Whatever you think of global pop phenomenon Katy Perry, the sheer mention of the name gets Phnom Penhers salivating.
Amongst the chaotic party streets surrounding Pontoon, MadHouse and other clubbing haunts, sits a humble tuk tuk scrawled with the punny name of ‘Katy Peri’s Peri Peri Chicken and Pizza’.
Found on Street 51 when the sun is setting and the alcohol is flowing, the large wood fired oven attracts legions of loyal customers each week.
Do you need to be drunk to enjoy it? No. Does it help? Yes.
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The price range is budget friendly, starting as low as $2.50 for a Margherita, with delivery also free of charge if you’d prefer to keep your distance from the girly bars and intoxicated vagabonds.
Having started back in 2012, Katy Peri’s now boasts a fond reputation among Phnom Penh residents, earning word-of-mouth rave reviews that keep the oven burning all night from high demand.
A second pizza tuk tuk has appeared near another nightlife beacon, Street 278. A short walk down 51 (BKK1 side) will bring you face-to-face with iBurger and an accompanying Pizza Tuk Tuk. Whilst the concept is the same, Katy Peri’s remains the firm favourite.
Fancy a more Premium Experience?
Grab a slice of inspiration from these gems:
Piccola Italia Da Luigi (Luigi’s)
Luigi’s and Pizza go hand in hand as this becomes everyone’s ‘go-to’ for authentic Italian pizza in Phnom Penh. An expat favourite with an extensive selection of gluttonous joy waiting for you to taste. Nestled round the corner from the glitzy Bassac Lane, the pizza here can start a night of indulgence you’ll fondly remember.
Piccola Italia da Luigi, Street 308, Tonle Bassac
Moon Pizza Bar
A pizza skybar with a pool? Dreams do come true! Grab the elevator in Essence hotel and ride to the top for some stunning views while you dine. Pizzas range from $5.90 – $8.
Moon Pizza Bar, Street 200, Sangkat Boeung Raing, Khan Daun Pen
Our top tip for this BKK1 slick restaurant, is to head along on a Wednesday evening. Why? Because you’ll be treated to free pizza and tapas while you enjoy some delicious cocktails on the first floor bar area. Ideal.
They take the craft seriously, too. At 7am every morning the chefs fire up the wood-fired oven to get the perfect piping hot temperature for an authentic Italian pizza base – crispy, not doughy. If you’re heading to Siem Reap, you can also check out their branch there.
Il Forno, Street 302, Boeung Keng Kang 1
The chicken wings are great, the burger is a delight and yes, the pizza is awesome. Giving a nod to American-style pizzas (think extra cheesy and toppings galore), you’ll rarely leave Brooklyn still hungry. (Psst – the burgers are great too!)
Brooklyn Pizza & Bistro, Street 123, Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market Area)