DAO of Life

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Serendipity Beach Rd, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 18000

Vega restaurant at Serendipity Pier, on the 2nd floor with ocean view. Offers a menu of soups, salads, daily specials, all-day breakfast, cocktails. Uses nut based milks or fresh coconut milk in the drinks and ice cream. Kitchen closes 9:30pm. Est. 2014 on Ekareach St and moved here in 2016. Open Mon-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Asian, Fusion

30 Reviews

First Review by RenkeFlexanist

really nice food - Edit

I went there with my non vegan friends and we all enjoined our food. The cafe is located on the upper floor and you have to walk through the restaurant on the lower level to make it to the right place. I ordered the choc banana smoothie and the sweet potato burger and it was all very delicious.

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Great food - Edit

This place has great food but it is expensive by Cambodian standards. We ate there twice and had lots of things off the menu; it was all delicious. Well worth it as a treat before or after going to the islands

Pros: Vegan cream filled doughnuts

Cons: expensive

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Violently Sick!! - Edit

I went with my girlfriend and have been travelling Asia for 2 months. This is the first place I got very sick. I had the avacado salad! I won’t be going back.. very disappointed. I wanted to give 0 stars but it wouldn’t let me

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Cute and has different choices of vegan food - Edit

It even has a little shop. The food is Great but is quite expensive.

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small portion for the price - Edit

Just next to the pier, you need to cross a restaurant and go up the stairs, cosy place.
Food taste really good but it’s pricy for the portion you get.
I had the avocado and spinach toast (very tasty) and the Sweet&Sour tamarin juice ( fresh and surprise good combo).

Pros: tasty food, cosy place

Cons: pricy for the portion you get

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Amazing breakfast - Edit

I ordered a smoothie and the pancakes. The portion was kinda small compared to the price, but really delicious. The venue is beautiful and the view is amazing!

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Fabulous vegan food!! healthy and delicious! - Edit

Beautiful view of the ocean, great service and chill atmosphere.

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good food, good price and nice staff. - Edit

We hade been in Asia for a month when we eat at DAO. And this is the best place so far for us. We had the burger and falafel and it was delicious. And the price is low compared to the others vegan-resturants we been to. Nice staff as well.

Pros: good food, good price

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Probably the best place in Sihanoukville, but still... - Edit

I liked the place itself, it's above another restaurant (which you have to go through to get to the stairs), it's cosy and comfy. On the downside, the smell from downstairs - grilled fish and meat - sometimes gets up to you.The food itself was good. We had the quite expensive burger: 6$ is a lot in Cambodia and the burger was like most food in the country a small portion.I guess it's still the best option in Sihanoukville!

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upstairs vegan cafe with sea views - Edit

DAO is next to the jetty at Sihanoukville above another restaurant (of an evening you walk past displays of various dead things) ... DAO has a nice selection of reasonably priced vegan food (its not Street food) ... this morning I had a delicious mad monk smoothie (US$2.50) and this evening I called in for a coconut milk latte (US$2.50) and a tasty veggie burger (US$6) ... breakfast today mad monk smoothie and spinach and avocado toast (US$4.00) ... fifth visit I had the delicious morning starter (US$3.50) with double espresso coffee (US$1.75) ... the staff are very friendly, helpful and attentive ... DAO has a very nice view and great vibe ... free wifi

Pros: vegan cafe

Cons: evening walk of death downstairs

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Dao - Edit

Sweet potato were undercooked, far to be crispy not salted at all, served with liquid tzatziki and a kind of prune jam not mentioned on menu. Salad was over dressed, hummus of my friend was flat and over-covered with lime juice.
[edit by staff - see ToS]

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Amazing cake - Edit

Next door to the ferry, it was amazing food and such a nice place to relax. I had the banana bread which was delicious, the staff were so sweet and helpful!

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Taste would be 5* - Edit

The taste was really good and innovative and the location was nice (could be loud because of fireworks at the beach) nevertheless the portion are not filling and the dishes are expensive.
Furthermore the staff was not friendly ( maybe she had a bad day)

Pros: delicious food, good atmosphere

Cons: expensive, not filling , loud, unfriendly staff

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Great cafe! - Edit

Lovely food, friendly staff atmospheric setting. Got to try a free taster of pizza which was great. Good location by the pier

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Lovely food a bit pricey - Edit

As coming to the end of our travels we did find this one a bit pricey. I had a cous cous salad and it was just cous cous and lettuce and although it tasted good it was a bit expensive for what it was. The sweet potato fries were divine and the humus was very good

