Casa Mia serves Italian fare with heart and care

As we approached Casa Mia Italian Kitchen and Bar, a waiter smiled warmly, welcomed us in, and put away our umbrella. It was raining on a typical monsoon day. The walls were lined with various imports from Italy, and the orange and yellow lighting gave the restaurant a cozy, warm feeling. Casa Mia (Italian for “My House”) ...

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Bodhi Nava: Paradise in Yangon

Bodhi Nava: Paradise in Yangon

Sunlight pours in through floor-to-ceiling windows, bathing a cool, concrete sanctuary at the base of Shwedagon Pagoda in a heavenly glow. But despite its hallowed location and...

Yangon’s best Sichuan restaurant has no name

Yangon’s best Sichuan restaurant has no name

The restaurant at the top of downtown Yangon’s Regency Hotel is no secret, but it’s also not a place you stumble upon. If no one ever tells you that this unremarkable hotel...

Why you should try this lahpet thoke galette at Ô’thentic

Why you should try this lahpet thoke galette at Ô’thentic

In its year of existence, Yangon’s only crêperie has defied a powerful trend by staying open and inoffensive. In a city where imaginative restaurants come to die,...

DiVino: Classic Italian made with skill and flair

DiVino: Classic Italian made with skill and flair

A lady in a big, shiny Klimt portrait looks out over DiVino’s eccentric dining room, which, like the portrait itself, is a collection of colorful compartments adorned with...

Parami’s talents transcend pizza

Parami’s talents transcend pizza

Parami Pizza’s dominance in the Yangon pizza game has been beyond question for years; a review seems superfluous. But during a recent trip to the Sayar San Road branch, we...

Bend the knee to Babett – the new queen of the Yangon food scene

Bend the knee to Babett – the new queen of the Yangon food scene

Babett has been open for less than two weeks, but in that short time, she has breathed new life into Yangon’s food scene and raised the bar for every eatery that aspires to...

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Yangon: Where to Find Vegan Salads, Gluten-free Wraps, and Kombucha

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Yangon: Where to Find Vegan Salads, Gluten-free Wraps, and Kombucha

Despite the booming restaurant scene, it’s no secret that Yangon doesn’t exactly cater to its vegetarians and vegans. While we can boast joints that serve some mouthwatering...

Yangon’s best burger joints: Where to find delicious cheeseburgers, vegan burgers, charcoal burgers, and more

Yangon’s best burger joints: Where to find delicious cheeseburgers, vegan burgers, charcoal burgers, and more

In the past few years, Yangon has acquired a ton of new cars, new buildings, new overpasses, and — most importantly — new restaurants. From Japanese food courts to pet cafés,...

Pet cafés paw their way into Yangon

Pet cafés paw their way into Yangon

It may be raining cats and dogs in Myanmar, but in Yangon two coffee shops are offering animal-lovers a chance to escape the monsoon as the global pet-cafe craze sweeps into the...


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Coconuts Yangon Coconuts hot spots

In a fruitless effort to be well-rounded, many Yangon restaurants end up being jacks of all trades and masters of none. Their menus offer every cuisine but no soul. Amid the mediocrity, a few hot spots rise to prominence simply by doing one or two things exceptionally well, like a café with high-quality coffee and functional Wi-Fi, a ramen bar that is nothing but a ramen bar or a dim sum joint that claims to be divine and lives up to it. You don’t need to serve pad thai and pizza to succeed; in fact, master one of the two, and you may end up in our Hot Spots section.