Siem Reap Vistior Guide 59th

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31 Senteurs d'Angkor

87 Miss Wong Battambang

29 Smateria

13 Angkor Empire 7 Be Queen Boutique 7 Golden Banana Residence 52 Happy Zone Inn 104 Memoire Palace Resort & Spa 54 Metta Residence & Spa 55 Oriental Siem Reap 16 Bopha Taprom 17 Cuisine Wat Damnak 24 Genevieve’s 19 Georges Rhumerie 15 Haven 24 The Indian 20 L’Annexe 21 L’Annexe 19 Mango Cuisine 24 Maybe Later 16 Miss Wong 23 The Red Tomato 23 Safari Sushi 8 Siem Reap Brewpub 28 Soul Train Reggae 81 Temple Balcony 81 Temple Coffee & Bakery 12 Temple Sky Lounge 80 Temple Sky Lounge 80 Viva 22 The Hideout 25 The Hideout 7 Pacific Hotel 13 Two Dragons Dining

Sihanouk Ville, Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong

32 Trunkh.

Spas, Massage

99 Boutique Kampot

9 Baray Spa

100 Hotel Five S

40 Baray Spa

103 Lakshmi Bungalows

35 Blue Indigo

100 Makk Hotel

3 Bodia Spa


36 Frangipani Spa

98 Kurata

37 Kaya Spa

6 Pidor Massage & Spa

Phnom Penh



95 Cerevisia

38 RSD Tattoo

96 Club Love

Travel, Tour,Sights

96 Hard Rock

97 Smateria

46 Cambodia Jeep

94 Space Four Zero

59 Cambo Ticket

95 Villa Grange

57 Helicopters Cambodia

5 NhumBai, The Village


56 Royal Cambodian


47 Sam Veasna Center

10 SEAPs

58 Sopheak Na

Tour & Travel

49 Tara River Boat

48 Triple A Adventure

Swimming Pool

45 Cambo Beach


44 Angkor Panorama Museum 42 Banteay Srey Butterfly 43 Cambodia Landmine Museum 65 Cambodia Landmine Museum 39 Friends Orphan 41 Phare


2 International

Dental Clinic


33 Angkor Arts Diwo Gallery 35 ClayCult


87 Bric-à-Brac

A n island set in a rice paddy countryside, the provincial capital of Siem Reap City serves as the gateway to the millennium-old ruins of the Khmer Empire of Angkor. Siem Reap City is where you will probably stay during your visit, just 15 min- utes from the temples. The town offers a large and varied choice of accom- modations, from boutique hotels and 5-star resorts to dozens of mid-range places and budget digs. But it’s the restaurants, shopping and nightlife where Siem Reap outdoes itself - the amazingly varied dining choices, the vibrant night scene, and uniquely Cambodian shopping opportunities. The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins


including the legendary Angkor Wat whose cultural significance and visual impact put it in a class with the wolrd’s greatest monuments. And though the temples are very well touristed these days, it is still possible to capture a bit of the old spirit and discover Angkor...and Cambodia. Try to set aside some time to experience a bit of Khmer culture and nature away from the town and temples: boat trips on the Tonle Sap, stilted villages and the bird sanctuary, silk farms, road tours through rural countryside and beyond.




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Spas, Hair & Tattoos

arrival/departure welcome


visas & entry

Siem Reap International Airport The Siem Reap International Airport is 6km, a 20 minute trip from town center. Taxis, tuk-tuks and motodups can be hired at the ticket desk locat- ed just outside the terminal doors. Taxis run $10, tuk-tuks are $9 and motodups $2 into town. Vans are also available for $12+. Extra charges may apply for hotels outside the main town area. Most hotels offer free transportation from the airport with advance reservations. Chong Kov Sou Bus Station The main bus station is located near Phsar Leu a couple of kilometers west of town center. On arrival, tuk- tuks from the station into town run about $3-$4, and taxis for $5. For passengers departing Siem Reap, most bus companies offer a free shuttle service from the hotel to the bus sta- tion. See page 59 for more. Chong Khneas Ferry Dock For those arriving from Phnom Penh or Battambang by river ferry, the ferry dock is located at Chong Khneas near Phnom Krom, 15km south of Siem Reap town. On arrival rates from the dock to town run about: Tuk-tuks: $5; Taxis: $7.

A passport with at least six-month validity is required. A visa is required for most nationalities. One-month ‘Tourist’ and ‘Business/Ordinary’ visas are available on-arrival at the international airports in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh as well as most overland international border crossings with Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, and through overseas Cambodian embassies. Tourist visa (T): US$30. Business/Ordinary visa (E): US$35. Tourist visas (T) can be extended for one month, but only one time. Business/Ordinary (E) visas can be renewed up to a year at a time. Renew visas through a local travel agent or the Immigration Department located opposite the Phnom Penh International Airport . Tel: 012-581558 E-mail: . Online ‘e-Visas' are available through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at . US$37 for a 30 day visa. Like the Tourist visa, the e-Visa can be extended 30 day, one time. Processing time: 24- 72 hours.



weather & climate

cambodia fact file

Practically speaking, Cambodia has four seasons: 1) December-February, cool and dry; 2) March-May, hot and dry; 3) June-August, hot and rainy (monsoon season); 4) September-November, cool and dimin- ishing rain. As we go to print in May it's the middle of the dry sea- son and the hot season is now in full swing. It is offi- cially the low tourism season but weather-wise it is still a fairly good time to visit the country - hot but rain-free temple touring weather. Ordinarily, the dry-hot season brings mid-day tem- peratures in the mid-30s, cloudless hazy skies and occasional afternoon showers known as 'mango showers,' (brief rains said to help the mangos ripen.) So far this year the hot season has been particularly warm all across Southeast Asia including Cambodia, setting records in some areas, with temperatures exceeding 40C some days. Prepare accordingly when visting the Angkor ruins - wear light covering clothing, bring a hat or umbrella, sunglasses, sun- block cream, and drink plenty of liquids. Like the building heat of the hot season, the mango showers will build in intensity until the monsoon season rains begin in late May or June. And with the rains, the heat will eventually begin to taper off.

