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Angkor Restaurant

4884 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4P5
Tel: (604) 568-0770
Neighbourhood: East Side

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Cambodian Close to Home
By xlee8 of Delta (113 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

Food: i had the flat rice noodle w/ slices of beef and beef balls. it was very flavorful w/ all the garlic which i really enjoyed. my b/f got the seafood noodle. it had fake crab meat, squid, shrimp, and fish balls. it was not too heavy and tasted msg free. the deep fried chicken wings were ok compared to phnomh penh. the coating wasnt as flavorful but the lemon/pepper sauce was good.

Service: we went at about 8:30pm on a sunday nite and it was just us. very basic service. no flash or upsell. we expected some attempt at chatter to promote their restaurant but they pretty much kept to themselves.

Value: our meal came to $21 for the 2 of us. very reasonable altho we thought the noodle size was a bit smaller.

Ambiance: very minimalistic decor. few painting on the wall. wood panels on the lower half of the walls. fresh coat of paint. dont expect much. this is a small family run business.

Overall, still doesnt measure up to Phnomh Penh but is an option closer to home. We will return to try some other things on the menu next time we are in the mood for some home style Cambodian.

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Tastes like Pho
By Gidge of Vancouver (93 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 30, 2009 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

By no means am I a Cambodian food connoisseur, but I couldn't differentiate the food from Vietnamese pho. We stumbled upon this quaint, small family owned restaurant hoping to get a taste of something different and were disappointed to find a pho restaurant save for a few Khmer artwork.

The food was ok, not bad, but not good enough for me to return. The seafood noodle that I ordered was a blander version of hu tieu, the Vietnamese equivalent. The soup is similar, but the ingredients added seem more like chop suey, minus the veggies. It was underwhelming. The noodles were hardened and not blanched beforehand. The spring rolls were different, made with some taro-like ingredient instead of vermicelli. Personally, not my preference but ok tasting.

The service was friendly and the young server (most likely the proprietor's daughter) spoke perfect English and was quite attentive. A another family member was surfing the net on a laptop nearby and at some point, someone switched the channel from the hockey game to a Korean melodrama. It definitely felt family run and nothing wrong with this, just my observation.

The ambiance had the look of cleanliness and the beech wood paneling along the walls and counter area looked nice. Actually, quite westcoast for an asian resto. Ample parking out front as they are in a mini-plaza complex off of 33rd and Victoria. Pricing is in line with other pho restaurants in the area. The menu was not expansive but nothing was priced over $10.

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Authentic Phnom Pehn noodle house with a few surprises thrown in
By leungcj of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

This family-run restaurant offers the most authentic Cambodian food in Vancouver. Its offerings are more similar to what I had in Cambodia than the offerings at the pre-eminent, ever popular Phnom Pehn in Chinatown. However, the menu at Angkor is more limited than that at PP.

The food is fantastic and is outstanding value for money. Between my family, friends and I, we have tried nearly every menu item and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always freshly prepared, incredibly tasty and instantly memorable. My favourites include the dry rice noodles with pork, liver, heart, and bean sprouts, the chicken curry with vermicelli, the flat rice noodle with beef stew, and flat rice noodle with beef, beef ball and garlicky soup (just about exactly like my favourite morning meal when I was travelling in Phnom Pehn!). The fried chicken and spring rolls are also lovely.

There are a few menu items that aren't on the menu, including green and red fish curry with rice noodles. I prefer the green - see which you prefer!

The service and ambience are most enjoyable. Depending on the crowds, you may be lucky enough to enjoy the chef/father, waitresses/daughter/mother/aunt relaxing or sharing a laugh with friends. Speak Cantonese or Khmer and you can have a lovely chat with the mother or her sister who will regale you with tales about Cambodia and darker stories about growing up under the Khmer Rouge. This personal touch makes the service stand out.

The ambience strikes one as clean and understated, with tablecloths and kleenex box holders direct from Cambodia, featuring beautiful embroidery and craftmanship. The atmosphere is created by the family and their friends, plus the Cambodian and other diners who frequent the place.

Give Angkor Restaurant a try! I trust you will not be disappointed!

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Good but not like Phnom Penh
By bumblebee7 of Vancouver (32 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2009 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

The menu is a bit limited, not too many rice dishes, or appetizers.
The prices are pretty reasonable, $6.00 for a small Phnom Penh Noodle or $6.50 for a large. $7.50 for small order of chicken wings (4 drumlettes/4 wings).

I had the Phnom Penh Dry Noodles, which were pretty good, not sticky and you can add the seasoning sauce to it yourself, so you can control how salty you like it. Not fond of the pork heart that's in it... so if you don't like animal inners, you should pass on this and stick with a rice dish.

The chicken was battered. And contrary to another review here, I didn't find the batter "light". My husband like the wings as he found it crispier because of the batter. Our chicken did come out a but under cooked, so they re--fried it for us.