Pros: Sea views , Fully vegan , Lovely staff

Cons: A bit on the pricey side

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Good food, nice atmosphere - Edit

The food is very very good. The burger was amazing and the bowls were good. The smoothies leave something to be desired however. Very watery for the high prices. Boast a lot of superfoods but are very watered down. Very nice atmosphere with music and ocean. The staff is very nice and the food is made very thoughtfully (which can mean a longer wait). Good wifi and very Central. Good place to hang out if you have a bit bigger budget.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-16

Pros: Great food , Nice staff , Nice atmosphere

Cons: Pricey, Watery smoothies , Uncomfortable chairs

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worth going - Edit

I found this place next to the pier (happy cow). I really had to go in and try their burger (6 $) and chocolate smoothie (2,50 $). Both was delicious and also the atmosphere in that place was awesome with its view over the ocean and relaxing music. The only problem is that it's not really in the budget of a backpacker. That's why I didn't try some other things that sounded worth coming back.

Pros: good (western) food, nice location, lovely staff/owner

Cons: expensive

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excellent - Edit

Best burger we've had in a while
Delicious falafel salad
Nice atmosphere. Chilled

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New Location - Edit

This Restaurant is in a new location:
Serendipity Road, Sihanoukville near by Sakal Guesthouse.

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Chilled space, great food. - Edit

Cheap, tasty food. A really cool place to sit back and relax. Play board games, read books, they have handmade jewellery for sale and a swap&shop space for clothes. Great staff.

Pros: Good vibe, Pancakes, Staff were lovely.

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Must visit for all vegans visiting Sihanoukville - Edit

100% vegan place with top quality ingredients and great meals. sure, it's a little pricey (compared to local restaurants) but it's definitely worth it. you can get a decent meal for about 5 dollars. over my stay, i tried veggie mix with cashew nuts, veggie burger and some ice cream with chocolate chunks. everything was top-notch. the place has a great energy, some books for you to read, swap shop and very friendly and helpful staff.

Pros: Quality of food, Energy and design, Staff

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Cant get enough - Edit

My wife and I went to Dao three times during our stay, and enjoyed everything we tried.
Some of the dishes we had included the raw chocolate cheesecake, chocolate chip peanut butter ice cream, inti bowl, stacked pancakes, cheesy Nachos, Cacao banana smoothie, beet carrot juice, and the Indian hummus which is served hot.

The staff is very helpful and friendly. They speak English well and are able to accommodate your dietary restrictions.

Pros: All vegan, tasty, plenty of options

Cons: food is slow to arrive

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I would live in Sihanoukville just to Eat here ! - Edit

This vegan cafe is is really amazing when it comes to quality and taste.

I ate here 2 times, even though its a bit more expensive than other restaurants, and I prefer to save money and eat cheaply, but this cafe is special.

I had the Veggie Burger, The Spinach & Avocado Toast and the Inti Bowl - all absolutely fantastic

Only downside is its a bit more expensive than other places

Pros: Great Quality Food

Cons: a bit expensive

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good food service pretty bad - Edit

was there 3 times!
food is so good but the staff unfortunately not at all..
Forgot the order of my friend completely, really slow, most of them can't speak a word english and often they are just standing around in the restaurant instead of taking care of the clients..
Hope that the service will improve..
But the food is really really delicious!!

Cons: staff

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Amazing food cooked with love - Edit

We came here twice during our stay in Sihanoukville the food is so amazing! The staff are really friendly and professional, food may take a while but it's so worth it. The portions are huge, the peanut butter and banana chocolate chip ice cream is delicious and natural ingredients. Had the pancake stack on pancake day and was so happy I found pancakes I could eat! Lovely staff and lovely place :)

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Brilliant vegan comfort food! - Edit

We were so pleased to find this place! I really wanted a veggie-burger by this point of my trip had an amazingly good (and huge) home-made burger with cashew cheese here. The bruschetta was also delicious. We ate sitting on the roof terrace - the place feels really welcoming and laid-back.

We chatted to the owner (who is from London) - there are all sorts of events here such as film nights - wish we had been able to stay for a bit longer so we could have gone to a few.

One of my favourite places to eat in Cambodia. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great vegan comfort food, Chilled welcoming place

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outstanding place! - Edit

The reason we stayed in sihsnoukville was because of this restaurant :) as health conscious people it is hard to find places that are health conscious and I'm glad dao of life is.

The food is delicious!!! You can get dairy free sugar free ice cream here, and ton of interesting food with an awesome English speaking staff

Go try this place!!!

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