Country Name: The Kingdom of Cambodia Country Name in Khmer language: Kampuchea Motto: Nation - Religion - King Capital City: Phnom Penh Language: Khmer (Cambodian). Some English and French. Population of Cambodia: 16.48 million (2019 est.) Important/Major Cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Battambang, Kampong Cham Major Rivers/Lakes: Tonle Sap River, Mekong River, Bassac River, Tonle Sap Lake Ethnic Groups: Khmer, ethnic-Chinese, Cham, ethnic-Viet- namese, several ethnic minorities (hill tribes) in the northeast. Bordering Countries: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam Intl Airports: Phnom Penh (PHN), Siem Reap (REP) Religion: Theravada Buddhism, Islam (Cham,) Animism 

Land Area of Cambodia: 181,035 km 2 Land Area of Siem Reap: 10,299 km 2 Currency: Riel (US$1=~4000R) Voltage: 220v/50Hz Time: GMT +7 hours  Country Calling Code: 855 Internet TLD: .kh



T he main body of town stretches about 3-4 km north/ south along the river and roughly 5-6 km east/west along National Highway #6. The airport is 6km and 20-30 minutes

west of town center. The Angkor Park lies 5km north of town center and there are no hotels with- in the park. Most tourist services are in or near town, though there is a growing number of hotels at the outskirts, offering a more tranquil setting. In town, popular areas include: 1) the Old Market/Pub Street area is the tourist epicenter, tightly packed with cafes, hotels and shops; 2) budget and mid-range places in the Wat Bo, Taphul Village and the Sok San Road areas ; 3) dozens of hotels along ‘Airport Road’ and the road to Angkor; 4) a large variety of mid-range hotels, restaurants and shopping lining Sivutha Blvd through town.

S iem Reap is a food-lover's delight, offering an array of dining venues and cuisines from Asia and the West. It’s easy to sample many types of Cambodian food, from traditional dishes like amok and luk-lac to adventurous contemporary fare, including some world class entries such as the renowned Cuisine Wat Damnak and Malis . French cuisine also enjoys a special place in Siem Reap, and is served at some of the town’s finest restaurants - Abacus amongst the highlights. Eateries are scattered across town, though many are in the Pub Street area. For authentic Cambodian food on a budget try one of the Old Market stalls along Street 9.




Hard Rock Café Angkor “Cambodia’s first Hard Rock Café” King’s Road Angkor Tel: 063-963964 / Open: 11:00AM - Midnight Yes, this is it, Cambodia’s Hard Rock Café , serving up the Hard Rock vibe. Good food, unique atmosphere, and nightly live bands and performances from all over the world. Set in a colonial style building overlooking the river, with indoor a/c seating and riverside terrace. Serving up American and western favorites including Classic Burgers, imported steaks, Western style BBQ Ribs, Smokehouse Sandwiches and much more. M AP A REA F-4 $$$

Bugs Café “Free beer on Fridays 5:30PM - 6:30PM” On the Night Market road, just off Tep Vong Tel: 017-764560 / Open: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

If you've always wanted to try eating creepy crawlies, Bugs Cafe offers a clean, safe place to sample a wide range of insect-based dishes. Crickets, spiders, scorpi- ons and more are served with a creative, contemporary twist in a modern atmosphere. A la carte and sharing platters are available, as well as non-bug and vegetarian options for your terrified companions . Air-conditioned and terrace seating. M AP A REA E-2 $$




Butterflies Garden Restaurant “Tropical butterflies in a romantic garden setting” #535 Street 25, Wat Bo area Tel: 063-761211 / Open: 6:00AM - 10:00PM ***Happy Hour: 2PM-7PM Tropical butterflies and a koi pond in a romantic serene garden. The menu offers Khmer and interna- tional cuisine with an extensive vegetarian selection plus an array of fresh juices, beer, wine and cock- tails. Specializing in events from corporate retreats to

Asana Old Wooden House “Asian grandmother’s recipes” The Lane (next to Pub Street) Tel: 092-987801 / Open: 11:00AM - Late

You'll find a traditional Cambodian wooden house nestled on The Lane (the north alley of Pub Street). It's no ordi- nary wooden house though, it's a relaxed bar and lounge with hammocks, hanging beds and a garden patio down- stairs, plus a full bar upstairs. In addition to the full bar and selection of cocktails Asana offers light bites and a few full meals featuring ‘Asian grandmother’s recipes.’ Also offering unique Cambodian cocktail classes. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ The Balcony

children's birthday parties. M AP A REA E-4


“Romantic dining near the Old Market” Viheachen Village at La Villa du Bonheur Tel: 063-765761 / Open: 6:00AM - 11:00PM ***Happy Hour: 5PM-7PM

The upstairs restaurant of La Villa du Bonheur , The Balcony offers a breezy, beautiful spot to enjoy din- ner and a drink . This tastefully-decorated terrace restaurant offers a romantic dining option. The menu includes a range of French and Cambodian dishes, as well as a full bar with a selection wine and cocktails. M AP A REA G-3 $$

Miss Wong Cocktail Bar “The coolest cocktail bar in town” The Lane, (Pub Street alley) Old Market area Tel: 092-428332 / Open: 6:00PM - 1:00AM Still the coolest cocktail bar in town, and still serving tasty snacks and light meals. The small but delicious modern Chinese menu perfectly complements the evocative decor; cherry red lanterns beckon visitors in to get a taste of old Shanghai. Be sure to enjoy the slid- ers--barbecued pork or duck on a Chinese bun--or one of their six types of dim sum. If you're looking for more, try one of their hot pots or bowls filled with rice or noo- dles. Recommended. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ Soul Kitchen “Style and tapas on Sok San” Sok San Road Tel: 081-880023 / 11:00AM - Midnight A big step up from the usual Sok San bar, the hip new Soul Kitchen is serving up Thai and Khmer Tapas, excel- lent cocktails, curbside and cushy indoor aircon seating with the bar hovering between. The place has style and ambiance to spare. Great place for a sundowner or two and snacks. M AP A REA F-2 $$

