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Restaurants in Yangon

Back in 2012 we listed just a few restaurants that are outside big hotels. (See table below with original prices.) While there were some upscale and pricy restaurants in Yangon at that time for foreigners, most restaurants and eating places were for local customers serving good food with very reasonable price by international standards. You can get a plate of Chinese Fried Noodles or Indian style Chicken Biryani rice for 1,600 kyat at that time. Asia Pearl Travels at that time developed a Burmese Language Lesson on how to order food in Burmese. The prices have somewhat went up due to inflation over the years. They charge around between 2,000 Kyat to 2,500 Kyat in 2017 when the exchange rate is around 1,200 to 1,300 Kyat a dollar (USD).

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With easing of U.S. economic sanctions, KFC entered Myanmar Market in early July 2015 a few months before the general elections. The first branch of KFC Myanmar in Downtown Yangon Bogyoke Aung San Road has now expanded to about 12 outlets in places where wealthy and middle-class hang out like Junction Square, Dagon center Shopping Mall, Hledan Center and Junction City.

KFC was followed by Pizaa Hut Myanmar at Dhammazedi Road. American Soft drink giants Coke and Pepsi now have manufacturing plants in Hmobe in the outskirt of Greater Yangon. If you just want to enjoy a good cup of coffee, Starbucks is here in Yangon, too.

Korean restaurants are now opened even in satellite towns close to Industry Zones like in Shwepyithar township to serve the growing numbers of Korean Managers as well as locals with the menu items only slightly above the average local eating places.

With a growing community of foreigners and entrepreneurs, you can now have a large variety of international food from Japanese Sushi in places like Sushi bar Myanmar, and dimsum at Singapore's Kitchen to Mango Milkshake at Sharky's.

If you want to try a local ethnic taste, perhaps you can go to Kachin Restaurant at Sha Yi, Shan Restaurant at Shan Yoe Yar or authentic Myanmar cooking at Moe-Linn-Moe-Choke.

All one has to do now is Internet Search on "Restaurants in Yangon" or your favorite food item in Yangon to give a list longer than we can review.

Restaurant List (2012 Data)
City Restaurant Descriptions
Yangon 50th Street Bar & Grill
50th Street, Yangon
Phone: 541 997
Menu: Western Price-range: Approx: $6-$8 for Pizza, three-course luncheon special for $7, $15 per person.
Western Style Cafe, Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Burgers, Fries, Free wi-fi, Satellite TV, pool table and dart board, variety of cuisine ranging from Asian flavors and Italian pastas and pizzas to Australian steaks.
Yangon Le Planteur
22 Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd, Yangon
Phone: 541 997
Menu: French Price-range: Around USD 80 per head count for 5 course meal
One of the best in Asia. High Class, French Cuisine prepared by famous Swiss chef at Rigiblick Restaurant in Zurich.
Yangon Sabai Sabai
232, Dhama Zedi Road, Bahan,Yangon
Phone: 544 724
Menu: Thai Price-Range: Around 4,000 kyat per dish.
The best Thai Restaurant in town and very popular with expatriates and tourists alike. Large variety of Selections, Seafood rice noodles, fishcakes, Tom Yum Soup, Spicy Beef,more... Lunch open till 2.30pm.
Yangon Golden Kitchen
372 Grand Mee Ya Htar Executive Residence
Tel : (+951) 256355,256356 (Ext:5-6).
Menu: Chinese (Cantonese) Price-Range: Around 8,000 kyat for one person set-menu lunch (6 choices).
Chinese food, Hot Pot & BBQ, Local delicacies, Fresh Sea Food, Mini-Bar, Pool-Side Service, Private Rooms for 10 persons and above.
Yangon Royal Garden Restaurant
Natmauk Rd, Near Bogyoke Aung San Bronze Statue, Bahan Township
Tel: 297-716, 297-861
Menu: Chinese Dimsum, Lunch, Dinner Price-Range: Mid-Range
Chefs from Singapore; Dimsum; Chinese, Myanmar and western cuisines; excellent view of Kandawgyi Lake, Shwedagon Pagoda and Karawait; Karaoke rooms.
Yangon Kohaku Japanese Restaurant
Chatrium Hotel, 40 Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

Menu: Japanese Price-Range: Mid-Range
Japanese traditional setting and Japanese delicacies, Sushi, Sashimi and the finest Japanese cuisine are served for lunch and dinner with the overlooking fabulous view of pool and garden.
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Maun Maun Tin
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Win Aung
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Jonathan Min
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“We can arrange for transport to take you to the restaurant of your choice in Yangon.”
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Did you know?

Ordinary Myanmar people in Yangon like to hang around in neighborhood tea shops. An average tea shop has a satellite Television and a DVD player to entertain customers with.

You can get local Myanmar beer cheaply in many restaurants serving Chinese food. Menu items in Chinese restaurants here are quite similar to those around the world.