Restaurants in Kep, Cambodia

The sleepy seaside village of Kep is, of course, famous for it’s seafood. In particular it’s crab! You will find 10-15 ‘crab shacks’ lined up over the water next to one another all selling crab any which way you fancy!

EATING

Crab Markets - Don't leave without buying some cheap seafood direct from the markets, grab a cold beer and sit down and watch as the vendors sell off their haul. Great for a relaxed lunch!

Holy Crab - You will find all of the menus are quite similar. I love Holy Crab’s setting... great to see out a lazy afternoon with a plate of crab and cold beer!
My other fav Crab Shacks are Kimly’s (the most famous), Sunrise is also delicious.

L’Aberge de WAM serves up quality french in a very unsuspecting setting on the outskirts of town near a little fishing village. Tuk tuk drivers will know how to get there and will wait for you.

Breezes also located on the outskirts of town dishes up beautiful food in a really peaceful setting. The food is spectacular. My fav dish is the fish wraps. Again the tuk tuk will know it and will wait for you.

For something a little bit fancy head up the hill to the Veranda. This is a swanky set of bungalows but you are able to go to the restaurant even if you aren’t staying there. A beautiful setting...

DRINKING

Kep is super sleepy and, as such, doesn’t have a great deal of drinking options aside from the restaurants.

The best option for sunset cocktails is definitely at the Sailing Club. They have a happy hour from 5-7pm (Mon-Fri) and the cocktails are fresh and delicious!

The Toucan Bar is probably the best option for late night drinking in town

Sunset cocktails at the Veranda hotel are also amazing. Great view, delicious cocktails!

TO DO:

Head up of a trek through the national park.

Hire a bicycle or a scooter and hit the surrounding areas.

Walk around the point between the crab shacks and ‘town’. Check out all the ruins up on the mountain. Kep was once the playground for the rich and famous. These villas were all abandoned during the Khmer Rouge and left to rot. Go for a walk through them... spooky!!

Head to Bokor and see the ruins of the old hotel, a new casino has now been built on top of the mountain!

Head on a day trip over to Rabbit Island. You can hire your own boat for $20 at the port.

STAY:

Vanna Hill Resort

Location: Located a USD1-2 Tuk Tuk from the Bus station or a 5 minute walk from the crab market.

What they say: The Vanna Hill Resort is set in a beautiful tropical garden of 2 hectares where 20 bungalows blend harmoniously with nature to the delight of our guests.
 

What I say: Beautiful affordable luxury. Set on the hillside looking over the Kep crab market this boutique property has me going back time and time again!

Price right now: From USD21/night

You can book it HERE

Knai Bang Chatt

Location: Right on the seaside by the crab market and next to the Sailing Club ($2 happy hour cocktails 5-7 Mon-Fri ;-)

What they say: In Khmer Knai Bang Chatt means a rainbow encircling the sun... In keeping with this symbolism Knai Bang Chatt has developed an exclusive retreat to protect and shelter it's guests offering them a home away from home.

What I say: Converted art deco buildings this is the swankiest hotel in Kep - this 5 star beauty did not disappoint! Beautiful rooms, beautiful grounds right on the seaside, lovely pool area and staff that were attentive without being intrusive! Loved it...

Price right now: From USD166/night

You can book it HERE

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