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Oct 11, 2006 04:48 PM

New location for Cambodian Cuisine?

I've heard that Cambodian Cuisine, formerly of Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, has moved to Manhattan, specifically the UES. Does anyone know if this is true, and if so, whether the new location is open and where it is located? Thanks.

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  1. 1664 3rd Ave. (near 93rd), but construction work has dragged on for months. I just called them at 646-207-0207. The fellow who answered the phone said they're at least two months away from opening.

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    1. re: squid kun

      Sorry for the belated reply. Thanks very, very much for this info!

      1. re: squid kun

        The sign is up and I actually noticed tables and chair last night. Still says "Coming Soon" on the window. However, there is a legal notice taped to the door that has "Wrong Address" written in block letters, I took a peek at it and seems the landlord is suing. But again, the address appears to be incorrect on the notice. So the mystery continues.

      2. this is very sad. i've been craving decent khmer cooking for a couple of months, and i'm going to the met today and thought i could pop in if they were open. i guess i can't.

        1. Is this the location where Ecco-la used to be? Yeah they've been dragging on the construction for months.

          1. they are a few blocks from Ecco-la. Still not sure of opening date, but it looks like a lot of progress has been made.

            1. They are right next door to Osso Buco and a half block north of Ecco-la, which re-opened about a month or so ago. It looks like no work has been done in a while, the outside of the building will need work as well as the inside (I think it was some sort of junk store before!) I was looking forward to having a place so close to my apt. especially since Saigon Grill is still in the throws of its ongoing renovations.

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              1. re: esyle

                i just called the number listed above, in hopes that the restaurant would be open (especially since it's cambodian new year!), but no such luck. the guy who answered the phone told me it'll be about a month. since that was the reply months ago too, does anyone have a personal guess as to opening, based on walking by the place? i'm dying for some khmer food!

                1. re: danicanyc

                  Unfortunately, I don't have an update on when it's opening, but if you're craving Khmer food, I would suggest heading to the LES for Kampuchea Noodle Bar. Granted, it's a little upscale, and pricy for a noodle bar, but it does serve up some authentic cambodian flavors that can't be found elsewhere in Manhattan.

                  1. re: keith

                    Keith -- Thanks very much for the recommendation. Never been to Kampuchea -- I'll give it a try!

                    1. re: keith

                      Kampuchea is my first experience with Cambodian food and entirely positive. Their corn appetizer and oxtail banh mi (sorry -- I forgot the Khmer term for it) were just about the most flavorful and satisfying things I've eaten in a while. I've become obsessed with trying to recreate the corn with coconut before the season ends. And with even just those 2 orders, I was overfull. One needn't drop a ton of money to eat well here.

                    2. re: danicanyc

                      Thanks for doing the legwork. Who knows, maybe it really will be sometime this month!