Who We Are
One woman’s passion and respect for traditional cooking eventually grew into something more.
Welcome to her Khmer Kitchen.




Khmer Kitchen’s

Famous Food in Siem Reap

It all started with one woman’s passion and respect for traditional cooking and eventually grew into something more. Welcome to her Khmer Kitchen.

Perk Sophal started her cooking career in the kitchen of her family’s house. At night, they would serve food to Siem Reap locals and aid workers from the UN, Medecin Sans Frontieres (MSF), and the Red Cross.

Everyone loved the food and someone suggested making things official, leading Sophal to open her very own Khmer Kitchen’s doors in 1999!

From The Heart

From the kitchen to the table. Feel our passion for traditional Khmer flavors.

Local Ingredients

Sitting at the gates of Old Market provides fast access to local, natural, and fresh ingredients.

Always Fresh

Healthy and authentic Khmer food prepared from scratch every single day.

Khmer Kitchen’s

Real Khmer Cuisine

Khmer Kitchen quickly made a name for itself, becoming known as the spot to get real Khmer cuisine fast. In just the first year, the family attracted thousands of hungry eaters into the small 20 seater restaurant.

Travelers to Siem Reap loved the traditional Cambodian Food, and so did the locals. They really appreciated the hard work and efforts the small family put into the restaurant exposing Khmer cuisine in Siem Reap to the world.

Seemingly overnight, their efforts paid off. A visit from the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger put Khmer Kitchen on the map.

Today, Sophal and her husband Channa run the famous restaurant serving traditional Khmer cuisine in Siem Reap for everyone.

Khmer Kitchen

In The Press

New York Times

“For classic Cambodian food, Khmer Kitchen, in an alley near the Old Market, may be the best in town. It’s not fancy, but the menu of simple curries, fried pumpkin and spicy meat salads called larb was good enough for Mick Jagger and, at about $12 for dinner for two, cheap enough for his fans.”

Lonely Planet

“Can’t get no (culinary) satisfaction? Then follow in the footsteps of Sir Mick Jagger and try this popular place, which offers an affordable selection of Khmer and Thai favourites, including zesty curries. It expanded massively in 2017 and now covers a whole block of classic colonial-era buildings.”

New York Times

“When Mick Jagger’s visit put four-year-old Khmer Kitchen, (855-12) 763 468, on the map a while back, it was the only restaurant on the pedestrian alley that parallels Pub Street on its southeastern side. By year’s end there will be five or six. The owner, Perk Sophal, recently moved her kitchen across the road but retained the unpretentious ambience. Diners ranging from backpackers to upmarket tourists keep returning for local fare like chicken soup with lemongrass, lime and mint ($2.50).”

Khmer Kitchen Reviews

“Good food and reasonable prices”

"We were attracted to the Khmer kitchen because when we passed it was obviously full of local diners always a good sign.

I thoroughly and enjoyed my stir-fry cashew dish and everyone else in the party enjoyed their meals.

We were also pleased with the very reasonable bill when it arrived."


“Everybody in Siem Reap knows this restaurant”

"While some restaurants have compromised their style to cater tourists' tastebuds, the khmer Kitchen Restaurant still cook their stuff the authentic way. Location was excellent.. right in the city centre and within walking distance to Pub Street. Must try the Cambodian BBQ and Amok. If you don't want to line up for too long, be there early. "


“Absolutely delicious”

"This corner restaurant provides a great spot for people watching. The service is exceptional, free wifi, beer is $1 and the food...... oh the food!

Food is fresh, full of flavour and so well cooked. Good size portions and reasonable prices. We placed our order and the food quickly followed.

Thoroughly recommend this little gem of a kitchen in the bustle of the night market"


"Delicious, large portions"

"We went twice during our time in Siem Reap, both times had fantastic service and food. The restaurant is huge but the staff clearly all communicate effectively and are very attentive. At night they have a BBQ out on the corner and offer a wide selection of meats in a Khmer marinade. Portions are very big though, especially the amok and curries, so don’t order too much!"


Come On In

Khmer food is meant to be shared with groups. Bring your colleagues, travel companions, loved ones, and friends