999 Shan Noodle Shop

Arguably the best Shan noodles outside of Shan State, 999 Shan Noodle Shop is a favored Yangon joint for quick, tasty and cheap noodles. There are now three 999 Shan Noodle Shops in the city giving residents and tourists even more access to highly sought-after Shan cuisine. The main shop is on 34th Street.

999 Shan Noodle Shop is also known for more its fried tofu, tofu salad, dumplings, rice dishes, as well as all sorts of other noodle soups. Whether on the run or tucking into a few small dishes with friends, this place is a staple for simple traditional Burmese food.

Address: No.130 (B), 34th Street / Behind Cityhall, Kyauktada Township, Yangon

Phone: +95 1 389 363

Opening Hours: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Rangoon Tea House

Rangoon Tea House takes Burmese food to new heights. It’s delicious, reasonably priced, and the design is classy chic. This newly renovated and expanded restaurant has a trendy, bright downstairs and a speakeasy-style upstairs with cushy seating and cocktail bar.

Rangoon Tea House is a huge favorite for its authentic Burmese food with a modern twist. Sink into a beautiful bowl of mohinga, Myanmar’s national dish, or the chicken biryani, and get ready to be impressed with the number of traditional tea concoctions available on the menu as well.

Address: No.77-79, Pansodan Street, Lower Middle Block, Yangon 11182

Phone: +95 9 979 078 681

Opening Hours: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Feel Myanmar Food

Feel is a large chain around Myanmar providing familiar Burmese street food in a more comfortable restaurant setting. The menu at each Feel location includes a large assortment of Myanmar’s fave national dishes, as well as flavors from other countries such as Thailand, Korea and China.

Visit Feel in Dagon Township, Yangon (Restaurant 8), to enjoy a large smattering of Myanmar food with all the fixings in one place. Lunchtime tends to be very crowded.

Address: No.124, Pyi Htaung Su Yeikthar Street, Yangon 11182

Phone: +95 9 732 081 32

Opening Hours: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Lucky Seven

The most central of this small chain of high-class traditional tea shops, Lucky Seven is much more than a pit stop for a cuppa. Its street-side tables are fringed by greenery and a small ornamental pond. The mohinga is outstanding – order it with a side of crispy gourd or flaky-pastry savoury buns.

Address: Corner of 49th Street & Mahabandoola Road, Yangon 11182

Phone: +95 1 292 382

Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Shan Yoe Yar

A century-old wooden mansion has been expertly renovated into Yangon's most upmarket but still reasonably priced Shan restaurant. Among the delicious dishes on the menu are a luscious Mine Tauk aubergine curry and Inle-style pork curry. Set menus start at K7000.

Address: No.169, War Tan Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon 11131

Phone: +95 9 250 566 695

Opening Hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

50th Street Bar and Grill

A well-known location with a sports-pub vibe, 50th Street Bar and Grill brings people together. Not many places in Yangon cater to the foreigner crowd quite like this bar, with large screens, frequent comedy nights and team trivia.

Choose from 50th Street’s updated menu featuring flavorful freshness such as grilled mushroom and kale quesadillas, hand-cut Australian sirloin steak tartare, saliva-inducing burgers and other classic international favorites. It’s always a good time at 50th Street.

Address: No.9-13, 50th Street, Yangon

Phone: +95 1 397 060

Opening Hours: 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Taing Yin Thar

An airy wood-beamed dining hall with verandahs for outdoor dining is the setting for this pan-Myanmar restaurant. On the menu is a wide range of ethnic dishes that you're unlikely to find elsewhere, including plenty of vegetarian options.

Address: No.2/A, Kanbae Road, Yankin Township, Yangon

Phone: +95 9 787 154 799

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Nilar Biryani & Cold Drink

Giant cauldrons full of spices, broths and rice bubble away at the front of this Indian joint. It’s always packed, and with good reason: for this price, these biryanis are probably among the best your lips will meet. There are plenty of other delicious options on the picture menu at the counter.

Address: No.216, Anawrahta Road 11141, Between 31st & 32nd, Yangon

Phone: +95 1 253 131

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Aung Thukha

This long-standing institution is an ideal place to sample a wide range of Myanmar food – everything from rich, meaty curries to light, freshly made salads. It’s almost constantly busy, but manages to maintain gentle, friendly service and a palpable old-school atmosphere, making the experience akin to eating at someone’s home.

Address: No.17 (A), 1st Street, West Shwegondaing, Yangon

Phone: +95 1 525 194

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Gekko

This stylish, justly popular restaurant and lounge bar is on the ground floor of the historic Sofaer building. It offers its own take on Japanese and Korean food, including yakitori (barbecue), ramen and spicy Korean-style noodles, as well as sushi, all prepared in the open kitchen. Also does decent cocktails, and there's live jazz every Friday from 7pm until 10pm.

Address: No.535, Merchant Road, Kyauktada Township, Yangon 001

Phone: +95 1 386 986

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM