Chamkar - The Passage

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The Passage, Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Vegetarian restaurant serving Cambodian Khmer cuisine. Sample menu items such as coconut mushroom dip with baguette, sweet potato and tomato soup with coconut milk and cardamom, stir fried eggplant with loofah and basil, fresh fruit drinks, and organic wine. Everything is vegan apart from one dish that contains cheese. NOTE: Location is a bit difficult to find, sits between street 8 and 9, between street 11 and hospital road in an alley way, next door to Cambodian BBQ. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Cambodian, Khmer

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First Review by tumbleweedy

Good vegan options - Edit

Good vegan options , small place in a very crowded walking street , always busy . Staff nice , food is tipical Khmer . Tasty and good portions .

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Must visit - Edit

Best food we've eaten in Cambodia! Glass noodles are unreal! And spring rolls to start 😻

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nice little place - Edit

We had a couple of meals here and it is worth the visit. Fresh spring rolls are very good for starters and the Amok and Cambodian curry are full of flavour and packed with vegetables. All served with a big bowl of brown rice to share, Good value for money, enough food on the plate, nice central location and decent white wine and cold beer. What more could you want!

Pros: good value, decent menu, central location

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Amazing food, cute, central location. - Edit

I went here twice during my stay in Siem Reap. It was the best food I ate in Cambodia, which my partner agreed and he is not a vegetarian. We shared the wedding day dip to start which is delicious, highly recommend, it's served with warm fresh bread. I had a curry for my main which was served with a huge bowl of organic brown rice. The staff are friendly and speak great English, the setting is cosy down a little alley way in the heart of the city. No air con so it's hot, I recommend sitting upstairs on the balcony with the fan.

Pros: Vegan is labeled, Centrally located , Excellent staff

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Best Cambodian food - Edit

I loved this place. I ate alone here the first night and ordered the wedding day dip and a curry. Both were delicious and very good portions. The dip was beautiful - mushroomy, creamy and nutty - I'd never tasted anything quite like it, it's served with a yummy sliced baguette. The curry was also very tasty but I was almost full from the starter so couldn't finish it all.

I went back a few nights later with 4 friends I met in the hostel - all omnivores and everybody loved their food! This time I had the fresh spring rolls and the glory pot. Holy cow! The glory pot is one of the most magical things I've ever tasted. A hot and sour soup, sooo flavourful and well balanced. It's made with morning glory (a typical Asian green) and green papaya chunks. One of those meals you think would cure a multitude of ills. Ah, food!

Pros: Bloody delicious food, Even omnis were satisfied, Lots of choice

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good veg affordable food - Edit

Location is in the thick of restaurant and bar district. Small probably with about 10 tables, ground level and upstairs. No aircon so it was warm and humid. Not fast food. May take some time for food to come. Good value.

Pros: central location all veg affordable prices range 1

Cons: limited menu, crowded setting small

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superb - Edit

Had the pumpkin yellow curry that was great. Glass noodles that were pretty good. But the mushroom main way was too salty and had too much basil flavour so be careful .However the mad eggplant lover was DELICIOUS, super smooth, oh my, I still think about it. Service is good, you should go and try :)
Dessert was lovely too!

Pros: Tasty!

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delicious - Edit

Very nice restaurant. staff were friendly and the food was very tasty. Clearly marked with vegan options ended up eating there twice!

Pros: cosy and relaxed vibe

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good vegetarian Cambodian food - Edit

The restaurant is almost vegan and the food is very good, tasty and most dishes are inspired by Khmer food but more creative. The wedding dip, mushrooms and amok were all very well done.
Service could be better. The upstairs sitting area doesn't look that nice

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Sabores Khmer( Camboyanos), muy recomendable! - Edit

Y soy persona viajera, Vietnam, China, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapur, Indonesia y vivo en Tailandia, así que mi paladar está acostumbrado a sabores exóticos, pero en este local llevado por locales me chupe los dedos.
El Amok con arroz integral, pruébalo y ya me darás las gracias luego, nada graso.
Currys suaves, ensaladas, aperitivos, todo lo k probé buenísimo.
Precio correcto. Servicio amabilísimo como los camboyanos en general.
El local agradable en un callejón peatonal.
Cuesta un poco encontrar, pongo foto de mesas de fuera. Está en pequeña transversal de la Pub street.

Pros: Sabores exóticos , Negocio de gente local, rico, bonito y barato

Cons: difícil encontrar

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Traditional Khmer Vegan food - Edit

So yum and such a beautiful atmosphere to go with it! The prices are a bit higher than elsewhere but everything is super tasty.
Highly recommend the wedding day dip

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Difficult to find

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Great food, big portions, central location - Edit

The food is so good at Chamkar. The prices may seem a bit high, but that is okay because the portions are big and fulfilling. In other restaurants I didn´t feel satisfied after one dish, so I ended up ordering starters and then it became expensive elsewhere. So that is why I don´t think Chamkar was expensive.

