several locations around Siem Reap. They also serve lunch and sandwiches. We had a Caprese salad and were surprised by the fresh tomatoes and delicious mozzarella.
We try to stick to local food as much as possible, but sometimes you just want some Italian. We decided to try Il Forno and kept our expectations pretty low. When we arrived and saw a cheese platter on the menu we were sold! The cheese was great, as was the wine and the house made gnocchi. The location was nice just off pub street down a little alley. Had we stayed longer we definitely would have gone back. It was our most pricey meal in Cambodia coming in at just under $35, but we had 3 glasses of wine, the cheese platter and 2 pasta dishes. Well worth the splurge.
This was a spot we met some friends at for dinner. We met the family of Four over the Edge in Malaysia and spent time with them in Thailand and again in Cambodia. They suggested this place since it was kid friendly and it definitely was. There was a wide assortment of activities (movies, jump house, trampoline and more) to keep the kids busy. The restaurant even provides a “nanny” to watch over the kiddos and tell them when it’s time to eat. It’s located out of town, but if you have kids it’s a nice place to go and relax. The food wasn’t bad either!