Cambodia Siem Reap restaurant review (1)_Khmer Kitchen Restaurant

Siem Reap restaurant_Khmer Kitchen Restaurant

I will write reviews of the various restaurants I have visited while staying in downtown Siem Reap.

I mainly visited restaurants recommended by the local guide “Mengcho”.

I’ll write the review about a restaurant on the first day of my trip.

This restaurant was near my accommodation(Hotel Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa).

Khmer Kitchen Restaurant(website:

Google Map: Street 2 Thnou the coner of street 9, Old market Siem reap, 17255(google map link)

This restaurant is close to the Siem Reap city and was selling the traditional Cambodian foods at an affordable price.

There was pretty sweaty because there weren’t the air conditioners. So I recommend you to have the meal at the second floor.

At the second floor, it was windy because there were no windows.

When I had a dinner upstairs, so I could looked around the city view.

Khmer Kitchen Restaurant views
Khmer Kitchen Restaurant_Siem Reap Restaurant


You can go this restaurant by taking tuktuk for a basic fare(1$).

And there is the famous Pub Street right next to this restaurant. So after the meal, you can enjoy the pub street.

Location_Khmer Kitchen Restaurant
Location__Siem Reap restaurant (Khmer Kitchen)

Unlimited rice for free

At there, I was able to eat unlimited rice for free whenever I requested. A waitress kept walking around with rice.

One dish is about 4~5$. I ordered 5 main dish for 5 people(my family members).

The dishes I ordered were “Amok”,  “Lok Lak”, “Spring Roll” and “Fried Morning Glory”.



“Amok” is a traditional Cambodian dish.

Cambodian amok is a type of curry dish that is typically made with fish, although other proteins like chicken, beef, or even vegetables can be used.

They were characterized by their aromatic blend of spices and herbs, combined with coconut milk to create a rich and creamy sauce.

It’s known for its rich flavors and unique presentation.

Amoks that I had are a flavorful and aromatic dish made with fish and chicken, various vegetables, mixed with a rich and creamy coconut curry sauce.

They were very flavorful.

Amoks_fish_chicken_Khmer Kitchen Restaurant
Amoks_fish_chicken_Siem Reap restaurant (Khmer Kitchen)

Lok lak

“Lok lak” is a popular and delicious Cambodian dish that consists of marinated and stir-fried cubes of beef, often served with a tangy dipping sauce and vegetables.

The name “lok lak” itself is believed to be derived from the French term “l’ôeuf” (pronounced like “lok”), which means “egg,” and the Khmer word “lak,” which means “quick.”

The dish is said to have been influenced by French cuisine during the colonial period when Cambodia was part of French Indochina.

The name might refer to the dish’s combination of quick cooking and the possibility of serving it with a fried egg on top.

The Lok lak that I had was a very flavorful and savory dish.

The contrasting textures and flavors of the tender beef, crisp vegetables, and tangy dipping sauce made lok lak a delightful and satisfying dish.

loklak_Khmer Kitchen Restaurant
loklak_Siem Reap restaurant (Khmer Kitchen)

Spring Roll

The Spring rolls are combination of textures and flavors, with the freshness of herbs and vegetables contrasting with the savory fillings. These spring rolls are deep-fried until crispy.

The Spring Roll that I had was also very crispy. At that time, served dipping sauce was spicy and sweet, so they made even better tastes these spring rolls.

Spring Roll_Khmer Kitchen Restaurant
Spring Roll_Siem Reap restaurant (Khmer Kitchen)

Fried Morning Glory

“Fried morning glory” refers to a popular vegetable dish made from the leaves and stems of the morning glory plant.

Morning glory, known scientifically as Ipomoea aquatica, is a type of water spinach.

It’s characterized by its vibrant green color, crunchy texture, and flavorful seasoning.

When I had this dish, the seasoning of this dish seemed to contain fish sauce. So it tasted very good.

Fried Morning Glory_Khmer Kitchen Restaurant
Fried Morning Glory_Siem Reap restaurant (Khmer Kitchen)


This restaurant was best for me because I was satisfied of the taste and price of foods.

I paid with the credit card and tipped in cash.

Especially various juices & smoothies were very fresh and taste good.

Juice_Smoothie(Khmer Kitchen Restaurant)
Juice_Smoothie_Siem Reap restaurant (Khmer Kitchen)

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