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“Must-eat !”

Sala Bai Restaurant School
Ranked #72 of 945 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$11
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian, European, International
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Sala Baï Hotel & Restaurant School was founded in 2002 by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge. The school entirely and exclusively meant for young Cambodians coming from underprivileged families. In 2015, more than 1300 young Cambodians, with a 70% priority to girls, have been trained. They have all found a job within 1 month after their one-year training. A few years later, their average salary goes from $250 to $350 which enables them to reach the emerging Cambodian middle-class. The vocational training taught at Sala Baï is definitely the fastest and most efficient way of fighting poverty and human trafficking. But without your support, nothing would be possible. By coming to our training restaurant, you already make a great difference, with the pleasure to enjoy high-quality food.
Reviewed 10 June 2014

If you're staying in Siem Reap you have to eat at Sala Baï ! By eating at this place, you will train the students and taste really good meals ! Do not hesitate to order a western or an asian set.
Just think to book your table.

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Thank LawRamones
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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Just THANK YOU!
Your enthusiasm is a great support for us. We hope to get the chance to welcome you if you ever come back to Siem Reap.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

I cannot believe that this tiny training facility reataurant is not booked out for every weekday for breakast and lunch. Every meal is cooked and served by the sudents learning hospitality skills for free under the guidance of a dedicated team lead by a French NGO. If you go for brekky at 8 am you will be fortunate to see these proud young Cambodians from the poorest of circumstances go through their morning briefing and lessons and enjoy a chance to meet the staff. Inspirational dining! By eating here or staying upstairs in their weekday training hotel you support these youths to move to a bigger and better facility next year and to positively change their lives. AN ABSOLUTE MUST VISIT!!! And I havent even begun to describe the excellent food at incredibly cheap prices!

Thank cossiefamily
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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Thank you so much! Managing a vocational hospitality school that provides every year training to 100 young Cambodians is a day-to-day challenge that we could not achieve without support of enthusiastic people and guests like you!
Thank you again and please come back whenever you want!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Congratulation at all the staff, good food and nice staff, this school is an exemple for many
restaurant in Siem Reap, .

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Thank michka T
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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Thank you very much! Be sure that we will pass your congratulations to our teachers, and students. Hope to see you soon again!

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

What a great place and what an amazing foundation.

We were told to visit this place by a friend of ours who works with the foundation.

If you are not aware of what these guys are trying to achieve, it is truly heart warming. In a nutshell, they scour cambodia for the poorest and most underprivileged teenagers and offer them training in their hotel, front desk, and kitchens.

Every student has found employment in the hospitality sector within six weeks (claude, I hope I remembered that stat correctly) of graduation.

Please visit this restaurant for lunch, the food is awesome and the wait staff are wonderful.

We visited with our four kids and had a great experience, the kids had spagghetti marinara and club sandwiches, my wife and I had a grilled squid salad and a local curry dish.

All for 40usd which all goes to help the foundation and truly make a difference to peoples lives.

Well done Sala Bai, all the best and thank you Claude for taking the time to meet and chat with us!

P.s, Claude gave us a tip for a restaurant for dinner called Touich, stay tuned for that post, it was an excellent dinner and great adventure!

Thank DCJP240776
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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your comment! Really it is a highly supporting one for our students and staff... You captured so well what we try to do in our Sala Bai School!
And as Claude might tell you, if you are interested, we have a network in Singapore that helps to support our program, it is called Touch Sala Bai.

And anyway, we will be always very happy to welcome you anytime you come back to Siem Reap.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

great experience for such a worthy cause, food and presentation fantastic. and the drinks especially the fresh selection of juices. we enjoyed it so much we went back twice and its a hop skip and jump from our accommodation sidewalk motel

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

On the behalf of our students and staff, thank you very much for your very nice comment. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience! Hope to see you again...

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