Papa Pizza has undeniably one of the best pizzas in Yangon. The specialise in New York style, thin crust pizzas. Baked in a fire oven, choose from their wide selection of pizza spicy beef, anchovy shrimp, New York slice, three cheese and more.
Aung Thukha is an excellent place to sample a range of Myanmar food: from rich, meaty curries to light, freshly made salads. The flavours are more subtle here than elsewhere, emphasising herbs rather than oil and spice. It is almost always busy, but manages to maintain a gentle, friendly service and a palpable old-school atmosphere, making the experience akin to eating at someone’s home.
The beautiful lakeside restaurant of Agnes in Kandawgyi Hotel offers a magnificient spread of French-inspired food every Sunday. A real highlight of Yangon’s culinary scene, it’s easy to see why with its great selection of meats, salads, grilled meats and desserts that sets it apart from the other brunches around.
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.
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.
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.