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    Where and What to Eat in Yangon

    In an Asian capital city like Yangon, one would normally expect to find the usual Asian fare with its exotic flavours, rich aromas, spices, and bright colours. Of course this is true of Yangon, but in recent years, the city has seen an increase in restaurants featuring many other types of international cuisine.

    Along with traditional Burmese, Chinese, and Indian restaurants, there are now Italian, Japanese, Thai, Korean and western food outlets. Dining in Yangon is now beginning to reflect a more cosmopolitan character. You’ll also find fast food restaurants serving burgers and pizza, as well as cafes and coffee bars. There are hundreds of restaurants in Yangon, and we have listed a representative sample of restaurants serving different types of cuisine.

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Other Restaurants in Yangon

50th Street Bar and Grill

Good restaurants are not only about food; they also provide their patrons the best place for hanging out. The 50th Street Bar and Grill is considered one of the best places in town. The colonial façade helps the superb atmosphere of this spacious pub with live music on weekends. They serve pizza and a wide selection of western cuisine.

  • Opening Hours: from 11:00 to 24:00
  • Location: No.9/13, 50th Street, Botataung Township, Yangon.
  • Tel: +95(1)397 060
  • Cuisine: Western
  • Price Range: Affordable

Ashoka Indian Restaurant

Those looking for great Indian food should make Ashoka Indian Restaurant their first stop when in Yangon. This two-storey colonial-style restaurant serves mouth watering traditional curries with Indian bread. Tandoori chicken is a popular dish on the menu. All dishes are authentic Indian cuisine, and are prepared by chefs from New Delhi.

  • Opening Hours: Open for Lunch – 11:00 to 14:30pm, Dinner - 18:00 to 22:00
  • Location: 28B Pho Sein Road, Bahan Township, Yangon (near Nikko Royal Lake Hotel)
  • Tel: +95 (1)709 402 +95 (1)709 402, 555539
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: Pricey

Aung Thukha

This is the type of place where the locals go to eat. The flavorful curries include pork, fish, beef, chicken, goat, duck, and prawn. With the meal you get rice, soup, vegetables, peanuts, palm sugar candy, dessert, and tea. Plus you get free curry refills! Not much English spoken, but try it for a real Burmese food experience.

  • Opening Hours: from 09:00 to 21:00
  • Location: 17-A 1st Street, West Shwegondine, Bahan Township (just south of Thai Kitchen)
  • Tel: 01-525194
  • Cuisine: Burmese
  • Price Range: Budget

Café Dibar

This restaurant with an interesting décor is perhaps the best place to enjoy traditional Italian food at fairly reasonable prices. It features Italian favourites such as spaghetti, lasagna, pizza, pasta, and they also have grilled fish, chicken, pork, Australian lamb chops, and more.

  • Opening Hours: from 10:00 to 22:00
  • Location: No.104, University Avenue Road, Kamaryut Township
  • Tel: 09-500-6143
  • Cuisine: Italian, Western
  • Price Range: Affordable

Golden Duck (Kan Taw Min)

A very popular restaurant, as the name implies, they feature roast and steamed duck, but also offer many favorite Chinese dishes such as sweet & sour fish, and pork w/mango pickle. They also have a selection of Thai food.

  • Opening Hours: from 10:00 to 21:30
  • Location: Inside Kan Taw Mingalar Park, U Wisara Road
  • Tel: 240216, 706488
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
  • Price Range: Affordable

Green Elephant Restaurant

For superb Burmese cuisine, visit the Green Elephant Restaurant in Yangon. There are three branches in Myanmar. This is the ultimate destination for tasting the best and healthiest Burmese dishes. They also offer Thai and Chinese food.

  • Opening Hours: from 09:00 to 22:00
  • Location: 33 Thirimingalar Lane (Attia/Augustine Road), Kamayut Township
  • Tel: 01-537706 / 536498 / 09-7315 2300 / 09-7319 0398
  • Cuisine: Burmese, Thai, Chinese
  • Price Range: Affordable

Inya 1 Restaurant and Bar

This restaurant sets itself apart from other Indonesian restaurants by giving a modern twist to traditional Indonesian dishes. Items on the menu all fall under the category of fusion food, wherein the spices and flavours of Indonesia are presented with a fresh spin. They also have European, Burmese, and vegetarian dishes.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: No. 1, Inya Road, Kamayut Township
  • Tel: 01-710089, 09-731879
  • Cuisine: Indonesian, Asian, Western and Vegetarian
  • Price Range: Pricey

Jin Bao Seafood Restaurant

A welcome addition to the Chinese dining scene, they Jin Bao has live seafood to select from, and main dishes like double cooked spicy pork, and crab with sweet corn. Soup, hot plates, salads, and vegetarian food are also on the menu.

