Dining with Crocodiles

Have you ever wanted to sit down for dinner in the same room as a pit full of hungry crocodiles, if so the Dead Fish Tower restaurant is for you.

The Dead Fish is in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  Siem Reap is the town that you stay in when exploring the ancient temples of Angkor Wat.  I’m sure I’ll post about Angkor in the future, but today’s post is about unique dining experiences.

When you enter the restaurant, you’ll notice that the tables are on raised platforms throughout the multi-level dining room, and there are cable systems that the servers put the orders on and send down the line directly to the kitchen.  It’s quite a sight to see.

There’s live entertainment that features traditional Khmer music and dancing, but the main attraction is the pit in the corner of the restaurant that is filled with large nasty crocodiles.  For a few bucks, you can buy fish to feed the crocodiles, or you can just watch someone else throw in the fish and witness the feeding frenzy below.

The food is good, but it’s the atmosphere and entertainment that get top marks at this unique spot.  When visiting Siem Reap, make sure to have a meal at the Dead Fish Tower Inn.