Phnom Penh is known to be a cocoon where locals and expats enjoy a variety of cuisine the world over. Since the pandemic hit the Kingdom, many restaurants decided to close their dine-in options as a preventive measure against COVID-19, replacing it with delivery and take out services only. As the Kingdom counts 24 days in a row without any new cases, our favourite spots are slowly making a comeback, and we couldn’t be happier.
From a yummy breakfast to start the day, lunch with colleagues or a night out with friends, here is a list of our favourite spots not to be missed!
Lot 369 – Kicking off the day with a good breakfast
Lot 369, is a popular spot among expats for breakfast and brunch! With a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, at GT2 we are glad to inform their soft-reopening was earlier this week on Monday. While the TTP branch remains temporarily closed, the branch located in BKK 1 on St.282 welcomes customers for dine-in. Don’t miss out on their Wednesday deal where coffee only costs $1.
Opening hours are from Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 6:30pm and Sunday 8am – 6pm.
Jars of Clays – a place for comfort food
Located in south of Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market area) and Oknha Trey Heng , Jars of Clays, an establishment since 1998 is well-known among foreigners with their variety of western and asian cuisine. Craving for Chicken Schnitzel, a greek salad or a pumpkin pie? All are fulfilled under one roof and you won’t leave disappointed. Jars of Clays cafe offers the best home-made favourites with fresh ingredients. In a friendly atmosphere you can have lunch with your colleagues. Reopening will be Monday May 11.
Opening hours will be from 7:30 to 8:30-9pm
Location: Oknha Try Heng St. (2011), and 39B St 155, Phnom Penh,
Eleven One Kitchen- Craving Khmer Cuisine
This list would not be complete without Khmer cuisine! Our favourite spot for this Cuisine is definitely Eleven One Kitchen located in the capital. Re-creating authentic Khmer cuisine for western palate, we cannot wait to indulge in Eleven One Kitchen’s heavenly signature dish, Fish Ambok with a bowl of steamy rice. All their dishes are prepared with love using fresh ingredients without the flavor enhancer, MSG. They are located in TTP and BKK1 and are ready to welcome hungry customers to enjoy delicious meals in a refreshing green open space. Forget the sky-scrappers surrounding the city by immersing yourself in a peaceful ambience with your loved ones.
Location: #20, Street 334 (between st.51 & st.57), Phnom Penh
#37 Street 123 (corner of 460), Tuol Tom Poung, Phnom Penh
Open from Monday to sunday 7am to 9:30 pm
NESAT Seafood House for seafood lovers
Are you craving a tray of fresh seafood? We have missed nights out with friends during times of social distancing. Nothing better than sitting with them on a delightful evening with seafood grilling on a BBQ right at your table. Located in a cozy fisherman’s house, Nesat Seafood House combines an authentic local and western menu to whet your palate. The menu offers a variety of seafood such as river lobster, mackerel, king mussels and more. These fresh seafood from Kampot are marinated with a variety of sauces: garlic butter, sweet chili and salted chilli sauce to suit any individual’s taste buds. NESAT house offers variations such as Tom Yam soup or Pasta Pesto with seafood of your choice.
In reopening its doors, it is important to note they only accept gatherings of 6 persons or less. Seating will be set one metre apart to comply with social distancing rules set by the Ministry of Health.
Located in #27 Street 446 West Russian Market in TTP
Opening hours: 11:00am to 11:30pm