The closing down of La Taverna or The Lab left Yangon without some fine Mediterranean restaurant. The wait is now over.

Recently discovered in the heart of Nawaday Street, Yangon’s answer to Mediterranean cuisine pops up. Welcome on board, Prime Grill.

Upon arrival, the hip teal green entrance mesmerized me. Inside is a contrast of sky blue and colorful walls adding a touch to the Mediterranean feel with lamps and framed food photos.

We started our evening with a platter of Pita, which was enjoyed with hummus–a very smooth version seen here with the right amount of garlic and chilli (5,000ks) , followed by Baba Ghanoush (4,000 ks), cooked eggplant mixed with onions, tomatoes and olive oil. It goes well with Pita bread. Next on the line was the Israeli salad (4,000 ks), which is an absolute burst of flavours.

To go along with this, we tried the mint lemonade. This drink is just the right refreshment you need on hot sweaty day! The drink went off very well with the dishes.

My guests and I hopped on to Moroccan Cigars (5,000 ks/4pcs)—thin rice crisps filled with chicken and onions. Though it looks like Chinese Spring Rolls, it is less oily and tastes milder. If you are a fan of sour dish, Moroccan Fish (8,000ks) is another dish not to be missed.

For vegetarian options, we recommend pita pockets with falafel and hummus (5,000 ks) as we loved the fact that they serve it ready so you can straight start eating it. The balance with the falafel balls and the salad was matched with the sauces.

We ended the meal with famous Mediterranean dessert Muhallebi (3,500 ks) — a milk based pudding perfumed with rose water and garnished with pistachios. The sweetness was just about right and the pudding was nice and smooth.

Definitely try the Turkish coffee, which they serve in the authentic way. It leaves you on a high. The experience at Prime Grill was satisfying that we plan to come back in no time.


Address: No 18 C, Nawaday Road (near Dagon 1 School), Yangon

Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM

Phone: 09 793 808082

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