Thursday, January 8, 2015

Yangon Restaurant Picks

See the locations on Yangon Restaurants Google Map

Acacia Tea Salon: 52 Saya San Road, Bahan. Brings together European breads and pastries and finest quality teas in an old colonial building with high ceilings. "Nice but expensive", says a comment on See pictures by Dararat Werapong.

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High tea @ Acacia

Aung Thukha: 17 (A) Dhamazedi Road. Across from Savoy Hotel and down a small side street. Burmese restaurant filled with local people, who eat local Bamar food. You pick your curries from the counter at the back, which are then served with side dishes (soup, Sauces, vegetables). On not everybody was fond o it, but there are good reviews.

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Traditional curry set at Aung Thuka with soup (often with fermented fish sauce), rice, vegetables, fish sauce (heavenly salted) and the curries (fish, pork and mutton).

Bangkok Kitchen: Nat Mauk Road. Authentic Thai. With view to Kandawgyi lake. if you go in the afternoon, there are less mosquitoes. Very good reviews on

Feel Myanmar Food: 124 pyidaungsu Yeiktha Street. One of the top Bamar restaurants.Fish, chicken and vegetable curries. See video by jdbrook2010.

Green Elephant: 33 Thiri Mingalar Street. A two-storey open-sided wooden hall. This chain of restaurant is oriented to tourists. See their recipes for Burmese dishes. Good reviews on

Happy Café & Noodles: 62 Inya Road. Kachin noodles with chicken or pork, and a lot of other varieties of noodles, as Food for Life notes. "Happy noodles is probably one of the best places for one to have a taste of all the different noddles dishes in Myammar", writes doggyjames says.... Good reviews on Read also a good review on Mingalapar Forum.

Hello Maki and Sushi: Room 411, Level 4, Junction Centre. Anawrahta Road. Read the review by Moh Moh Thaw.

House of Memories: 290 U Wisara Road. Traditional Burmese dishes, Thai, Chinese and Indian. Set in an old colonial house that used to be General Aung San’s office. Good but not reviews on Read A Visit to Rangoon’s House of Memories and then read the experience and see photos by Jamie Pong.

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Jing Hpaw Myay: 2B Kyun Taw Street. Yangons best Kachin food. Try Shat Jam, a type of Kachin steamed rice deliciously flavoured with chicken, vegetables and special herbs imported from Myanmar’s far north. Or steamed fish with banana leaves. Read the review by Douglas Long.

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Kosan Cafe: 18 U Tun Lin Chan Street. Good reviews on

Le Planteur: 22, Kaba Aye Pagoda. By the side of Golden Hill. Modern European and Indochine Fine Dining. In 2011 Felix Eppisser, one of Switzerland’s top Michelin star chefs, and his wife Lucia Eppisser moved to Yangon. Here they follow the path of Boris Granges who made this place famous for its cuisine. The centenary red brick mansion with a picturesque garden, which dates from the beginning of the british periode, had been carefully restored to its original form; a blend of colonial design with charming Myanmar influences. "Excellent food and great hospitality", say the reviews on Some add: It's one of the most expensive restaurants in Yangon with prizes like Hongkong or Singapore. Read also the review on But they don't take credit cards. See pictures on

La Maison 20 Restaurant: 20 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. An old colonial mansion outfitted with rattan and teak wood furniture. Myanmar, Thai and European cuisine, also Myanmar wine. Good reviews on

L'Opera: 62 D U Tunein Street. Italian. Set in an old colonial-era building amongst manicured gardens beside the Inya Lake. Top notch authentic Italian pasta, surprisingly good wines according to very good reviews on

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Monsoon Restaurant: 85-87 Thinbyu Road. Eat food from Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. "Who can resist this bright, yellow-painted all-rounder serving great coffees, delicious ice-cream, satisfying snacks and yummy Asian-style meals?", asked

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Off the Beaten Track: Off the Beaten Track (OTBT) travel café inside Kandawgyi Nature Park offers not only a wide selection of drinks and tasty snacks for reasonable prices, but also learning about Myanmar. Tour guide Ko Nay Lin Htike and his partner Bryan Berenguer are around after 5 pm to welcome and share their knowledge of the country. There’s a tiny kiosk with maps and a secondhand book exchange. Read more on Study the menu.

