Siem Reap Restaurants & Cafes

Abacus Restaurant
Tel - 012 644 286
Route 6, Oum Khun St
French and Asian fusion cuisine, great wine selection, a favorite of many local ex-patriots.
Opened in 2004, Abacus Garden Restaurant and Bar has become one of Siem Reap's landmark eating and drinking spots. Professional and knowledgeable wait staff serve modern European and Asian cuisine cooked with the finest local and imported produce, capped with an extensive list of wines from France and the New World.

Alliance Art Cafe
Tel: (855 63) 964 940
Wat Damnak area
French and Khmer cuisine. Next to gallery and theater space. The Alliance restaurant has been designed with our customers dining experience in mind. Relaxed and informal, combining a classy ambience and an eclectic menu our restaurant is a true gastronomic delight.

Angkor Palm
Tel - 063 761 436
2 Thnou Street - two doors over from the Blue Pumpkin
Royal Khmer cuisine, nice ambience, great service and fair prices, very close to Pub Street. Special combination platter of 7 Cambodian dishes for US$7.00

Blue Pumpkin
Restaurant, Ice Cream and Bakery
2 Thnou Street (main location) - various smaller locations around town
Best bakery in Siem Reap, ice creams, pastas, salads, sandwiches.
Popular with both Siem Reap based expats and tourists.

Butterflies Garden Restaurant
Tel - 063 761 211
Street 25 in Wat Bo area - 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Asian and international cuisine in a garden setting with butterflies and koi pond. Behind a garden wall lays an oasis of peace. Inside, 1,500 Angkorean butterflies frolic among 500 flowering plants and fruiting trees at Butterflies Garden Restaurant.

Cafe de la Paix (this restaurant unfortunately no longer exists)
Tel - 063 966 000

The hotel is now the Park Hyatt Siem Reap and this restaurant is now the Glass House Deli - I will do a new review when I return to Siem Reap later in the year.

Sivatha Blvd. Part of Hotel de la Paix but with separate street entrance.
Very good delicatessen style sandwiches and great coffee. There is an extensive range of salads and sandwiches made with a choice of freshly baked breads and gourmet ingredients and a popular option to 'create your own'.

Cafe Indochine
Tel - 012 804 952
44 Sivatha Boulevard -
Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and French cuisine in an attractive old wooden building.
Rated number 22 of 160 restaurants on the Trip Advisor website.

Cafe Puka Puka
Tel - 012 1976 660
Road to Angkor Wat (next to Madame Sashiko's Angkor Cookies)
Fresh fruit juices, and a variety of ice cream and fruit based desserts.
On a hot day I love to go to this place for a shaved ice Mango Cooler.

Chez Sophéa & Matthieu
Tel - 012 858 003
Across the road from Angkor Wat temple, towards the back of the parking lot.
Unusual location (in the food sheds at Angkor Wat) for a high quality French restaurant.
Menu price range is reasonable for the quality, at from $10 to $20 per set meal.

Chili Si-Dang
On the Wat Bo side of the river, close to the Riverside Hotel
Opens at 7 AM for breakfast and stays open late into the night
Within easy walking distance of the Old Market district
Asian and European food - "fresh food, fresh tastes, and fresh ideas"

Chivit Thai
Tel - 012 830 761
130 Wat Bo Rd
Located close to the Route 6 end of wat Bo Road.
Good Thai food at fairly low prices (for a Thai restaurant outside of Thailand)

Cool Corner Bar & Diner
Tel - 012 634 101
2 Thnou Street - across from the Old Market
Small (one shophouse) but comfortable restaurant and bar.
In-expensive International food and very friendly service.
Specializes in pastas, pizza and Khmer cuisine.

Ecstatic Pizza -
2 Thnou Street - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Pizza, salads, western and Cambodian dishes. Free delivery to hotels and guesthouses.

FCC Angkor
Tel - 063 760 283
Pokambor Avenue (along Siem Reap river)
Open from 7:00 am to midnight.
International and Cambodian cuisine in a great riverside view setting.

Guru Mother Cafe
Oum Khun Street
Close to the intersection of Sivatha Blvd. & Oum Khun Street
Small Japanese restaurant with a warm ambience and friendly service.
Exceptional meals prepared by the Japanese Owner/Chef
Daily set meal of three side dishes, rice and miso soup for $5.00

Helen's Cafe - Street 20, Wat Bo Road
Inexpensive but friendly and very clean cafe, serving a variety of western and asian dishes, good choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner, if you are staying in one of the Street 20 guesthouses.

Kama Sutra - E161 Bar Street - 063 761 225
Indian food right on Pub Street, open air sidewalk style seating or upstairs air-conditioned dining room.

KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
Sivatha Boulevard (across the street from the Hotel de la Paix
American fast food is now available in Siem Reap.

Khmer Family Restaurant
Tel - 015 999 909
Located in the center of Pub Street
Street side and balcony seating.
Low prices on Khmer food, drinks and draft beer for 50 cents.

