Long Beach has its own officially designated Little Cambodia Town. It’s known as the Cambodian capital of the United States. Some 20,000 residents of Long Beach are of Cambodian descent. Long Beach is thought to have the second largest population of Cambodian immigrants outside of Southeast Asia.
The Cambodia Town Culture Festival with lots of food & fun for the whole Family is Sunday, April 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cambodian Restaurants we visited (that the locals frequent) in Long Beach include Crystal, Monorom Cambodian Restaurant, Dara Restaurant and Sophy’s – Cambodia Town Food & Music. Some are located just outside of the “official” boundaries of Cambodia Town. All have on-site parking.
Standout dishes to look for range from deep fried whole catfish to salmon salad and lemongrass soup.
Where do you find “real deal” Cambodian food there?
Little Cambodia Town’s Honorary Mayor, Rithy Hahn, and Chef “T” Visoth Ouk of The Federal Bar are our knowledgeable guides.