Popular, particularly among the young local crowd, Fuji is the Yangon branch of a Thai chain of Japanese restaurants. They get rave reviews for many of their dishes, particularly the salmon. Meanwhile, the sushi and sashimi are made fresh and are a delight. The staff are friendly, efficient and attentive.
Inside the Karaweik Park, Nervin Cafe sits pleasantly on a hill overlooking Kandawgyi Lake. It’s a calm pleasant spot to spend the day and usually offers a pleasant breeze from the lake. There is also a very good and reasonably priced casual menu with a selections of pizza, pastas, paninis and gelato.
An attractive French-style restaurant set in beautiful surroundings in leafy Golden Valley. The pepper steak & french fries will comfort meat lovers, while the chicken tajine will send you travelling in far away lands. The extremely slow service and the kids running around on weekends might irritate those seeking a pampering.
First house specialises in Hunan and Sichuan cuisine. Expect well-prepared regional Chinese cuisine, attentive service and a relaxing atmosphere. Popular dishes include mutton and duck hot pot, steamed sea fish, chilli chicken and different varieties of lobster.
Sharky’s is an institution. With ‘Food and Passion’ as their tagline, Sharky’s has won the hearts and stomachs of Yangon’s dwellers with its slow-cooked treats. Passionate about making their ingredients in-house, owner Ye Htut Win is always willing to share his experience about the food that is grown and prepared in country.
This quaint tea house is the place to go to try out exclusive blends of tea. Set A is for two people and includes unlimited teapot refrill along with scones and cream, four different types of cake, two sorts of sandwiches and even a mini-chicken burger. Set B is for four people and is more or less set A timed by two. Ask to explore the house (including outdoor areas) before sitting down: it is full of hidden gems and each room has its own character.
Arirang is a family-run business serving delicious home-cooked Korean food. The dakgalbi grilled spicy chicken is especially good, but anything down to the side dishes is worth a try. You can find fine Shouju in this restaurant, which can be a good thing for both a business lunch or a family gathering. Quality does not come cheap though!
Sai’s Taco was the first Mexican restaurant in town. It is also a social enterprise which acts as a “home” for youngsters coming to Yangon. They stay a few months, learn restaurant skills and get a salary before venturing further on their own path. Sometimes, some items such as the corn chips are not available, and some dishes can turn out to be a bit oilier than necessary but overall it is a good and affordable option for fajitas and tacos.
The buffet held on Sundays by Sule Shan-gri-La provides many cuisines and treats. There is something for everyone with flavours from Japan, India, China, Burmese and Western and many fusion varieties. Pancakes are made fresh, on demand! We regret the lack of vegetables and healthy options, and now that they have arranged the Kid’s corner, it doesn’t feel quite as premium as it used to.
Corriander Leaf Restaurant is one of the best Indian Restaurants in Yangon. Taste the real Indian spices with lavishing dishes and experience the splendid ambience. With the amazing real taste of Indian cuisines, you’ll be all amazed and love Indian food even more.