Discover Moroccan cuisine at Casablanca, this secret restaurant on Street 63 corner 278. From outside, you might not see the place – it looks like a small house with a terrace. Most of the people heard about it by word of mouth. It is only upon reservation for lunch and bookings are highly recommended for dinner.
I wanted to try this restaurant since a long time and I heard lots of good things about it… and it was an immense surprise. For 15 dollars per person, you will get a soup as a starter, some Moroccan tapas, a main course, a dessert…. and a free-flow of Kulen water! What an awesome value for money! I really didn’t expect that and it made my evening. But well of course, you should be easy going because everyone will get the same food (except the main course for which you can choose).
You will enjoy a mix veggie soup first, with pumpkin, white turnip, potato and white squash, really light and tasty. Then, some Moroccan Mezze such as carrots with vinegar, eggplants, cucumber, some grilled red pepper salad… I think these small tapas changed every day or every week, it actually looks like Korean small side dishes, the same concept with a different taste!
For the main course, you will have the choice from a beef to a chicken tagine. A tagine is a Maghrebi stew of spiced meat and vegetables prepared by slow cooking in a shallow earthenware cooking dish with a tall, conical lid (thanks Wikipedia for the definition). Careful, the chicken one has preserved lemon, so for those who don’t like the taste, don’t order this.
You can also choose to have the daily special, which is most of the time, the couscous! Really widespread all around the world, a couscous is a North African culinary specialty with semolina and a slow-cooked soup, served with different meats (chicken, merguez sausages, lamb…) and vegetables.
You will finish your meal with a fresh fruit salad, to add a bit of sweet into your lunch or dinner. Because the surprise never ends, the owner also served us a glass of Moroccan mint tea.
Not only the service is awesome but also, it is halal, such a great news for Muslim people! There are not many restaurants like this in Cambodia!
A great evening to remember for only 15$ per person, a bit more if you take a bottle of wine. We ended for around 25$ per person. You will enjoy a good time with friends and family on an affordable lunch or dinner.
I strongly recommend this restaurant! Book your table now!
Casablanca Restaurant – Open daily from 6 pm to 10 pm – Booking required for lunch
170 Street 63, Boeung Keng Kang 1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 (0)96 672 3660