Soup Koray specializes in Khmer soup bbq and grillied fish. The dtray grahorm (red fish) is not to be missed. Other tasty dishes include Lao-style salads. You'll find it directly opposite Pyramid Hotel. Get there early to secure a bamboo hut and settle in for the night.
Kim Heng offers Khmer food and some Thai dishes. Don’t be put off by the limited English language menu – if you’ve eaten it in Cambodia, and know how to pronounce it, try your luck and order it here. This is my standard go-to restaurant – it is clean, with good service and excellent quality food.
P'gaa Bram is one of the best places to sample truly authentic and full flavoured Khmer food. It has a large selection of Khmer soups and a particularly good samlor m'choo kroueng (sour, spiced soup).
The Lok Chaa stand on road number 3 offers fried noodles with plenty of fresh vegetables and meat of your choice. Invariably fresh and tasty, I believe them to be the best fried noodles in Cambodia. The stand is open for breakfast and dinner only.
Cow on a spit style restaurants are plentiful around the town and serve up plates of tender beef, raw vegetables with prahoc (fish paste) and iced beer - a meat-lovers paradise.
Lng’each Jooup Kneer (literally, “meet together in the evening”) offers khmer beer snacks such as fried frog and mango salads, all with stage show entertainment. Karaoke, 20 dancers, and Svay’s only nightclub make this the most exciting nightspot in town.