Here are a couple of restaurants that I tried on my visit to Siem Reap that are sure to excite your taste buds!
- Khmer Kitchen (Price:$$)
Located on Pub Street, this restaurant has great tasting Khmer food. It was recommended to us by our hotel and we were so glad that we tried it out. The servings are well-sized and the price was very reasonable. If I’m not mistaken rice is free and better yet, you can have as much as you want! The potato dish on the top left was just amazing. The service was quite pleasant too.
- Temple Sky Lounge (Price $$)
Not to be confused with Temple Club on Pub Street, Temple Sky Lounge, located near the river, has a great ambiance and is located on the rooftop of a building. Food is good with a mix of western and Asian dishes on the menu. When we went for dinner there was live music as well. I noticed that there were a number of locals eating and drinking here also which is of course a nice change from tourist ridden Pub Street. Overall, this was an awesome place to have dinner and drinks. At the ground floor is a cool looking coffee shop which also had live music and a nice vibe.
- Il Forno (Price: $$$)
Great pizza and pasta that tasted truly authentic. It is a little bit pricier than other options, but still won’t have you breaking the bank. Although it took a while to be seated and served our dishes because there were just SO many people wanting to eat here, it was worth it in the end. Just be sure that when you do go, you aren’t starving when you arrive.
- So Wat Coffee Roasters & The Gelato Co. (Price: $)
So Wat shares the same shoplot with The Gelato Co. which makes for a great place to have both coffee and dessert on Pub Street. The restaurant has a cool, laid back vibe and free wifi to boot. The coffee is great and you can be sure to get a decent espresso or cappuccino here, gelato is pretty good too! They also sell coffee beans in case you want to bring home a little piece of this shop along with you.
Off to Myanmar next to tread the path that (still) only a few know. If you want to know more about Siem Reap’s temples and accommodation just click the links! Otherwise you can learn about my itinerary here. Bon Voyage and enjoy your travels!