The Best Restaurants in Yangon – the 3-Star Restaurants for 2019

With the 2019 MYANMORE Awards the selection for MYANMORE Top 100 Dining and Nightlife Guide has been done and a select few has been awarded MYANMORE Stars of Excellence based on their attainment of excellence. You look for the best, these are the best restaurants in Yangon!

These three star venues provide a world-class experience that consistently stands head and shoulders above other venues in Myanmar making them the best restaurants in Yangon for 2019!

1SEEDS Restaurant & Lounge

Seeds restaurant opened in Yangon in early 2017. The concept behind Lucia and Felix Eppisser’s fine dining restaurant is simple – it is the celebration of a journey involving inspiration, creativity, sharing and most importantly love.

What makes it special:
Located on the edge of Inya lake the indoor dining 102 restaurant is light, airy and beautifully decorated, the dinning garden is a wonderful space to relax in a lush and green environment that stretches right up to the water. The service is warm and welcoming, the staff exude a knowledge and passion for their product that is infectious.

They offer a range of menu’s including an extensive a la carte, exclusive tasting menus and a very reasonably priced business lunch. The food is not only of a Michelin star standard, but the care and love that has been poured into each unique dish shines through. The wine list is comprehensive and well balanced.

About the Chef
Swiss born and classically trained Michelin star chef Felix Eppisser is no stranger to the complexities of providing a fine dining experience in Yangon, he was head chef at Le Planteur for several years. At Seeds he combines his knowledge and experience to offer food that displays incredible attention to detail and exquisite presentation. Using locally sourced fresh produce he has created a vibrant and colourful menu that utilizes the best of both Europe and Asia.

No 63A, U Tun Nyein Street, Mayangone Township,
01 655 900
[email protected]
Hours: 11:30am – 2pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

2The Strand Restaurant

Aviet and Tigran Sarkies, the hoteliers responsible for many of the finest colonial hotels in the region, such as Raffles in Singapore and the Eastern & Oriental in Penang, founded the Strand Hotel in 1901. It is one of the most iconic hotels in South East Asia.. Sarkies bar is also included in this guide, so you can visit both in one trip!

What makes it special
The restaurant is stunning, and is one of Yangon’s most elegant dining rooms, with its high vaulted ceiling, sparkling chandeliers and museum quality black and gold lacquer panels from Bagan.

About the chef
With a venerable track record of culinary success and achievements within a variety of establishments in both Asia and Europe, Chef Patrick Périé is at the helm of Executive Chef at The Strand, Yangon, since 2018.

Originally from Provence, his interest and passion in the culinary world started at a very early age, which allowed him the opportunity to gain experience in some of Europe’s finest restaurants and hotels, and his commitment to excellence has afforded Patrick the opportunity to achieve recognition within the culinary world across numerous continents in his career, which has spanned for more than four decades.

The Strand Hotel 92 Strand Road Yangon
01 243 377
[email protected]
6:30pm – 10:00pm
(Open Wednesday – Saturday)

3The Yangon Restaurant

Situated in a quiet leafy corner of People’s Park near the Planetarium, The Yangon restaurant oozes understated opulence with a relaxed semi-formal vibe and sumptuous décor. The restaurant was officially opened on the 7th of July 2016 and the concept is inspired by the owners dining experiences while traveling the world. Artwork adorns the walls and a stunning 2500 piece crystal chandelier floats above diners. The restaurant is light and airy with high ceilings, soft wood finishing and large windows that offer splendid views of the goings-on in the parklands outside. It is certainly one of the best restaurants in the city, although The Yangon isn’t quite at the standard of a Michelin star just yet, it is not far away.

What makes it special
The lunchtime menu is fantastic quality and fabulous value for money and changes regularly. You’d be hard pushed to find a nicer place to enjoy a luxurious lunchtime rendezvous. The à la carte menu changes regularly depending on the seasonally available ingredients and is inspired by modern European cuisines. Ingredients are sourced and handpicked from local markets with imported ingredients being flown in from Australia, Japan and the U.S.

About the Chef
Born and raised in Ipoh Old Town, Malaysia. Chef Jack Tor was fortunate to be raised by a family with a very strong food background. He left Malaysia at a young age to pursue his passion for cooking, and has worked with some of Singapore’s finest chefs. When he arrived in Yangon he immediately fell in love with the local fresh produce and enjoys incorporating them into his menu.

People’s park Compound, Near Planetarium Museum, Ahlone Road, Dagon Township
01-370 177
[email protected]
12:00pm – 3:00pm 6:00pm – 11:00pm

4Le Planteur Restaurant & Bar

Le Planteur needs little explanation, or introduction. Established in 1998 they have been providing outstanding French cuisine and exceptional service for 20 years and although some may claim that their standards have wavered during that time, with Chef Jean-marc Lemmery at the helm they are undoubtedly back to their best.

What makes it special
Located in a beautiful 1930’s colonial mansion overlooking Inya Lake you can dine in the restaurant, in the garden area, or on the veranda overlooking the beauty and peacefulness of Inya Lake. The wine bar serves interesting and unusual tapas and offers one of the most extensive wine lists in South East Asia. An incredible thirty-two wines are available by the glass – this is made possible by the use of a specialist wine preservation system. If you get the opportunity to visit their wine cellar, prepare to be blown away, and if Château Pétrus is in your price range then this is the place to be.

In the same location there is also Le Bistro @ Le Planteur and a wine bar downstairs. Le Bistro offers high quality, slow cooked European and Mediterranean dishes in an upscale yet casual atmosphere.

About the chef
Jean-Marc Lemmery, the Executive Chef of Le Planteur, began his culinary journey, as many of the world’s best chefs do, by washing plates in a kitchen. The fact that he chose to do this at the age of 39 having had a successful career in physiotherapy is perhaps unusual. However within a few years, his hard work, dedication and desire to learn paid off when he was awarded a Michelin star at his own restaurant, Le Bistrot de l’Alycastre. Chef Lemmery joined Le Planteur in 2017 having spent some time at the Penthouse in Yangon.

80, University Road, Bahan Township
01514230, 01532124
[email protected]
11:00am to 11:30pm

The are many great restaurants in Yangon and you can see the full Top 100 list over here as well as the MYANMORE Awards 2019 Winners. But if you look for the best restaurants in Yangon. Start with these four!

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