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Phnom Penh Restaurant

January 4th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Phnom Penh Restaurant in Tucker, GA serves Cambodian cuisine. If you enjoy Thai and Vietnamese food you will find plenty on the Phnom Pehn menu to satisfy your palette.

The restaurant re-opened on December 19th 2008 after being closed for two months for repairs after a small fire damaged the dining area. The tables, chairs and carpet are new and a nice upgrade from what I remember when eating there in July 2008. The following items were ordered for dinner on 3 Jaunuary 2009.

Coconut Soup

Coconut Soup

The first thing you’ll notice about the coconut soup is the color, it’s red. Not just the color but the flavor is different than what you find at most Thai places and frankly it’s also better.  The soup was served hot and had some ground red pepper flakes floating on top, this soup ranks a 6 out of 10 on the spice scale.

Ginger with Beef

Ginger (with Beef)

Lots of thin ginger slices, if you’re intimidated by ginger this is not the entree for you. The ginger is strong and well…wonderful. There was plenty of sauce under the meat that goes great with white rice. The beef was lean and a little too tough. I would suggest getting this with chicken.

Fried Quail

Fried Quail

Here is one of those gems that you won’t find at your neighborhood drive-through. The quail is fried like good home-style fried chicken. The quail is a welcomed change from the same old chicken we’ve all had a thousand times before. The black pepper sauce served with the quail is outstanding and if you like it, save some for the other things on your table. The sauce is a solid 7 out of 10 on the spice scale.

Beef and Chicken Sticks

Beef Sticks and Chicken Sticks

The beef and chicken sticks are a real treat and something that you must try if new to the Phnom Penh Restaurant.  The marinated beef sticks have a sweet smokey taste. The chicken sticks are also delicious but not as flavorful as the beef.  The “sticks” are a 4 on the spice scale.

Red Curry Noodles

Red Curry Noodles
Red Curry Noodles

My wife described the Red Curry Noodles as comfort food. Thin noodles with chicken, potatoes, sprouts, carrots and cucumbers with a mild coconut sauce. The Red Curry Noodles rates only a 2 on the spice scale.

Fried Banana

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For desert we had the fried banana which was actually plantain. The batter was thin and crispy, much like Japanese tempura.  One thing that would promote these into a higher electron orbit would be a dusting of powdered sugar.


menu front
menu front
menu back
menu back

Dining Area

dinning area

dining area


The service was very good, our waiter was attentive and friendly. When asked, our waiter was quick to suggest choices from the menu and his recommendations were spot on.

Contact Information

Phnom Penh Restaurant

4059 Lawrenceville Hwy

Tucker, GA 30084

(404) 438-4577

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  1. sz
    February 8th, 2009 at 21:22 | #1

    mmmmm. tasty. wish i’d been there! the coconut soup looks delish.

  2. Tim Bowers
    February 13th, 2009 at 16:59 | #2

    This is one of my favorite spots to eat, and it’s a very welcome addition to Tucker!

  3. June 1st, 2010 at 07:56 | #3

    This is one of my favorite spots to eat, and it’s a very welcome addition to Tucker!

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