Yangon's rapidly evolving culinary scene is turning the city into the new foodie haven of Southeast Asia. Discover the multitude of flavours from a country influenced by India, Bangladesh, Thailand, China and more, to savour the melting pot of tastes and spices. Here are what we consider the best local and international cuisine restaurants in Yangon, curated by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider.
|Address||No.34, Boyarnyunt Street & Corner of Nawaday Street, Yawmingyi Quarter, Yangon, Myanmar
|Phone Number||+95 1 385 185
|Opening Hours||7:00am to 9:00pm (Open Daily)|
A lively spot in the trendy Yaw Min Gyi Quarter, the Aung Mingalar Shan Noodle Restaurant is just a short four-minute walk away from the hotel. It offers a terrific mix of Shan and local dishes that have garnered rave reviews. Also highly recommended are the fried dumplings – a must-try dish if you ever find yourself in this restaurant.
A 11-minute drive from the hotel, Padonmar Restaurant is one of the very few fine dining restaurants in Yangon that offers authentic Myanmar cuisine that features homemade ingredients. A great option for the health conscious, it specifically uses less cooking oil to retain those familiar flavours.
Set in a historic villa where Aung San Suu Kyi once kept an office, House of Memories boasts a collection of antique furniture and an extensive menu of food and drinks that will satisfy hungry foodies on the hunt for authentic Burmese cuisine that doesn't cost a bomb. Spearheading EAT.Myanmar Ethnic Restaurateurs Association (EREMA), House of Memories Yangon Restaurant is a strong advocate of preserving and elevating Burmese cuisines to the international stage. Try it here first to sample how real Burmese food should taste!
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Taing Yin Thar Restaurant offers a wide variety of Burmese dishes that originate from various ethnic groups of Myanmar, including Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Bamar, Rakhine, and Shan. Also part of EREMA, this is another great restaurant to try interesting Burmese food from almost every part of the country. They even refrain from using MSG and instead use a variety of local spices to season their dishes! This is our top recommendation for adventurous foodies.
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|Address||Mahabandoola No 58, 52 Street Lower Block, Between Mahabandoola And Merchant, Yangon 11160, Myanmar
|Phone Number||+95 9 313 15131
|Opening Hours||Lunch - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Dinner - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Closed on Sundays
Owned and operated by Ma Bo, an enterprising young woman who spent over ten years in Thailand, Green Gallery is both a humble neighborhood joint and an authentic Thai kitchen, attracting visitors from around the city. Alongside must-have classics like the green curry, the menu features some hard-to-find platters bursting with fresh produce. Don’t miss the deceptively simple Thai tomato salad, topped with shallots and toasted peanuts. Best part: it’s not unusual for the charming chef-owner to do the serving herself some nights.
|Address||Ground Floor, 77-79 Pansodan Rd (Lower Middle Block), Yangon, Myanmar
|Phone Number||+95 9 979 078681
|Opening Hours||8:00am to 10:00pm daily (except Friday and Saturday until 12:00am)|
It’s worth taking an early evening stroll down historic Pansodan Street and soaking in the city’s colonial past before arriving at this warehouse-like restaurant to enjoy the delicious multi-cultural Burmese cuisine it offers. Started by a local UK expat, Rangoon Tea House’s menu includes dishes like the quintessential mohinga (Burmese fish stew), the Indian-ish pea samosa and pork bao, as well as contemporary creations like the chai tea cheesecake.
|Address||80 University Avenue, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
|Phone Number||+95 1 514 230
|Opening Hours||Gourmet - 12:00pm to 2:00pm; 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Bistro - 12:00pm to 2:00pm; 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Wine Bar - 6:00pm to 12:00am
High Tea - 2:00pm to 5:30pm; 12:00pm to 5:30pm on Sundays
Arguably the best fine dining venue in the city, Le Planteur is housed in a colonial mansion overlooking Inya Lake. Michelin-starred Chef Gil Dumoulin helms the kitchens for 4 different concepts within the premises - private gourmet-dining rooms, a wine bar, outdoor garden dining (where their popular high tea is served) and a bistro for casual lunches. Reservations are recommended and plan ahead as Le Planteur is located slightly out of downtown, about 20 minutes' drive from PARKROYAL Yangon.