Thalias AwardsDiscover our award winning restaurants and recipes


Thalias restaurants have received numerous acknowledgements regarding quality of food and service amongst them:

  • Best Hospitality by Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism 2019; Topaz, Khéma La Poste, Khéma Pasteur, Malis Phnom Penh, Malis Siem Reap, and Arunreas Hotel
  • Best Cambodian Cuisine 2011; 2012; 2013 by Ministry of Tourism – Malis
  • 2nd Winner of the Asian Cooking Competition in Vietnam 2013 – Malis
  • 3rd Winner of the Table Setting Competition of Cambodia Restaurant Association – Malis
  • 2010 Restaurant of the Year in Cambodia awarded by the International Travel Expo
  • Appointed Cuisine Advisor for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
  • Three times back-to-back winner of the prestigious Cambodian Restaurant Association Table Set-Up competition, 2011 – 2013 – Topaz
  • Winner of the Meat and Livestock Australia Black Box culinary challenge in Cambodia – Topaz
  • Fifth out of 15 countries that competed in the 2012 MLA International Black Box culinary Challenge in Australia – Topaz
  • Winner of the CRA's 2013 Wine Steward competition – Topaz

Director of Thalias, Luu Meng has also hosted international chefs at Malis, including the likes of Gordon Ramsey and Luke Mangon during their TV tours of Cambodia. Both restaurants continue to receive praise from critics as well as regular coverage in the press.