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Siem Reap's Best Restaurants for Khmer Cuisine – Tantalize Your Taste Buds

The best in Cambodian cuisine and exotic ingredients are yours to savour in vibrant Siem Reap; for the city well known for mighty Angkor Wat is also abuzz with restaurants, cafes & roadside kiosks.

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Cuisine Wat Damnak

Cuisine Wat Damnak

The Cuisine Wat Damnak was opened by chef Johannes Rivieres in 2011 and brings a modern twist on traditional Khmer cuisine. This renowned chef made his debut at the well-known Hotel de la Paix and is known for his creative ingenuity. Creating trends Rivieres offers two new menus every two weeks at his restaurant in order to taste the varied flavours of Khmer cuisine. The most unique aspect of dining here is that you are not offered traditional Cambodian dishes; instead the exotic ingredients used in creating Khmer dishes such as fish that thrive only in Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake, edible flowers and the Kuy Fruit are used to create a very delicious and exotic blend of cuisine.

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L'Angelo

L'Angelo

L'Angelo is an Italian Restaurant located close to Angkor Wat and is renowned as a fine dining restaurant. L'Angelo is best known for its traditional Italian dishes made with an Asian twist; it is better known for its excellent selection of wines that seem to be the perfect accompaniment to the hearty meals. If you want a stylish night out consider browsing the confines of this classy restaurant.

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The Sothea

The Sothea

If you want a real taste of tradition and culture in utterly chic confines do plan a night out at The Sothea. A popular restaurant in Siem Reap this elegant eatery is well known for Khmer and international cuisine. Located just 15 minutes from Angkor Wat renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Sothea is one of the restaurants at the Anantara Angkor Resort. On entering the restaurant you are greeted by a huge statue of Lord Aso who with his arms around his much loved wife symbolizes the type of caring service you are about to receive at The Sothea. The elegant interiors are enhanced by hand crafted brass chandeliers while nightly entertainment in the form of dances and performances are yours to enjoy with your meal. The cuisine of course is out of this world offering dishes created out of fresh produce from the daily market, exotic spices and traditional Khmer recipes.

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Abacus Restaurant

Abacus Restaurant

The Abacus opened in 2004 and relocated to very elegant quarters in 2009; it is now located on airport road and is one of the finest restaurants in Siem Reap for international cuisine. The constantly updated menu is quite a treat with dishes such as steak in black truffle sauce, arugula and mango served with foi gras. There is also a very romantic candlelit terrace for enjoying your meals.

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Destination Dining

Destination Dining

If you need total privacy and the satisfaction of a very personalised meal do visit this restaurant for a once in a lifetime experience. At Destination Dining you get your personal waiter, personal chef and of course meals prepared to your individual tastes. The setting too is quite impressive for you are offered a thatched roof pavilion complete with a lotus pond for the perfect ambiance in order to enjoy your meal. This restaurant is available for a couples night out complete with live music and candlelit meals as well as bookings for groups of up to six people.