Yangon is the city of not only splendid gilded temples and pagodas, fresh green parks, busy markets and a myriad of other interesting things but also a rich cuisine culture. The Yangon cuisine is the perfect combination between the quintessence of Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisines with the master cooking art of locals peoples. Here we recommend the best restaurants in Yangon where you may have unforgettable cuisine experiences.
Shwe Sa Bwe
Located in a beautifully decorated mansion, this is one of the best Yangon restaurants for the price. It’s interesting that the restaurant is also a catering training school whose graduates work at the best hotels and restaurants in Yangon. You can choose from set meals of two or three dishes.
The restaurant-school was established by a French person named Francois and has an intake of 22 students per year. Training comprises both front-of-house and kitchen skills under the supervision of French chefs. Before your meal, you can take a tour of the premises and learn about the aims of the venture.
Price: lunch/dinner from K19,000 – 32,000
Hours: noon – 2pm & 6.30 – 9.30pm Tue – Sun, closed Jul & Aug
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/shwesabwe – 09 42100 5085
Location: 20 Malikha St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Feel Myanmar Food
The restaurant which has its own long history is a wonderful place to start discovering Burmese cuisine. There is always a variety of freshly made dishes on display; all you need to do is just go to the counter and point out what you’d like. Every meal comprises a bowl of soup, a plate of salad veggies and a small dessert. Outside are situated a lot of stalls selling sweets and other takeaways. This is one of the most popular restaurants in Yangon chosen by both locals and foreign embassy staff. Highly recommend for your Myanmar travel.
Price: dishes from K1500, curries from K3800
Hours: 6am – 11pm
Contact: http://www.feelrestaurant.com – 01-511 6872
Location: 124 Pyidaungsu Yeiktha St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
It’s possibly the best Japanese restaurants in Yangon. The justly popular and stylish restaurant and lounge bar is on the ground floor of the historic building of Sofaer. The mainstay is Japanese dishes, such as grilled skewers of meat and vegetable and sushi which are prepared in the open kitchen. Besides, there are some Vietnamese and Korean in the menu. It’s best for you to visit the restaurant in the evenings and live jazz is shown every Friday from 7pm until 10pm.
Price: mains US $8 – 12
Hours: 11am – 11pm
Contact: http://www.gekkoyangon.com – 01-386 986
Location: 535 Merchant St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
For Southeast-Asian cuisine enthusiasts, the restaurant will be a great place among numerous restaurants in Yangon. It’s located in east of downtown, hitting the mark with its Vietnamese-inspired menu made for sharing. The refreshing starter is the Hokkaido scallop crudo, and the root-vegetable rendang and bo kho (beef brisket and oxtail stew with garlic bread are the satisfying main courses.
Price: mains K12,000 – 25,000
Hours: 5-11pm Tue-Sun
Contact: http://www.rauram.com – 09 45516 0657
Location: 64B Yay Kaw St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Taing Yin Thar
Taing Yin Thar stands out by an airy wood-beamed dining hall with verandahs for outdoor dining. The restaurant offers a wide range of Myanmar ethnic dishes that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. If you are a vegetarian, it’s one of the best restaurants in Yangon for you as plenty of vegetarian options are always available here.
Price: mains K3000-6000
Hours: 10 am – midnight
Contact: http://www.taingyinthar.com.mm – 01-966 0792
Location: cnr May Kha & Parami Rds, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
In addition to restaurants, you can find a great number of street food stalls at almost all of the streets in the Yangon downtown during your Burma tours. Whether you choose a luxurious restaurant or a normal street stall, the appetizing dishes of Yangon will enchant you.