Dining at these places is not just for satisfying hunger but a moment to remember. We tried to meet as many budget options as possible. We excluded the establishments in hotels since they deserve their own list. Let us know your favourite place in the comments.
Since its inception in 2017, SEEDS has raised the bar high for the Yangon F&B industry. Lotus lake, floating pavilion, a jetty where you can walk with your significant other — everything at SEEDS is an experience. Besides its beautiful and welcoming atmosphere, the fine-dining menu from a Michelin-star chef will keep you coming for more.
No 63A, U Tun Nyein Street, Ward 10, Mayangon Township, Yangon
09 972 784 841
11am – 11pm
This Italian restaurant is located by the iconic Inya Lake so you can enjoy the view of the lake while dining in their spacious garden. The inside of the vintage mansion is equally impressive. Treat yourself to authentic Italian food while taking in the view of the palm-lined lake.
No 62-D, U Htun Nyein Street, Mayangon Township, Yangon
09 42103 4875
11am – 10pm
Located in a beautiful colonial mansion overlooking Inya Lake, Le Planteur has offered a fine dining experience since 1998. Choose your favourite from its three ambiances: gourmet, bistro and high tea. The menu is a French affair with an Asian twist.
No 80, University Avenue, Bahan Township, Yangon
09 791 845 419
11:30am – 11:30pm
Dining doesn’t always have to be stationary. Treat yourself to a fine-dining on the luxurious cruise Sanctuary Ananda while admiring the view of the sun setting in the river. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday they offer a different menu to choose from so that you can taste the different delicacies every week.
Pier 1, Botathaung jetty, Yangon
09 254 999 126
Another establishment in an elegant colonial house by Inya Lake. Feel the breeze that blows across the lake while having lunch on the veranda overlooking the lush compound. Or dine in the privacy of garden gazebos. The menu is divided into Breakfast, Burmese and European. High tea is also available.
No 5, U Tun Nyein Road, 10th Ward, Mayangone Township, Yangon
09 799 368488
7am – 9pm
More a bar less a restaurant, Atlas stands the test of time and numerous challenges of doing business in Myanmar. Its magnificent views of the Yangon skyline, the Shwedagon Pagoda and sunsets will make every visit as exciting as the first.
No 84, Pann Hlaing Street, Yangon
09 767 419413
5am – 11pm
This Thai place located near the Kandawgyi roundabout has a stunning view of the park. The terrace is perfect for spending a lazy evening with a cocktail. Although the menu focuses on Thai food, the breakfast is more about Burmese classics such as mohinga, coconut noodles, etc.
No 44 (B), Nat Mauk Road, Bahan Township, Yangon
09 977 222 049
6am – 10pm
Surrounded by a vast garden and a beautiful lake, this restaurant in Kandawgyi Park opened just a few months ago. Stepping on the stone staircase feels like entering an ancient house in a Burmese film. It serves timeless breakfast meals like Shan noodles, pratas and bao. The lunch and dinner menus are also available.
Kandawgyi Park, Opposite of Eye Special Hospital, Nat Mauk Street, Yangon
09 45311 7746
7am – 11pm (breakfast menu available until 2pm)
This tranquil place in the heart of a lush garden serves breakfast and brunch. The menu is Southeast Asian and Chinese fusion with some Burmese classics like tea-leaf rice and Nan Pyar Thoke. The prices are really affordable for a restaurant with this atmosphere. You can sit indoors or in the garden.
No 276(B), Wayzayandar Road, Ward-6, South Okkalarpa Township, Yangon
09 443 124 560
7:30am – 7pm
10 Zwe Htar Ni
This little abode gives a country house appeal with a small garden complete with a lotus pond. The menu is dominated by Shan meals perfected with palm liquor. You can sit in a chair or on the mat under the tree in a genuine rural lifestyle.
No 35, Weikza Lane, 9 mile, Mayanggon Township, Yangon
09 4260 444 22
7am – 5pm
Cover photo credit: Le Planteur