New club-restaurant Lavo Lounge

Vinyl couches in lipstick colours and animal-print lampshades encircle high-backed chairs with views over Norodom Boulevard. The décor at new club-restaurant Lavo Lounge is half professor’s study, half rockstar’s dressing room: a style marketing manager Ouk Rathana calls “modern vintage”. The restaurant features Japanese food, including sushi and sashimi from $4.50 and $7.50 respectively, as well as appetizers, soups, salads and a small list of international dishes. Patrons wanting to sample more saki after dinner can retreat to the club, where DJs spin until the wee hours.

93E Norodom Blvd, corner of Street 208, Phnom Penh. Tel: 012 970 098 or 096 222 2938. Restaurant open daily from 5pm to 1am, club open daily from 8pm to 3am.