Christmas dinners in Phnom Penh

Looking for the 2015 list? Check out the best 2015 Christmas dinners in Phnom Penh.

It might not look or feel like Christmas in Cambodia, but never fear, there are at least a dozen places to get a Christmas dinner in Phnom Penh this year. All of the major hotels put out a spread including Raffles, the Sofitel, Himawari and Cambodiana.

A photo of Green Vespa's Thanksgiving dinner, which promises to be like Christmas dinner but not as good.

It would almost be rude not to.

Below, I’ve listed some of the less expensive options in town as well as my personal favorites.

Green Vespa

The Green Vespa is having a Christmas spectacular, with lunch and dinner the 24th-26th. If it’s anything like their Thanksgiving feed, it’s going to be delicious–and a lot of food. It’s $25 for a four-course meal that consists of traditional Scottish beef, barley and spring vegetable soup, Norwegian smoked salmon and queen prawns in a Marie-rose sauce, roast turkey & gammon ham with savory stuffing, bacon wrapped chipolata, seasonal vegetables, roast and mashed potatoes, bread sauce and gravy and Christmas pudding with brandy butter or $17.50 for main course. They will be serving from noon until 9PM and will be donating $2.50 from each Christmas meal sold to purchase toys and gifts for the local SFODA Orphanage. Reservations are recommended.

95 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T:012 887 228

Steve’s Steakhouse

This American-owned joint offers a tasty and affordable Christmas dinner from December 14th-30th for $13++. It comes with turkey with all the trimmings, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, broccoli & carrot with cranberry sauce, or roast ham with sweet and spicy glaze, mashed potatoes, carrot & broccoli cheese sauce. Both are served with a choice of soup or mixed salad. Add pumpkin pie for $2. No reservations needed.

8 Street 240, Phnom Penh
T:023 215 415

Alley Cat

Alley Cat always produces an excellent holiday meal. At their Christmas dinner, expect to knock back an egg nog to start and then tuck into a feast that consists of fresh tomato and basil soup with green shell mussels, smoked ham, turkey, sage stuffing, giblet gravy, cheesy mashed potatoes, mixed roast vegetables, brandied candied sweet potatoes, red cabbage with apricot and balsamic vinegar, deviled eggs, cranberries and a dinner roll.For dessert, they’ll have Christmas cake, lemon meringue pie or strawberry cheesecake. All for $18.50. Dinner is served at 2PM on the 25th and reservations are advised.

St 19z, near corner of Street 19 and Street 178, Phnom Penh
T: 012 306 845

Tepui at Chinese House

This one is not the cheapest in town, but it promises to be outstanding. Tepui is doing a Christmas dinner on the 24th of December that includes creamy rum punch served with canape, followed by a five-course dinner consisting of Kampot duck breast carpaccio with roquette, parmesan cream and ceps vinaigrette, roast scallops with couscous tomato confiture, eggplant caviar, pan-seared seabass with mussels in a light cream of saffron and white wine with summer veggies, herb-crusted pork tenderloin with honey potatoes panaderas & apple, passion fruit mousse with drunk mango and coconut sorbet, plus a Vallformosa Moscato dessert wine as digestif. $45++ per person. Reservation via email at:

Chinese House, 45 Sisowath Quay, in front of Phnom Penh Port, Phnom Penh
T: 023 991 514

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