Bopha Taprom Restaurant “Great curries!” #1224 Phum Salakanseng (off Airport Road) Tel: 095-992799 / Open: 10:00AM - 9:30PM Bopha Taprom offers an extensive selection of authen- tic Cambodian dishes on a breezy garden patio. Soak up the atmosphere and try Khmer dishes that you won't find on most tourist-oriented menus . There's lots of seafood, and vegetarians will be happy to know there are several choices for them too. S EE M AP P AGE 14 $



Kroya Restaurant “Seven-course Khmer tasting menu ” Old French Quarter, Oum Khun Street Tel: 063-76998 / Open: 6:00AM - 11:00PM

Stylish restaurant serving a range of Cambodian and Asian fusion dishes . The menu blends the best of local cuisine and native herbs with high-quality import- ed ingredients, all presented and plated beautifully. Try the seven-course Khmer tasting menu that features the best of seasonal Cambodian cuisine. Dine inside and savor the restaurant's chic ambiance, or eat on one of Kroya's unique Khmer table swings outside that's per- fect for lounging. M AP A REA D-3 $$$ Malis Tel: 016-804888 / Open: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner The famous Malis Cambodian restaurant from Phnom Penh under the masterful eye of chef Luu Meng, now has a sister restaurant in Siem Reap. Serving finely prepared Cambodian fare in an upscale atmosphere. A wonderful escape from the usual. The Cambodian breakfast are particularly popular. Located on the riverfront in an imposing new building that you can’t miss. Visa/MC M AP A REA E-4 $$$ Marum Restaurant “The highly regarded Friends Social Enterprise” Between Wat Polanka and Catholic Church Tel: 017-363284 / Open: 11:00AM - 10:00PM (Kitchen closed at 9PM) Named after the moringa tree, also known as the 'tree of life,' Marum is run by Kaliyan Mith, the Siem Reap arm of the highly regarded Friends Social Enterprise . The menu features a delectable array of small tapas-style dishes that offer a creative twist on traditional Cambodian cuisine, plus a large variety of vegetarian options and creative cocktails. Open Monday-Saturday. M AP A REA B-4 $$ Temple Balcony “Dinner performances, Pub Street” Pub Street Tel: 099-999905 / Open: 5:00PM - Midnight Among the most popular places on Pub Street - airy balcony restaurant over the Temple Club . Khmer-run restaurant serving traditional Khmer and western com- fort food. Happy hour seves up 75¢ draft beer. Nightly traditional dinner dance performances from 7:30PM - 9:30PM at no extra charge. Visa/MC/JCB/AMEX S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ “Living Cambodian Cuisine” Pokambor Av., on the riverfront

Cuisine Wat Damnak “Inventive Cambodian cuisine” Behind Wat Damnak Pagoda Tel: 077-347762 / Open: 6:30PM - 9:30PM (Last Order) (Closed Sunday & Monday) An amazing, creative, educational, delicious dining experience. Still one of Siem Reap’s Top Tables , offering a modern, creative take on traditional Khmer cuisine. Choose between two set menus that feature locally-sourced ingredients, Cambodian seafood and vegetables and fresh native herbs served in comfortably elegant sur- rounds--a traditional Khmer house with stylish decor. Your choice: standard indoor seating, patio terrace seating and A/C dining area. In 2015, named ‘ Best Restaurant in Cambodia ’ amongst ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.’ Highly recommend- ed. Reservations also recommended. Visa/MC/JCB M AP A REA G-5 $$$ Grill Wine Café “Good Food Good Drink Better Day!” #54 Sivutha Blvd Tel: 069-993888 / Open: 07:00AM - 11:00PM Grill Wine Café is one- stop-dining venue that can offer a restaurant, café and bar atmosphere. With both indoor and outdoor dining, with a wide range of both western and contemporary Cambodian food it will sate anyone’s appetite. M AP A REA C-2 $$$ Khmer Family Restaurant “Reasonably priced Khmer dining on Pub Street” Indoor, balcony and curbside seating on ‘Pub Street.’ Very reasonably priced Khmer dishes from a convenient photo menu. Fish with Mango, Amok, Soup M’chou Kreung, Duck with Honey and more. Selection of pizzas. Full bar, wine. 2 for 1 cocktails and $0.50 draft beer. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $½ Pub Street, (Street 8), Old Market area Tel: 015-999909 / Open: 7:00AM - Late



conditioned lounge with relaxed, comfy seating and free WiFi. Blue Pumpkin has become a local favorite, with branches in both Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Don't miss their excellent fresh-baked breads and famous ice creams in traditional and tropical flavors. Visa/MC/JCB/ANZ S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ Café Central “Fresh whole food, great coffee” Street 11, Pub Street Tel: 017-692997 / Open: 7:00AM - 11:00PM Western Cafe with an rustic open-air setting featuring a mix western and asian food; interesting, clean, healthy, whole, and delicious. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh made desserts, gelato and ice cream, Fabulous coffee. Nice music. Great location. Nice design with high attention to detail, High standard, well ran, good value. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ Fifty 5 Café “Great food, coffee, and service” Located at the north east corner of the Old Market. Eclectic, rustic design. Open-air. Clean, healthy, whole food menu with Western and Asian staples. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh dessert, ice cream, and gela- to. Great coffee. Nice music. Friendly, attentive staff. Street 9, Old Market area Open: 8:00AM - 10:00PM Gloria Jean’s “The internationally known Gloria Jeans” Wat Bo area / Open: 6:30AM - 9:30PM Popular international-style coffee house serving cof- fees, teas, chillers, smoothies, pastries, cookies and sweets. Enjoy the free high-speed WiFi inside where it's air conditioned or relax on the open-air patio. Don’t miss Gloria Jean’s in Phnom Penh too. M AP A REA E-4 $ New Leaf Eatery “One of the loveliest cafés in Siem Reap” One block east of the Old Market A truly lovely Old Market area café with a homey, wel- coming atmosphere. A very comfortable place whether sipping local coffee over the morning paper to a multi- course meal paired with selections from a list of fine wines from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus include traditional Khmer cuisine as well as con- temporary international food. Using local products when- ever possible. 100% of profits are donated to local charities. Occasional live music. Monday movie night. Recommended. Good value. The boss eats here. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$

