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Phnom Penh Evening Food Tour

Phnom Penh Evening Food Tour

Daily at 5:30pm

Duration 3.5 Hours

$65 USD per Adult

$49 USD Children 4-15

Tour Operated

by Tuktuk

The Essentials:

Enjoy unlimited food and beer and/or soft drinks on this authentic evening food tour by tuktuk. During this adventure you’ll discover how deep Cambodian cuisine reaches within Southeast Asian culture.


4 sit-down, safe-to-eat restaurants and 1 craft beer & cocktail bar.

Group Size

Small groups of 2-12 people per tour.

Start & End Location

Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included from centrally located hotels.

Dietary Requirements

This tour is not vegetarian friendly as fish sauce is an essential ingredient in Khmer cuisine. 

We visit small, family-run eateries that often specialize in a few items so substitutions are not always available. We are sorry but not all special dietary requests can be accommodated. Please contact us before booking to see if you can be accommodated.

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About This Tour:

Taste a time where Cambodian kings rode armored elephants into battle, where the Tonle Sap lake was only known by legend as the “Land of Gold” to far-off Indian empires, and Spanish invaders on the Mekong brought the Khmer cities of Chatamouk and Longvek to its knees through cannon fire. 

Dishes that were created and defined through pivotal moments of history persist through the centuries despite the efforts of the Khmer Rouge to isolate and eliminate local food culture. Come and see what they tried to destroy and couldn’t, and taste the act of rebellion by local chefs who dared to remember and rediscover these recipes in a post-civil war era.

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What You'll Do:

Phnom Penh Food Tour Tuktuk Beer

Ride a tuktuk around the Royal Palace, Tonle Bassac, Toul Sleng, and Russian Market neighborhoods with all you can drink beer and soft drinks. Oh, unlimited eats too.

Phnom Penh Food Tour Nodle Table

Try humble 5th century noodles that predate the Angkorian Empire alongside local patrons at simple tables and chairs, as they have for centuries.

Phnom Penh Food Tour Angkor Era Dishes

Sample golden-age ingredients and dishes at a traditional lounge setting hidden in stilt house away from the bustle of the city.

Phnom Penh Food Tour BBQ Vendor

Meet Uncle Song, a visionary with a pinpoint palette, who’s pork short ribs once made a guest claim they “made me believe in Santa again.”

Phnom Penh Evening Food Tour Stir Fry

Try three (or more) low-and-slow stews and stir-fries with ancestral recipes from the deep country at Phnom Penh’s busiest roadside eatery.

Phnom Penh Food Tour Craft Beer Bar

In the land of sugarcane and humidity, try a craft-rum cocktail or crispy light craft beer to top off the tour, an excellent nightcap.

Featured In:

"A Tuk-Tuk ride through Gastronomic History"

"I was on a historical odyssey and didn’t even know it. These themes are what made the tour come alive. I would have been quite satisfied romping from place to place, beer in hand, but what I found was a premiere introduction to Khmer culture as well as cuisine.”

"Local Khmer Food Odyssey"

"This was one of the best food tours I have been on in a while. What I loved best was that the places we went and the food we ate was authentic and a truly local experience."

"Phnom Penh, Cambodia: I’m In Love"

"At one point we even went to a BBQ place that is apparently usually only a drive-through, except Lost Plate has arranged for a table to be set up on the family’s patio a few nights a week for their tours. I would absolutely suggest making time for it while you’re in Phnom Penh!"



Finding the THE BEST FOOD in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2022.


This food tour in Phnom Penh was the BEST way to get an introduction to Khmer food.

Customer Reviews:


“The entire evening was amazing! The selection of restaurants, the variety of dishes and the explanation of cooking methods and ingredients couldn’t have been any better! We ate in everything from small mom and pop restaurants that have been around for ages to family style traditional restaurants, to drinks in a trendy bar and then ended with street food desert. Our guide was enthusiastic and informative and did a great job of “managing” us and getting us from place to place!!”


February 2023


“Such a great experience! The guides were incredibly knowledgeable. They explained each dish. We went to restaurants that we wouldn’t have known about. The foods were all amazing! Each restaurant provided authentic dishes which were amazing! I would recommend this to anyone who is visiting! I would do this again in a heartbeat!”


February 2023


“Our guide was a fun and enthusiastic. Our small group enjoyed a fantastic mix of Cambodian cuisine from old to more modern dishes and restaurants. The pork ribs were the highlight for me but I also enjoyed the desserts! I joined solo on my first night in Phnom Penh and it was the best way to start my time in the city. The tuk tuks were comfortable, seeing the city and going past main attractions at night was very pretty and the pick and drop off went well (typical traffic issues but the guide communicated proactively that pick up would be a little late).”


January 2023


“We had a lovely group of people on the tour. I was solo but the guide was very friendly and professional. He easily made me feel comfortable and connected to the rest of the tour group. The places we were taken to sample some of Cambodia’s staple meals was interesting and really out of the box. Some were very simple looking places and others were more modern. Each of those places served up delicious culinary dishes that excited the tastebuds!”


