Old Siem Reap Evening Food Tour at Sunset

Daily at 4:30pm

Duration 4 Hours

$69 USD per Adult

$59 USD Children 4-15

Tour Operated

by Tuktuk

The Essentials:

Discover the wonder of temple town by tuktuk with local guides and hosts that have deep roots in Siem Reap. This food tour escapes the tourist traps and includes a countryside village visit for a home-cooked meal during sunset. You’ll get unlimited food and beer at 5 different stops while enjoying an exclusive experience you simply can’t get anywhere else.


This tour includes food and drinks at 5 stops where you’ll enjoy a selection of sit-down restaurants, a private home, and a local 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.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled 48 hours or more before your tour start time are fully refundable.

Dietary Requirements

We visit small family-run eateries that specialize in one thing, so vegetarian substitutions are not available at most places. Further, fish sauce is an essential ingredient in Khmer cuisine and replaces salt in almost every dish. Please contact us prior to booking if you have any questions or concerns.

What You'll Do:

Hotel Pick-up is Provided

You will be picked up at your hotel by tuktuk and whisked away to our favorite spots around Siem Reap for an authentic experience.

Kula Cuisine

Visit the only restaurant in town serving cuisine from this small ethnic minority group originating in northwest Cambodia. You’ll love their use of local herbs and homemade pickles to create a unique flavor.

Countryside Sunset

Get transported to a different world where water buffalo roam the rice fields and locals pick lotus seeds for a snack. Grab a cold beer and soak in the most magical of hours in Siem Reap’s countryside.

Local Family Visit

Visit Brother Vet and his stilted home for a meal in a village older than Angkor. Eat seasonal ingredients where civil war, God Kings, and European trading envoys passed for centuries.

Local BBQ

If a street food stall can turn into a restaurant, it means they made it. It also means that this bbq shop is one of the oldest in town. Come find out why it’s our go-to for beef skewers and what we eat ’em with!

Banana Leaf Salad, Curry, and More

A great local restaurant should cater to locals just as much as visitors. We’ll visit our favorite spot for classic Khmer flavors that remind us of good-ole homestyle cooking.

Local Bar

Finish the night with an in-house cocktail that highlights local ingredients, or grab an ice-cold pint of Cambodia beer, at a fun hidden hangout.

Plus More Surprises!

* This itinerary is subject to changes and adjustments based on daily vendor operations and availability, but it will always be awesome.

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About This Tour:

In Temple Town, there’s endless touristy restaurants pushing the same myth and menu about Cambodian food: beef loklak, fish amok, and green curry. But if you look closely, there are no local customers, and the chefs are eating something different in the back room. Millions of people come to Siem Reap completely missing what food here truly is – and has been for decades.

That’s why we spent months on squat boats, knee deep in mud with water buffalo, and exploring countryside villages where locals eat the real stuff. Because it’s not just about the food, but where it comes from and who prepares it. We’ve built strong relationships with the local community to offer you an incredibly unique and authentic experience.

We’ve met the servers, the chefs, and the farmers behind every grain of rice and drop of fish sauce, to put together a one-of-a-kind experience. The food you’ll eat features ingredients and recipes that are made in Siem Reap by locals whose roots date back to the Era of God-Kings.

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"This is NOT a regular street food tour."

"You’ll be taken to off-the-beaten track, family-owned restaurants, all while learning about Cambodia’s culture and history. This is NOT a regular street food tour; they won’t just delve into the ingredients. Instead, you’ll learn how a recipe has lasted thousands of years from the Angkor era. You’ll get educated on how the Khmer Rouge regime affected the dishes that people ate (hint: they used a lot of herbs)."

Customer Reviews:


“Fun way to explore Siem Reap and its food scene! You’ll drive by tuktuk to different parts of the city, including outside in the villages. You’ll have real Cambodian food including dinner with a Cambodian family in their home which I thought was super cool! All while endless water or beer is provided throughout the experience. Super recommended!”

