The 10 Best Restaurants in Kampot

Kampot, Cambodia
Kampot, Cambodia | © fabulousfabs / Flickr
Wing Yan Chan

Located in southern Cambodia, the coastal town of Kampot is a popular tourist spot. Amidst its tranquil atmosphere, unspoiled riverside, and the untouched nature, a variety of restaurants offering a wide selection of delicate local cuisine can be found. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

Khmer Root Café

This bamboo hut hidden in the rural side of Kampot is the number one place for authentic Khmer food. A wide selection of choices including massaman curry, banana flower salads and chicken with Kampot peppers are available. All dishes are prepared in the open kitchen so travelers can ensure only the freshest ingredients are used. Remember to call and reserve a seat before going and consider joining in with one of the regular cooking courses for something a little more immersive.

Price: Low
Watch out for: Authentic Khmer food
Address: Near the Secret Lake, Kampot, Cambodia, +855 88 356 8016

Ecran Noodle Shop

This humble, family-run restaurant is a famous dining place among locals and a spot where travelers can experience local Cambodian culture and try out authentic cuisine. Although options on the menu are limited to dumplings, soups, and noodles, the flavors won’t disappoint. Aside from local food, another appeal of the restaurant is the open kitchen where noodles are freshly made from flour in front of diners.

Price: Low
Opening hours: Wed to Mon 11am – 9pm
Watch out for: Freshly made noodles
Address: Kampot Riverfront, between Old Bridge and Kampot Hospital, Kampot, Cambodia, +855 010 249 411

Rikitikitavi

Surrounded by coconut trees and fragrant flowers, Rikitikitavi offers amazing views of the unspoiled natural setting of Kampot. An amazing array of cuisine ranging from international dishes and local delights are included on the extensive menu. With piles of beef topped with salad, the beef lok lak satisfies the fantasy of all meat lovers, while there are also choices like chicken skewers with pepper and lime sauce as well as burgers.

Price: Mid
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm
Watch out for: Beef lak lak
Address: Riverside Road, Kampot, Cambodia

Honeymoon Creperie

A mixed menu offering both eastern and western cuisine features both authentic Southeast Asian dishes like Tom Tum and French pancakes in generous proportion. The crepe line-up includes forest crepe stuffed with plenty of ham and mushroom and sweet crepe with bananas and chocolate sauce, all beautifully presented. The interesting drinks menu provides creative juices and mixers too.

Price: Mid
Watch out for: French crepes
Address: No. 56 st726, Close to 2000 Roundabout, Kampot, Cambodia, +855 15 402 321

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