As the town of Siem Reap is so popular with tourists there is a wide range of restaurants. They cater for all types with some specialising in local cuisine while others tend to have more western style food on their menus.
The best place in town for eating is around the Old Market Area which is known locally as ‘Psar Chaa’. Here you can find a wide range of restaurants to choose from. Not far from the market area is the riverside where you can find more restaurants and cafés. And if your budget is really tight you can try out food from one of the numerous street stalls.
Cambodian food is very similar to cuisine in its neighbouring South-East Asian countries with rice featuring in nearly everything. Other ingredients such as lemongrass and coconut are also evident. Some local specialities include Cambogee Beef which is marinated beef thread onto skewers, Cambodian Sweet Soup which contains pork, eggs, soy sauce and bamboo shoots and Aromatic Black Tiger Shrimp.
Opposite the General Hospital, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Feel like a quick snack? This French-style café, which is located just across from the town’s hospital, has an excellent selection of salads and sandwiches. It also has various donuts and cakes if you feel like a little treat!
50 metres NW of Psar Chaa, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Red Piano is one Siem Reap’s most popular eateries and while it specialises it western-style and particularly Mediterranean food, you can also sample local culinary delights. In more recent years it has become extremely popular as Angelina Jolie and the rest of the 'Tomb Raider II' crew were known to frequent it while filming the Lara Croft sequel.
Psar Chaa, Siem Reap, Cambodia
If you find yourself on the streets of Siem Reap late at night but with a hunger in you then you need to search for the Aspara Corner. Open 24 hours, its European-style ambience makes it a pleasant place to have something to grab a bite to eat. What makes it even more enjoyable are the pool tables and wide choice of Belgian beers.
Sivatha St, Siem Reap, Cambodia
As so many restaurants in Siem Reap have European influences, it is nice to visit a place where everything on the menu is Asian. Choose from a varied selection of Burmese (Myanmar), Cambodian and other Asian food. This restaurant’s staff and excellent value makes it one of the best places to eat in the town.
Pokambor Street, beside the Royal Residence, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The FCC is one of Siem Reap’s newest places to dine and is slowly becoming one of the most popular. While it is a small bit more expensive than some of the other restaurants in town, you can see why as it is extremely stylish. It is hard to find a nicer place to while away your lunch or dinner as it is situated beside the river and there is open-air seating on the first floor.