I’ve always felt that Kingston has a rather diverse dining scene for it’s size. A quick yellow pages survey reveals over 250 restaurants in the City leading to a ratio of about 450 people/restaurant. I have no idea if that number is high or low, or even means anything, and I’m too lazy to sort the restaurants by type…but I do know that there are five Cambodian restaurants in Kingston. I also know (courtesy of the 2006 Kingston census Excel worksheet) that Kingston is home to only 75 Cambodians, and as such, enjoys a very high Cambodian to Cambodian restaurant ratio.
The five establishments in question do a very thorough job of covering all the major geographic places of interest in Cambodia, leaving a thin name margin for any entrepreneurs hoping to bust into Kingston apparently booming Khmer cuisine scene.
Cambodian Village – representing the rural
Cambodiana Restaurant – covers all things Cambodian
Phnom-Phenh Restaurant – I have yet to see a “Ottawa Restaurant” in my travels…but it is important that the largest restaurant receive the national capital name.
Royal Angkor Restaurant – One cannot fully cover Khmer cuisine without at least one restaurant referencing Angkor Wat.
Siem Reap Restaurant – The obvious late-comer to the scene, having to go with Angkor Wat’s tourist city as inspiration in lieu of the great landmark itself.
A real Phnom-Phenh Restaurant.
Kingston could use a Sihanoukville Restaurant…right on Lake Ontario.
Tasty Cambodian dishes…