Traditional Khmer Food “Traditional Khmer cuisine exclusively” The Passage (Pub Street alley,) Old Market area Tel: 015-999909 / Open: 10:00AM - 11:00PM Khmer-run restaurant on The Passage (Pub Street alley,) serving traditional Khmer cuisine exclusively. Wide selection of Cambodian dishes - mains, salads, soups - conveniently displayed on a helpful photo menu. Full bar, beer, wine and cocktails. Fresh fruit

juices and shakes. Ice cream. Visa/MC S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12


cheap eats

Urban Tree Hut St. 27, Wat Bo Village (200m East of Paññāsāstra University) Tel: 011-800004 Open: 6:00AM - 11:00PM

Great value on a wide variety of food in a well finished, comfortable setting that will satisfy the budget traveler. A team of budding hospitality professionals lead this newly-opened restaurant with a mix of international and traditional dishes created for the Khmer palate. A mix- ture of indoor, outdoor, and bed-style seating provide comfort for most anyone. Just minutes away from Pub Street. M AP A REA --- coffee/café/icecream After a visit to the Angkor Wat, relax and enjoy an ice cream, snack, coffee or refreshing drink and shop for quality Khmer arts and crafts techniques at the attached Artisans d'Angkor showroom. Uniquely located opposite the entrance way to Angkor Wat temple, on the other side of the road. Perfect place to stop for a air-conditioned break after visiting Angkor Wat. M AP A REA --- $$ Blue Pumpkin “With locations across town” 1) 2 Thnou Street near Old Market; 2) Sivutha Blvd., Old Market area; 3) Artisans D’Angkor, west of Sivutha Blvd; 4) King’s Road Angkor; 5) In Angkor Cafe, Opposite Angkor Wat; 6) Angkor Silk Farm; 7) Airport Open: 6:00AM - 11:00PM This curbside and fully air-conditioned indoor cafe offers a full menu including tasty salads and sandwich- es as well as Asian fare. Some branches with an air- Angkor Café “Khmer Art de Vivre Boutique and Café” In front of Angkor Wat Tel: 097-9798816 / Open: 8:00AM - 5:30PM




Swensen’s “Escape the heat with A/C and ice cream” Pokambor Ave, Old Market area, Angkor Trade Center Tel: 023-880880 / Open: 9:00AM - 9:00PM A perfect answer to the hot weather - the world famous Swenson’s ice cream served in an fully air-conditioned ice cream parlor. Offering a big variety of flavors, scoops, cups, cones, sundaes and more. Right around the cor- ner from the Old Market, it’s a great place to take a break from shopping and the heat. Visa/MC/JCB/ANZ S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $ Temple Coffee & Bakery “A dozen coffees and 18 frappes” Achar Sva Street (river road, east side), corner of Street 25 Tel: 090-999955 / Open: 7:00AM - 1:00AM Spacious coffeehouse, artfully decorated and offering ample places to enjoy a coffee and a pastry. Free WiFi and numerous quiet nooks. For munching, have a look at the pastries, donuts, and other baked goods on offer, plus there is a full menu with European and Cambodian options. M AP A REA E-4 $

Georges Rhumerie “Once upon a time, 5 years ago, Georges found him- self in Cambodia after a long voyage from...” Southeast of Wat Damnak Tel: 096-8617448 Open: 12:00PM - 10:00PM (Mon-Sat) Offering quite a unique style of cuisine for Siem Reap, inspired by Georges’ multi-cultural background, Georges’ cuisine is authentic and honest as French Creole cuisine - the food and flavor of Reunion Island, French and Asian cuisine. Full bar including a dozen dif- ferent infused rums, also inspired by Reunion Island, but with a Cambodian touch. A full range of Georges’ pre- serves (jams, chutney, chilies pastes) are also available. M AP A REA G-5 $$ Heritage Restaurant “Classic Khmer cuisine, refined Western dishes” Heritage Suites Hotel, Wat Polanka area Tel: 063-969100 / Open: 6:00AM - 10:00PM Blending East and West with their menu of classic Khmer cuisine and refined Western dishes with a Cambodian twist. The Khmer Discovery menu offers delicious local specialties with carefully chosen wine pairings. Tuesday nights enjoy a poolside apsara dance performance and a Cambodian fondue BBQ dinner. Thursdays the Heritage hosts a very popular jazz night. Music starts at 7PM, but get there early and order some of their excellent canapés during happy hour. M AP A REA B-4 $$$$ Le Connoisseur “The best French restaurant in Siem Reap” Victoria Angkor Resort, Central Park, just off of Rte #6 Tel: 063-760428 / Open: 6:00AM - 10:30PM ***Happy Hour: 5PM-7PM Fine French dining at the signature restaurant of Victoria Angkor Resort. The menu specializes in mod- ern French gastronomy. The creative 7-course degusta- tion menu is particularly popular. Perfect place for a romantic dinner in an Old World atmosphere. Large selection of wines, fine liquors and spirits, cocktails and local and imported beers. Visa/MC/JCB/AMEX M AP A REA C-3 $$$

fine dining

Mango Cuisine “5-star food with stunning value” Sok San Rd Tel: 070-506699 Open: 6:00PM - 11:00PM

Haute cuisine in a cozy, comfortable setting serving 5- Star food without the high prices and rigid dress codes. Enjoy sumptuous dishes on the set menu, or course after course on the daily special 5+ course menus. Service is professional and knowledgeable, and the dishes are always interesting. Great wines and a well- stocked gin bar. The steak is one of the best we’ve tried

in Cambodia. M AP A REA G-1





Le Jardin “Lovely setting, elegant and romantic” Angkor Village Resort, 60m Road Tel: 063-963561 / Open: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Angkor New India Restaurant “Just steps away from Angkor Wat” Opposite Angkor Wat 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Elegant, romantic French restaurant at the upscale Angkor Village Resort . Lovely setting - gardens and fountains under soaring Indochinese architecture. Offering a selection of fine French classical cuisine by Executive Chef Olivier Thiriet. Excellent wine selection. Reservations recommended. Located on 60m Road about half-way between town and Angkor. Visa/MC/JCB M AP A REA F-4 $$$$