Siem Reap Food Tour by Aaron

Aaron L

August 2023


“We had a wonderful evening driving around in a tuktuk between local restaurants in Siem Reap where we got a taste of many different Khmer cuisines. The highlight of the tour was the tasty home cooked meal in someone’s home in the country side.”

Siem Reap Food Tour Review by Camilla


July 2023


“Wow, Chum was the friendliest of guides. Do not eat before this tour as the food is amazing and you WILL want to eat everything. Local fare with knowledgeable guide patiently explaining the provenance of each of the styles with history thrown in. The highlight was eating with a family in their home. Delicious! The hidden bar at the end of tour was so good we stayed back and had a few more cocktails.”

Siem Reap Food Tour Review by Kim

Kim N

July 2023


“Delightful tour by tuktuk of four very different food stops and a quiet locally owned bar. The food was delicious and very diverse, including traditional Khmer and ethnic minority dishes, and a local home cooked dishes we shared in a rural home. An interesting, educational and very enjoyable night out. Highly recommended. Suggest you do this early in your Siem Reap stay as you get a list of dishes (and where you had them) which can inform subsequent meals.”

Siem Reap Food Tour Review by Abby


July 2023


“I did the food tour from the same company about 3 years ago in Phnom Penh and it was fantastic so I wanted to try this one and it was also superb. Our guide was excellent. We made a stop in town for a local snack that was excellent, then a 20 min ride to a rice field and lotus garden, then 5 min to a private village house on stilts for vegetables and snake head fish that was excellent. Back to town for delicious beef skewers run by a women owned business, then a Cambodia-Thai place for more interesting food and then a small local bar. Get the kampot pepper martini-excellent. This was also a cultural tour as well and we were introduced to so much more than the local food. I will do this again.”


June 2023


“This was such an amazing and unique experience! He was incredibly friendly and explained the history of each dish and restaurant that we went to. My favorite part of the experience was being able to eat inside a local’s house. That alone made this experience worth it for me because you could not get that anywhere else. Learned so much about the culture and history of Cambodia. 10/10! It is quite a lot of fun, so be prepared to save your stomach space!”


May 2023


“We had an amazing tour guide with great energy as he made many jokes and made sure all of us felt taken care of. During our food tour, we got a taste of many different Khmer cuisines, and all were delicious! We were able to eat at restaurants in the city, but also was able to enjoy a tasty home cooked meal in someone’s home in the country side. Definitely recommend this experience! 10/10! P.S. – Before you go, save your stomach! IT IS A LOT OF FOOD! Well worth the price :-)”


May 2023


“Such a unique and memorable tour! The food was absolutely delicious, and moreover, the sceneries and the sunset you see on the way are breathtaking. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and allowed me to fully immerse into the local food culture, the whole tour was an unforgettable experience! Could not recommend more.”


May 2023


“Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Siem Reap food and culture and it was wonderful to chat to him throughout the evening. Highlights were Mee Kola, a dish from the Kola people who are a Cambodian ethnic minority, and dinner in a local family home. You can never do wrong with a tour by Lost Plate.”


April 2023


“What an unforgettable experience with Lost Plate and our guide. If you want to eat real Khmer’s food, meet locals and share their dinner, go for a walk in the lotus and rice fields, you need to book this tour. Don’t miss this opportunity!”


April 2023

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.

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’ll make sure you have something to eat at every stop, but you won’t be able to eat everything and you will often miss the highlight dish. This is because we visit small restaurants that specialize in one dish, and they don’t offer substitutions. If you decide to join, you’ll be eating the same dish minus the meat. Your options will expand if you’re able to eat fish sauce. This tour will be extremely limited for vegans.

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. 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 adaptable to those who are gluten intolerant. Please let us know if you have any other allergies or restrictions.

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 info@lostplate.com 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.

We offer 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 a pick-up time the day before your tour, which is typically at or within 15 minutes of our start time. 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 in central Siem Reap!

Ask us anything,
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Old Siem Reap Food Tour by Tuktuk


$69 USD/person

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