This international standard fine-dining restaurant is in a charmingly restored colonial bungalow surrounded by tropical garden. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the cool season, tables are available in the garden with a choice of a la carte or set-priced barbecue fare. Bookings recommended during the cool season. Open daily from noon to 2pm for lunch and from 6pm to 11pm for dinner.
Le Planteur Restauant
No.22/B, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Tel: 95-1-541 997
A delicious range of pasta & pizza dishes. Popular with expats. Italian chef. Open daily from 10:30am to 2pm for lunch and from 6pm to 10:30pm for dinner.
L'Opera Italian Restaurant
62/D, U Tun Nyein Road, M.Y Gone
Tel: 95-1-660 976, 665 516, 09-512 7795
This Italian restaurant is in the Sedona Hotel. A comprehensive menu of fine Italian fare, with attentive service. Open daily from 11:30am to 2pm for lunch and from 6:30pm to 10:30pm for dinner.
No.1, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Tel: 95-1-666 900
Small cosy restaurant. Simple Japanese food. Close to the downtown area. Open daily from 11:30am to 2pm for lunch and from 5:30pm to 10pm for dinner.
Ichi Ban Kan
Aung San Stadium North Wing
Tel: 95-1-394 824
Japanese steakhouse specialising in imported Japanese beef of exquisite quality. Expensive but well worth it. Open daily (except Tuesday) from 11:30am to 2:30pm for lunch and 5:30pm to 10pm for dinner.
No.50/A, Pyay Road, 6 1/2 Mile
Tel: 95-1-538 668, 09-513 3506
An extensive Thai menu. The best Thai food in town. Reasonable prices. Popular with Myanmar and expats, so be sure to book in advance for dinner. The kitchen closes at 9pm. Open daily from 11am to 2:30pm for lunch and from 5pm to 9:30pm for dinner.
No.162, Dhama Zedi Road, Next to U.P Car Workshop
Tel: 95-1-525 078
Good Indian food & attentive service at reasonable prices. Near Chatrium Hotel. Open daily from 11am to 2:30pm for lunch and from 6pm to 10pm for dinner.
Ashoka Indian Restaurant
No.28/B, Pho Sein Road
Tel: 95-1-555 539, 709 402
Serves a delicious selection of Myanmar favourites in a charming setting. Myanmar handcrafts and other products for sale. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 10:30am to 8:30pm.
The Green Elephant
No.519/A, Thirimingalar St, Pyay Rd ( Off )
Tel: 95-1-535 231, 537 706
Excellent Myanmar and Thai fare. Decorated with reproductions of 11th century Bagan temple murals. Romantic settings for couples. Indoor and al fresco dining for groups can be arranged. Open daily from 11am to 11pm for lunch and dinner, happy hours daily 6pm to 9pm.
No.105/107, Kha Yae Bin Road
Tel: 95-1-538 895, 09-80 32909, 09-540 9469
Typical Chinese dishes, including dim sum, available all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In Kandawgyi Nature Park overlooking Kandawgyi Lake. Open daily from 6:15am for breakfast, from 11am to 2:15pm for lunch and from 6pm to 10:15pm for dinner.
Nat Mauk Road, Central Forest Zone Kandawgyi Nature Park
Tel: 95-1-546 923, 546 202
A busy Chinese restaurant serving the best Peking duck in town. Always packed with locals. Fast service. This is a very local experience! Open daily from 10am to 10pm.
Thakhin Mya Park, Ahlone Road
Tel: 95-1-225 143, 226 949
Evening entertainment - unplugged music, mega screen videos, food and drinks. Popular with Myanmar and foreigners. Outside courtyard. Open daily from 8:30am to 11:30pm.
No.22, Saya San Road
Tel: 700 446
The atmosphere can vary from quiet and relaxed (at lunchtimes) to fun and noisy after dark. Darts, pool and satellite TV with sporting events. Bistro-style lunch and dinner menu. Close to The Strand. Open daily from 11am to midnight.
50th Street Bar & Grill
50th Street, off Merchant St
Tel: 95-1-397 060, 397 061