Just steps away from Angkor Wat, offering the only Indian food in the Angkor Park . Their specialty is South Indian fare, and offers temple-goers a "taste of Kerala" in Cambodia. Their extensive menu features Indian restaurant standards like curries, biryani and tandoori, plus delicately spiced South Indian specialties including dosas, vadai and idly. S EE A NGKOR M AP P AGE 80 $$ Curry Walla “Best value for money” #B05 Sivutha Blvd. Tel: 063-965451 / Open: 10:30PM - 11:00PM Long-running, with a very loyal following of satisfied cus- tomers, Curry Walla still proudly boasts award winning status (‘ Best Value for Money’ ) and still serves a wide variety of authentic, tasty Indian cuisine, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and generous portions at very reasonable prices. Curry Walla has been reviewed in Lonely Planet. Located on Sivutha Blvd in the middle of town amongst many shops and restaurants. Free home delivery and Wifi internet access for guests. M AP A REA D-2 $ This pleasant Indian restaurant offers something of a step up from many similarly-priced Indian places in town. Serving a wide range of Indian dishes, including tandoori, thalis, curries, masalas, dosas and a sizeable selection of vegetarian offerings in a nice atmosphere. Beer, wine, cocktails. Getting con- sistently good reviews from patrons. On the Market Road just down the street from Pub Street opposite the Provincial Hospital. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ Taj Mahal “Special requests welcome” Sok San Road, 300 meters from Pub Street Tel: 088-8765100 / Open: 11:00AM - 11:00PM Offering a dining experience that customizes the menu at your table. Special requests welcome, especially for those who have food allergies and to meet vegetarian and dietary requirements. Wide variety of Indian food including a healthy selection of vegetarian Indian food. Consistently good reviews. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $½ The Indian Restaurant “A step up from the usual” 2 Thnou Street, opposite Provincial Hospital, Old Market area Tel: 017-928471 / Open: 10:00AM - 11:30PM

L’Annexe French Cuisine “Plush dining in a small jungle” Sok San Road Tel: 095-839745 / Open: 4:00PM - 10:30PM (Mon), 11:30AM - 10:30PM (Tue-Sun) If you are dreaming about a quiet meal in the middle of the Cambodian seethe, the Annexe is made for you. Really close to the Siem-Reap's city center, this restau- rant who is offering a traditionnal french cuisine, is prob- ably the best of the town, and the more comfortable place to enjoy a romantic dinner. M AP A REA G-1 $$

Le Jardin des Délices “Good Food for a Good Cause” National Route #6, ‘Airport Road’ Tel: 063-963672, 089-629398 Open: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Only a 10 minute tuk-tuk ride away from town is Le Jardin des Délices, a training restaurant located at the renowned École d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule, which offers vocational hospitality training to around 300 Cambodians each year. Enjoy Asian and Western set menus prepared and served by culinary students and their teachers. Dine alfresco overlooking a tropical garden. S EE M AP P AGE 14 $$$



Coco House “Middle of the Angkor Night Market” Angkor Night Market Tel: 093-811810 / Open: 11:00AM - 11:00PM Well-positioned in the middle of the busy Angkor Night Market , Coco House offers a place to enjoy a meal in the heart of the action, offering a menu of both Cambodian and Western dishes with vegetarian and buffet dining options. The downstairs bar offers great people-watching opportunities, or dine on the upstairs balcony. M AP A REA F-2 $ FCC Angkor “Sister restaurant to Phnom Penh’s famous FCC” Pokambor Street, (near the Royal Residence) Tel: 063-760280 / Open: 7:00AM - Midnight Sister restaurant to Phnom Penh’s famous FCC , the FCC Angkor carries on the tradition of excellence in cui- sine, service and venue. Set in a lovely tranquil corner of the Old French Quarter, the FCC Angkor offers an exten- sive menu of moderately price international, fusion and locally-inspired contemporary fare. Full bar, wine selec- tion, cocktail menu. Comfortable, airy, open first floor seating as well as pond-side terrace seating overlooking the Siem Reap River. The FCC also has an upscale hotel and an elegant spa on premises. Visa/MC/ANZ

Vanakkam India Restaurant “Chefs from north and south India” Opposite Provincial Hospital

Tel: 085-330049, 086-544602 / Open: 9:30AM - 11:00PM Near the Old Market in Siem Reap's "Curry Row," Vanakkam India specializes in Indian cooking from North and South India, and they have a chef from both regions to prepare dishes like samosas, dosas, idlis and of course, curries including mild curries and a huge selection of vegetarian curries. Full drinks menu from

mango lassis to Indian whiskey. Visa S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12



Cambo Beach Cambo Beach Lane 341 Tel: 077-662684

Siem Reap’s only Beach Club! 30m saltwater pool with a 5m high-dive tower. DJ booths so guests can dance & enjoy a cocktail. Burgers, fish & chips, tacos, as well as local food. Two bars featuring frozen drinks, beers, and wines. Daily entertainment with DJ’s, bands, and fire dancers. Visit to kick back and relax, awesome vibe, staff, and management team. Private parties & events are welcome.