It's a very basic place... all the tables were occupied on a Sunday at 1 pm, but the service (1 server) was still very attentive.

Overall the food is good, but I still prefer Phnom Penh in Chinatown with a more extensive menu, and I still prefer their version of the chicken wings.

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The new Phnom Penh?
By sadieclementine of East Van (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 21, 2009 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

Last night, I was craving papaya salad something fierce. Stumbling upon a yelp review of the Cambodian restaurant, Angkor, my partner in dine and I headed over to sample their version. We ordered this salad, salad rolls, chicken wings and spring rolls. Hello! All of them were excellent and we have ample leftovers after a huge meal, all for $24 for two.

Papaya salad: a very generous portion for only $6. The sauce was slightly sweet, subtle on the fish sauce and spicy, served on the side. Prawns and peanuts were strewn over top of the crunchy green papaya. Excellent!

Salad rolls: Plump with lettuce, prawns and rice noodles, served with a hoisin-style peanut sauce.

Spring rolls: Normally, I'm not a fan. These were tiny but full of flavourful meat.

Chicken wings: Move over, Phnom Penh. These crispy morsels were rustically delectable, covered with chiles and large chunks of garlic. The lemon pepper dipping sauce was simple but perfect. Nice mix of drummettes and wings. The bonus? I didn't feel like I was bathed in MSG afterwards.

The complementary iced tea and very sweet staff overshadowed the stark decor. The wood lining the space was a nice touch, though. I will most certainly be back.

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A Phnom Penh-like restaurant outside of Chinatown
By rockstarrr of Vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 21, 2009 - 2:48am [Dine in]

I've been here twice. Both times I've had very good service. The waitress/cashier is the owner's daughter. Don't expect anything fancy here. The restaurant is very bare. There are probably only 5-6 tables that seat 4-5 people. It's a great place for a good and quick meal. The beef stew with rice noodles is really really delicious. It's a must try. The dry noodles tend to stick together too much so that it's hard to mix. The deep fried chicken wings are delicious and my mom loves the spring rolls as they aren't drenched in oil. This place also has rice dishes and almost every menu item is under $10. Great deal for "Phnom Penh"-like food without having to go into Chinatown.

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Good If You Like Microwaved Cambodian Food (Can't compare to Chinatown's Phnom-Penh )
By phatal of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:34pm [Dine in]

Decided to finally try this place out of curiosity, since there aren't many Cambodian restaurants in Vancouver. Dined in.

Angkor is on Victoria Dr. on the corner of 33rd. The parking in front is a tight squeeze due to most people going to the laundry mat or foot massage next to Angkor.

Went here on a Friday night around 8pm. The place was dead, with only 2 other people eating at the time. Took a look at the menu and the prices didn't seem too bad.

Ordered chicken curry, spring rolls, and beef luk lac.

As soon as I heard the microwave timer go off, I knew that the food wasn't made fresh. The beef luk lac was served on hot steam rice, but the beef itself was heated inconsistently due to the microwave. $8.95

The spring rolls were also microwaved, and were bland and dry. $8

The chicken curry was tasty, but very little, with a small chicken thigh and a piece of yam. $8

I understand that this is a 2 person operation with the lady being the server, and the man being the microwave cook. But microwaving is just unacceptable. They should try hiring some kitchen help to make fresh dishes.

The service was slow, and she didn't give us tea.

Disappointed with this place. Will not go back.

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Most authentic Khmer food in Vancouver
By kimchichef of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 6:31pm [Dine in]

I've been meaning to try out this new restaurant for a while now and I finally had dinner there last night with some friends. I am Cambodian and I must say that this is the most authentic Cambodian food I've had in Vancouver.

The place was not very busy, even for a Saturday night. The decor was basic, but I'm not too concerned about that. The Khmer music dvd that was playing gave a nice authentic touch. We started with the papaya salad which was good, but the shrimp looked a little sad. The chicken wings were very good and I liked the lemon pepper sauce. I had some fried fish that I forgot the name of. My friend had lemon grass beef which I really liked, but it can be a strong flavored dish for those of you not used to Asian cuisine. Another friend had curry chicken which was also very good. Some had the usual beef noodle soup which is typical fare. I asked if they made a few Khmer dishes I liked, but weren't on the menu. They couldn't make it, but that's probably because it's too exotic and wouldn't appeal to the masses. The prices are also amazing. It's very good bang for the buck.

I liked the ice cubes that looked like lychee. They will make you iced tea for free. The family running the place provided good service. It felt cozy and intimate with only two parties in the whole restaurant. It was the closest I could get to a real home-cooked Khmer meal. I really liked this place and I will definitely be back to try the other items.

Many reviewers have compared this place to the only other Cambodian restaurant in town and that's Phnom Penh. I've eaten at PP and I like it. There's a large menu and the food is good, but I find the place always very busy and the food not as authentic - more Vietnamese-Cambodian and Chinese-Cambodian I think.

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