Both Kompong Phluk and Chong Kneas Floating Village have stilted and floating restaurants.
They serve both Khmer and Western food as well as some Asian dishes. Prices vary but are typically more expensive than Siem Reap city due to both the rural location and the fact that they have a captive audience. Learn more about floating village restaurants & food options below.
Kompong Phluk Restaurants
Having dinner while watching sunset is a popular activity in Kompong Phluk. After visiting the floating village and flooded forest, you can stop at the stilted floating village restaurants called The Riverside Restaurant. This restaurant features a deck that goes through the mangrove forest. While it is a bit expensive (as mentioned previously) it is great place to enjoy sunset with some beers and food.
There is no need to make a reservation for this restaurant unless you are traveling with a large group. It is easy to find as well – you will see it after your mangrove visit and can ask your driver to pull over when you arrive. If you are traveling on a budget it is better to avoid this restaurant as it is expensive compared with main courses costing between 5 – 10 USD. Instead, you can purchase food in Siem Reap and bring it on the boat with you.
Kompong Khleang Options
If you are visiting Kompong Khleang there is no restaurant for tourists at this time. That being said, you will sometimes find local favorites like Tonle Sap water snakes and baby duck eggs. They sometimes have vendors selling packaged snacks like chips and cookies to hold you over during your visit. If you plan to spend significant time in Kompong Khleang it is better to pack a lunch which you hotel or and guesthouse can facilitate. Alternatively you can stop in Damdek, the largest city next to Kompong Khleang, to eat at a local restaurant or shop at the market.