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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed yesterday

The concept of this restaurant is to help kids find a direction. They are taught to wait on guests, to cook and serve amazingly delicious food. The menu is not vast and is mostly small plates. The ambience is great and the decor simple and...More

Thank lynnpltc
Reviewed yesterday

Very very good place. It was fusion food and for a good cause. The burmese chicken was very good. The cashew chicken was excellent. The smokey eggplant was really tasty. grilled snapper salad was very good too.

Thank ushdra
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very tasty, lots of variety, great service. All for a good cause as a training school - what better way to eat delicious food and feel good about helping!

Thank 652kerrym
Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice selection of food, especially for us vegetarians. The food was beautifully presented and tasted great. The staff is polite and professional. it is quite popular with tourists but don't let that deter you.

Thank libbyglee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant mostly catering to American and European tourists. Excellent food with nice sized portions. Food was fresh and cooked to order. The service was fast and friendly. Great place for a quick, inexpensive lunch.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Can locate with google maps. Good staff. Good selection on the menu. Good taste. Even the non vegetarian friends with us enjoyed the food. Service was prompt. Cocktails were good too.

Thank MAB-India
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were recommended Friends by other travellers we met. The food was original and SO good. Staff were hospitable and polite and everywhere was very clean. Would highly recommended this restaurant to anyone coming to Pheom Phem

Thank lindsaybthompson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself and my travel buddy are vegetarian and although most places in Cambodia do cater for vegos we have had some really bland and disappointing food in our week here. Luckily we did some research and decided on Friends for our last dinner in PP...More

Thank Alana E
FriendsInternational, Public Relations Manager at Friends the Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Alana, Was lovely having you at Friends the Restaurant! Hope you left Phnom Penh with good memories and a satisfied belly. You are welcome back anytime. Best, Friends the Restaurant team

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been traveling for about a week on the AMA river cruise when we arrived in Phonom Penh. We’ve met some great people on the trip and were looking for a place to eat...Friends came recommended...and it was perfect. The menu is varied and...More

Thank smiths22_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely a gem,innovative and a truly high quality of local food,we have visited all restaurants within this "cause"throughout Cambodia and Laos and without exception they have proven to be:-ambient,provided wonderful cutting-edge'food and offered caring and gracious service.

Thank Jo T T
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20 January 2015|
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Response from jbiedlin78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie - I also cannot find the menu online but agree with Melissa09 above. The menu was eclectic with a mix of traditional cambodian/thai food, also with some western options. The plates were small size meant to share... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
  • E-mail
Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colorful vocational training restaurant. Serving up share plates of creative cuisine with influences from across the globe, refreshing cocktails and fresh juices, you can see why Friends is one of Cambodia's longest running and best-loved restaurants. All profits are reinvested into the education of students in training and Mith Samlanh's social programs. Check out Friends 'n' Stuff for products that changes lives and Friends Nail Bar next door!
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