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My parents are visiting the kingdom, and I'm taking them on a trip to Sihanoukville. As I usually just eat at some of the BBQ places, any recommendations of nice restaurants (good food and atmosphere) would be greatly appreciated.
Depends on what atmosphere you are looking for mate. For beachy - "The Cove Beach Bungalows" have some of the best food in town and a great cocktail bar and deck to enjoy the sunset from. Go right at the pier and its the 2nd last place you come to ( can't miss it, its far and away the biggest too ). For more towny style, its pretty hard to go past "Olive and Olive" deservedly rated by the locals as one of the very best in town,at the top end of Serendipity Beach road. For quiet and laid back, no drunks, druggies, beggars, traffic or loud music to hassle you - my place "The Spot" right at the very end of Occheuteal beach, is magic. The food is excellent as well.
I had actually forgotten Sandan, havent been there for 6 months or so. It would be an ideal place to take your parents actually Flexnez. A good introduction to Khmer food and on Saturday nights they also put on a traditional Apsara dancing show. Also they are a training school for underprivileged Khmer youth and are run by one of the very few,imo, decent and reputable NGO's in the country - M'lop T'pang.
If you really want the best pizza in Snooky (good for Snooky), go to Olive and Olive. I won't say what restaurant pizza I got sick on and threw half of it away, but its mentioned in this forum topic. The lamb with veg at Olive and Olive is really good. Their kitchen is clean, well run, people are in uniforms and there aren't flys doing tap dances on your food in the kitchen. BTW/ I'm not bragging, but if you want to see a picture of a real NY pizza go to the food section, NY Pizza.