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Bugs Cafe

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Asian, , Fusion
Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 17 764 560
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Asian, Cambodian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually had this planned months before I arrived in Siem Reap because I mentally prepared myself. After a day in the waterfalls I headed here with a big appetite. I ordered the discovery platter. I tried everything! The spring rolls and croquettes tasted great...More

Thank BlackbirdPaulina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Discovery Platter, and had a number of courses consisting of a variety of insects, silk worms, tarantulas and other small creatures. Service was good and friendly, and particularly helpful in explaining what we were about to eat and the ethos of the...More

Thank ew25
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I have tried eating insects a few years ago during my Thailand trip; but tarantula and scorpion were new to me. So upon reading online review, the first night I arrived in Siem Reap I decided to try this. The staff were friendly, welcoming, and...More

Thank Singgih H
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to try bugs, but was put off the street food option as I knew if I didn’t like the first thing I tried, I wouldn’t try anything else. The discovery platter gives a taste of red ants, spider, giant waterbug, scorpion, crickets and...More

Thank IrishMD
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We took our 11 year old twins here and had a really memorable meal. The french manager/owner came out when we were deciding what to do and was very helpful but not at all pushy. This is definitely bugs done in a way that tourists...More

1  Thank Trees73
Reviewed March 23, 2018

What a great bonding experience. I hooked up with couchsurfers I met on line and we decided to try the grubs, spiders, ants, but left the water beetle behind (too reminiscent of a cockaroach). The insects were covered with french sauces and spices, which made...More

Thank Mojo M
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Certainly one of the few restaurants in Cambodia (maybe even in the world) which offers a very smooth initiation to insect based food. Tarentulas, silkworms, scorpions, crickets and ants are accomodated in rolls, curries, tapas, woks, skewer and many more. It helps overcome the occidental...More

Thank CPJD00
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you so much, we're glad you appreciated the experience! Keep eating insects, it's good for health and for the planet :)

Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is a must do when in Siem Reap if you’re willing to try something different. The food itself is professionally prepared, so if you wanna eat bugs this is the place to try it. Also the staff is incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable. I...More

Thank Sammi C
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we're delighted that you enjoyed the experience! Have a good time in Cambodia :)

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

One restaurant I wanted to go to was the bugs cafe. So glad I did. The Mr is vegetarian so didn't eat but gladly video me. I had the tapas plate but sadly no tarantula as they were out. The staff were very nice and...More

Thank deniz
Marjolaine_and_Davy, Propriétaire at Bugs Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi! Thank you very much for your enthusiasm, we really appreciate your feedback. You were not lucky this time with tarantulas (it was the breeding season, we leave the spiders alone at this time) but it should not be an issue in November. We're looking...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely created for tourists but was a fun experience for us to go to. We tried the discovery platter which has the tarantula tempura, ant spring roll and skewers with grasshoppers. My friends did enjoy the bug food, though I couldn’t get over...More

Thank Sophie B
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Chon Wai T
23 December 2017|
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Response from SapirAs | Reviewed this property |
nope. and I enjoyed the scorpions too. great food
19 February 2016|
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Response from Shana2525 | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't book either. A great place must do :)
10 February 2016|
Response from Perth6025 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book a table, and there were quite a few free ones. I can't remember though what weekday it was.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: +855 17 764 560
  • E-mail
Bugs Cafe is the first ever insect tapas restaurant and cocktail bar in Cambodia. Crickets, scorpions, grasshoppers, ants, bees, silkworms, spiders, snake and crocodile combined with quality Khmer and western products and seasonings, will bring you a delicious and unseen taste of adventure! Amazing Photos guaranteed...
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