Khmer Kitchen Restaurant
Tel - 063 964 154
Old Market area (3 locations). 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Can be very busy at night. Home cooked Khmer cuisine, a good choice for your first (or second) experience with Cambodian food.

Le Bistrot de Siem Reap
Tel - 063 760 428
Victoria Angkor Resort in Central Park
French cuisine in a charming Old Indochina atmosphere. Cuban cigars available.

Le Tigre de Papier
Pub Street - 063 966 100
Great pizzas (thin crust), pastas, hamburgers, steaks, and Cambodian food. Cooking lessons every day.

Madame Butterfly - Route 6 (going east) - 016 909 607
Khmer and Thai influenced cuisine in a beautifully furnished and decorated classic wooden house.

Tel - 063 966 221 / 092 506 622
Corner of Street 7 and The Lane
The most authentic Indian food I have had in Siem Reap so far.
Unfortunately the food quality is not very consistent or I would go more often.
To be fair, this is a common problem with Siem Reap restaurants.

Meric - Hotel de la Paix
Tel - 063 966 000
Considered by many to be the best restaurant in Siem Reap.
The steaks are incredibly good and the Khmer food is imaginative and of a very high quality. The atmosphere is both classic and modern with a choice of regular seating and giant cushioned swings.

Moloppor Cafe - River Road - Wat Damnak area
Tel -
A local and expat family favorite. Western and Asian dishes.
Good place to relax with a group of friends over a few beers.
Only a short walk to the Old market area of town.
Nice location in a shady area along the Siem Reap River.

Molly Malone's
Tel - 063 963 533
Pub Street and Sivatha Boulevard
Irish pub food menu, steaks, pies ,baked potatoes, and other western food selections.
Good atmosphere that feels both Irish and Cambodian at the same time.
Easy to include in a pub crawl of the best bars in Siem Reap.

Tel. 063 966 381 - Sivatha Boulevard
Western and Asian classic and fusion cuisine, in a modern outdoor setting.
You can choose between traditional table seating or bed nightclub type seating in large rattan bed-sofas. In a town full of restaurants and bars this is truly one of the most unique.

The Pizza Company
Tel - 023 880 880
Siem Reap Trade Center,
Pokombore Ave. (the River Road near the Old Market)
Similar to Pizza Hut, huge selection of fast food style Italian food and an interesting selection of pizzas.

Red Piano - Restaurant & Bar
Pub Street - 063 963 240
Very popular with tourists, great location on corner of Pub Street, nice place to have coffee or a few drinks with friends. Gets a little crowded at night though and as a result the quality of the service suffers quite a bit. I prefer to visit in the early to late afternoon for drinks and a light meal or snacks.

Shinta Mani
Oum Khum and 14th St. - 063 761 998
Closed for renovations will reopen in January 2011.
Shinta Mani is both a Hotel and Institute of Hospitality.

Soria Moria - Fusion Kitchen
Tel - 063 964 768
Wat Bo Road. close to the Old market area but on the quiet side of the Siem Reap River
Air conditioned Asian-European Fusion restaurant on ground floor, plus rooftop bar and restaurant

Soup Dragon
Tel - 063 964 933
The corner of Pub Street and 2 Thnou Street
One of my favorites for entertaining guests for large group dinners and also having a quiet breakfast by myself. Also the best places in town for Vietnamese food, especially the Pho noodles breakfast. This place is very popular but has seating on three floors so there is usually a table available. Updated Dec. 9, 2010

The Sugar Palm
Tel - 063 964 838
Ta Phul Road - close to the interrsection that leads from the Angkor Market on Sivatha Blvd.
Old wooden house, greta ambience and old-fashioned home cooked Khmer food.
An exceptional experience in Siem Reap at very reasonable prices.

Tell Restaurant
Tel - 063 963 289
No. 374 Sivatha Boulevard - close to Dead Fish Tower
Features German and Swiss cuisine, with a full range of Asian dishes.

Tomato Bar & Pizzeria
Tel -
Sivatha Boulevard, across the street from the Alley West
A recent addition to the Siem Reap restaurant & bar scene.
Pool table, free beer or soft drink with every pizza order.

Trattoria Samot
Tel - 092 410 400
Pizzas, pastas and salads in a cool Mediterranean setting
Located in the fashionable Alley West of the Old Market neighborhood

Viroth's Restaurant
Tel - 012 826 346
Wat Bo Road - lunch and dinner
Fine Khmer cuisine in a garden setting. One of Siem Reap's better restaurants.

Viva Mexica Cafe
Tel - 063 963 151
2 Thnou Street, Old Market & Pub Street
Mexican food and great Frozen Margaritas makes this a favorite destination when I feel the urge for a tequila buzz.

The Warehouse
Tel - 063 965 204
2 Thnou Street, Old Market
Nice space, good service