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Old Siem Reap Evening Food Tour

Old Siem Reap Evening Food Tour

Daily at 4:30pm

Duration 4 Hours

$69 USD per Adult

$59 USD Children 4-15

Tour Operated

by Tuktuk

The Essentials:

Enjoy unlimited food, beer, and soft-drinks on this tuktuk tour of Siem Reap’s local cuisine. This tour features many off-menu and private kitchen experiences that you can’t get anywhere else, with local guides and hosts that have deep roots in Siem Reap.


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:

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 in mountain-side butcheries literally watching the sausage get made. Our menu isn’t even on a menu, we work with local masters to create private-kitchen experiences through the unique relationships we’ve fostered with the local community.

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 dining experience. The food you’ll eat features ingredients and recipes that are completely made in Siem Reap by locals whose roots date back to the Era of God-Kings.

Old Siem Reap Evening Tour Boat on Lake
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What You'll Do:

Siem Reap Food Tour Beef BBQ

Eat some popular street food from one of the oldest market-stall-turned-eatery in the area.

Siem Reap Food Tours Mi Kula Ethnic Food

Visit the only restaurant in town serving cuisine from the Kula ethnic minority.

Siem Reap Evening Food Tour Village Meal

Visit a small village to see how locals live and try a 1000-ingredient soup from the Angkor Era.

Try classic Khmer flavors at a traditional restaurant frequented only by local families - just good ole homestyle cooking!

Siem Reap Evening Food Tour Village Sunset Field

Watch the sunset in a village older than Angkor, and sip a beer where civil war, God Kings, and European trading envoys passed.

Siem Reap Evening Food Tour Unlimited Beer

Enjoy unlimited beer (plus water and soda) throughout the tour, and finish at a speakeasy bar that highlights local flavors.

Featured In:

"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:


We had an amazing time driving around Siem Reap by Tuktuk and experiencing the real food culture of Cambodia. Along with some delicious food, we got the history behind every place that we visited along with the history of Siem Reap. You could really tell that it had a lot of thought and research put in to every place we visited. You will definitely love this tour!


November 2019


The tour that Leanna runs in Siem Reap right now is beyond compare! The Lost Plate basics were there: tuktuk transport and bottomless beer and soda. What makes this experience really special is the knowledge and care that Leanna brings to curating the tour. She is tremendously knowledgeable about Khmer history and food traditions, which was awesome for giving me context for my trip. But when she took us out of the city to dine with a wonderful local family, my mind was blown. Truly the most memorable part of my trip. Highest recommendation. Please give it a try!

Will J

November 2019


This food tour is unlike any I’ve taken before. Whether a local’s spot in the middle of town, the back-kitchen of a home stay, an open air hot pot joint, or sharing a meal in someone’s home(!), we learned so much about both the history of Khmer food, but also felt we could authentically experience how locals eat today. You can tell that someone put a lot of thought and research into these locations. All you can drink Cambodian beer never hurts. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about this rich and somewhat forgotten food culture. Thank you again, Leanna, for the once in a lifetime experience!

Reese B

October 2019


Wow. We did the Phnom Penh tour a week before the Siem Reap tour. I left that tour saying, “That was the best food tour I have been on.” Then we did this one. The destinations were beyond special. Experiences we never would have had otherwise, and certainly that I will never forget. This is not your standard go to a market and then a street food stall that has been vetted for cleanliness. This is way beyond that. Leanna is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Cambodia and its food. She puts it all into context and you leave with a much deeper appreciation of the country. Because of her and this tour, we ate nothing but Khmer food for the 2 weeks we were in the country.

Erika M

October 2019

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 free of any symptoms. Guides or guests showing symptoms of any illness, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, will be asked to not join the tour.
  • All restaurants that we visit follow local requirements. Temperature checks, personal registration, and/or health app screening are likely. It is the guest’s responsibility to meet requirements at each stop.
  • Masks: In general, there are no mask mandates in our destinations but we do recommend wearing one when in public. Additionally, the establishments we visit may require you to wear a face mask. Carry a face mask with you at all times.
  • Sanitization: Hand sanitizer or hand-washing facilities will be provided at each stop.
  • Individual Portions: When possible, all portions will be served in individual servings. If larger dishes must be shared, public utensils will be made available to ensure each guest’s safety.
  • Your guide has the right to refuse service to anyone not complying with safety protocols. 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.  As our Siem Reap tour features private kitchen experiences, we prepare a 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 4pm, 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 3:45-4pm. 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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