Sihanoukville Restaurants, Food & Drinks

ASIAN FOOD RESTAURANTS
 
CAMBODIAN RESTAURANTS
 
Sandan Restaurant
Add: 2 Thnou St
Price: mains US$4-10
Opening hours: 7am-9pm Mon-Sat
Loosely modelled on the beloved Phnom Penh restaurant Romdeng, this superb restaurant is an extension of the vocational-training programs for at-risk Cambodians, run by local NGO M’lop Tapang. The menu features creative Cambodian cuisine targeted at a slightly upmarket clientele. There’s a kids’ play area and occasional cultural shows.
 
Mom's Kitchen
Add: Otres 1
Price:  US$1.50-2.50
Opening hours: 8am-7pm
Plonk yourself down on a streetside seat here and dig into cheap and cheerful rice and noodle dishes cooked by the ladies in the little store behind. Nothing fancy – just fresh and tasty Khmer home cooking.

Cabbage Garden 
Add: Makara St
Price: small/large mains 8000r/15,000r
Opening hour: 11am-10pm
Known to locals as Chom Ka Spey, this restaurant gets rave reviews for its seafood and spicy seasonings. An authentic Khmer dining experience. A sign in English on Sereypheap St points the way.

Nyam's 
Add: 23 Tola St
Web: www.nyamsihanoukville.com
Price: mains US$2-4.25
Opening hours: 5-10pm
Translating as 'Eat' in Khmer, this is a great spot for a contemporary Cambodian dinner experience. All the favourites are here such as amok (baked fish dish), but there are also some healthy seafood offerings reflecting its coastal location.

Bamboo Shack 
Add: Otres 2,
Price: US$3-6.50
Opening hours: 8am-9pm
A Khmer-operated restaurant-bar that offers more Cambodian options than most other beachfront Otres restaurants. They serve up a decent amok (with tofu, fish or chicken options) and some well-priced seafood.
 
 
THAI RESTAURANTS

Invito restaurant
Add: 520 Serendipity Beach Rd, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Price: mains US$4.50-10.50
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
The Thai and Khmer dishes coming out of the kitchen here are among Serendipity Beach Rd's best. Splash out on the nium tre salmon (salmon in a mango sauce) or tuck into their Panang curry or fish amok . There's also a range of pasta and meaty options such as rib-eye steak if you're not after Asian flavours.
 

INDIAN RESTAURANTS

Taj Mahal 
Add: Ocheteaul Beach Road
Tel: +855 16 961 833
Price: curries US$3-10
Opening hours: 7am-9pm
Curry-craving British expats rave about the food here. Selecting bespoke dishes can add up to an expensive spread, making the thalis (set meals, US$4 to $7) a particularly good deal.


JAPANESE RESTAURANTS

Shin Sushi
Add: Otres 1
Price: US$6-9
Opening hours: 9am-4am
On the beachfront, Shin is all about sand-between-your-toes dining while sipping a cocktail and munching on freshly prepared sushi. Later in the evening a bar atmosphere takes over – if you're up for a late-night drink in Otres, this is the place to be.
 
 
VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS

Dao of life
Add: Serendipity Beach Rd
Price: mains US$3.50-6
Opening hours: 8am-3pm & 6pm-10pm Tue-Sun
This rooftop cafe, full of hammocks and recycled furniture, dishes up creative and tasty vegan meals. Their vegie burger (made from sweet potato and black beans) is particularly good, or tuck into healthy options such as spiralized zucchini linguine. They have movie nights every Wednesday and regularly host social projects with local community involvement.
 

WESTERN FOOD RESTAURANTS
 
FRENCH RESTAURANTS
 
Chez Claude
Add: Pi Thnou Beach Road
Tel: +855 92 305 401
Web: www.claudecambodge.com
Price: mains US$5-15
Opening hours: 7am-11pm
Dou Dou and Claude are your hosts at this all-wood lookout – perched high above Sokha Beach with panoramic views and outstanding French, Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine, especially seafood. Time your visit for sunset to see Sihanoukville's twinkling lights turn on. Access is via an innovative tractor-pulled cable car.
 