Our group tried several dishes during our three visits:
- Cambodian pumpkin melody - a pumpkin curry, my favourite at Chamkar
- The eggplant main course. We expected fried eggplant but this was a curry, so good.
- Sweet potato curry
- Wedding day dip, so good dip with baguettes
- Potted wild harvest, which was a dip too with baguette and fresh veggies for dipping
- The Glory pot, which was green soup, very good
- Another soup, I don´t remember the name, but we didn´t expect a soup so the names and explanations of the dishes don´t always reveal what it is
- Summer rolls (fresh spring rolls)
- Enchanted garden, a green salad, that was a disappointment because it was so small, mostly just lettuce, not much tofu or anything else.

Finding this restaurant is not difficult if you understand that it is not actually located on a street, but on one of the restaurant alleys next to the old market. There is not vehicles on these lanes.

Pros: The food is so good, Portions are big enough, Located on the alleys next to Old Market

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ok, but more pricey food - Edit

Located in the midst of the night market area, hence loud and busy and next to several BBQ places (...).

Pros: many vegan options

Cons: very difficult communication (English), some dishes are not seasoned enough

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delicious Khmer food - Edit

Very tasty Khmer food, I enjoyed every bite of it. Amazing flavours!

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Cute Hideaway - Edit

From the outside Chamkar looks very unassuming and rather charming, it is so quaint it's almost hidden in plain sight!

There is outdoor seating but as it is situated in a small, tight, busy, alleyway, my boyfriend Kerry and I opted to sit indoors. It was dark and all its charm instantly vanished. We ventured back outside.

The food was very pricey, the listed price fails to add on the additional 10% tax too, so remember to factor this in if you are somewhat poor backpackers (like us lol!)

I would recommend this place if you want a 'nice' night out, dinner, wine ect with your significant other

Pros: Pretty Exterior

Cons: Expensive , The Menu

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Delicious and Nutricious - Edit

Really nice cambodian food. Try the Amok leaf dish. Great flavours

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A little pricy but delicious - Edit

Chamkar's menu features salads, curries, and some western food. I ate here 3 nights in a row. The prices are a little high ($4.75-5.50 for a main) but the food is fresh and tasty, and the restaurant is classy. Plus, almost everything is vegan!

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excellent veggie restaurant - Edit

The food here is just fantastic along with the price. Highly recommended for all vegetarians you won't be disappointed.

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Very good - Edit

I had two dinners at Chamkar, both were really great. The food is amazing good. Staff and location are great. Try the Cambodian Wedding dip!

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Great! - Edit

Really enjoyed the food here. Plenty on offer for vegans.

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Traditional Khmer Food Veganized - Edit

I lived in Cambodia for 3 months and this spots takes the number one just because its absolutely delicious food inspired by traditional khmer culture with just the removal of meat and dairy. Incredible flavor, quality and ambiance.

Pros: flavor, tradition, quality

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The best in town - Edit

We kept going back to Chamkar... the food is fantastic and delicious and there's lots to choose from. It's really great to find a menu based on Khmer food too, as most of the good veggie places in Cambodia are more internationally inspired. There are loads of restaurants in Siem Reap and also the centre is filled with tourists and noisy bars, but it is worth wading through the mayhem to find this place. The chefs work in an open kitchen which is always reassuring, and we didn't get any health issues after any of our visits. Wonderful place!

Pros: Delicious, Khmer inspired vegan, Hidden gem

Cons: Noisy area, but all restaurants in town are

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great vegan food - Edit

Great menu clearly displaying vegan symbols and explaining vegetarian options. Wedding dip was excellent as were fresh spring rolls and glass noodles. Avoid the pasta option - very bland! Good wine list and range of fruit smoothies - all vegan.
I visited this place twice and both times the service was the only let down. Low season so perhaps a little understaffed?

Pros: range of options - all vegan , clear menu showing vegan symbols

Cons: service slow

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Kept going back - Edit

Delicious and friendly. Great location in the central market area. Doesn't serve meat. Friendly people at other tables.

I can't say enough about liking this place. Get the wedding day dip!

Pros: 99% vegan, Friendly, Delicious

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Went 3 times in 2 days lol - Edit

This place is the BEST! We tried different things every time and everything was amazing. Go here! Don't sit at the table on the right with two seats-- that's our table.

Pros: Amazing food, Friendly staff, Nice atmosphere

Cons: food is fatty (because of coconut), beggars occasionally walk by

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Amazing Food - Edit

A lovely restaurant in a cute ally. Mostly vegan options with a couple that you need to specify if you would like it made vegan. Delicious food! We got four meals and shared it between four people and each of them were great. I would recommend the Amok - delicious veggie version of the Cambodian favourite.

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Great Place! - Edit

Not to be confused with the new second location that has opened up slightly further out of town, this is a great spot in the busy part of town near Pub Street. The food is traditional Cambodian and almost everything is vegan except one dish. Wedding day dip is amazing as are the curries. All served with organic Brown rice. Alcohol served here too. A truly great veggie dini g experience.

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