Working House is the best café in Sanchaung

It’s only been open for a week, but the truth is hard to ignore: Working House Café is definitely the best café in Sanchaung. This may not seem like such high praise for a neighborhood where the competition is so feeble. The other contenders include Dibar, which has no Wi-Fi; Kophi Espresso Bar and Cafe@26, ...

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ORNG’s extraordinary kitchen

ORNG’s extraordinary kitchen

A series of obstacles lies between the salivating foodie and ORNG Kitchen, a classy yet casual fine dining option whose quality justifies its remoteness. First, there is the Pyay...

Casa Mia serves Italian fare with heart and care

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...

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...


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Coconuts Yangon 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.