Hungry over Thingyan? Here’s our favorite restaurants that are open in Yangon

Traditional curry set with soup, rice, vegetables, fish sauce (condiments) and the curries – via Flickr by Vera & Jean-Christophe.
Traditional curry set with soup, rice, vegetables, fish sauce (condiments) and the curries – via Flickr by Vera & Jean-Christophe.

Restaurants, businesses, shops, and even markets are closing left and right as Thingyan rolls around this weekend. If you’re looking to get your grub on amidst the festivities, just to chill out, away from all the blaring music, then look no further — we’ve compiled this handy list of restaurants and bars that we love that are staying open throughout the five day break.

Whether you’re looking to satiate that holiday appetite — or nurse that holiday hang-over — we’ve got the lowdown, complete with a price breakdown (Value, Average, Treat Yourself).


Win Star Beer Station

Where? Sanchaung Street
When? 11 AM – 11 PM
Why? What better way to nurse a hangover with a cold, tall glass of Myanmar?

Ayam Penyet

Where? Myanmar Culture Valley
When? 10 AM – 9:30 PM
Why? Because what’s better than a big plate of nasi lemak after a day of playing in the sun, splashing water?

Cafe Deli

Where? Lay Daunt Kan Road
When? 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Why? For your daily caffeine fix.


Moe Lin Moe Chote

Where? Kan yeik thar road
When? 7am to 12am
Why? They have the spiciest food to jolt your system back to equilibrium – order their kauk swel tote and add extra chili if you dare.

Manhattan Fish Market

Where? Strand Road
When? To go – 11 AM to 4 PM, Dining in, 4 PM – 10 PM
Why? Their refreshing drinks combined with their seafood will tide you over the Thingyan fatigue.

Pinlon Hawker Center

Where? 262 Pinlon Road, Ward 30, North Dagon
When? 11 AM – 9 PM
Why? This food court in Northern Yangon has all the classic Burmese dishes at an affordable price, featuring salads, skewers, sausages, drinks, desserts, and more!

Treat Yourself

Sharky’s (Bagan, Ngapli, Yangon)

Where? Dhamazedi road
When? 9 AM – 9 PM from April 13 – April 16, but closed on April 17
Why? Because a creative combination of European and Asian with a distinct bistro twist in a shady outdoors venue is the perfect way to recharge your batteries.

Sofaer & Co

Where? 60 Lower Pansodan Road | Kyauktada Township., Yangon
When? 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where? In a beautifully restored section of one of Yangon’s architecturally significant buildings, this restaurant’s modern take on Burmese cuisine is worth it any time of the year. Be sure to try their pancakes with honeycomb butter. Jaw. Dropping.

Rangoon Tea House

Where? 77-79 Pansodan Street | Lower Middle Block, Yangon
When? 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Why? Most tea shops remain open but few have the A/C capabilities of Rangoon Tea House. Oh and their food always exceeds expectations, especially their pork shoulder marinated in laphet.

Beauty in the Pot MM

Where? Sayar San St.
When? 11 AM – 12 AM
Why? Spicy broth? You got it. Creamy broth? Why not? Got a hangover? This is the place to go. Heartbroken? They say hotpot is the one-off cure.

Canton Paradise MM 

Where? Sayarsan Road
When? 10:30 AM – 11 PM
Why? We’ve featured plenty of European and Asian cuisine but haven’t highlighted the light and most obvious brunch meal – dimsum!

Shwe Sa Bwe

Where? 20 Malikha Road, Mayangone, Yangon
When? 12 PM – 2 PM and 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Why? They have a special Thingyan Menu until April 21st that features seafood, grilled veal and vegetables and an assortment of gluten free sweets. The food is prepared by students moonlighting as assistant chefs to gain valuable experience.

We realize our “Treat Yourself” section is a little bigger but why not do exactly that to welcome the Myanmar New Year. Happy Thingyan folks!

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