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Bangkok Kitchen

UPDATE: 1 August 2018 Bangkok Kitchen has closed their doors and is moving to a new location.  Bangkok Kitchen is located on Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon. The food is amazing, but the restaurant does not have air conditioning. It is advisable to avoid during the hot season.

Botahtaung Pagoda

This pagoda is located just off of Strand road next to the Yangon River and very near the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. ‘Bo’ means “Military Leader” and “Tahtaung” means “one thousand”. The “Botahtaung” Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted relics of the ‘Buddha’ brought from India over 2,000 years ago. It is possible to walk through […]

Hard Rock Cafe Yangon

Hard Rock Cafe Yangon Standard HRC menu serving burgers and American classics. Live music venue on the weekends. Good service. Located at Myanmar Plaza Mall. Take the elevator closest to the west entrance to the 5th floor, then walk around the corner to your right.

Inya Day Spa

Inya Day Spa is the premier spa in Yangon. The Masseuses are skilled, they offer a wide variety of services, and their facilities are top notch. Their main location on Inya road is an oasis of calm. As you enter from the street you remove your shoes and are escorted across a small bridge over a tranquil koi pond and into […]

Kafe in Town

The Kafe in Town has western style coffee, modern, climate controlled atmosphere with comfortable seating and Western-style desserts such as cheesecake, brownies, carrot cake. Smoothies, and fresh fruit juice.

Mahar Wizaya Stupa

Mahar Wizaya was built in 1980 with relics contributed by the King of Nepal and constructed by a new architect and represents a mix of Mon-Burma Culture. It is located just beyond the Southern Stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda. When you enter from the Eastern Stairway, you will see many tortoises that were given sanctuary in the lake and if you […]

Mahlzeit

Mahlzeit is the premier German restaurant in Yangon. They offer a broad range of dishes from across Germany. Their selection of schnitzel is especially impressive. They have a quiet atmosphere and are family friendly. Parking is plentiful in the parking garage next door. Find them online here.

Monsoon

Monsoon is a small Burmese cuisine restaurant with a wide selection of tea, fresh fruit drinks, smoothies, and coffee. Located at 85-87 Theinbyu Road, Botahtaung.

Parami Pizza

With their wood-fired pizza’s, wide variety of Italian dishes, and well-mixed cocktails, Parami Pizza is the most accessible and affordable Italian restaurant in Yangon. Parami Pizza has several locations across Yangon including the main location on Sayar San road. The Sayar San road location also includes an indoor playground, complete with ball pit, trampoline, and a slide. Delivery and catering […]

Pearl Condo

When it was first built the Pearl Condo complex was the destination for food, entertainment, and quality apartments. It was, I am told, the best place to live. While I’m sure that was true under the rule of the Tatmadaw and when sanctions were in full effect, Pearl Condo is a shadow of its former glory. Despite its crumbling veneer, […]

Rangoon Tea House

The Rangoon Tea House is a lovely restaurant located in downtown Yangon. They serve a delicious selection of traditional Myanmar foods. Be sure to try the Tea Leaf Salad. They are best summed up as a modern take on a local tea shop, with expat prices.

Sharky’s

Sharky’s is a Yangon institution. From ice cream to steak, tortillas to pizza, and even a bakery, Sharky’s is the premier gourmet deli in Yangon. Their artisan deli and restaurant source all their ingredients from local farms. Their authentic homemade gelato and waffle cones are made fresh and available at all their locations.

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Union Bar

An upscale bar with down-home food and amazing cocktails. Operated by 57 Below.

Yangon Bakehouse

The Yangon Bakehouse & training cafe is run by women for women. Their mission is to empower women with training, skills, and education.  Located in the Pearl Condo complex, the Yangon Bakehouse has a small cafe space where they serve breakfast, lunch, and coffee all day. Their bread alone is worth the trip, and as a bonus, they have the […]

Yangon City Zoo

The Yangon city Zoois the oldest and the second largest zoo in Myanmar. Located immediately north of downtown Yangon near Kandawgyi Lake

Yangon Heritage Trust

Walking Tours are on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Both routes are available in the morning (9am) and afternoon (4pm/3pm in December and January). Each tour lasts approximately 2.5 hrs. All proceeds from the tour go towards YHT’s continued advocacy for the protection of Yangon’s unique urban heritage. Price – USD 30 per person. Contact – here.

Yangon Taxi’s

For personal travel, taxis are available and can be hailed by a hotel concierge. Most taxi drivers speak enough English to understand locations and addresses. I have found it is useful to show the driver my destination on a map prior to negotiating a price for the trip. Concierges can also assist in providing directions. Taxis are variable quality in […]

Yangoods

Yangoods has shops in several locations across Yangon, with stores in Bagan and Mandalay as well. From their website: Yangoods is a lifestyle brand that specializes in the blending of historical art with 21st century sensibilities to revitalize Myanmar’s heritage.