Supermarkets have been mushrooming in Phnom Penh city, the heart of Cambodia in the last few years. Nowadays, you can find supermarkets everywhere you go, which will provide you your wanted products. Due to the fact that Cambodia signed up to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2004, Cambodia has been flooded with imported-goods, therefore it is convenient for both locals and foreigners to find whatever products they want.
In spite of the fact that the price of products in supermarkets might be a little bit more expensive than local traditional markets, however, buying in the supermarkets will save you a lot of time and provide you with various choices of products, especially imported-goods. This post features the six best supermarkets in Phnom Penh.
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Best Supermarket in Phnom Penh You Can Shop At
Lucky Express Store
Lucky Express is one of the Lucky Supermarket subsidiaries. It is a chain of Western-style grocery stores in Phnom Penh and has been in the industry for more than 20 years. It subsidiaries include Lucky Express and Lucky Premium. Similar to Lucky Supermarket, Lucky Express offers a large selection of foreign foods, including imported meats, fruits, cheeses, etc. Moreover, you can also find a wide range of Khmer products in the store, such as Khmer popular fruits, durian, and mangosteens.
An interesting thing that should be mentioned is that Lucky Express usually offers promotion for consumers. Therefore, the only concern about Lucky Express is that you can not find the same products in each store, different branches have different selections.
- 114E, St. Rong Chak Keo, Sangkat Dang Kor, Khan Dang Kor, Phnom Penh
- Toul Tom Poung: #190ABC, St. 155 corner St.460, Sangkat Toul Tom Poung 1, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
- Polaris F&B: SL07 – SL10, National road 1, Sangkat Niroth, Khan Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh
- Boeung Trabeak: #4A, St.432 corner St.95, Sangkat Boeung Trabeak, Phnom Penh
- Peng Huoth The Star Natural: Sangkat Chak AngRae, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm
Bayon market offers the widest array of dry goods. It has many brands of products from around the world. It does have a few items that you will not be able to find elsewhere in Phnom Penh, such as canned and dried black beans and chickpeas, as well as other legumes. The imported goods that Bayon market sell are usually from the United States, China, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The shop usually has a lot of people, but because the space of the market is quite large, so you do not have to worry about the lack of parking space or overcrowded market at all. Even Bayon supermarket does not have many Khmer products, however, most of the local goods they have are from organizations whose purpose is to develop local industry, which is one of the most interesting stories about the Supermarket in Phnom Penh. This market has been around since 1991 and has moved to its current location, which is near the Peace Palace in 2010. They also have another branch in Toul Kork.
- #33-34, George Dimitrov St.114, Sangkat Monorom, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh
- Toul Kork: #41, St.337, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
Opening hours: 8 am – 9 pm daily
Super Duper is a Western-style and Phnom Penh’s the only 24-hour supermarket. This supermarket focuses on two categories of products, which are grocery and household. The store is not as huge as Bayon Market, however, it surely has the products you need. Super Duper has one of the best product ranges in town, including hard-to-find items, as the owners import containers directly from the US and Australia.
For instance, SuperDuper has Cheetos the American snack that you hardly find it anywhere else in Phnom Penh. The supermarket is quite busy in the evening, therefore I suggest you go to Super Duper in the morning or in the afternoon to avoid traffic congestion and packed store. It was first launched in 2015 and has been continuously growing throughout Phnom Penh.
○ Toul Tom Poung: #21, St.488 corner of St.145, Phnom Penh (700m south of Russian Market)
○ Boeung Keng Kang: St.57 corner of St.306, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh
○ Sothearos: #3, Samdach Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh (500m east of Independence Monument)
○ Trasak Paem: St.63 corner St.200, Phnom Penh
Opening hours: 24/7
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Thai Hout Market
Thai Huot Market imports many foreign products, and you can get a great selection of dry goods, dairy, cupboard items, and an array of European spices. Moreover, Thai Huot is well known for its selection of cheese and affordable pate and foie gras. Their vegetable and meat selection is kind of small, but they have all the essentials.
It was opened in 1994. Starting from a small family business, Thai Huot Market has gradually developed over the years and currently, it has four branches all over the town. This Market is not only a retailer, but it is also a wholesale food and consumer product supplier to hotels and restaurants in Phnom Penh as well.
○ Monivong: #99-105, Preah Monivong Blvd, Phnom Penh
○ Toul Kork: #6, St.592, Sangkat Boeung Kok 2, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
○ Boeung Keng Kang: #214, St.63 corner St.352, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh
○ Boeung Keng Kang: #250, St.63 corner St.398, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I. Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh
Opening hours : 7:30am – 8:30pm daily
Aeon Maxvalu Express
In 2017, Aeon (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. has launched Aeon Maxvalu Express in Phnom Penh followed by its success in launching Aeon Mall Phnom Penh in 2014. This supermarket’s launching purpose is to fulfill the need of modern retail stores of Cambodian’s family. The store provides a wide range of products such as fruit, vegetables, fish, meat/poultry, ham/sausages, dairy products, and other chilled food and frozen products. The most special thing about Aeon Maxvalu Express is that the store offers an expanded array of ready-to-eat dishes, such as bento boxes, sushi, sashimi, pre-cut fruit and pre-vegetables for salad, which will save you a lot of time from cooking.
In addition, you can contribute to society by just being a consumer of Aeon Maxvalu Express. Aeon Maxvalu Express has an Aeon Happy Yellow Receipt Campaign on the 11th day of each month. You will receive a yellow receipt as you check out on that day of the month and you will be asked to insert the yellow receipt in the box of your choice. Each box represents an organization. Later on, the organization receives a donation of one percent of the total value of the receipts accumulated in their box.
○ Sothearos: #132, St. Sothearos, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh
○ Chak Angre: #644B, National Road 2, Sangkat Chak Angre Krom, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh
○ Reoussey Keo: Borey Peng Huoth The Star Premier, St. 598, Sangkat Chrang Chamres, Khan Reoussey Keo, Phnom Penh
○ Chaktokmuk 51: #115, St. Pasteur 51 corner St. 262, Sangkat Chaktokmuk, Khan Duan Penh, Phnom Penh
○ Toul Kork: # 79, St. 315, Sangkat Boeung Kok 2, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
Chip Mong Supermarket
Located on Preah Monivong Blvd, Chip Mong Supermarket is a subsidiary of Chip Mong Group and one of the newest supermarkets in Phnom Penh. Even Chip Mong Supermarket is a new store in the retail industry, however, its reputation has been growing rapidly since its launch. Chip Mong offers organic vegetables, which you can find in both Monivong and Eden Garden branch.
Moreover, it has a wide selection of canned food and pre-cut fruits for people who want a quick and easy meal and you can find a variety of cheese with the best quality imported from Europe. Chip Mong Supermarket has an endless promotion, especially for fruit purchasing and sometimes you stand a chance to win a reward by just purchasing at Chip Mong or play some games on their Facebook page.
○ Monivong: #374, Preah Monivong Blvd corner St.322, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh
○ Eden Garden, Phnom Penh City Center, Sangkat Sras Chork, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Opening Hours: 8am – 9am daily
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It is understandable that nowadays as the people’s living standards rise, the need for modern retail, such as supermarket, is increasing. Some people would like to go to local markets due to the fact that the price of food and products are more affordable than supermarkets.
However, some prefer to go to supermarkets since supermarkets provide good quality fruits, meats, and vegetables that are standardly stored and imported products that are needed in daily life. Additionally, you do not have to worry about the parking space since most of the supermarket in Phnom Penh offer parking space which can accommodate a lot of vehicles.