Phnom Penh has a vast range of places to eat, from cheap noodle shops and market stalls to sophisticated, pricey Western places. In addition many guesthouses have small, if usually undistinguished, restaurants, and on the whole, the food in the city is reasonable. The bustling riverfront and Sisowath Quay are lined with cafés, restaurants and bars serving cuisine from all over the world; the attractive location means that the cheapest single-course meals go for $4–5, and the myriad vendors and beggars can get a little wearing. For a cheaper choice of backpacker-friendly restaurants and bars, head to nearby neon-lit Street 172, or a little more upmarket (but much more laidback than the riverfront), Boeng Keng Kang – broadly Street 278 from streets 51 to 63, but extending to the area around 294 – packed with swish cafés, refined but reasonably priced restaurants and bars. A further clutch of classy cafés and gastro-spots are found on Street 240 between streets 7 and 19.

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