Terrific food and lovely service

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“Cuisine Wat Damnak came highly recommended by friends and it truly didn’t disappoint! We were fortunate to be warmly greeted by the proprietor chef, Joannès Rivière; a super nice man – and fantastic chef! We had the 6 course tasting menu (there were 2 options) we were able to mix choices from one menu with the other. All dishes, including the amuse bouche, were a great combination of flavours and textures, unquestionably Cambodian in origin but with some subtle execution. Wine list was good and Joannès made a great recommendation of a William Fevre Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy – highly unusual but a great match to the food. All dishes were top-notch but the Mekong langoustine grilled in cassava leaves were stand out as was the desert; Mango cashew nut crumble, green mango jelly with vanilla and white chocolate cream!
Unbelievably great value at US$31 for the 6 course tasting menu, and total bill including the wine and water came to less than $110 , not including optional tip/service.
I think a visit to Siem Reap without dining here would be as incomprehensible as coming and not visiting Angkor Wat!”