There will be a new spot in town to enjoy, starting this Wednesday, February 9.
That’s when Ricky Doh and his partners will open Alameda’s first Cambodian restaurant: the Angkor Grill at 1319 Park Street and Encinal Avenue.
The restaurant’s ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, and is being hosted by the Park Street Business Association.
Angkor Grill will be a sister restaurant to Phnom Penh — which Doh has run in Oakland since 2004 — and Phnom Penh House in Oakland’s Chinatown, which has been in business for 25 years.
The eatery will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with later closing hours on the weekends, according to Doh.
“I like Alameda very much and feel it has a good business community and good people. We are anxious to provide the community with high-quality Cambodian cuisine,” Doh said.
Angkor Grill joins a host of other popular Asian restaurants in the area that serve Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Japanese and Indian food.
It is named for Cambodia’s northwest region — the historic site of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from the 9th to 13th centuries.