Angkor Borei

San Francisco, California

4.2 / 3 votes

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Recently remodeled Cambodian restaurant

Features a separate vegetarian/vegan menu with mockmeat dishes.

Added by conde.kedar on Jun 5 08 (last updated Jun 13 12)

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I very much enjoyed the vegetarian selections here - there are a lot.

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This was my first time having Cambodia food and I enjoyed it. It was generally similar to other Southeast Asian dishes (rice, noodles, stirfried veggies and tofu), but several of the dishes we ordered had distinct flavors.

I found the spinach leaves appetizer to be particularly interesting. I don't think I'd order it again because it's something I could easily make at home but I am happy to have tried it, particularly because the raw, fresh dish balanced out all the other heavier cooked food we went with. The spinach leaves dish comes with a bowl of raw spinach leaves, then a series of smaller bowls of raw chopped onions, ginger, mango, peanuts, limes, jalapenos, and fried onions. It also comes with a bowl of shrimp so just ask to omit that. I am uploading a pic from their website so you can see what it looks like, but note there's a bowl of shrimp in the pic - yuck!

For our entrees, we went with the tofu clay pot, mango soy chicken, and the mixed vegetable soup. I didn't care for the soft tofu in the clay pot (I'm not a fan of soft tofu), but I thought the broth and veggies were delicious. The mango soy chicken also had a good flavor but it didn't strike me as being any different from vegan mango chicken dishes I've had in Chinese, Thai, and generic "Asian fusion" restaurants. The vegetable soup was probably my favorite just because I really love soup and the veggies were really fresh.

For dessert, we went with the mango sticky rice, which is a very common vegan dessert in many Asian restaurants. What I really liked about this one was that it was made with black rice, which made it a little different and gave it a deeper flavor.

The service was very prompt, friendly, and accommodating, and the ambiance was warm and relaxed. I must mention that there was a really odd smell by our table, which was right next to the door. It smelled like cat and was really off-putting but I'm wondering if it was coming from outside, as I didn't smell it in the middle or back of the restaurant when I went to use the restaurant. Assuming this smell isn't a regular occurrence, I would definitely return!

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Non-Smoking

Prices

$$ - average

Cuisines

  • Cambodian

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main image for Angkor Borei spinach leaves appetizer (photo from restaurant's website) - order without the shrimp!

Hours

11am - 10pm
closed
11am - 10pm
11am - 10:30pm
3pm - 10pm

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