  • Opening Hours: from 10:30 to 22:30
  • Location: 61-B Min Ye Kyaw Swar Rd., Ahlone Township
  • Tel: 01-227195
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Le Planteur Restaurant and Bar

One of the most recommended restaurants in Yangon, this French restaurant is known in Myanmar as one of the finest places to dine. Even the most discriminating of food critics will find something on the menu to please their palette. Dishes offered include salmon, lobster, foie gras, and prime rib of beef. They also have an impressive selection of cheese and wine.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 22 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township
  • Tel: +95(1)541 997 +95(1)541 997
  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: Luxurious

L' Opera Restaurant and Bar

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Yangon. They serve authentic Italian dishes such as homemade pasta, wood-fired oven pizzas and fresh salads in a romantic atmosphere.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00-14:30 / 18:00- 22:30
  • Location: 62D U Tun Nyein Street, Mayangon Township
  • Tel: 01-665516, 01-660976, 095-127795
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: Pricey

Monsoon Restaurant and Bar

This long-time Yangon landmark is popular with tourists, expats, business people, and NGOs. The ambiance of this restaurant combined with the remarkable cuisine keeps customers coming back. The great taste of Asia at one elegant restaurant is where you will find Burmese, Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, and Cambodian cuisine. Featuring soups, sandwiches, burgers, and more.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 85-87, Theinbyu Road, Botataung Township
  • Tel: +95 (1)295 224, +95 (1)295 224, Mobile: +95 9 501 5653
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese, European
  • Price Range: Affordable

My Garden

This venue with large dining areas, bills itself as being unplugged and restaurant. Along with your food, you can listen to live bands playing rock, pop, and contemporary Myanmar music. The very extensive menu offers Chinese, seafood, salads, western (burgers, steak, fish & chips, etc.) and vegetarian dishes. Popular local venue and a dining experience.

  • Opening Hours: from 18:30 to 23:30
  • Location: Ahlone Rd., opposite Summit Parkview Hotel
  • Tel: 01-372822
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Western, Vegetarian

Pandonmar Restaurant

An elegant restaurant serving delectable Burmese and Thai dishes. The cuisine is prepared by chefs who make only the highest quality, traditional dishes from Myanmar and Thailand. There are two separate kitchens, one for each cuisine.

  • Opening Hours: from 11:00 to 23:00
  • Location: 105/107 Kha Yae Bin Road, south of Ahlone Road
  • Tel: +95(1)538 895, 09-5409469
  • Cuisine: Burmese, Thai
  • Price Range: Pricey

Sky Bistro

Sky Bistro features a weekly set menu of western, Asian, and Burmese traditional cuisine. Pickled tea leaf salad, hot & sour Szechwan soup, sweet prawn curry, chicken masala, and fish cake curry w/ tamarind sauce, are a few of the upscale international dishes you will find here.

  • Opening Hours: from 09:00 to 22:00
  • Location: 20th Fl., Sakura Tower, 339 Bogyoke Aung San Rd., Kyauktada Township
  • Remarks: Reservations are recommended
  • Tel: 01-255255, 255277
  • Price Range: Pricey

Shan Kan Restaurant

The Shan Kan Chinese Restaurant is the most established name in Yangon when it comes to Cantonese cuisine. One of the most raved-about dishes from its menu is the deep-fried soft shell crab, which is the certified favourite of most of the restaurant's patrons. Those who wish to try Chinese food in Myanmar should definitely drop by Shan Kan.

  • Location: Kandaw Mingalar Park, U Wisara Road, Yangon.
  • Tel: +95(1)240 216, +95(1)706 488
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: Affordable

Singapore’s Kitchen

Very popular with locals, expats and tourists. This restaurant serves Chinese hawker food in a beer garden atmosphere. For pork ribs, dumplings, fried prawns, stuffed eggplant, and deep-fried chicken and a whole lot more, this is the place to head to.

  • Opening Hours: from 10:00 to 03:00
  • Location: 330 Ahlone Rd, International Hotel Compound, Dagon Township
  • Tel: 09-73016788, 09-49271866
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Street Food

There are a lot of street food options to choose from in Yangon. For the budget minded and the adventurous, the downtown area has a wide variety of street food to tempt you. It is quite cheap, and most of it is quite good. You can take your order back to your hotel, or you can sit at the chairs and tables on the sidewalk. Here you will find some of the best-tasting beef, pork, chicken, and fish curries in the city.

With a little trying and tasting, you can get to know what is good, and what you like. However, outside of the downtown area, it is pretty much limited to small stands selling drinks, snacks, and Burmese food. But the food is just as good. A meal will cost around 800 to 1,500 kyat.

The Corriander Leaf

This Indian restaurant will satisfy those want the taste of authentic sub continental traditional cuisine and has all your vegetarian and non-vegetarian favourites, including traditional great tasting curries in a fine-dining atmosphere.

  • Opening Hours: Open for lunch from 11:00 to 15:00, and dinner from 18:00 to 23:00
  • Location: #12 Yangon International Hotel Compound, Ahlone Rd., Ahlone Township
  • Tel: 09-43185008, 01-1293006
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: Affordable
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