What’s good at Bagan Box?

Following a strong Sanchaung tradition of hole-in-the-wall joints that serve what is essentially teashop food but under cooler, more sanitary conditions, Bagan Box markets itself as a place for traditional Burmese food with a “modern twist.” With recipes that claim to avoid MSG, palm oil, and other artificial ingredients, the salads, stir-fries, and juices at this ...

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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,...

Four Tomatoes: Fresh, simple, and satisfying

Four Tomatoes: Fresh, simple, and satisfying

We may never have given Four Tomatoes a chance had we not driven by it one morning and spotted a few friends sitting and laughing and sipping espressos on the patio. We still had...

50th Street has a bigger, bolder new menu

50th Street has a bigger, bolder new menu

Yangon’s most famous foreigner-friendly watering hole has steadily been leveling up since coming under the ownership of the ever-stylish Pun + Projects earlier this year. Once...

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...

Boat Noodle: almost a Bangkok food court for the Yangon masses

Boat Noodle: almost a Bangkok food court for the Yangon masses

When you walk into Boat Noodle, a staff member at the door shouts “Boat Noodle!” To this, the rest of the team responds “Sawadee ka(p)!” And then you are led to your seat....

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...


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Looking at a restaurant menu or perusing its Facebook page often fails to provide an impression of what experience that restaurant provides. Is the staff attentive? Are they too attentive? Are they receptive to suggestions? Does the menu offer enough information? Read our restaurant reviews to learn more about that Mexican joint that you heard was better than the other one. Yangon Coconuts is your committed taste-tester and ambience-investigator.