Siem Reap Restaurants

I have been fortunate enough to visit Siem Reap many times. A food lovers heaven, you are sure to be delighted by her treats! Here are some of my tips!


Viroths - Modern Asian cuisine, a little fancy and definitely delicious - 246 Wat Bo Street

Sugar Palm - great for a casual Khmer meal, really pretty setting, try the chicken skewers! Taphul St

AHA Wine Bar - In a little alley off pub street, definitely worth a look, especially if you fancy a nice vino and some tapas!

Chanrey Tree - Top notch Khmer cuisine in a lovley setting!!! Pokombo Ave

Annadya Restaurant - recently recommended to me.
Even more recently I had this report back from a fellow forager:
"Haven is a training school set up by a Swiss chap and his friends.  Great service and food that is both Khmer, western and Swiss, of course.  Prepared by the trainees, they whip up pretty good dishes on the curry dishes, pork schnitzel,  fried rice, burgers and the appetizers.  Reservations definitely needed - very popular place.
And from another fellow forager:
"Haven was booked out for the entire time we were there, but a little further up the same street is a place called Genevieve’s (*Ducky’s note, this has been recommended to me A LOT) which had some of the best food and most attentive service we had anywhere!  We would highly recommend it and great value for money.  The Tonle Sap Red Fish (fried) was particularly good and definitely sized to share!  From their menu, it also appears that they give both staff and the local community a share of monthly profits.  Hard to argue with that!”
Finally, my friend has lived up there for the last year and recommends the following:

"Places to eat here: lots of new kids on the block. Chanrey Tree on the river in a garden setting, modern Khmer cuisine. AHA is in Alley West, owned by Shinta Mani, upmarket Khmer. Cheap & cheerful & always busy is Khmer Kitchen opposite the Old Market. Mahob is also good.....a little out from Pub St but gorgeous garden setting & delicious food.


Cooking School - Tigre De Papier is probably the best cooking school in the country at the moment. Check out their website HERE. Oh and the temples of course ;-)

Be sure to check out the Phare Circus, like a Cambodian Cirque Du Soleil, run by an amazing French NGO. Details are HERE

The National Museum is top notch, get the Audio Guide.

Be sure to check out Lake Tonle Sap and her floating villages if time allows (it’s a half day trip), you can book in Siem Reap but be careful of anyone who wants to take you via an Orphanage… there’s a big scam going on up there atm, kids are not tourist attractions :-) These guys run a pretty great tour, details HERE

If you are after a different way to get around and see the temples Grasshopper Bicycle Tours in Siem Reap. They have a full day Sunrise at Angkor which takes in all the major temples, cost is USD75pp, pick up is usually around 430am from your hotel, depending on the time of year and wraps up around 2pm (in time for poolside cocktails). Breakfast, lunch, guide, water, etc. Or a full day (not including Sunrise) Bike The Temples of Angkor tour, USD 39pp, if you want a sleep in. Meet at their office at 730am and wraps up around 430pm, lunch, guide, water etc included. Both include the big 3 - Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prom :-) 

I am able to check availability and book the bike tours for you if you are interested, just let me know what dates and your hotel name to

My absolute FAV place to stay in Siem Reap is at the Shinta Mani - modern, sheek, beautiful! Check out rates HERE

For a slighly cheaper option check out Memoire d'Angkor - rates available HERE

To compare a few different options check out Agoda - these guys have a best price guarantee and you earn points that can be redeemed for future travel. Winning! Check it out HERE

Have you been to Siem Reap? Do you have any insider tips? Hit me up in the comments section below, i'd love to hear from you! Also, be sure to LIKE our facebook page and sign up for weekly updates below.

Ducky xoxo


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