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Siem Reap Brewpub “Siem Reap's first microbrewery” In the Old French Quarter, Street 5, a block off the river Tel: 016-369536 / Open: 11:00AM - 11:00PM Serving 6 brewed-on-the-premises ales : blonde, golden, honey, saison, IPA and dark. Difficulty decid- ing? You can try them all with a sampler set, or check out our monthly special brew. Within proximity of plenty of tourist amenities but offering a quiet respite from the noise and the crowds. The food menu features a selection of snacks, local, western dishes, grilled meat & fish, all elegantly plated and

“Training cafe for disadvantaged young adults” Wat Damnak area, West of Angkor High School Tel: 078-342404 / Open: 11:30AM - 3:00PM / 5:30PM - 10:00PM (Closed Sun) Training restaurant for disadvantaged young adults coming from orphanages or poor rural areas. HAVEN offers these late-teenage kids a quality vocational train- ing in hospitality and supports them in their transition from institution to real world. The menu offers well-pre- pared Western favorites, authentic Cambodian dishes, great burgers, many vegetarian options and consis- tently great reviews. Recommended. (Moved to the Wat Damnak area a few months ago.) M AP A REA G-5 $$

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Belmiro’s Pizza & Subs “Pizzas by the slice or by the pie” Street 7, Old Market area Tel: 095-779930 / Open: 12:00PM - 12:00AM ***Happy Hour: 5PM-7PM This friendly American-style pizza and sub restaurant offers not only some of the tastiest pizza in Cambodia, but the largest pies as well. Order a slice, or feast on an entire 18-inch pie. The menu features weekly specials plus subs, strombolis and pasta. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ Dolce Vita Wat Damnak Village Tel: 096-6866539 / Open: 6:00PM - 11:00PM Authentic flavors served up by an Italian couple with fantastic value. Everything prepared by Italian hands with generations old recipes. The hospitality and warmth provided by the hosts is incredible, always cooking, serving, and tending to all needs. Come early to be sure and get one of their delicious pizzas. The eggplant parmesan almost brought me to tears. Do not miss this one. Just off Bamboo Street. M AP A REA G-4 $$ Happy Angkor Pizza I & II “Home-made Cambodian food too” 1) 2 Thnou St, opposite the Hospital, Old Market area 2) Sok San Street Tel: 012-356044 / Open: 7:00AM - 11:00PM ***Happy Hour: 3PM-9PM Serving up a variety of pizzas made in a wood-fired oven. They also serve pastas, burgers, salads, sand- wiches and a good selection of Cambodian food. Happy hour from 3PM until 9PM with $0.50 beers on offer. Indoor and curbside seating and free delivery. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$

The Hideout Barista & Lounge “Aircon, comfy meeting and workspace” Street 5, Kandal Village Tel: 077-555412 / Open: 7:00AM - 11:00PM

Comfortable, air-con, and modern. Featuring large seats and tables with workspaces downstairs. Nicely appoint- ed bar with pool tables and dart boards upstairs. Diverse menu with Western and Asian dishes served at good prices. Definitely one of the most comfortable places to work in a quiet, relaxing space. Great for meetings. M AP A REA E-3 $$ Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) “Just as popular in Cambodia as back home” #33-34 Sivutha Blvd., Opposite Hotel De La Paix Tel: 023-428496 / Open: 10:00AM - 9:00PM The internationally famous KFC , just as popular in Cambodia as back home. Kentucky-style fried chicken by the piece, bucket, sandwich and dinner. Fully air- conditioned and free WiFi access. Delivery. ANZ M AP A REA E-2 Phare Café "The Incredible Phare Circus" - CNN Travel Sok San Road Tel: 015-499480 / Open: 6:00PM - 9:00PM Enjoy dinner and drinks in front of the big top - the Phare Circus, presenting theater, music, dance and modern cir- cus arts. The cafe opens two hours before the show starts and offers a selection of dinner, snack and drink options. Asian and Western options. Vegetarian and vegan friend- ly. See page 55 for more. M AP A REA B-2 $$




Happy Special Pizza “Original Italian Pizza” 2 Thnou St, opposite the Hospital, Old Market area Tel: 012-410538 / Open: 6:00AM - Midnight ***Happy Hour: 1PM-8PM This very affordable little pizza and Khmer food place in the Old Market area offers a big selection of pizzas and an even bigger selection of Khmer food. Happy hour 1PM-8PM (Beer: $0.50/can, $1.50/btl.) S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ il forno “Very popular, great reviews” Very popular Italian eatery and winery on the pleasantly quiet path between Pub Street and the Lane getting rave reviews for their excellent wood-fired pizzas and homemade taglioli- ni, gnocchi and ravioli. Good selection of wine and tasty desserts. There is also an il forno in Phnom Penh, BKK1. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$ On the alley from Pub Street to the Lane Tel: 078-208174 / Open: Noon - 10:30PM

The Hashi Japanese Restaurant “Excellent Japanese dining” New location: Wat Bo Road Tel: 063-969007 / Open: 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Lunch) / 6:00PM - 11:00PM (Dinner) Offering excellent Japanese dining in a comfortable but refined, modern Japanese atmosphere. The menu fea- tures a full range of exquisitely prepared Japanese cui- sine including Sashimi, Nigiri Sushi, Maki Rolls, Robatayaki and delectable Japanese beef steak includ- ing Kobi Steak. A proper sushi bar, as well as modern table seating and traditional zashiki seating. Japanese wines and spirits. Visa/MC M AP A REA C-2 $$$

Safari Sushi “Close to the river with a rooftop pool” #25 Acha Sva Road, Wat Bo Road Tel: 095-262667 / Open: 07:00AM - 10:00PM With VIP private rooms, a rooftop pool and some of the best sushi and sashimi in Siem Reap Safari Sushi Bar also has high quality BBQ, udon and noodle offerings. Voted in the top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Siem Reap. S EE M AP A REA E-4 $$ Sushi + Restaurant “Overlooking the riverside” #0123 Traing Village, River Road Tel: 063-962952 / Open: 11:30AM - 3:00PM / 6:00PM - 10:30PM Located in the River Bay Villa , Sushi+ is a stylish Japanese restaurant that looks out onto the riverside. The menu features an array of popular sushi rolls as well as a large menu of cooked Japanese and Korean- influenced dishes, including a selection of Japan-style spaghetti and pasta. Indoor and outdoor dining, includ- ing relaxed beanbag seating in the garden. Visa/MC S EE M AP A REA --- $$

The Red Tomato “Just steps from Pub Street” 2 Thnou Street (Market Street), Old Market area 11:00AM - 11:30PM Red Tomato restaurant serves both Italian and Khmer cui- sine. The Italian menu is surprisingly thorough, featuring a wide range of Italian specialties. Popular favorites include pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven and topped with fresh mozzarella, fresh daily-made pasta, and their special lasagna, served as a vegetarian entree with eggplant, or alla Bolognese. Extensive wine list, including several selections from Italy by the glass or bottle. Special all-day happy hour, with $0.50 beers and select $1 cocktails. M AP A REA F-3 $$$




