Where to eat Asian food in Yangon (Rangoon): The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 12, 2020 Rebbecca Marino

Find out what Asian restaurants to try in Yangon (Rangoon). Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is no longer the capital of Myanmar, but it has experienced a huge increase in tourism recently. Book early, as hotel rooms are sometimes hard to find! While you’re in town, the Shwedagon Pagoda, an immense, ancient Buddhist shrine, is a must-see—TripAdvisor travelers recommend visiting at sunrise or sunset.
Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

10. Gekko Co. Ltd

535 Merchant Road Kyauktada Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 001 Myanmar Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar [email protected] +95 1 386 986 http://www.gekkoyangon.com
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4 based on 523 reviews

Gekko Co. Ltd

Reviewed By WinnieTan

who would choose to have Japanese food in Myammar ?!?! we thought as well..we walked past Gekko several times, and couldn’t help but notice the alluring lighting and decor. on our last day, we succumbed to the temptation. and went in for a snack. we ordered roasted egg plant salad, wasabi prawns, bao and a couple of drinks. we were pleasantly surprised by the tasty food. My hubby had tea-and-sympathy (tea sake n whisky w ginger honey), and i had movie-like-jaggery (bourbon, creme de cassis, plum jaggery) cocktail. the drinks were interesting; so original and inventive. what a pleasant surprise to find good japanese food and bar here! Thank you for your kind words Winnie, we are delighted to have been a pleasant surprise and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything so much!

9. Mahlzeit Restaurant

84 Pann Hlaing Street, Yangon (Rangoon) 11111 Myanmar German, European, Gastropub, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service [email protected] +95 9 784 151250 http://www.mahlzeit-myanmar.com
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4 based on 183 reviews

Mahlzeit Restaurant

What initially began with the first restaurant in Yangon serving German cuisine has evolved into one of Yangon’s hotspots, providing a great variety of international dishes. Carefully created with an eye to detail, you’ll find delicious dishes from variou

Reviewed By carloc1955

The soup was very good so the meats. Not exactly the type of diet I’d personally have in hot places daily but once in a while won’t harm.The meats in this “for 2 plate” were all good excepted the one with tomato sauce and peperoni, really a too thick sauce, it seemed they cooked the bell peppers in a ketchup sauce to give you an idea.The bad point is that I found an thick black hair under the meat, I reported this to the waitress that blandly apologized, but obviously they don’t wear a kitchen’ hat so better they take it seriously and start wearing it.It is a pity because I wanted to rate this place higher.Dear Carloc, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant. We have well noted your comment about the sauce, and have already told your feedback to our chef. I'm really sorry to read you found a hair in your plate. Please note that Hygiene is for us a priority, and we everyday take the time to train our teams and set up procedure to ensure the quality of the food we serve. Please note that our chef are wearing kitchen's hat, as well as professional chef uniform, security shoes and apron. Nevertheless, we will keep controlling and training our teams to offer you a better service in the future.We hope to Welcome you back soon for a better experience!Best RegardsMathieu

8. Mandalay Restaurant at Belmond Governor's Residence

35 Taw Win Road, Dagon Township Belmond Governor's Residence, Yangon (Rangoon) 11191 Myanmar European, Asian, Burmese Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +95 1 230 2092 http://www.belmond.com/governors-residence-yangon/restaurants_bars_intro
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4 based on 429 reviews

Mandalay Restaurant at Belmond Governor's Residence

Enjoy the exotic, local cuisine of Myanmar, with its subtly blended spice, or select from a wide variety of European fine-dining specialties. Mandalay Restaurant at Belmond Governor's Residence benefits from a romantic location, surrounded by tropical gar

Reviewed By varun_mukthi

First off, the service here is second to none. Exceptional and attentive service all throughout the evening and it couldn't have been any better. The Ambience is excellent too with a vintage British charm and aura to the place. And then comes the slightly disappointing aspect. The food. It was a bit underwhelming as I feel they have tailored this to a western palate. It lacked the punch and flavour. Don't get me wrong, the food was very well presented and tasted good. But it just did not match our expectations and the high standard of this hotel. A total of $150 for 7 of us including all drinks, service charges and taxes. A memorable experience indeed, well worth a visit as long as you keep your food expectations in check.

No 58 52nd Street Lower Block, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +95 9 257 259 779 https://www.facebook.com/yangongreengallery
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4 based on 445 reviews

Green Gallery

Reviewed By rlgriffo

food here was fantastic, service quick and setting nice. The bill came in at more than what I would expect based on the size of the dishes and drinks served. I can not fault the quality and taste.

