The Village Lebanese restaurant opens in Phnom Penh
A young woman sings liltingly in Khmer to the pulse of an electric guitar as onlookers slowly nod their heads. While biting into pieces of baklava at The Village, patrons can sway to regular live music in soundproof surrounds. “We don’t want one type of music only — we want variety,” said The Village’s managing director Atef Khomassi, former manager of capital favourite Le Cedre. For those who missed rich helpings of Lebanese fare after Le Cedre closed its doors, The Village — located at the restaurant’s old home on Street 360 — offers a mix of international cuisine with an emphasis on Lebanese dishes, and a varied drinks menu. Entrées start at $5 and main meals are priced from $12.
The Village opens daily from 9am to midnight.