Olive & Olive
Add: Serendipity Beach Rd
Tel: +855 97 444 1945
Web: www.decophnompenh.com
Price:  US$7-13
Opening hours: 7am-10pm
A pinch of Greek cuisine, a touch of Turkish influence and swags of Italian favourites are on the menu here. There's plenty of pasta, seafood and steaks, but most people order the wood-fired pizzas, which are ridiculously huge.
 

ITALIAN RESTAURANTS
 
Papa Pippo restaurant
Add: Otres 1
Web: www.papapippo.com
Price: US$5-7
Opening hours: 9am-9.30pm
Located on the beachfront Papa Pippo brings Italian flair to Otres. Their homemade pasta is some of the best on the coast and there are plenty of regional specialities from Emelia-Romagna (where the owners hail from) on the menu.                                                                    
 
Marco Polo
Add: Thnou St
Web: www.oasiitaliana.com
Price: US$3-8
Opening hours: 11am-10pm
Some of the best Italian food for miles around is created by the Italian owner and chef of Marco Polo. The pasta dishes are perfectly al dente and the thin-crust pizzas emerging from the wood-fired oven are divine.
 
Cafe Mango
Add: Serendipity St
Web: www.ilforno.restaurant
Price:  US$3-6
Opening hours: 7am-10pm
A cracking little Italian cafe turning out wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta and delicate gnocchi. Dine at lunchtime or before 6.30pm for a main course accompanied by garlic bread or bruschetta and a drink for just US$5
 

MEXICAN RESTAURANTS
 
Starfish Bakery & Café
Add: off 7 Makara St
Web: www.starfishcambodia.org
Price: sandwiches US$2.50-4.50
Opening hours: 7am-6pm
This relaxing, NGO-run garden cafe specialises in filling Western breakfasts, baked cakes and tarts, and healthy, innovative sandwiches heavy on Mexican and Middle Eastern flavours. Sitting down for coffee here on the shady terrace is a peaceful reprieve from Sihanoukville's hustle. Income goes to sustainable development projects.
 

INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS
 
Chez Paou Restaurant
Add: Otres 1
Price: mains US$5-8, khmer specials US$15-22
Opening hours: 7am-10pm
This is fine dining Otres style – right on the beach. The menu contains a good selection of steaks, pasta and burgers, but it's the Khmer specials (order in advance) of sting ray cooked on embers with fresh Kampot pepper, prawns flambéed in pastis, and crabs in two different ways that makes this place really
stand out.
 
So
Add: Serendipity Beach Rd
Price: US$4-10
Opening hours: 8am-10pm
So is renowned for serving up some of Serendipity's tastiest cuisine. Come for dinner when the candles come out, the menu changes and the top chef is in action. Specialities include wasabi prawns and baked scallops in wine sauce. Early diners benefit from two courses for US$5 between 5pm and 6.30pm.
 
Holy Cow 
Add: 83 Ekareach St
Tel: +855 92 844 362
Price: mains US$2.50-7
Opening hours: 8.30am-11pm
As well as solid comfort food such as pasta, burgers and shepherd's pie, this funky cafe-restaurant dishes up bagels with  cream cheese, sandwiches on homemade bread and a good selection of vegie options. The menu includes two vegan desserts, both involving chocolate.
 
Mushroom Point
Add: Otres 1
Price: mains $3.50-12
Opening hour: 8am-10pm
Mushroom Point's breakfasts are a winner featuring homemade baguettes with mango jam and homemade muesli. Later in the day their pizzas (with original topping combinations) and barbecued seafood plates get plaudits from travellers. There's an excellent wine list to boot.
 
Mick & Craig’s
Add: Serendipity Beach Rd
Web: www.mickandcraigs.com
Price: US$4-7
Opening hours: 7am-10pm
This long-running guesthouse and restaurant serves up classic comfort food from around the globe. Indian meals are just US$6, while Thursday and Friday barbecue nights include a rack of ribs.

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