Where to Eat in Bagan: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 29, 2017 Leida Jutras

Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: [bəɡàɴ]; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.
Things to do in Bagan

1. Yar Pyi Vegetarian Restaurant

Bagan-Nyaung U Road, Bagan, Myanmar Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +95 9 42070 5389
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 531 reviews

Yar Pyi Vegetarian Restaurant

Reviewed By pip298 - London, United Kingdom

Food was great (especially the tomato and peanut curry), the prices are reasonable and the staff are really friendly. Highly recommend!

2. San Thi Dar Restaurant

Myin Kabar Villliage | on the road between New Bagan and Old Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

San Thi Dar Restaurant

Reviewed By Filipa F - Porto

This small restaurant by the street, is the best restaurant for you to have lunch like a local. Do not expect a fancy restaurant, but a normal Burmese restaurant with good food and a friendly and great service! Thank you! From the couple from the country of Cristiano Ronaldo!

3. Wonderful Tasty

No 5, Yar Khin Thar Hotel St, Thiripyitsayar Ward., Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Asian, Thai, Tibetan, Burmese, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +95 9 40254 3766
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Wonderful Tasty

Cucin abirmana, nepalese, tibetana, cinese, italiana

Reviewed By Adiona - Vancouver, Canada

The lamb we had was very tough. The chicken dish was more tender. But both dishes were quite hot, relying on cayenne for flavour rather than the subtlety of flavour that comes from well curried food. There is better food available at The Indian Hut at the other end of the street. It costs more, but it is really so much better.

4. Weather Spoon's Bagan Restaurant and Bar

Restaurant Row, Yarkinthar St, Nyaung Oo, Bagan, Myanmar Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Chinese, American, Bar, European, Asian, Thai, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +95 9 430 92640
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Weather Spoon's Bagan Restaurant and Bar

To my dear guests: My name is Win Tun and I am the owner of Weather Spoon's Bagan Restaurant. Thank you very much for your comments and support of our family operated restaurant. We take pride in providing quality food and beverages, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxing ambience with our polished family service. We take pride in making our guests happy and satisfied. We are open every day from 9am to around 10pm. Thank you very much. Win Tun

Reviewed By Adiona - Vancouver, Canada

We had the Myanmar Tempura Vegetables and the Angela Salad. Both were good, however, the glass of wine that I ordered was so small, that I sent it back as it was not worth paying for. I ordered a beer instead, but if you like wine, go to any other restaurant on the street that serves wine and you will get a bigger glass.

5. Bibo

No.4th Thiripitsayar Street, Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$16 - HK$47 +95 9 40255 5241
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 511 reviews

Bibo

Reviewed By Ryan T

Delicious food, super friendly staff, and a very chill atmosphere made this our go-to spot in Bagan. Thu, the owner, was lovely to talk to, and their staff took very good care of us without being intrusive.
The avocado salad (Burmese guacamole, basically) was the best we'd had throughout the country, and their cocktail game was on point. Give the Gin Basil Smash a try if you need something refreshingly different.
Situated away from the main restaurant drag, it's the perfect place to wind down the day and enjoy some peace and quiet along with delicious food.

6. HTI Bar & Restaurant

Thiripyitsaya 5 Street | Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout Bar, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 +95 9 40263 0869
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

HTI Bar & Restaurant

Located only a few minutes walk from most of the guest houses and hotels in Nyaung U,"HTI Bar & Restaurant" is the perfect place to stop by after a busy sightseeing day. Visit us in relaxed atmosphere for drinks and food. Shisha available!!! Free Wifi

Reviewed By bostondave11 - Boston, Massachusetts

We stopped in here after having a meal next door at Bibo Restaurant. The HTI Bar is a good place to have a drink or two. I did not eat here, so cannot comment on the food.Dear bostondave11, Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again at HTI Bar in near future! The Team of HTI Bar & Restaurant

7. Kyaw Kitchen

High School Road | High School Road, 4th street, Bagan 05232, Myanmar Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Asian, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$722 +95 9 259 754 811
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Kyaw Kitchen

A taste of Myanmar with a little french touch !! It will be a pleasure to serve you in our beautiful garden. Whe now are proud to offer you Cooking class in the the garden of our restaurant. It will be possible for you to learn traditionnel Burmese Cuisine. For more information or reservation you can contact us at our facebook pages or by telephone . . Today you may reserve our Local village life in and around Bagan. Taquilla-sunset and Royal Bagan sling , smoothies, vegetarian and Oriental, Chinese and Myanmar cuisines are serving with smile and from our heart. Be proud and feel like a Paganian in Bagan. Thank you .

Reviewed By MinickL

The garden setting is delightful although difficult to appreciate at night. Service is prompt and friendly and the food is fantastic. A complimentary dish of tempura spinach leaves is provided to whet your appetite - interesting and delicious! I had the fermented tea leaf salad...MoreYou are Welcome MinickL. We always appreciate as our clients satisfied. Please come back again - we are waiting for your Pleasure to Serve !

8. La Terrazza

Yarkhintar St. | Bagan zone, near Shwezigon Pagoda, Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, European, Pizza, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 +95 9 40263 0878
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 435 reviews

La Terrazza

Welcome to "La Terrazza" says our italian-swiss chief cook ! You will be delighted to taste our italian -family style- finest fresh flavours surrounded by master pieces of local artists. La Terrazza restaurant and art gallery will give you the opportunity to relax in an atmosphere that will fulfilled your eating desires and wishes. At La Terrazza, you will also find a huge choice of vegetarian and vegan meals.

Reviewed By Ashley Y

Very very tasty Italian food, we ordered a pork salad and a pizza, are all excellent! Staff are well trained, speaks relatives good English and very attentive. The owner (which I think are a Italian couple) are present helping guest and look after restaurant. We think it is an excellent restaurant, definitely worth going!

9. Bagan ZAY

Thiripyitsaya 4th Street | Nyaung Oo, Bagan, Myanmar Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi Bar, Asian, Fusion, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$47 +95 612462057
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Bagan ZAY

Bagan ZAY prides itself on its innovative cuisine, a blend of traditional Burmese recipes with a twist of western influence. Along with this fresh, healthy and tasty cuisine, our guests can enjoy a selection of succulent juices, trendy cocktails and imported wines. A great atmosphere, perfect to end a day of sightseeing in Bagan, escape the heat in the afternoon or enjoy an excellent dinner in good company ! Our products are fresh and locally sourced. No MSG used ! Great vegetarian and gluten free options.

Reviewed By sleepybexhill - Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Clean, pleasant place. However, we found the Seating appalling. You either had wooden seats on which you had to sit bolt upright and tables which you couldn’t put your legs under, or low tables that you had to sit cross legged at - nightmare. As for the food, a restricted menu, which I like since they can focus of doing the food well and it will be fresh. It was presented well, but for the price it wasn’t as good as I expected. The best part of the evening was the music - loved it.

10. Khaing Shwe Wha

Ananda Pagoda, North Gate, Bagan, Myanmar Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +95 9 40251 2622
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 380 reviews

Khaing Shwe Wha

Reviewed By Balance_bound - London, United Kingdom

Great family run restaurant with an extensive vegeterian menu. We choose the eggplant curry, fried corn in coconut cream, vegetable fried rice and fruit lassis. The owner sent a few extra treats out as well. Everything was delicious, good sized portion and reasonably priced.
The service was friendly and geniune. Great recommendations on menu selections.
The restaurant is cosy, clean and easy to find.

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