The abundant offer in Siem Reap can be overwhelming. Most tourists are focused on Angkor Wat, but that isn’t the only place worth visiting. Actually, the walk down the Siem Reap river will give you a different perspective. On its banks, there is the lovely avenue, and right there we found another treasure. In the lines below we’ll focus on the Sokkhak River Lounge that is within a walking distance from well-known Siem Reap Pub Street.
Sokkhak River Lounge Atmosphere
For those of you, who love greenery you’ll love the Sokkhak River Lounge. There you’ll find a connection with nature almost without effort. Tall windows at the ground keep the view unobstructed and the café well chilled. We particularly loved the terrace, especially in the evening. Although, even more special is the sunset view at their Rooftop Bar. Up there, guests can enjoy the canopy of Siem Reap in changing colors.
On the ground floor, you’ll find an assemblage of invigorating drinks. Whether you crave a cup of coffee or tea, don’t miss their drinks made of fresh fruit. Then again you’ll find a selection of mineral water and a handful of alcoholic beverages. In addition to gin, wine, and beer we must mention cocktails. Although, don’t expect artisanal masterpieces but fresh fruit does taste delicious. We were particularly pleased with the mocktails we had.
Who wouldn’t love the mocktail made with fresh fruit? Pina Colada lovers know exactly what we mean by that. Besides this famous tropical drink, we have the NOBU Soju Dragon cocktail in mind. That unforgettable creation we had next to our NOBU afternoon tea was also made with dragonfruit. At the Sokkhak River Lounge, they sweetened the dragonfruit with pineapple and balanced it with lime juice. What we loved most were the changing flavors. At first, we could taste pineapple, but the aftertaste was focused on dragonfruit.
Punch lovers pay attention, for a gingery fire that will clear your throat before you finish it. On the first note, you’ll taste fresh orange juice combined with bubbly Sprite. As it fits for a punch there is alcoholic addition in a form of Jameson whiskey. At first, it is fruity but after a sip or two, you’ll begin to pick the healing side of ginger. Here we must confess our disappointment over unbalanced flavors that left us irritated. Luckily, our mocktail kept the fire under control.
Sokkhak’s Cooler Mocktail
A cooling mint is a queen, yet it is greatly matched with the refreshing lime juice. Lychee, the middleman, doesn’t stay out of the picture for too long neither. In fact, it is well present in aromatic sweetness that kept us glued to the glass. We absolutely loved this easy-to-make drink that fed us a little as well. Its thick consistency came out of blended fresh mint and lychee.
A combination of Grenadine syrup, orange, and juice of a very ripe mango resulted in an intensely tutty-fruity manner. If they would replace the syrup with passion fruit we would love it. Although, they could ditch grenadine entirely and use the juice of green mango. As it was, we liked it even less than the punch we had before.
Sokkhak River Lounge Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9.1/109.1/10
- SERVICE – 9.0/109.0/10
- DRINK SELECTION – 9.5/109.5/10
- PRESENTATION – 7.5/107.5/10
- OUR DRINKS – 8.7/108.7/10
- VALUE – 9.5/109.5/10
Sokkhak River Lounge in Siem Reap will provide an energizing experience at any time of the day. This can be because of the heavy presence of vegetation, but also the place gives off the restful character. What we loved most was the kind service and freshly juiced fruit in their drinks. Another welcoming tribute to nature was also the absence of plastic straws. Just like at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort we got lemongrass that did the job perfectly.
Price & Location
Mocktails will cost you 4,5 USD and cocktails a dollar more, which is a barging. However, here is a link to the location for easier navigation.