January 2023


“Yummy food, super friendly and helpful guide, and great small group setting for a fun night out! We really enjoyed our food tour and got a good taste and background on Cambodian cuisine as well a few drinks for good measure and plenty of laughs in the back of Tuktuk’s on the journey around.”


January 2023


“Had the most amazing time and ate the most amazing food on this tour!! Our guide was great and we had really interesting conversations about Cambodia and its culture. Food was at places we would’ve never thought to stop at but was all so good and was some of the best food we had on our trip! A highlight in Cambodia.”


December 2022

COVID-19 Health & Safety.

  • Flexible Cancellation Policy: We have always offered one of the most flexible cancellation policies in the industry and that hasn’t changed. You are able to reschedule your tour or receive a 100% refund for all cancellations made at least 48 hours before the tour start time. Your reservations with Lost Plate are worry-free.
  • Symptom-Free: We require that all guides and guests are not ill when joining our tours. Guides or guests showing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, will be asked to not join the tour.
  • Masks: There are no mask mandates at any the places we visit during our tour, but we do recommend wearing one when in public.
  • Sanitization: Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the tour.
  • Your guide has the right to refuse service to anyone who does not cooperate with our health & safety requests. All Lost Plate tour guides are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns with any of these details, please contact us before your tour begins.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Come hungry because you will get a lot of food! We are not a tasting tour, we provide much more than a full meal’s worth of food so we recommend you eat light before the tour and come prepared. 

We provide unlimited beer and drinks during the tour, which includes water and soda if you don’t drink beer. Please feel free to bring the alcohol of your choice along if you don’t like beer.

We have many happy customers who do all of our tours in each city! We have designed our tours to focus only on food that comes from the local area. This means that each dish is unique to each tour and there aren’t ANY repeats.

Most people are very surprised how different the cuisine and food culture is in each city of Cambodia, and our tours are a good way to discover those differences. We encourage you to pick the tours that best fit your itinerary and we offer a 10% discount if booking more than one tour.

We sure do! If you decide to do more than one tour with us we are happy to offer you a 10% discount off your total amount. It doesn’t matter if the tour is in the same city or a different city, we want to keep feeding you as long as you let us. Our online booking system will automatically deduct the discount from your total if booking online at the same time. If you decide to add more tours later, your original confirmation email will include a promo code to use on those bookings. Also, children ages 4-15 receive a discount on all tours (3 & under are free).

Our tours have been designed to accommodate as many diets as possible while still remaining authentic and delicious.  We prepare our tour menu beforehand, so please let us know if you have special requirements when you book.

Please note that Khmer cuisine features a lot of fish sauce as a natural salt (don’t worry, it’s not fishy), which is the most common issue we follow-up with guests about.

Vegetarian: We can accommodate this, vegetarians can eat at most, if not all, of the stops depending on how flexible the diet is to fish sauce. 

Fun fact: there’s no Khmer word for vegetarian, even saying “no-meat diet” would still include fish/oyster sauces and meat-based broths, so saying vegetarian in Khmer would actually require a long-winded explanation.

Vegan: This tour will be extremely limited for vegans. You may be able to eat in some stops depending on how strict your diet is to fish sauce. We still get vegans on the tour who are curious to learn about traditional culture. Talk to us and we’ll let you know how many courses you’ll have. 

Fun fact: If there’s no word for vegetarian, the idea of veganism is at the horizons of the Khmer language’s cognition. The closest thing to it, and how we explain it to our vendors, is “temple-food” which is the diet Buddhist monks observe, built around as little suffering and negative karma as possible.

Food allergies: This tour is easily adaptable to those who are gluten intolerant, and feel free to bring your own booze if you want to keep up with everyone on the beer! Please let us know if you have any other allergies or restrictions, we’ve heard every type under the sun. 

Bookings cancelled 2 days (48 hours) or more before your tour are fully refundable (100% refund). Bookings cancelled within 48 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations must be communicated by email to or by phone. If you would like to reschedule your tour with less than 48 hours notice, we will need to charge 50% of your total since we are unable to fill your spots at short notice.

Our minimum is 2 and maximum is 12. There’s no flag to follow, or megaphone, or tacky uniforms. It’s small enough to be intimate, but big enough to get away with trying several dishes at each stop. You’ll get plenty of face-time with the experts. Bottom line is, you’ll follow the guide through a super-local experience and make friends along the way. It is awfully common for our guests to continue the evening together after the tour is over for a few more rounds.

The tour starts at 6pm, and we offer free hotel pick-up at central locations. When you complete your booking online, you’ll be able to provide your hotel name and address (or you can notify us later if you’re not sure where you’re staying yet) and we will send you an estimated pick-up time the day before your tour, which is typically between 5:45-6pm. We’ll meet you at the lobby with a Lost Plate sign and a cooler of ice-cold beers to start the evening.

After the tour, we will take you back to your hotel, or wherever you’d like to go next!

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