Kampot Pepper and Seafood – The best in the city?

Kampot Pepper and Seafood

Food in Kampot has gown on me hugely since I first visited this city in 2020.This has occurred as the city has gotten more popular, but thankfully the cheap barang mean that even the top restaurants are still cheap. Thus I present Kampot Pepper and Seafood, perhaps the best of Kampot in a number of sections.

And while I do not throw terms like this around likely, it makes its case for best selection, best seafood and best value within the city.

What the Kampot?

A small city just 3 hours drive, or 4 hours by train from Phnom Penh this place makes a greta short getaway from the capital. Throw in the many resorts and even the burgers and you have a place well worth visiting.

For me I was personally here for the Kampot beer festival, with a visit to Kampot Pepper and Seafood merely the pepper on the squid.

What the Kampot Pepper and Seafood

Kampot is almost a seaside town, but certainly one with at least rivers and nearness to fishermen. This means that seafood here is excellent, just slightly below Kep and of course Sihanoukville. Therefore much of the Kampot street food, as well as restaurants are complained by seafood more so than in say Battambang, where you can also get to by train.

As as for Kampot pepper? This is perhaps what the city and to an extent the country are most well known for, Kampot pepper us frankly epic and would list as one of my favorite foods within the Kingdom.

Kampot Pepper and Seafood Restaurant

This unique restaurant is located in downtown Kampot in an old colonel building and is conveniently located next to all the bars, as well as bus companies offering rides throughout Cambodia and even to Vietnam..

Kampot Pepper and Seafood Restaurant address;

1 Ousaphea, 07000,

Kampot City

Kingdom of Cambodia

And the food?

Of course you come here for the seafood, with me personally going for the seafood platter, inclusive of lobster for just $16, but there was a lot more that also caught my eye. This included a full steak for just $10.50, steak tartare for only $11 and ceviche for just $4.. Sadly I did not eat the later as I felt I had ordered enough. Yes, I had ordered enough food, but I had forgotten the golden rule that you are never too full for raw fish.

Drinks wise the menu was also decent with a range of juices, beers, cocktails and of course wine for the more cultured customer.

Is it the best restaurant in Kampot? And is it the best value restaurant in Kampot? Alas on both of these fronts the competition is pretty damned steep, but I for one certainly feel that is it up there with the best.