Jan 06 2011

Mike’s Burger House

Published by at 6:26 pm under Western

For those in Phnom Penh looking for a little taste of home, Mike’s Burger House serves up some of Phnom Penh’s most-loved burgers that are noteworthy for being both toothsome and enormous.

Proprietor Im Chenda, who goes by Mike, is originally from Battambang province, but at the end of the Khmer Rouge era fled to a Thai refugee camp and later to Los Angeles, where he learned the secret to happiness in America: In-N-Out. Mr Im stayed in the States for 20 years before coming back to Cambodia to start an American-style burger joint.

Mike's Burger House fans Ed and Saven enjoying their burgers

Mike’s Burger House fans Ed and Saven enjoying their burgers

The menu is an homage to In-N-Out: you’ll find the Double Double listed, and in true In-N-Out fashion, “Animal-style” is not on the menu but Mr Im is game to make it. But if you’re looking for something special, or insane, try the Crazy Burger. It’s 12 inches tall, contains fried eggs and double-cooked French fries, and requires serious dedication to attempt, if not finish.

Mike’s Burger House isn’t particularly handy to town — it’s at least a 20-minute tuk tuk ride away, and nestled in a Sokimex gas station you’d easily miss it. But the burgers are solid, they serve A&W root beer floats, and Mr Im is always eager to chat with new faces, so it’s worth a visit.

Mike’s Burger House
Sokimex Station
Russian Confederation Boulevard (towards the airport)
08:00 to 22:00 daily

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5 Responses to “Mike’s Burger House”

  1. Shirleyon 11 Jan 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion! I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Don 12 Jan 2011 at 4:03 am

    Who is that handsome man in the background ???

  3. Joshon 09 Apr 2012 at 11:28 am

    Mike’s was an awesome experience. A must see when in Phenom Pen. Mike is there almost every evening and wants to take pictures with everyone he meets. Next thing you know you will even be on a business card. The food was a great reminder of home and yet so much better. He started out with five tables in the outskirts of town and now has a sizable place that will probably keep growing. Last time i was there Mike told me he wanted to expand and open a new location in Siem Reap.

  4. Gretchenon 15 Nov 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Has anyone been who would know how much to pay (tuk-tuk) to get to Mike’s from Russian Market area? Or any landmark in the city. Thanks!

  5. Abigail Gilberton 17 Nov 2012 at 5:37 am

    Two or three dollars from Russian market, depending on your negotiation skills!

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