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
Paul Dante en
Vancouver institution! Get the butter beef and chicken wings! There is always a line here, but for a good reason. The food is great every time I go. Reservations only for groups of 6 or more, so expect to wait if you're in a smaller group. You can always go across the street for a drink while you wait. Seriously, if you haven't tried Phnom Penh, go. You will not regret your decision. GooglePlace - January 2018
Rosemary Collins en
Delicious! Worth the wait to get in, because there's always a line up. Service was friendly and attentive. The prices are very reasonable; making it affordable for every budget, though the portion sizes are smaller than at other Asian eateries. I will definitely be back. GooglePlace - January 2018
Mark Park en
I recently went to this restaurant to have lunch on Saturday. It was insanely busy. Our group(five of us included our 15 months daughter) had to wait over half an hour after writing down my name on the waiting list to a server. But, overall it was worth waiting!!! All servers seemed to know what to do. Food served quickly and fast, free refills of hot tea and water were pretty satisfied. I ordered the butter beef one of their signature menus, lemon and pepper seasoning deep fried chicken wings, fried rice had Chinese sausage and eggs in and deep fried prawns named grand mother's recipe. The dishes we tried were good choice to experience Cambodian food as a beginner. The restaurant interior was old fashioned and washroom wasn't clean. Not so sure whether they have parking spaces in the rear or not. We couldn't find so that had street parking . I felt scared seeing other cars parking on the street have broken windows You should be careful when you plan to visit there late at night. I hope to visit again ASAP. :D GooglePlace - December 2017
Ann Badjura en
Quite a busy place, but that's what happens when they serve good food! The prices are reasonable too and the service is good as well. If you go here you just have to have the chicken wings, they are the best. I also enjoyed the butter beef and the papaya salad. A place I will visit again. Most days there is a bit of wait, but it's well worth it! GooglePlace - November 2017
Tak Takeda en
Great food. I've never had anything disappointing here. However, be warned that their dishes are definitely on the salty side. Consequently, we end up drinking lots of tea when we eat here. Services isn't great, but mainly due to the fact that they are very busy. Also, be prepared to share a table with other parties. It's a normal thing here as It's normally busy. The last time I ate here, our table had: #68 - Green Papaya Salad ($14.50) #78 - Deep Fried Chicken Wings - Small ($8.50) #82 - Stew Beef in Hot Pot ($12.50) Bowl of plain rice - ($2.00) The Stew Beef in Hot Pot was very tasty. The Green Papaya Salad is a bit sweet and sour, has some slow-building kick (spiciness) to it, and worked well with the Deep Fried Chicken to give the pallets a break from the tasty, but oily nature of the deep fried chicken. GooglePlace - November 2017