The Best Riverside Restaurants in Phnom Penh

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Preah Sisowath Quay is famous for hosting some of the best restaurants in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Known to be a busy street with a bustling nightlife, one can find bars, hotels and street food along the way without fail. Not ideal for the typical peaceful afternoon stroll, it does make up for it with numerous eateries from various cuisines including Malaysian, Chinese, Khmer (local), Thailand and Indian food, among many others.

Daughters of Cambodia

Built on the theme of saving victims of sex-trafficking, Daughters of Cambodia Cafe offers services carried out by the most humble of women with hearts eager to serve. Their appetizing menu advertises a generous range of meals covering brunch through to dessert. One can select a plate of Eggs Benedict / Florentine, coupled with a flavorful probiotic smoothie, and finish it off with a tasty chocolate brownie from their dessert selection! In addition, Daughters of Cambodia owns a shop below their cafe where one can buy accessories and clothing in support of their organization against sexual exploitation.

Daughters of Cambodia, Phnom Penh Restaurants
Eggs Florentine, Daughters of Cambodia Restaurant

Olive&Olive Mediterranean Food

Inspired by gourmets who take pride in ‘Healthy and Hygienic’ food, Olive & Olive Mediterranean restaurant anchors on a mixture of Italian and Turkish themes. They not only serve delicious meals but accompany them with some authentic Turkish puff bread. Included in the menu are vegan options as well as large, delicious pizzas for only $5.00. You can couple your meal with a glass of wine from their wide selection while you enjoy their cosy and accommodating atmosphere. This is definitely a recommendation for those willing to surprise their taste-buds with uncommon yet satisfying flavours in Phnom Penh.

Turkish Puff Bread Olive & Olive - Neola Muhambi - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Halal Restaurant

If Halal food gets your tastebuds tingling (I know mine do), this restaurant will become your go-to spot in Sisowath Quay Street. Halal Restaurant hosts many Malaysian families, catering to them their favourite dishes such as Pattaya Fried Rice, Nasi Goreng Kampot, Mee Goreng, Fried Rice with Deep Fried Chicken, and of-course, Milo-ice! They also serve Thai cuisine with the likes of Pad Thai, as well as some local Khmer food. The atmosphere is always busy during peak hours as a testament to their delicious dishes and affordable prices.

Fried Rice Fried Chicken Halal - Neola Muhambi - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fried Rice Chicken (Nasi Goreng )

Sovanphum Guest House And Restaurant

If you haven’t tried out Vietnamese Cuisine, or if you have and still want to experience it in Phnom Penh, Sovanphum Restaurant is the place to rediscover these flavours. The restaurant serves generous portions of chicken pho, beef pho, and even steak and chips for only $3-$4 a plate. You can select a beverage from their menu featuring healthy fruit shakes such as banana, mango, a green shake or go simple and cool with some refreshing coconut water. There isn’t much to dislike given the flavoursome menu and great service of this family restaurant.

My Computer: Noodles with Beef Vietnamese - Neola Muhambi - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Noodles with Beef

With a diverse collection of food palettes, you can hardly run out when it comes to options on Sisowath Quay street. These Phnom Penh riverside restaurants are only a few among the many cuisines available. Spoil your tastebuds! Go out and try some of these eating places the next time you’re in Phnom Penh.

Happy tripping!

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