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“Delicious food for very affordable prices”
Review of Cuisine Wat Damnak

Cuisine Wat Damnak
Ranked #37 of 1,066 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$31
Cuisines: Cambodian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing. A 6 course tasting menu, where each course was delicious for 31USD. The menu changes every two weeks, and you get a choice between two set menus. There’s a 5 course menu for 27 USD you can pick as well. Every course was a delight. Fresh food, clean flavours and just enough to fill you up without being too much. Was around 2 hours for the full 6 courses. The restaurant itself is in a secluded area down a dark road, which was unusual though plenty of TukTuks nearby. The restaurant itself was beautiful, open and clean. We had a table outside which was cool, and picturesque. Would highly recommend booking this place in advance though as it books up quickly.

Thank Sophie B
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Spotted this hotel by chance after reading attached Sunday Times review.

Excellent evening, of lovely hospitality, great cuisine in a wonderful setting at a very fair price.

The owner made us feel so welcome, catered to our dietary requirements and served delicious food.

Two set menus, though you can mix and match from them per course.

If you would like to try cutting-edge Cambodian fusion food, do not miss...

Thank apawley
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had booked a table for a friends birthday and we had heard nothing but amazing things (and please let me say that we were still completely in love with the food) but the service we received at the restaurant was a total and complete let down.

We arrived and were greeted at our car (which was a nice touch) where we were taken down to the restaurant and greeted personally by the chef and owner (who was lovely and charismatic) before our meal. We had a few fussy eaters (me being one of them) and the chef explained exactly what he could do for us (which again was above and beyond).

From here on out the service nose dived. The waiter who looked after us did not engage what so ever, completely lacking in any personality and warmth towards the table.

When we explained our menu choices (which we were told was fine by the Chef) the waiter seemed annoyed and bothered that we had requests (again I know this was a pain, but please save the look of annoyance of the back of house).

We ordered water and wine for the table and all of our glasses went empty for about 15 minutes until we could flag someone down, which I know isn't a huge deal but again not what you expect with fine dining.

Our plates were cleared while one of us was still eating, which again is just off in terms of service and made us feel rushed, cutlery was also not properly set out (again having to flag someone down for a knife).

We sat at the table for 10 minutes before we could flag someone for the bill, and this then took another 15 minutes of so for them to prepare. The lady who took payment did not even make eye contact and no pleasantries were used what so ever.

After paying, I requested to speak with the chef (if he was free) as I just wanted to mention our experience (I think this is the right thing to do before reviewing), although in someways apologetic, he did seem to make excuses for the service staff, explaining that is was hard to find staff with a good understanding of English and that could also give good effective service (im not sure what was meant by this).

After much anticipation for this restaurant I have to say we were let down, and will not be returning. Although the food was absolutely incredible, that is only half of the experience, and we were left feeling angry and deflated.

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1  Thank mitchellp22
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Chef Joannes Riviere and his great team are making every dinner in their restaurant a special event.
Efficient and friendly service, lovely and cosy restaurant, with an air-con room or al fresco terrace, the best place in Cambodia to discover the real taste of khmer food.
The menu is absolutely "gastronomique" and an incredible value.
Go there, go there, go there...

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Thank AdrienR63
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

When I looked at the two set menus online before arriving at Wat Damnak I was a bit concerned that I wasn't going to like it, but that was definitely not the case. The food was incredible with lots of unusual ingredients and flavours that were perfectly married together. They were happy to switch the starter course from the other menu for my husband with no issue. Fish was cooked to perfection and the pork was tender and delicious. The chef personally greets each guest at the beginning and speaks to you again at the end of your meal, a very nice touch.
Not to be missed, especially for a special occasion!

Thank jeni24g
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