A taste of Brazil in the Kingdom.
Samba is a Brazilian eatery booming amongst its rivals in the capital. The successful restaurant is known for putting the steak in steakhouse.
Samba was first launched just five years ago, and for a while stood alone as a stylish luxury establishment skirting Preah Sihanouk Blvd and offering up gourmet goods to restaurant-goers. But one year ago a second outlet opened. Samba Elite, located in Toul Kork, has been capturing the hearts of meat-lovers since then. The new restaurant has attracted more than ten thousand followers on Facebook with its drool-inducing daily food posts. We went along to check it out for ourselves.
Samba Elite is a major rag-to-riches upgrade when compared to Samba Steakhouse. Not only is there an elegant dining area and sophisticated bar, Samba is equipped with karaoke if you want a little family bonding time after your meal. The groundbreaking interior design of the booths, complete with vibrant lighting ready to cast a spotlight on whoever hits the floor, is sure to make you feel like a star. VIP rooms ready for your turn at karaoke are adorned with Khmer- and Japanese-themed décor, available for clients to sing their hearts out after painstaking business discussions or drinks with friends. The lone wolf can enjoy live music at the bar, whilst sipping on Heineken.
When we sat down and got to the steak talk, Samba’s Elite Manager Mr. Lonh Seanhay revealed that the restaurant’s longstanding success lies in the food itself. From pork to lamb, Samba’s juicy steaks offer distinct, promising taste, and are delivered sizzling on a stick to your table. “The recipes were crafted by none other than Brazilian chefs themselves,” Mr. Lonh confided.
The restaurant also serves Khmer cuisine – because there will always be the famous chaa kdao order from a table. Different yolks for different folks! At the end, of course, customers can wash down their steak with fruit or marshmallow chocolate fondue, placed handsomely on a long counter in the dining area.
Samba Steakhouse and Samba Elite open for lunch and dinner with buffet-style eating starting at $40 per person.
BY: Chhem Sreynet