Cambodian refugees began settling in Long Beach 40 years ago after the Khmer Rouge regime killed millions and decimated a culture in the name of communism. Those who fled and settled in Long Beach did their best to rebuild and today, the city is home to the largest population of Cambodians anywhere in the United States with a thriving community of restaurants (all within ideal pre-flight proximity of Long Beach Airport). From fish amok to barbecued skewers and pork noodle soup, here are 12 destinations for excellent Khmer cooking in Long Beach.
A number of LA restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More