By researching, practicing & promoting Cambodian cuisine, Malis aims to safeguard the nation’s food heritage for years to come.
Experience the unique blend and harmony of spices at Malis
Cambodian Living Cuisine has evolved from Master Chef Luu Meng and his team embarking on countless expeditions through remote provinces, to unearth recipes of old and bring them back to life.
Embracing traditional cooking techniques but experimenting with flavours and textures, Malis Restaurant delivers a tantalizing array of authentic Cambodian dishes with fresh ingredients like you have never tasted before.
Enjoy the finest Cambodian dining experience in Phnom Penh where the secrets of the past are now available for everyone to share.
Cambodian cuisine is famous for its unique blend and harmony of spices.
What makes Cambodian cuisine so good is the amazing array of fresh ingredients and Malis prides itself on using produce from local organic farms as much as possible.
Bang Kang, a fresh river lobster and a variety of fish are sourced straight from the Mekong, while our succulent crabs are delivered daily from Kep and Kampot. Vegetables and herbs are grown along the Tonle Sap, pork raised in the Takeo province, and our duck farmed in Siem Reap. Spices and fruit trees grow in abundance across the country, along with Cambodia’s most important and award winning ingredient, rice.
As Well as EXQUISITE CAMBODIAN CUISINE, Malis Restaurant OFFers a SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT SETTING.
Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, near the Independence Monument, guests can choose to dine in the outdoor courtyard or in air-conditioned comfort. The tables surround a beautiful tropical garden with flowering frangipanis and a trickling water feature beside a giant statue of Jayavarman VII, abiding by the principles of Feng Shui.
Malis Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers private dining rooms for business lunches or special events.
While the Kingdom may have drawn on influences from its neighbours, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as India and China thousands of years ago, Cambodian food has its own distinct flavour.
This ancient cuisine, handed down from mother to daughter, is famous for its delicate blend of herbs and spices. Cambodian dishes strike a perfect balance of salty, sweet, sour and bitter flavours without being overtly hot and spicy.
Due to the expansive waterways that carve their way through the countryside, in particular the Mekong, fish has always been a key ingredient as well as rice. In fact the main trademark of Khmer cuisine is prahok, a fermented fish paste, known for its pungent smell and unique taste.
A fabulous meal is not complete without the perfect wine to accompany it.
Our extensive wine list at Malis Restaurant Phnom Penh is constantly updated to ensure our cellar is stocked with the very best vintages from around the world. We source our wines from established vineyards in France and Italy, to new and innovative wineries in Australia and Chile, that pair beautifully with fine Khmer Cuisine.
Absolutely beautiful! The Cambodian dining experience is a complete sensory immersion. We ate in the beautiful garden. A woman played a gentle instrument. The service was exquisite and the food was lovely. We will definitely be back.
We were looking for a nice place to eat. We wanted upscale with local menu. This place checked the boxes for us. Truly a gem of a restaurant. Authentic Cambodian food. The wine list was also very nice. The stuffed chicken wings were to die for as an appetizer...
Garden, design, ambiance, service, menu, cuisine displayed and flavours all were at their best in this very charming address. My only regret is not to have tried more dishes whom pictures in the menu were very inviting... A good reason to come back!
Visited for lunch with five friends and all our meals were delicious and beautifully presented. Service was excellent without being overbearing, a tad pricey but that what you would expect for a high end Cambodian restaurant.
Malis Restaurant Phnom Penh
Call us at +855 (0)15 814 888 or fill out the form below. We are open every day of the year from 6:00am to 10:00pm.