Comfortable indoor air-conditioned seating and curb- side as well. Very good wine selection and full bar with cocktails. Conveniently located around the corner from

the Old Market. Serving breakfast. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12



Maybe Later “Solid menu with creative decor” Shinta Mani Street, Central Market area Tel: 078-941793 Open: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

Genevieve’s “Comfortable, open setting, a rarity these days” Bamboo Street Tel: 060-410783 Open: 11:00AM - 10:00PM Located on the pleasant Bamboo Street, this open-air, spacious, comfortable seating is the main attractions to this gem; hard to find anymore in Siem Reap. Attention to detail, high food quality, and courteous service what will keep you coming back. Famous for their take on Beef Loc-Lac, the menu is diverse and creative, with a children’s menu. Excellent place to escape the busy city center, and 2 minutes away. Highly recommended. M AP A REA H-4 $$

Great food, stunning decor, nice prices, and friendly service. This husband and wife team, along with their loyal staff, produce fantastic Mexican food and drinks in a setting where the amazing decor alone is worth a trip. The menu has just the right amount freshly prepared favorites to keep your jones for Mexican food under control. The choice of tequilas is impressive as is the service. M AP A REA E-3 $$ Viva “Best burritos and largest tequila collection...” 2 Thnou Street, corner of Street 9, near the Old Market Tel: 063-963151 / Open: 7:00AM - Late Siem Reap’s first Mexican restaurant features a full menu of California-style Mexican dishes including tacos and an excellent wet burrito, served with home- made tortilla chips. Offering the largest selection of tequilas in town and popular frozen margaritas. Sports on big screen TVs. Katty-corner to the Old Market. S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$


Olive Cuisine de Saison Dining: Fine Mediterranean/French Old Market area, next to Angkor Trade Center Tel: 012-326494 / 6:00AM - 10:00PM “Wine glass and tablecloth atmosphere” Fine French and Mediterranean cuisine served in a lovely wine glass and tablecloth atmosphere.




steak houses

Tell Steak House Dining: Steak house/German/Swiss #374, Sivutha Blvd. Tel: 063-963289 / 10:30AM - 10:30PM “Since 1999”

Blue Indigo Cottage “Yoga retreat and more” Just west of the Taphul Village area Tel: 097-5143390

Vegetarian lunch, daily meal at the Blue Indigo yoga, set in a pleasantly tranquil garden atmosphere at the end of a quiet street. Not far from the town centre. Please book in advance before 10am for availability. Yoga and meditation classes are also available. M AP A REA D-1 $

Opened in 1999, Tell is a brasserie-style restaurant offer- ing a large selection of steaks as well as German and Swiss dishes: cheese raclette, fondue, sausages, sauer- kraut, Erdinger beer and more. Try their Oktoberfest spe- cial for two. Non-smoking and serves all day. A/c and patio terrace seating. Good reviews. Visa/MC S EE O LD M ARKET A REA M AP P AGE 12 $$$



Wine O'Clock - CAFE & DELI BAR “24 delivery with a great menu” Next to Sala Lodges 24-hour delivery with a super diverse menu. Looking for late night eats? Give these guys a ring for delivery or drop by. Great selection of sandwiches, salads, cheeses, coffees, wines, spirits, and breakfast served 24 hours. Just down the road from Georges Rhumerie, minutes from the river. It’s about time someone stepped up with 24 hour delivery, kudos to Wine O’ Clock for doing so. M AP A REA --- $$

Two Dragons “Top notch home cooked Thai and Khmer food” Street 20, Wat Bo area, Two Dragons Guesthouse Tel: 063-965107 / Open: 6:30AM - 10:00PM (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Serving some great home-cooked Thai & Khmer food at very reasonable prices. Expertly prepared (kitchen partial- ly open to view). Also select Western dishes too. Visa/MC M AP A REA D-4 $

S iem Reap’s nightlife is as varied as it is late, stretching to near dawn these days. Nightlife venues are located across the town with much of the action centered on the famous Pub Street, the whole area packed with pubs and clubs, including some of the lat- est running in town. Just across road, the Sok San Street and Night Market areas have seen several unique little pubs pop up over the last couple of years. If live music is your thing, a few places offering regular bands include Asana Old Wooden House, Hard Rock Café , X-Bar and Laundry Bar , all in the Pub Street area, and very popular Jazz Thursdays at the Heritage Restaurant .


Angkor What? The Original Pub Street Bar Pub Street Open: 5:00PM - Very Late

The Angkor What? started it all - the first bar on Pub Street and still going strong. “Promoting irresponsible drinking snce 1998.” Very popular, reasonable prices, music, dancing, always busy well into the wee hours.

S EE M AP P AGE 12 Brick House Al Fresco Bar Angkor Night Market

Full bar in the heart of the Night Market. People watch as you enjoy one of their unique cocktails, like the Siem Reap Island or the Night Market. M AP A REA F-2 Cambo Beach Proper beach club in the heart of Siem Reap Cambo Beach Lane 341 9:00AM - 10:00PM The stars come out after the sun goes down at Cambo Beach. A variety of nightly entertainment feature fire dancers, DJ’s, live music, and more. Happy hour cock- tails go past sunset and the delicious menu is there to stave off the hunger after your high-diving, swimming, dancing, and raving has ended. The management truly looks after guests behind the scenes to make sure their visit is a sublime. Check it out, before and after dark. M AP A REA F-1



Hard Rock Café Angkor Cambodia’s first Hard Rock Café

Miss Wong Cocktail Bar - Dining The Lane (North Pub Street Alley) Open: 6:00PM - Late

King’s Road Angkor, corner of Old Market Bridge 11:00AM - Midnight Happy Hour: 5PM-7PM Yes, this is it, Cambodia’s Hard Rock Café , serving up the Hard Rock vibe, and live music everynight from 9:00PM till late . Set in a classic colonial style building, overlooking the river. Good food, unique atmosphere, and live performances from all over the world. Indoor seating and riverside terrace M AP A REA F-4

