When my girl friends from Jakarta and I were in Siem Reap Angkor in Cambodia for the Angkor Wat Half Marathon in December, 2011, we had our special meal at Cuisine Wat Damnak. I am very thankful to Jaime, one of my girl friends whom I traveled with, for having done the research and found this restaurant.
This is a beautiful restaurant in a quaint neighborhood. We took a tuk-tuk out to this restaurant and we at one point thought that we were on the wrong track, but we weren’t. We drove through a dirt road, passing through local residential areas in the dark and all of a sudden this restaurant popped out.
Cuisine Wat Damnak is a fusion restaurant founded by a French couple, Joannès and Carole Rivière on ‘the concept of using only local fresh seasonal produce’. To read more about the chef, please click here and to read more about their concept, click here. The dishes Joannès Rivière creates are made with local fresh ingredients. With his skills and a French twist, the exotic, original plates that you probably would not encounter anywhere else in the world come out. When we were having dinner, the chef, Joannès Rivière, came out of the kitchen and stopped at every table to ask his customers how they were doing, which I was very impressed with. His passion, love and care for his profession is reflected not only in his food, but in his customer service.
Are you traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia and looking for a restaurant for a special dining experience? Cuisine Wat Damnak is the place to be. In my observation, Cuisine Wat Damnak seems for adults and older children. It has a very serene ambiance.
I had the experience of a life time traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia with my girl friends and having participated in a race there. I missed my husband and kids and it was not easy for me to leave them even for 5 days being 25 weeks pregnant, but it felt wonderful to be myself and spend some quality time with girl friends. It felt like I was back in college. You forget how good it feels to treat yourself with liberty.
Cuisine Wat Damnak
Between Psa Dey Hoy market and Angkor High School,
Wat Damnak village, Sala Kamrek Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 (0) 63 965 491
+855 (0) 77 347 762
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6.30pm till 9.45pm (last order)