It was a perfect evening in June, and we sat on the (surprisingly smoke-free patio) with my buddy, Robert .
We started with a nice carafe of rose, and they even brought a little ice. We sipped while we perused the menu.
We had no idea what Cambodian food was, exactly. The waiter was incredibly helpful, and we asked for a recommendation for entree and he said the nems- so we ordered the nems.
Nems, apparently, are little fried cousins of eggrolls from what I can tell. We wrapped them in lettuce, sprinkled them with mint and bamboo sprouts, and doused with the sauce et voila! A delicious little lettuce wrap.
My buddy ordered the boef au citron and ate every morsel. I had the bobun special with crevettes (shrimp) - basically a giant noodle bowl, and DEVOURED IT!
It was amazing! I will have cravings for this dish and expect I will have to return often!!!
It was rather inexpensive too! 49 euros for two with wine, a starter, and two entrees.
Tasty, fresh, cheap and friendly. J'aime ca! I came here on a Friday night after being (rudely) turned away at nearby vegetarian joint, Soya. I had been traveling for 2 weeks in France and was in dire need of something light and healthy after eating way too much heavy French food! Le Cambodge did the trick with the vegetarian bobun. Lots of veggies and the vermecelli noodles were great! The sauce could have been spicier but all in all, a solid meal. The service was kind to a non-native French speaker and although there was a line, I never felt rushed and they didn't give me sass for dining alone at a table for 2. A good option in the Canal St. Martin 'hood.
If your looking for a spicy and good meal, you will find both at Le Cambodge!
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. I go here at lease once a week.
What I typically get here:
-start with the 6 pork and veggie nems that comes with lettuce, mint, white sprouts, and a peanut sauce
-main plate I get the beouf a la citronelle (this is delicious!! I always ask for some spicy hot sauce on the side which is really good and adds even more flavor)
-my friend always gets the Bobon special mixte which is more like a soup with noodles and it looks mouthwatering each time. I will for sure try it next time
The price of food is good and the service is fantastic. I have never had one bad experience here. Close to the canal and a great place to go during the summer to sit outside.
2 locations just down the road from each other. This is a must place to eat if you are in the 11eme or if your looking for exotic flavors and curries. Gets really full on the weekends (they don't take reservations so get there early at 8 if you want dinner - this is only for the location next to canal st martin) the other location down the street is open all day and week.
Really good Cambodian/Asian Fusion food. The place was small, but the food tasted big. I was surprised at how good it was. I had the Bobun with shrimp and spring roll. It was freakin delicious. I would definitely go back and try everything on the menu.
Love this place for a casual meal near Canal St Martin. Get there early as the wait can be long. You can put your name down with your cell and they'll call you when your table is ready. Take a stroll on the canal or have a drink at Chez Prune while you wait.
we were staying nearby and our friend recommended this place. we were warned that there would be a long wait but the staff would be nice. we came and we had to wait, so we left our phone number and waited at a bar nearby.
about 45 mins later, we had a table. we had the bobuns - vegetarian and meat special. we enjoyed the fresh taste and flavors.
the service was good. the interior is modern and clean. i would definitely come back here.
Worth waiting in line like good communists.
delicious meals and nice athmosphere only a few meters from the canal st martin
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