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Ochheuteal Beach

Eat and meet

Occheuteal and Serendipity Beach

This area has a good selection from beachside shacks and bars through to fancy European restaurants.

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    Sessions
    4 stars

    Late nights, good tunes

    Ochheuteal Beach
    T: (089) 884 260

    Perhaps we're showing our age here, but Sessions is a popular night-time choice on Ochheuteal beach particularly because it has better music than the nearby Dolphin Shack. Featuring mainly English indie, rock and dance music from the '70s, '80s and '90s we could happily while away a few hours here. ... read more

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    Le Bistro Gourmand
    4 stars

    Charmed

    Serendipity Beach Rd
    T: (012) 789 613

    This French Brasserie bakes their own baguettes and croissants fresh every morning. Run by a charming French expat, it's a perfect breakfast spot for a café au lait and pan au chocolat. In the evenings you're likely to find mournful French music on the sound system and men conversing with ... read more

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    Grand Kampuchea
    4 stars

    BBQ bonanza

    23 Tola/Pheah Lumhei Phumin St
    T: (012) 662 010; (016) 839 093

    Nothing sooths sunburn better than a barbecue and for evening barbecues, Grand Kampuchea is an excellent choice. Dishes in a coconut bring to mind paper umbrella and fruit garnishes, but the Khmer dishes such as chicken curry or fish amok, served inside hollowed-out coconuts, are significantly ... read more

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    Sunset Cafe
    4 stars

    Japanese casual dining

    2 Thnou Street, across from Fortuna Hotel near the Golden Lion Roundabout
    T: (016) 781 361

    Right next door to Marco Polo, Sunset Cafe is a Japanese casual dining restaurant that caters to a mostly Japanese clientele. Favourites such as oyokodon, croquettes, ramen, curry rice, Japanese-style hamburgers and udon are all on the menu. Sunset Cafe also serve a few types of sushi, but their ... read more

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    Momo's
    3.5 stars

    For a more relaxed evening

    Mithona/Ochheuteal St
    T: (016) 552 611; (097) 458 4110

    If the heaving beach bars are too hectic for your mood, chilled out bar and restaurant Momo's lies just off Serendipity Beach Rd and might be just what you're after. Highlights include four types of absinthe and shisha in nine flavours — work through the lot and let us know how you fared. ... read more

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    JJ's
    3.5 stars

    A backpacker favourite

    Serendipity Beach
    T: (012) 769 109

    Serendipity Beach backpacker favourite JJs is packed every night of the week. They offer a 25c beer to all visitors 21:00 — 22:00 nightly (or a free one with a flyer) and have various drink promotions. You'll always find a collection of gap-year types behind the bar, working in exchange for ... read more

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    Utopia
    3.5 stars

    Terrific location

    Serendipity Beach Rd
    T: (034) 934 319

    Utopia has staked out the choice corner where Serendipity Beach Rd meets Mithona/Ochheuteal St. Their terrific location and drink specials have helped them build a loyal following. The bar, a dark-but-not-too-dark venue, starts pumping drum and bass and electro by 21:00 and doesn't stop until the ... read more

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    Dolphin Shack
    3.5 stars

    Popular and loud

    Ochheuteal Beach
    T: (068) 553 063

    If you're spending your evening stumbling from one bucket to another, chances are at some stage of the evening you'll end up at the very popular Dolphin Shack. This is one of the most happening — and loudest — of the various joints on Ochheuteal Beach. Cheap drinks and excessively loud ... read more

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    New Sea View Villa
    3.5 stars

    Consistently high reviews

    Serendipity Beach Rd
    T: (092) 759 753

    New Sea View Villa gets consistently high reviews for its European fare including mango stuffed chicken and the breast of duck in raspberries. Frequently crowded with travellers and expats alike (no boubt lured by the wine selection and array of desserts including banoffee pie and tiramisu), New ... read more

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    Mick and Craig's
    3.5 stars

    A reasonable comfort-food option

    Serendipity Beach Rd, Ochheuteal beach
    T: (012) 727 740

    A reasonable comfort-food option, long-running Mick and Craig's have nightly international cuisine-themed menus, a fun diversion from other mundane choices in town. Barbecue evening features tenderloin steak and tangy spare ribs, while their Indian night showcases a choice of reasonably priced set ... read more

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    Night market
    3.5 stars

    Critters!

    Ekareach St, next to the Golden Lions

    Every evening, on Ekareach Street besides the Golden Lions monument, the local night market sets up and dishes up serves up cheap and reliable Khmer fast food. Among the offerings are such delicacies as cockroaches, crickets and tarantellas, so don't forget your camera — and be sure to try ... read more

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    Thida's Inn
    3.5 stars

    Traveller favourites

    2 Thnou St
    T: (012) 495 859

    Serving up Western dishes and traveller's favourites like chilli con carne, bangers and mash, meat pies, Cornish pasties and fish and chips, Thida's Inn is a popular spot with both expats and travellers alike. As an added bonus, their Khmer dishes are also excellent; the beef salad, which is served ... read more

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    Marco Polo
    3.5 stars

    An expat favourite

    2 Thnou Street, next to Sunset Cafe
    T: (092) 920 866

    Set on Thnou Street, next to the popular Japanese restaurant, Sunset Cafe, the expat favourite Marco Polo restaurant is best known for their as-authentic-as-you'll-get-in-Cambodia Italian food. Offerings include wood-fired pizzas and pastas, with the lasagna and margherita pizzas getting especially ... read more

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    Jam's Bar
    3 stars

    See Jam in action

    Serendipity Beach
    T: (077) 350 156

    Open daily, bar 19:00-late, restaurant claims to be open 24/7 Jam's Bar is JJ's less-popular neighbour for no reason other than they have less adorable backpacker bartenders. They offer free beers 23:00 — 00:30 as well as $2 buckets and $1 shots. Jam's has potential: it used to be the tres ... read more

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    Happa
    3 stars

    Popular

    Serendipity Beach Rd
    T: (034) 934 380

    Set on Serendipity Beach Road, popular favourite Happa has expanded to a larger space and is serving teppanyaki, Japanese and Khmer dishes. You can watch the teppanyaki dishes cooked on the iron skillet near the front and mix and match the many small dishes to put together your fare for the ... read more

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    Le Mac
    3 stars

    Hangover blockers

    Serendipity Beach Rd next to Utopia
    T: (097) 805 7549

    Formerly La Vida Loca, Le Mac is directly beside the very popular Utopia and serves just three items: chicken shwarma, merguez (a North Africa lamb sausage) and shish kebab in baguettes, with a side of chips or homemade hummus. They don't need to serve anything else as these three are so good you ... read more

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    Golden Lion Plaza
    2.5 stars

    An easy pub crawl

    Kanda St
    T: (016) 432 161

    Open daily after sunset and for various sports events Located near the Golden Lion traffic circle, this plaza boasts 10 unimpressive bars. Plaza overstates this venture's sophistication as it's merely an assembly of bamboo businesses that line a dead end street. Still, a pub crawl has never been ... read more



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