11 Reviews

First Review by Merciless666

Super! - Edit

Ate here twice and it tasted fantastic! They can adapt some meals so they become vegan. Super friendly staff and nice location. This was my favorite restaurant when I was in Phnom Penh!

Pros: cozy, tasty

Cons: not so many different meals för vegans

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Inspiring food and concept - Edit

Love this place - great staff and food. There's plenty to choose from for vegetarians... the tapas menu items are all substantial and delicious. We ordered 4 items per visit between 2 of us, which was perfect amount for us to share. The wine is also good, which has not been my experience in most places in Cambodia. Really good place to go, including if you are a mixed diet group.

Pros: Yummy, Attentive staff, Fast service

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delicious and nice atmosphere - Edit

We had chickpea and couscous tagine and a vegan salad, really delicious and great cocktails too

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Nice tapas - Edit

Very busy (we had to wait 20 mins for a table) and chi-chi restaurant
Not sure if would say that it was that good for veggies as there are a heap of starters but not that many mains that are veggie centred
that said, the food we ordered was good, if a little westernised: salad with lotus root was fun, but needed a chilli kick; green beans with black butter were awesome; tomato chutney was ok but not that hot at all; taro fries were boring

Pros: clean and cool

Cons: expensive

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Such a great find :) - Edit

Wonderful social enterprise. High quality food and service, loads of veggie options and awesome fresh veg juices! Went here a few times during my trip!

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Great vibe, yummy food - Edit

We ate at Friends several times while in Phnom Penh. The variety of menu options was excellent and always delicious. Green apple lime freeze was a big favourite during these hot days.
The staff, both students and teachers, are excellent and are always happy accommodate patrons needs.
A great restaurant with a great cause, definitely worth your patronage.

Pros: friendly staff, variety, yummy

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Beware unless you eat fish - Edit

This is a restaurant with a great cause, but if you're vegetarian and want to support the charity then my advice is to visit the shop or make a donation instead of eating at Friends. The reason is because they consider fish to be vegetarian and include fish sauce in some meal options under the vegetarian menu. Further, they don't necessarily understand the concept of vegan and eliminating certain ingredients so I wouldn't trust anything that came to my table. I'd skip this restaurant and go to one of PP's other amazing veggie finds. [edited by staff, see TOS]

Pros: good cause

Cons: so-called vegetarian items have fish

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BE CAREFUL!!! - Edit

I have to say, this restaurant is worth eating at for their cause alone. But, be careful!!! They not only DO NOT fully understand what vegetarianism is. If you're vegan, it's quite possible for them to mess up. They don't speak English well here either and are pretty busy so trying to explain what ingredients you don't want can give you a headache. It's also very expensive. Aside from that, the food is delicious, especially the smoothies and the cause is so amazing. You may have read about the shop they have connected to this restaurant. It promotes recycling and also helps out to their cause for street kids. Maybe I recommend that over the restaurant.

Pros: Delicious food, Great cause, Awesome connected shop

Cons: Dangerous for vegetarians/vegans, Expensive, Not relaxing atmosphere.

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Friendly and delicious! - Edit

Awesome little place on a bustling street, I had a hard time finding it at first but just kept asking people for "Friends" and hit the mark.

Scrumptious food and sweet and attentive staff, you can really tell the effort that goes into everything. Just make clear if you are vegan or vegetarian and they'll go out of their way to accommodate you.

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Amazing cause, amazing place! - Edit

Run entirely by the Friends charity, this place is a real gem. Staff are a mixture of teachers and students. A blackboard displays who your waiters and chefs are and what module they are currently doing. Food is top notch - very posh and well presented. Veganness is not marked on the menu which can make it difficult - we ended up eating some things we later found out (on our second visit) we shouldn't have.

Pros: Food, Cause, Surroundings

Cons: No vegan markings on menu

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Good place for good hearted hippies... - Edit

Well i don't remeber it to much, as time flyes by.
I had nice comfortable eat in the sundown and liked the place for giving opportunities to the many street kids out there!
Highly supportable!
Merciless526

Pros: supports street kids, friendly, cental

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