If you’ve already savoured Siem Reap’s mouth-watering street food and relished dinner in one of the city’s favourite Khmer restaurants, you might find yourself craving more familiar fare. Whether it’s food from home, a change from the local cooking or a new cuisine altogether, our list will help you navigate the very best of Siem Reap’s international restaurants.

This hip lounge and restaurant unifies Asian and Western cuisines. The restaurant has an open kitchen and a sophisticated setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The bright and modern lounge overlooks the swimming pool and is the ideal spot to relax with a cocktail from the bar. Enjoy a refreshing pomelo and prawn salad, the Goby fish in caramelised palm sugar, or a sizzling hot and spicy seafood soup. Reserve a table for the family at the popular Sunday brunch and pool events, and sample a number of fresh juices to accompany your choice of food, as well as a visit to the salad bar.

Address: #1705, Korean-Cambodian Friendship Road 30
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 6am to 11pm
Reservations: +855 63 965 600 or fbm@hunkaartableandlounge.com
Website: www.hunkaartableandlounge.com
Facebook: facebook.com/hunkaartableandlounge

Beginning with just ten flavours of the now-legendary 100% organic infused rums, Georges Rhumerie was born, with flavours reflecting George’s native island, La Reunion. The restaurant features indoor seating or outdoors in the garden. Enjoy foie gras, tofu, and salad or La Creole platter for starters, before selecting your choice of main course. Will it be a saucisse dish, poulet coco, crevette curcuma with prawns or vindail fish? Finish with homemade coconut-pineapple samosas with caramel sauce and ricotta ice cream. While you’re there, visit the distillery for a free tasting of the 22 different flavours of rums and jams.

Address: Georges’ Lane
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday from 4pm – 10pm
Reservations: +855 96 861 7448 or online
Website: http://www.georges-rhumerie.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frenchrestaurantsiemreap/

L’Annexe’s chef, from the Alsace region of France, is passionate about French cuisine. He’s not only trained and qualified as a chef but also as a Pâtissier. Luckily for his customers, they can experience a tantalising selection of gourmet desserts, such as lemon meringue tart, at any time of the day. With a menu offering typical French main courses such as fillet of beef or wild pork fillet with red wine sauce, customers can be assured of a refined dining experience in a friendly atmosphere, in the heart of the city.

Address: #108 Sok San Road
Opening Hours: Mondays 4pm – 10pm / Tuesdays – Sundays 12am – 10pm
Reservations: +855 95 839 745 or annexe.siemreap@gmail.com
Website: www.annexesiemreap.com
Facebook: facebook.com/FrenchRestaurantSiemReapCambodiaLAnnexe

Hard Rock Café, the world-wide brand with venues in 73 countries, is synonymous with popular and generous portions of American dishes, and satisfyingly extravagant burgers. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and frequent live bands and rock concerts. The colonial-style building overlooks the Siem Reap River, a short walk over the footbridge from Pub Street and the Old Market. Diners can enjoy the view of the stage from the spacious terrace or choose seats inside. Both areas are within easy reach of the Rock Shop, for Hard Rock Café merchandise.

Address: King’s Road Angkor
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 11am – 12am
Reservations: +855 93 565 654 or info@hrcangkor.com
Website: www.hardrock.com/angkor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HardRockCafeAngkor

5Le Malraux

Le Malraux brings Paris to Siem Reap! Discover French and Khmer specialties in this unique setting – a charming, secret alleyway close to Old Market. Sit, Parisian-style, in the outdoor seating, amid Instagram-worthy hanging flower baskets and romantic lighting, or inside on comfortable couches in the 1930s Art Nouveau brasserie. Try home-made artisan pork pate made with Kampot black pepper, the fresh campagnarde salad or the banana flower and minced chicken breast salad. Le Malraux opens at 7am for breakfast, too, so early birds can enjoy a perfect start to the day with eggs mimosa.

Address: Psah Chas Alley 1
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 7am – 11pm
Reservations: +855 12 229 826

6Mammashop

Arrive hungry to Chef Simone’s little piece of Italy, because his menu, created with ‘tradition and love’ will not fail to tempt you. Begin with the Affettati Misti to share, featuring delicate Prosciutto di Parma, salami, cooked ham and mortadella. Select your favourite filling from the ‘pick your own pasta’ options or perhaps a freshly made pizza, or a home made pasta specialty. Guests can sit inside and view the kitchen busy at work, or outside where you can soak up Kandal Village’s lively atmosphere.

Address: #678, Hap Guan Street (Kandal Village)
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday from 11.30am – 10pm
Reservations: +855 88 413 8649

7Le Bel Air

Xavier and his kitchen team have created a Brussels brasserie-style restaurant with Franco-Belgian cuisine and an inviting range of over 20 Belgian beers only available here. Enjoy a cold glass of light, fruity Blanche de Namur or the malt flavours of a Kasteel Blond while relaxing in their softly-lit terrace. It would be impossible to leave without trying the gratinated mussels in garlic butter, the Belgian beef tartare or a piping hot serving of Flemish stew. Finish with the ‘Brussels Waffles’ with ice cream.

Address: #116, Street 26
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 6.30am – 10.30pm
Reservations: +855 85 560 100

8Olive, Cuisine de Saison

A short stroll from the buzz of Pub Street brings you to Olive, a serene and relaxed setting in which to indulge in its French cuisine, with touches of Khmer fusion. Chef Dede, trained in Siem Reap’s five-star hotels, prepares daily specials and designs unique Khmer fusion dishes, using top-quality local ingredients. His eye for perfection assures customers of the quality of each dish on the Mediterranean-inspired menu, with the freshest seafood and a great choice of meat, tender fruits and vegetables, savoury sauces and homemade desserts.

Address: Street 9
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 10am – 10pm
Reservations: +855 63 769 899

9The Hashi

Experience traditional Japanese cuisine at The Hashi. Guests are welcomed to two locations, one on Wat Bo Road, the other within The Heritage Walk shopping complex, where you can try new additions to their menu, in modern, spacious surroundings. Diners can expect quality ingredients in the dishes, which are presented with precision and an eye for detail. Share a Hashi soup set for two, a selection from the Sushi Bar (try the Hashi Roll) or order the Saba Teriyaki Bento – grilled mackerel fish with Teriyaki sauce. The Hashi has a welcoming space for groups or private gatherings, as well as a delivery service.

Address: #321, Wat Bo Road and The Heritage Walk Shopping Mall
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 11am – 11pm
Reservations: +855 63 969 007 or eat@thehashi.com

10Tell Steakhouse

This Swiss – German steakhouse is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, high-quality steaks, and generous portions. The menu, full of comforting favourites, features fondue, fish and chips and a sausage menu, as well as a choice of steaks, including tenderloin, rib eye and flank. The surf and turf platter, with its tenderloin steak and shrimps flambéed in pastis, is certain to satisfy. For a treat, order the oysters. Admire the traditional clocks, lace curtains and beer steins, making it feel authentically Bavarian with a welcome to match.

Address: #374, Sivutha Boulevard
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday from 10.30am – 10pm
Reservations: +855 63 963 289

Find these and many more exciting international dining options in our directory! Or, if you’re looking for a tast of Cambodia, check out our favorite Khmer Restaurants

Clare Lawrence is a long-time expat, originally from England, with six years in the UAE under her belt as well as over a year here in Siem Reap. She has written on expat life, saving money, holidaying with children and budget travel for a number of magazines and websites, including Siemreap.net.