The 10 Best Restaurants in Otres, Cambodia

Otres Beach
Otres Beach | © LMspencer / Shutterstock

Only a few years ago, Otres was little more than a dirt track that skirted a beach dotted with a few shacks and wooden bungalows. Fast-forward just a few years and today, the stretch of sand is packed with guesthouses, diners and bars to cater to the swelling crowds. Here are 10 of the best restaurants in Otres.

The Secret Garden Restaurant

Bar, Diner, Asian, European (22)
© The Secret Garden

Nestled at the secluded end of Otres Beach, The Secret Garden is a sumptuous getaway that boasts accommodation, as well as drinking and dining on the beach options. The stylish spot also has a swimming pool for those wanting to avoid the creatures of the sea. Cocktails, draft beers and other drinks are available beach- or pool-side, with happy hour running from 4.30pm to 6.30pm daily.

Pappa Pippo Bar, Restaurant & Bungalows

Pizzeria, Bar, Italian, European, Asian (18)
© Pappa Pippo Bar, Restaurant & Bungalows

Sitting at the far end of Otres beach, Pappa Pippo doubles as a guesthouse and restaurant/bar. As a stalwart on the Otres strip, it gets busy in the evenings, having built up a reputation as the top pizza spot and serving pizza until 2.30am. Whether it’s day or night, this place offers a chill atmosphere right on the beach and is great for sunset cocktails.

Greenhouse Effect

Bar, Diner, Asian, European

Greenhouse Effect
© Marissa Carruthers

As a relatively recent addition to Otres, Greenhouse Effect represents the new wave of additions to the beach. More flashpacker than backpacker, this beach-side venture has a hip vibe, with chic loungers dotting the private section of beach, gentle house music dancing through the air and a menu of food and drinks served throughout the day and night. This is a hangout for the cook crew.

Chez Paou

Bar, Diner, Asian, European, Seafood

Chez Paou
© Marissa Carruthers

Set right on the beachfront at the start of Otres Beach, if you’re coming from Sihanoukville, Chez Paou is probably one of the largest shacks on the beach. The spot also offers basic accommodation, as well as food and drinks that are served throughout the day and night. There is a pool table, friendly dogs and sun loungers on the beach for guests.

Mushroom Point

Bar, Diner, European, Asian (19)
© Mushroom Point

Another Otres stalwart, Mushroom Point embodies the personality of Otres back in the day. Named after the mushroom-shaped huts that make up its accommodation, this beach-side haunt is also home to a bar that serves food and drinks overlooking the sea. Loungers and chairs are available, while egg seats swing gently from the branches of trees that dot the stretch of sand.

Wish You Were Here

Bar, Diner, European, American, Asian (21)
© Wish You Were Here

Usually where the late night party can be found, Wish You Were Here is a lively bar that serves food and plenty of Western comforts, while also offering a guesthouse. Live entertainment in the form of bands, musicians and DJs often take over after-hours, with the dance floor packed until the morning. When the party isn’t on, this is a great place for chilling. It is set on the other side of the track from the beach.

Otres MOM's House

Restaurant, Asian, Seafood

© Christian Vollmert / Shutterstock

Located a stone’s throw from vibrant Otres Night Market in Otres Village, Otres MOM’s House is a short walk from the main stretch of beach. It serves continental breakfasts and freshly caught and grilled seafood in the evenings.


Restaurant, Italian

© Amarèina

Otres Village, just a short walk from the main stretch of beach, is blossoming, with a mounting collection of bars and restaurants opening their doors. Amarèina is one of them. As a sister restaurant to Papa Pippo, this Italian joint serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the form of pizzas, pastas, flat breads and other delicious food.

The Frying Yorkshireman

Restaurant, Seafood, British

The Frying Yorkshireman
© The Frying Yorkshireman

If you’re from England and fancy a taste of home, then this is the place for you. However, all non-Brits are welcome at The Frying Yorkshireman, which arguably serves the best British comfort food in town. The fish and chips are a top choice, with sides of chippy-style curry sauce, mushy peas and gravy as sides. Other options include salt and pepper calamari, scampi and battered sausages, and on Sundays, the Sunday roast is a must.

Otres Market

Market, Food Stall, Asian, Japanese, Indian, European, Russian

Otres Market
© Flow Photography / Otres Market

Every Saturday night, travellers descend on Otres Village for the weekly night market. Intimate, the market features a series of stalls selling trinkets, clothes, souvenirs and handicrafts, live music and entertainment that continues into the early hours, and stacks and stacks of food stalls, serving up cuisine from all corners of the globe, including Cambodia, India, Japan, Russia and Mexico. A great night out. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for other pop-up events throughout the week.

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