This quaint little restaurant that sits on the first floor of a traditional Burmese building also doubles up as an art gallery. Serving Chinese and Burmese food, it’s run by a non-governmental volunteer group that helps street kids by giving them training in food and beverage. There’s a small table (it only seats two people) that sits on the balcony and it offers a great view of the bustling street life below. There are only half a dozen tables but the art on the walls make it an enjoyable place.
In Japanese, Gekkõ translates literally as “moon-shine”.
Gekko is located on the ground floor of the beautiful Sofaer & Co. building in downtown Rangoon. It was completed by Isaac and Meyer Sofaer in 1906. Both brothers were Baghdad-born, Rangoon-educated Jews. As well as owning many commercial properties in Rangoon, Isaac and Meyer were successful traders in their own right with interests in wines & spirits amongst others. Isaac was the architectural designer and Meyer made a success of the trading business by getting exclusives for luxury goods and supplying expats with imported groceries and spirits.
Gekko was Yangon’s first true open Japanese kitchen with a charcoal fired Yakitori/Robotayaki grill and cosy cocktail lounge. The menu is focused around charcoal fired Yakitori, with several vegetarian options available, as well as classic Japanese dishes like Katsu Curry, Ramen, and an extensive menu of sushi and sashimi. More recent menu additions include Korean and Vietnamese style dishes, as well as a creative weekend brunch offering dishes such as Matcha Pancakes, Salmon and Scallop Congee, Daikon or Beef Bao and Momofuku inspired Sirloin Ssam The Japanese inspired cocktail menu is courtesy of Singapore’s famously discreet 28 Hong Kong Street, as well as group bar manager Jen Queen and their charming bar manager, Puia.
This is the perfect place to pop in for a beer and some Japanese tapas after work, relax and catch up on emails with their fast fiber optic internet connection or settle in for a proper meal and taste their extensive collection of unusual Sake, Shochu or Japanese whisky. Their Friday night Jazz nights, with live music from 8pm-10pm remain one of Yangon’s most enduringly popular nights out!
Putao is the northernmost town of Kachin State, up near the beautiful Hkakabo Razi snow-capped mountain. The food served in this Putao restaurant is mainly Kachin food, but they also serve a few Thai dishes. Their cuisine is made from plenty of greens and interesting potatos, and is then spiced with a Putao variant of the dreaded ?gullah-authee? chilis.
Monsoon Restaurant & Bar Yangon has an extensive choices of food from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thai!
It’s a colonial building, with high-ceilings, where photos of old Yangon are mounted on the walls. It’s located in the downtown area.
Reservations are recommended for private dinners, birthday celebrations, wedding receptions and special occasions.
Tucked away on a small street to the side of the Chatrium Hotel, the staff at this cozy restaurant are friendly and attentive. Delicious dishes include their beef pho, traditional spring rolls and squid balls. For vegetarians, the lemongrass tofu is recommended. They also serve authentic pho noodles.
Mr.Chef Cafe? & Restaurant Group, Founded in 2011. They offer very delicious individual favorites (more than 40), soups, salads, appetizers, broth & noodles, hot pot, dimsums, main dishes and coffee based and various kinds of drinks with very reasonable prices ranging from 1000-3500kyats. No extra taxes will be charged. They are always ready to serve the best food and service for their customers. They hope Mr.Chef to be the best place for the group of friends, families and couples to hang out and dinning with peace and comfort? They also serve delivery.
This bar features South East Asian foods taste with a modern twist. The atmopshere will please locals more than foreigners, but the nice owner, Tommy, would make anyone feel at home at Wild Ginger. The finger foods go well with the few spirits they have to offer and the BBQ lamb ($12) is worth the try.
Based on a love for something as simple as rice and as fun as shaved ice. Rice and Ice is a fast food concept that combines the comfort of traditional rice from Southeast Asia and China region with a twist on shaved ice that is contemporary and innovative. As a multifaceted establishment that is affordable, convenient, and delightfully satisfying, Rice and Ice is your go to for a fun and easy meal.