Phnom Penh 金邊小館 / Vancouver

244 E Georgia St at Main St Vancouver V6A 1Z7
Opening Hours
Sun, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 - 21:00

Phnom Penh, formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk, is the capital and most populous city of the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's economic, industrial, and cultural center.Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded in 1434, the city is noted for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions. There are a number of surviving French colonial buildings scattered along the grand boulevards.Situated on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, the Phnom Penh metropolitan area is home to about 1.5 million of Cambodia's population of over 14.8 million.EtymologyPhnom Penh takes its name from the present Wat Phnom . Legend has it that in 1372, a wealthy widow named Lady Penh found a Koki tree floating down the Tonle Sap river after a storm. Inside the tree were four bronze Buddha statues and a stone statue of Vishnu. Daun Penh ordered villagers to raise the height of the hill northeast of her house and used the Koki wood to build a temple on the hill to house the four Buddha statues, and a shrine for the Vishnu image slightly lower down. The temple became known as Wat Phnom Daun Penh, which is now known as Wat Phnom, a small hill in height.

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Blogger Reviews @ Phnom Penh 金邊小館
Phnom Penh: Lunch Time Essentials
Phnom Penh: Lunch Time Essentials Phnom Penh is a Vancouver staple and if you haven’t been here, you’re missing out on some amazing Vietnamese/Cambodian dishes. It’s crazy busy everyday for lunch and dinner. Try to ... continue · Blog
Phnom Penh: A Vancouver Classic
Phnom Penh: A Vancouver Classic Phnom Penh is one of those restaurants that you must try in Vancouver.  From the exterior, it doesn’t seem super inviting and there isn’t too much to rave about the interior either. ... continue Foodgressing · Blog
Tips from the Net @ Phnom Penh 金邊小館
Steve Neville en
I'd give Phnom Penh a 5 except they're victims of their own success and every time I've been there has been a long wait for tables. It's definitely worth the wait though as the food is tremendous. Everybody talks about the deep-fried wings and yes they're amazing. Frog legs, sour soup, squid, prawns, fried rice, dry noodle, kai lan...all fantastic. And I'm in the minority as I hear plenty of raves about the butter beef, but I'm not that keen on it. Price is very reasonable for the quality of food, staff is helpful, and the restaurant has a surprisingly comfortable atmosphere. Take out is a great option here too! GooglePlace - October 2017
Ewan Speirs en
The reviews are justified. Chicken wings rock. Lac luc was good but I've had better elsewhere. Portions are huge and price is great. Worth a visit GooglePlace - September 2017
One of the best places stumbled on in Vancouver during my stay. Food is quite local and authentic. Advised to go early as it gets packed very fast. Huge menu with amazing choices. Their Phnom Penh wasn't the best I've ever had (Vinh Hing - St-Laurent, QC) still by far the best. Soup base was a little bland, wish it had more toppings and fresher green onions. Would rate it 6.5-10. However, they have signature chicken wings + raw sushi grade beef that you must order. Pair it with beer and you've got a party. LOL Staff is good considering an Asian establishment. I'd definitely come back the next time I'm in BC. GooglePlace - September 2017
Josephine Choi en
Always delicious! I polished off a plate of beef Luc Lac by myself in under 15 minutes. I wasn't under a time crunch, it was just that good. Generous portions and super cheap. Friendly and efficient staff. GooglePlace - September 2017
Thai Truong en
Busy but worth waiting for. Ordered the chicken wings and dry egg noodle bowel. If there's a bunch of people waiting outside, simply go inside and register your name with numbers in your party. Quick table service. Decent prices. Decent, clean washrooms. GooglePlace - July 2017