Pandonmar: 105/107, Kha-Yae-Bin Road. Burmese and Thai Kitchen. Good reviews on and on Mingalapar.

Phar Kant: Shan restaurant. Near the intersection of Yaw Min Gyi Lan and Bo Yar Nyunt. Malahin, a spicy shan noodle dish, "is not to be missed", writes The Kachin chicken is for those who can handle the chilli. If you cannot you are advised to try the cashew chicken.

Rangoon Tea House: 77 Pansodan Road, on the first floor of a colonial building. "A delicious fusion of Yangon’s rich street food tradition and the city’s more recent trend towards boutique dining", writes Myanmar Times. Owner Htet Myet Oo grow up in England. On the menu: organic mohinga, samosas, lahpet thoke (tealeaf salad), nan gyi thoke (sometimes described as the Burmese equivalent to spaghetti), ono kaew soi (coconut milk noodles), steamed buns stuffed with butterfish and curry platters. Read more on "Run there now", recommends mylifesavour.

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In a colonial building at 77 Pansodan Road

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Sabai@DMZ: 162, Dhama Zedi Road 162. Thai. Impressive range of salads according to Lonely Planet. Good reviews on See pictures by

999 Shan Noodle House: No. 130 B 34th Street. A noodle house since two generations. Gyone thote (yellow noodles) are recommended. Very good reviews on

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Sharky's: 117, Dhamazedi Road. Homemade ice creams, excellent local beef, great pizzas and salads made with organic products, artisan breads, a wide variety of cheeses, cold cuts, yogurts, eggs, fruit, and vegetables. A trending eatery with very good reviews, an expat place, too expensive for locals according to reviews on After decades working in restaurants and cocktail bars in Geneva in Switzerlannd owner Ye Htut Win returned to Yangon. He first did a retraining als farmer according to, "focusing on the raw ingredients that would then later be the focus of dishes served at his restaurant. That’s quite different from the usual fried and super oily local food". The nickname Sharky he got in Switzerland. His restaurant and delicatessen shop is now four years old. Read also the review by An Edible Woman.

Shwe Sa Bwe Training Center: 20, Malikha Street, Mayangone. French restaurant, run by young Myanmar nationals, who get a 9 months culinary and service training free of charge. The school was founded by Francois Stoupan. "Excellent food in an extremely pleasant outside and inside ambiance" according to reviews on "This spot is a delight", writes The Globetrotting Gourmet. Lunch time: 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm (Monday - Saturday), Dinner time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (daily). You can also stay in one of two suites above the restaurant, described by

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Student in Shwe Sa Bwe

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Roasted pineapple with meringue and shortbread biscuit

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For good noodles you can head to the Night Markes:

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Myeik style noodles at Kyi Myint Daing Night Market

Read more: Ma Thanegi hungers for ethnic noodles around Yangon

Read more:
The Yangon Heritage Walking Tour: See old Rangoon before too much ist lost
Shwedagon Pagoda Impressions
Yangon Hotel Picks
Chinatown in Yangon: Temples and a Nightmarket full of flavours
Myanmars ex Spy Chief opens an Art Gallery
From Yangon a Sunset Cruise or by ferry to Twante


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  2. Sharky's is definitely one of the top restaurants in Yangon! Burgers are great and don't forget to try the equally tasty pistachio cranberry ice cream!

    Happy Travels Everyone!


  3. How wonderful pictures!! The Restaurant on ship is just unique idea for me. I was looking for ideas for my new Restaurant and I would like it to be one of most beautiful San Francisco restaurants. Thanks for giving me such a unique idea dear. I will try to serve authentic Thai food and yummy snacks there.