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10 best restaurants you can't live without

Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is steadily being recognised as a tourist hotspot where travellers can enjoy a myriad of things to do. If you're famished, here's some of the best restaurants!


Acacia Tea Salon

If you're seeking an elegant and refined establishment with fine-décor and finer food, then look no further than Acacia Tea Salon. The café is infamous for their high-tea experience, on par with many a hotel, Yangon has to offer such as Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, among many others. Acacia Tea Salon offers a wide range of Western main-course dishes. The cakes and sweet-treats available here are particularly renowned.


Le Planteur

A classier choice of culinary indulgence, Le Planteur is located within a beautiful colonial house surrounded by serene gardens. The fare at Le Planteur consists of European and Indochinese favourites. Although the prices are known to be on the steep side, their food has been met with critical acclaim, meaning they are worth the price. Given that they also have a notable selection of wines, Le Planteur is definitely an establishment that should be reserved for a special occasion.


Shwe Sa Bwe

Situated in a serene location away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Shwe Sa Bwe is simultaneously a fine-dining restaurant and a culinary-school for the underprivileged children of the area. Definitely a place worth giving a visit.


Feel Myanmar Food

If you would like to get a taste for true Burmese cuisine without any compromise for tourists, then this is the place for you. Feel Myanmar Food is held in high regard for its great atmosphere, delectable local cuisine, and value for money.


Kosan Café

An exquisitely popular establishment, Kosan Café is popular with locals and tourists alike with a central location featuring stellar Asian dishes.


House of Memories

This unique eatery is situated in the house of the late General Aung San, a revolutionary figure who is considered the architect of the country's independence. The place is so named because it contains a brief education in Burmese history. Additionally, the restaurant serves Asian and Western food with particularly renowned takes on traditional favourites.


999 Shan Noodle House

Considered to be one of the best fast-food places in Yangon, this restaurant serves various noodle dishes in a lively atmosphere. It is universally popular in Yangon and most conveniently located.


The Green Elephant Restaurant

One of Myanmar's successful local chains, this restaurant serves a wide range of cuisines with a particularly strong emphasis on local cuisine. With affordable prices and a pleasant atmosphere, this has become one of Myanmar's most popular eateries.



If you wish to take a break from Asian cuisine and dive head-first into a world laden with burgers and pizzas, then Sharky's has you covered. Their fare involves all the indulgent items the Western world is known for, and their ice cream is supposed to be the stuff of legends.


Monsoon Restaurant

A place where reading the menu alone is considered an experience in itself, Yangon's Monsoon Restaurant offers what is considered the hands-down best in South-East Asian cuisine. With unforgettable décor, ambience and food, this establishment is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. There's also a small craft-shop located within the restaurant.

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