10 best restaurants in Phnom Penh (Boeung Keng Kang Market)
In recent years, Cambodia has become such an attractive destination in Southeast Asia for so many tourists all over the world, not only because of a rich history and reserved nature but also thanks to its authentic culinary arts. In the heart of its capital, Phnom Penh, we can easily get to know the soul of such country represented in its local foods. Let’s follow our footsteps to Boeung Keng Kang Market, a popular market among the young looking for fashion items and market supplies at affordable prices. The market is located on Street 380 in Boeung Keng Kang 1 Commune, Daun Penh District. Here is a list of top 10 best restaurants in Phnom Penh, specifically in Boeung Keng Kang Market that will take you to a heaven of unforgettable Cambodian tastes.
1. Café Soleil
In a booming trend of eating meat-free meals in Phnom Penh, Café Soleil has risen to one of the renowned restaurants. The menu at this restaurant offers a variety of Cambodian local foods ranging from spring rolls, papaya mixes to home-made yogurt. They also ensure that their foods are as friendly to health as possible by using brown rice instead of the white kind, since this wholegrain provides higher nutrition. The restaurant has eight tables and is open all day from 7 AM to 10 PM.
Address: #22DEo on Street 278 in Phenom Penh
2. TEAV Restaurant & Bar
Located in the 4-star TEAV Boutique Hotel, TEAV Restaurant & Bar is one of the best restaurants in Phnom Penh with simple decoration and customized furniture. It creates such a comfortably modern vibe and has a variety of luxury cuisine from all over the world. One of the most special feature of this restaurant is its list of different wine, which is a must-try when visiting the bar. The restaurant and bar opens early from 6:30 AM until 10 in the evening, with a view of the pool.
Address: # 14, Street 310, Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh
Tel: 855 (0) 23 98 18 18
3. The Common Tiger
Run by the well-known chef Timothy Bruyns from South Africa, who had gained experiences from Seychelles and Song Saa, a wonderful island resort in Cambodia, The Common Tiger provides the best taste of Cambodia ever. It has such a distinctive taste that perfectly lives up to the name of the country’s cuisine, which the chef has to describe as “progressive Asian”. One unique thing that separates this restaurant from the rest is its constantly changing menu, which could give the customers a thorough view of the chef’s talented skills and creativity. He makes sure that each food lover coming here has the chance to experience the most appetizing dishes from this beautiful country.
Address: No. 20, Street 294, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 12000
Tel: +855 23 212917
Website: The Common Tiger
4. Domrei Kitchen
Similar to Café Soleil, Domrei Kitchen also follows the part of vegetarian restaurants. It also offers a more modern view on traditional Khmer cuisine just like other best restaurants in Phnom Penh. Especially, its menu includes the “national dish” of Cambodia, fish amok, and numerous other kinds of curry, spring rolls or coconut cakes. Additionally, one dish that many customers swear by at this restaurant is banh xeo, a version of Vietnamese food that is filled with tasty ground coconut meat. The diners can freely choose their seats in the exquisite dining room or in the romantic outdoor garden. Plants are placed in every corner while the place is covered with the shade of graceful white, that will surely make the customers feel at home.
Address: 29A, Street 288 in Phnom Penh
Opening hour: From 11 AM to 10 PM
Website: Domrei Kitchen
5. Da Sandro Panini Bar
You will be surprised with the strong tastes coming from the Cambodian cuisine at Da Sandro Panini Bar. While maintaining its own simplicity, each piece of panini (a kind of grilled sandwich) is made from soft bread, sliced meat, different kind of vegetables and hand-made sauce. The guests will be taken on a trip to Italy via the decoration of the bar, with wooden blackboards, brick walls and red chairs just like in the Mediterranean region.
Address: #162Eo on Street 63 (Trasak Paem), Boeung Keng Kang 1 Commune, Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh
These 5 restaurants are among the best restaurants in Phnom Penh, particularly in the Boeung Keng Kang Market, that provide the most mouth-watering Khmer dishes. Look forward to our part 2 since a lot more are still waiting for you! Our related articles: