Restaurants in Siem Reap

Siem Reap undoubtedly boasts one of the widest selections in all of Asia when it comes to restaurants. Delicacies from all over the world can be found within walking distance from almost every hotel, including local cuisine, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean and many more. This selected list reflects only a small percentage of what awaits visitors in Siem Reap.


A highly recommended restaurant for local cuisine is Khmer Kitchen, right opposite the Old Market, with a second one in ‘Alley West’. It was one of the first restaurants in town and still very popular. Get there early, as it tends to get crowded in the evenings. Or, alternatively, just try out one of the many food stalls lining the streets.


Marum restaurant probably serves the most exotic fusion kitchen of local and international food. It is run by the NGO Friends International and all the staff are former street youth. The restaurant itself is set in a beautiful garden.

German/ Austrian:

If you are looking for some defty food, than Bavaria is the place to go. Portions are well sized (especially the schnitzels ) and come at fair prices.


An excellent Italian restaurant is Il Forno, which serves original woodfire oven pizzas, all kinds of pastas, lasagnas, etc. Located in the ‘The Lane’ around the corner from Miss Wongs (settle in here for a drink afterwards).


A great place (along with others ) is Little India, opposite the main Blue Pumpkin. It was the first Indian restaurant to open in Siem Reap and has been a favourite ever since.


Jungle Burger offers the largest selection of (sometimes very experimental) burgers in town.

A small but good place if you fancy Japanese or western snacks is the Molopor Café located along the river. It also features a Jacuzzi and steam bath on the top floor.

Café Central, opposite the corner of the Old Market, offers some of the best international food in Siem Reap, ranging from potato lasagnas to fish and chips to tasty chicken wraps.


Abacus – this elegant French restaurant with an attached garden bar serves undoubtedly some of the finest food in town. Just try the chicken breast in orange marinade or…

Bon Apetit!

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