6. Taing Yin Thar

No.2/A, Kanbae Road Yankin Township, Yangon , Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar Asian, Burmese Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free W [email protected] +95 9 787 154799 http://www.taingyinthar.com.mm/
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4 based on 172 reviews

Taing Yin Thar

Myanmar authentic food collection from various regions of the whole our country .We avoid " MSG " for health and all kind of meet is safety in " Hala ".We also make sure for pure vegetarian clients, gluten free and any kind of food allergic person.

Reviewed By CanMtl

Sit-down restaurant with AC and decent wait staff - slow at times- to get introduced to the various cuisines of Myanmar. I have been there a couple of times and enjoyed the experience each time. The big tray/platter is recommended for a group to get a taste of several cooking styles in one sitting. You can ask the staff to adjust the level of spiciness as some ethnic dishes can be quite hot.

5. Kipling’s Restaurant

129 Dhammazedi Road Savoy Hotel Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar Asian, Fusion, Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Validated Parking, [email protected] +95 1 526 289 http://www.savoy-myanmar.com/index.php?article_id=15&clang=0
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4 based on 141 reviews

Kipling’s Restaurant

Kipling’s Restaurant and Kipling’s Terrace – Our elegant fine dining restaurant offers seasonally changing “Pan Asian Cuisine” by Chef Florian Eberhardt, inspired by his 10 years of working throughout South East Asia.

Reviewed By Heather G

My mother came to visit us for a week in Yangon, and requested to eat here three times - including a final dinner before heading to the airport. The staff is incredible, the atmosphere very comfortable, the food delicious (don’t miss the salad with truffle dressing), and the GM very welcoming. What most impressed me, however, was the one time I ordered something that I didn’t like - the staff immediately replaced it and the chef came out after our meal to chat - they really are invested in making sure their guests have a great experience.

4. Wai Wai's Noodle Place @ Downtown

301 Bo Aung Kyaw St Middle Block, Kyauktada Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182 Myanmar Asian, Burmese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service, Digital Payments [email protected] +95 9 42115 0524 https://www.facebook.com/waiwainoodleplace/
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4 based on 222 reviews

Wai Wai's Noodle Place @ Downtown

A signature Wai Wai's Shan noodle is now open in downtown area at Bo Aung Kyaw St, west opposite of the landmark The Secretariat.

Reviewed By Daydream67963

Great introduction to Burmese good very tasty but not too spicy. Tomato and ginger salads excellent and the roof top location was great once you have climbed 4 flights of stairs. Great staff really recommended.

Seikkantha Street 141, 1st Floor, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182 Myanmar Asian, Burmese Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +95 9 45193 3034 http://www.facebook.com/LinkAge.Restaurant
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4 based on 396 reviews

LinkAge Restaurant and Art Gallery

Linkage Restaurant is a social project as well as a link to Tha-Nge-Chin-Myar, a volunteer group founded in 2010. It is a pretty corner in crowded downtown of Yangon, Myanmar where you can enjoy a great collection of Myanmar Fine Art (paintings) and delic

Reviewed By cpd2014

Not only does every purchase directly impact the lives of those people supported by LinkAge but the food was excellent, tasty and reasonably priced, staff were attentive and incredibly lovely and the setting was peaceful and stylish. Highly, highly recommend!!

2. Shan Kitchen

Nawaday Street B.E.H.S 1 Dagon, Opposite of Craft, Yangon (Rangoon) 11191 Myanmar Asian, Burmese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +95 9 775 191772 http://www.facebook.com/AuthenticShanKitchen/
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4 based on 491 reviews

Shan Kitchen

We provide variety of food but our specialty is Shan Noodle and fish pounded with rice from the original taste of Shan State. Please remember to try our signature dish Fish with lime as well.

Reviewed By littlefreddie

Service was excellent, staff very friendly and spoke very good English. Menu was in English and had pictures so was easy to see what you were ordering. Food was very tasty and was still hot when it arrived, nice big portions. Thai fried rice a must to try. Very reasonably priced too. Would recommend

9 Things to Do in Yangon (Rangoon) That You Shouldn't Miss

1. Karaweik Palace Restaurant

Kandawgyi Compound, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon (Rangoon) Myanmar Asian, European, Burmese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch [email protected] +95 9 45922 2222 http://karaweikpalace.com
Karaweik Palace Restaurant

Reviewed By travelsbymaricris

Chanced upon this restaurant during our day tour. Initially we thought that with the huge elegant place and well dressed up staff, food will be expensive but my friend and I were surprised to have such huge servings. As we stumbled at this place during lunch time, there were no customers when we came in. Service was great and they even gave us some live harp music at the stage. Recommending this place if you want elegant service at affordable food price. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Karaweik Palace.Its wonderful to hear such positive review.We hope to see you again.Thank you.

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