A Siem Reap standout. Comfortable, stylish cocktail bar, very tastefully decorated in old China chic. Nice selection of well prepared cocktails as well as beers and wines. The small but delicious modern Chinese menu perfectly complements the evocative decor. Attention to detail. Good people. Interesting conversa- tion. Excellent service. Recommended. S EE M AP P AGE 12 Peace and Love Opposite the Angkor Night Market Open: 3:00PM - 1:00AM Happy Hour: 3PM-8PM R un by the indomitable Hong Kry, Cambodia's leading "flair" bartender. Weekly Friday night party, with live DJs spinning house, deep house and reggae tunes, and a live band every night. If you're lucky, you'll see Hong Kry throwing bottles in the air while making cocktails. Open until midnight and boasting an upcycled decor, they've got a five-hour happy hour with $0.50 beer, $1 mixed drinks, $1 margaritas and mojitos. M AP A REA F-2 Picasso Bar Bar-Dining Alley West, Old Market area Open: 5:00PM - Late An intimate little red brick bar and expat favorite serving a wide range of affordable drinks, including a selection of wines by the glass and freshly made sangria. Cozy, friendly atmosphere. S EE M AP P AGE 12 Pool Sky Lounge Bar and Lounge Achar Sva St (river road, east side), corner of Street 25 This swish open-air bar and lounge sits atop the Temple Bakery , and boasts a beautiful river view. Don't forget to bring swimwear! There's an infinity pool in the dead cen- ter of the roof terrace, from which you can watch the live music that's on every night. Ample seating, beanbags and a chilled out vibe. M AP A REA E-4 Score Sports Bar & Grill Sports Bar Sok San Road Open: 8:00AM - 2:00AM One of the most popular sports bars in Phnom Penh now has a branch in Siem Reap. All sports, all the time, on a giant screen TV and multiple HD TVs. Almost guar- anteed whatever game you’re looking for, they have it on the tube. Four slate pool tables. Full bar, pub grub and lots more food. S EE M AP P AGE 12

Heritage Restuarant Dining - Bar - Live Music Heritage Suites Hotel, Wat Polanka area

Open: 6:00AM - 10:00PM Happy Hour: 7PM-10PM

Hosting a long-running and very popular jazz night every Thursday in their open-plan, smoke-free bar area. Music starts at 7PM, but get there early for their excellent canapés during happy hour. M AP A REA B-4 L’Annexe French Cuisine Dining - Bar: French Sok San Road Open: 11:30AM - 11:30PM A bit of Paris in Siem-Reap, is at the Annexe French Restaurant where you can find it. Its colorful menu is invit- ing you to discover the culinary french heritage, in a green Eden close to the town center. It's for sure here where you can have the best gastronomic experience in the city. M AP A REA G-1 Long’s Bar Lounge Alley between The Lane and Street 7, Pub Street area Open: 5:00PM - 1:00AM Happy Hour: 5PM-7PM Run by Long and his British partner, Long's Bar hits all the right notes. Hip and inviting, the brightly lit air-con- ditioned bar is decked out with furniture repurposed from wooden pallets, an assortment of comfy mono- chrome pillows and on the walls is an exhibition of local artwork. Billing itself as the coolest bar in town, literally, this a/c bar is a fun place to chill out while enjoying an ice-cold draft. M AP A REA G-1 Mad Murphy’s Irish Pub Alley off of Street 7, Old Market area Open: 11:00PM - Late Happy Hour: 11PM-5PM Good little proper Irish pub down a pleasantly quiet alley across Street 7 from The Lane area. Little bit of an Old World ambiance, a good wooden bar, Irish music and sports TV. And there always seems to be good company about. Free movie about Angkor Wat every day at 3:00PM. S EE M AP P AGE 12

Viva Dining-Bar: Mexican Corner of 2 Thnou St and Street 9, Old Market area Open: 10:00AM - Late Complete bar sporting the largest selection of tequilas in town as well as cold beer, cocktails and very popular (and inexpensive) frozen margaritas . Full menu of traditional Mexican dishes. Popular place with both expats and tourists. S EE M AP P AGE 12

Siem Reap Brew Pub Dining, Pub and Microbrewery

Serving 6 brewed-on-the-premises ales : blonde, golden, honey, saison, IPA and dark. Difficulty decid- ing? You can try them all with a sampler set, or check out our monthly special brew. Within proximity of plenty of tourist amenities but offering a quiet respite from the noise and the crowds. The food menu fea- tures a selection of snacks, local, western dishes, grilled meat & fish, all elegantly plated and served by their friendly staff. M AP A REA D-3

X-Bar Rooftop Bar Corner of Sivutha Blvd and Sok San Road

Rooftop bar overlooking the end of Pub Street. Under the stars with full bar, beer, wine and cocktails, a huge screen for sports and games, pool table and free WiFi. Regular live music. S EE M AP P AGE 12

Soul Train Reggae Bar Reggae Bar New Street A, behind Wat Prom Rath, Old Market area Open: 5:00PM - Late A little piece of Jamaica in Siem Reap. A favourite for lovers of Bob Marley and all genres of Reggae whether tourists, expats and locals. Relaxed, chilled atmosphere. Daily specials, Jamaican rums, authentic rice wine, jelly shots, cocktails, free Wifi and hugs available. S EE M AP P AGE 12 Temple Club Bar-Late Night Club Pub Street Open: 7:00AM - Very Late Popular restaurant by day, and by night one of the most happening bars in town. A very busy place after midnight. Dancing, pool tables, very reasonably priced drinks. Live DJ on a kickin’ sound system. Live sports on a big screen TV. Open very late. Visa/MC/AMEX S EE M AP P AGE 12 Village Cafe Cool, creative spot open from early till late Tep Vong Street, 100 meters from the river, next to ANZ Open: Early - Late Beautiful, comfy decor with jazz/blues playing most of the day. Nice breakfast menu, with creative lunch and dinner options. Veg friendly. Relaxed during the day, with late night DJ sessions often happening. Art gallery

located above. M AP A REA E-3

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