In Cambodia, “happy” is the slang word for high, so know what you are getting into before ordering a happy pizza in Cambodia. Marijuana use is traditional in Cambodia, but is usually used by the locals as a spice for soups and not as something to be smoked.
It’s not legal, but the use of marijuana is not something that is enforced by police. In fact, Cambodia has been named as one of the top ten weed-friendly countries. The shops that sell happy pizza in Cambodia usually get away with bribing the police a few dollars, and that is the end of it.
You can also get happy shakes, fruity shakes with marijuana blended in. Note, the happy pizza joints usually have happy in the name, so that you have an idea of what you are ordering. Many of the shops also offer free delivery. A happy pizza will usually cost somewhere between $6-10 US.
And, while the consumption of happy pizza is usually overlooked by the police, it isn’t always, so if you visit these places, do so at your own risk.
Here’s Where To Get Happy Pizza In Cambodia
Happy Dreamily Pizza (a branch of Happy Herb Pizza)
No. 60, 1 Osaphear Village, Kampot
(+855) 092 459 525
Most of the beach bars along Otres Beach serve happy pizzas. Many of them have signs that proclaim it, others mention it on the menu.
Happy Herb Pizza
No. 345, Preah Sisowath Quay, Riverfront, 12206 Phnom Penh
(+855) 023 362 349
Happy Phnom Penh Pizza
No. 355, Preah Sisowath Quay, 50m from the FCC, Phnom Penh
(+855) 012 979 812
Happy Angkor Pizza Restaurant
No. 112, Group 3, Mondul 1 Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap
(+855) 012 356 044
Happy Herb Pizza
No. 069, Mondul 1 Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap
(+855) 012 838 134
Hospital street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
(+855) 012 302 506
Hospital Street is also lined with many other pizza shops selling happy pizza.
Happy Sihanoukville Pizza
23 Tola (St.), Group 4, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville
(+855) 012 217 232
23 Tola (St.), Mondul 4 Village, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville
(+855) 012 632 198
Happy Chef Pizza
14 Mithona St, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
+855 16 207 710
Now that you know where to get happy pizza in Cambodia, make sure you watch Anthony Bourdain’s reaction to iton No Reservations. Crispy crust or crispy diner?
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