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“Fantastic flavours in an atmospheric merchant house”
Review of Chinese House

Chinese House
Ranked #35 of 1,428 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Chinese House is among Phnom Penh's most unique Pan-Asian restaurant, cocktails bar, night-life destination and event space. Set among the last remaining authentic Chinese House of the Charming City (Phnom Penh), and home to three equally different event spaces under one roof. Chinese House incorporates a decadent cocktail lounge, a pleasant outdoor terrace and a restaurant which elegantly marries ingredients from the East and techniques from the West, throughout combining unrivaled contemporary Pan-Asian cuisine with an enticing array of cocktails and wines to choose from. Welcome to Chinese House, where the past meets the present, and the East meets the West in expertise, elegance, taste and charm, representing a unique style of a special epoch which knew how to celebrate beauty, value, stillness, tradition and style!
London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic flavours in an atmospheric merchant house”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

First impressions count. Walking into the buzzy bar downstairs at the Chinese house to a friendly greeting from staff was instantly welcoming. Beautiful tiles; silk lanterns and lounging sofas made for a stylish and relaxed vibe. The restaurant upstairs was equally elegant - high ceilings, dark wood floors, and hangings to create intimate dining areas in a large room.

Most impressive though was the food. A top notch ceviche and sashimi to start followed by paella negra, washed down with a good but reasonably priced wine. Gorgeous flavours, stunningly presented and attentive, competent service.

Prices to me seemed totally reasonable for this quality and overall experience but diners hopefully would not expect this to be at back packer price levels. Starters were around 7 or 8 dollars and mains from around 12 upwards. The water is always more than you expect - spent half the amount of a bottle of wine on water alone! The bar downstairs is well stocked with an interesting photo exhibition.

This place is far up the Sisowath Quay and there is not much around it - keep going and you will spot it. Very much worth it.

Visited October 2013
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Medellin, Colombia
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132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Brilliant place”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The food, the architecture, and the ambiance all add up to a spectacular combination. Housed in the Chinese House built in 1903 -- and such a landmark that almost every tuk-tuk driver in town knows -- Tepui is a great place.

Even if you're just going to the bar and art gallery on the ground floor, take time to visit the dining room upstairs. Preserved in its original state, it is massive. And the opium bed in a cultural touch.

Try the tapas for variety and food to share. My recommendation? The fish. Enjoy.

  • Visited October 2013
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“meat is good!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The second time I had dinner at Tepui. The first time was not so great because red snapper was dry. Pleasant surprise, the menu has changed!! We were a group of friends and we started with tapas. Some were average__ feuilleté? but the chorizo ​​croquettes were delicious!
I think my beef was brazilian ... The meat was very tender, medium rare, and I liked the crunchy vegetables.
It is known that the south american meat is quite salted? i think.... In fact, it felt the touch, but just enough to make the difference... i loved it! The service was almost perfect! well done!

Visited October 2013
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic decor and food”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This was probably the best place we ate at during our 4 day stay in the city. The food is presented perfectly and the quality is excellent. The beef tender loin was perfectly cooked and the selection of starters we ordered were all tremendous.

The art is also very cool.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Put Tepui on your list!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Tepui was excellent on all fronts for us. The food was interesting, a diverse selection, excellent quality, executed perfectly and in elegant, appealing surrounds. Oh and the cocktails were great too! The Mediterranean / South American influences were at the forefront and we left very full and satisfied.

  • Visited October 2013
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