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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.

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.

Old Siem Reap Evening Food Tour​ Guide Lotus Seeds
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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:


“I would give 10 stars if I could – absolutely DO this! Hotel tuktuk pickup followed by an array of delicious foods at local restaurants (our guide explained each & showed us exactly how to eat the dishes); a drive past local produce markets on the way out of town with a stop in lotus & rice fields to view a gorgeous sunset; and a meal hosted in the home of a local family (the favorite of every member of our group). The final stop for a drink at a subdued & trendy little local bar had some of the most interesting & delicious choices (cocktails with lychee, peppers, pomelo, ginger, the list goes on). Take the tour, support the locals, have the time of your life, then give it the 5-star review it deserves. Highly recommended!”


February 2023


“Based on a super Lost Plate tour experience in Portland, we booked this tour not knowing what to expect. The guides and tuktuk driver were so nice and hospitable. The local eateries were special in their own way and the food was excellent and accessible (not weird or scary). The highlight was having a meal in the countryside in a home. This was the “real” experience of everyday life in Siem Reap that you won’t get from the hotel or resort dining. One thousand stars!”


January 2023


“This is a must do in Siem Reap, the guide was passionate not only about sharing his knowledge of the local food, but in supporting the local community. This was by far one of the best food tours we have done.”


February 2023


“Having been on several Lost Plate tours in China, I’ve come to expect excellence. I was not disappointed. Excellent food (those beef skewers!) and a great overall experience, including a visit to a private home. Our guide, Chan, was friendly and knowledgeable, the others on the tour were super friendly, and the whole experience was top notch. I just wish I had a second stomach.”


January 2023


“We tried many authentic local dishes that we would not have tried otherwise and especially enjoyed asking our guide about Cambodia and what life is like. We especially enjoyed the trip out to a local village and the meal we had there. A very authentic, memorable experience! We would definitely recommend this to others.”


January 2023


“Amazing experience. Great local food spots. Loads of food and informative guide. A special experience in Siem Reap. A highlight was the Tuktuk out to the village and a local meal made by local Cambodians. Our guide Sann was extremely friendly and knowledgable. We would highly recommend this tour. Plenty of food and drinks included.”


October 2022


“4 stops for authentic food and LOTS of it so pace yourself. Our guide Horn was great and very informative. A great ride through the country was included. Worth the cost. One note. One dinner at a local families house is on the floor with no chairs so be ready but the meal and experience were worth the effort.”


September 2022


“Loved this tour! Felt we got a really local experience here. Going to small restaurants where knowing Khmer is a big benefit. We got driven to a locals home 20-30 minutes out of town and got a home cooked meal with fish from Tonle Sap. The guides were knowledgable and personable as well. This was awesome. Keep it up!”

Andrew G

June 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 a tour. Guides or guests showing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, will be asked to not join the tour.
  • Masks: In general, there are no mask mandates in our destinations but we do recommend wearing one when in public.
  • 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.

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 hightlight 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 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!

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Old Siem Reap Food Tour by Tuktuk



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