Stepping into this intimate spot, whose name means sea in Khmer, is as close as one gets to an aquatic atmosphere in central Cambodia: the walls are baby blue, turquoise-hued silk curtains hang from the doorway, and brown and white seashells dangle from the ceiling.
Owner and chef Patrick Guerry has concocted a creative menu that includes artfully presented plates like tuna tartare served with cubed beets and green peppercorns, steamed shrimp accompanied by pepper ice cream and crispy almonds, and breaded fish fingers with cashews. Guerry treats drinks with equal seriousness: each dish is listed with a suggested wine pairing (check out the impressive cellar in back).
Meals are served at small tables adorned with white linens and vases containing wild flowers- for the optimal treatment, go for the 10-course set menu. Dinner for two US$30
Sivatha St., Mondul 1 Village
Svay Dangkum Commune
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Telephone: +855 63 966 212