• Jia Tella's Cambodian Cuisine

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  • White Veg-options
Cambodian, Khmer

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cambodian food restaurant and bar. Offers a few dishes that are vegan already though not labeled: steamed veggies over rice, tofu spring rolls, and vegetable stir fry. Noodle dishes could be modified in case they contain beef broth or egg. Mango rice appears to be vegan. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm.

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6 Reviews

First Review by Conniemm


Points +3863

24 Oct 2023

Not Authentic Cambodian, But It'll Do

Such an interesting find here in Scotts Valley! Cambodian cuisine is not common so I was curious to see what they would offer.

I wouldn't necessarily call Jia Tella's 'Cambodian' food per se. A lot of the items they sell here are more Pan-Asian/Southeast Asian inspired but uses some Cambodian dish names like their national dish, 'Amok.' Having also been to Cambodia multiple times, the menu felt a bit all over the place.

Nonetheless, how does the quality and taste hold up? My friend and I ordered their Fried Spring Rolls (6 pieces for $10.50), Lemongrass Stir-fry with Tofu ($16), and Mi Sur with Tofu ($16). They have an ingredients list at the counter which helped me confirm the items were vegan friendly, but is definitely something I wish was more clearly marked on their menu.

Everything we had was fine but nothing noteworthy. I thought the stir-fry actually lacked in lemongrass flavor and was a bit too oily for my taste. The Mi Sur Noodles were fine - dried pan-fried thin rice noodles with tofu and sauce, can't go wrong here.

Our experience was hindered with the noise of kids running around the outdoor dining patio playing tag. Where were their parents?!

Overall, it was a fine spot for Southeast Asian inspired food but I wouldn't come here expecting it to be anything authentic Cambodian.



Points +43

26 Aug 2021

Yummy Vegan Options

I love Cambodian food! I love that I can get yummy vegan options here, awesome drinks & sit outside on the patio! Everyone who works here is super sweet & I appreciate the vegan choices!


Points +28

Mostly Veg
26 Feb 2021

All food fried in same oil!

The food is good overall. Why 3 stars, I told the server I'm vegan before ordering and she did not tell me they fry their veggies in the same oil as their meats. I could taste fish on the tempura vegetables. I asked and she admitted it was true. Thing is they must not be changing their oil often as it was a strong taste of fish. Just be aware.

Pros: Sauces, dressings good. , Outdoor seating is nice., Fresh rolls yum

Cons: Fishy taste on fried veggies


Points +29

17 Oct 2019

Great place for vegan and non-vegans

Love that a mixed crowd of diners can all be happy here! Lots of options for everyone.

Diet Coach

Points +320

16 Sep 2018

New To Cambodian

We had the hot and sour soup with tofu, served in a stainless steel pot. The small size was more than adequate for two. The seasonings were similar to Thai with fresh lemongrass. Mixers vegetables had fresh baby corn and a hearty variety of mushrooms.

Pros: Lots of vegan choices, Large portions, Perfectly seasoned


Points +1499

16 Feb 2018

Good food

I had lunch today at Jia Tella's and really enjoyed it. While there were many options to pick from, I chose the stir fried green beans with tofu in tamarind sauce. It was a good sized portion.

Most of their entrees give you the option of having tofu and there are also some interesting salads. I didn't ask if their soups are vegan.

I would definitely come back again.

Pros: Good selection of vegan choices, Sit inside or outside

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