They are now reopened in new place. Follow the tiger paw prints to this hidden speakeasy-style drinking lounge, tapas bar, and restaurant. While speakeasies were once illicit drinking dens in 1920s America, there is nothing illegal about The Blind Tiger. Rather, it evokes the allure, mystery, and privacy of yesteryears with modern bar mood.
Barren concrete walls and a wooden adorns the word, “BART,” this bar is far from your usual night-out. It offers premium liquor and many different types of beer; they also have an in-house bartender that will tend to your preferences. Of course, no awesome bar experience would be complete without a food menu to match with–for food, BART has all the traditional snacks and full course meals as well as some Western and Asian choices.
Touted as Yangon’s first “No Frills” wine bar, Marco’s Cellar serves quality drinks and food at a reasonable price. It has a selection of close too 100 wines varieties, be it single estate wines or luxurious wines.
This new cozy spot “Regulus” will enhance your night life with the amazing unplugged live music, along with post modern signature cocktails and dishes. The comers can experience the wonderful standard creation by its place. A perfect meetup spot for those whose are tired of noisy and crowded place.
Sakura is a small Japanese restaurant located in downtown. Frequented by Japanese locals, the place is a hidden treasure for those who crave fresh sushi and authentic dishes straight out of Japan. Great lunchtime bento box!
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!
Naked is an another desserts place by Rangoon Tea House. Located at 38th Street (Lower Block), Kyauktada Township. They serve Delivery and Catering too.
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.
Rangoon Tea House draws inspiration from the heritage and tradition of the old city, the wonderful food and vibrant atmosphere of downtown. Prepare to drink tea of different varieties, inspired by the traditional tea houses, and local foods with the best ingredients. Delivery available with Ygn door 2 door.
Reimagining the elegance and flavours of old-world Burma, The Pansodan is a newly lit beacon on Yangon’s most celebrated culinary street. The restaurant is styled as a Burmese brasserie within a former Bank of India building. From the floors, paved with chevron marble, to the ceiling, capped with glinting gold-leaf, every inch of The Pansodan is designed to take its guests on a journey into a bygone age. Open to serve everything from an early morning breakfast to after dinner drinks, The Pansodan is destined to become a new nexus in the heart of downtown. Some of the most creative minds in Yangon’s culinary scene have come together to create a menu designed to present Burma’s timeless recipes, with the occasional contemporary twist. Guests can also expect herbaceous cocktails, as well as imported wines and spirits. The Pansodan exists to champion Burmese culture, helping the guests experience traditional fare with new eyes.
“Red Room” lounge is on the top level of The Pansodan Burmese Brasserie with remarkable views of downtown Yangon. The Red Room daily will be serve as a lounge with private dining and event venue but, occasionally they would draw the drapes, and announce exclusive events with various acts.
In 1906, Isaac Sofaer, the son of a family of provisions purveyors from Bagdad who came to Rangoon as a child, commissioned the renowned architect Thomas Swales to construct the Sofaer & Co building to be a centre of commerce at the most prestigious postcode in the region at the turn of the twentieth century – Lower Pansodan Road.
In 2016, a group of friends who met in Yangon stumbled upon a derelict unit at the far right of the once thriving emporium, which was being used as a warehouse for plastic packaging.
A dream was born: to revive a place that could be a space for the meeting of minds, to build a home away from home for people at cross-roads in a country at cross-roads.
The brainchild of Ingyin Zaw, Sofaer & Co. adopted the name of its namesake building. Here we celebrate life’s simple pleasures – coffee, cocktails and an open kitchen with the freshest local and regional ingredients.
Sofaer & Co’s space preserved most of the original features of the building – including the encaustic Victorian-era tiles from Manchester, steel beams from Lancashire and wood panels from possibly the era of the Vienna Café and Burma Book Club.
The clean, contemporary design pays homage to the history of the building, featuring our own designed, locally made furniture with the signature Burmese rattan weaving, locally commissioned artwork and reclaimed glassware from Nagar Glass Factory.