As more and more travelers venture to Bagan’s spectacular temple-studded landscape, more and more restaurants are popping up. From traditional Myanmar food alongside a cultural show to international fare with an ancient view, here are ten restaurants with rave reviews in Bagan, Myanmar.
Sanon Training Restaurant
Bar, Restaurant, Asian, European, $$$
A plate of caramelized pork | © Courtesy of Sanon Training Restaurant
The Sanon Training Restaurant
in Bagan is a non-profit social enterprise organization aiming to train and assist local students in gaining employment within the growing hospitality industry of Myanmar
. Not only does every bite taste good, it feels good to enjoy supporting such an initiative. Sanon’s inviting open interior and delightful outdoor garden area pair well with its excellent service. Definitely try the caramelized pork stir fry or the giant Irrawaddy prawn and catfish curry.
Bar, Restaurant, Thai, Asian, $$$
Fresh avocado salad served at Bibo in Bagan | © Courtesy of Bibo Restaurant
relaxed atmosphere provides a great locale to wind down for the night. Friendly staff and a happy hour with cocktails such as a gin and basil concoction keep travelers coming back again and again to this simple yet tasty establishment found just off the main restaurant drag in Nyaung-U, Bagan. Bibo’s avocado salad is a must (Burmese-style guacamole), as are the Thai curries.
7 Sisters Restaurant
Restaurant, Asian, Thai, European, Chinese, $$$
Inside the open-air dining area of 7 Sisters Restaurant in New Bagan | © Courtesy of 7 Sisters Restaurant
7 Sisters Restaurant is a spacious, open venue with a clean and comfortable setting run by seven sisters, as the name suggests. Built like an authentic Buddhist adoration hall, the framework of this striking structure is made up of massive teak pillars and beams. Situated on a corner near the Eight-Faces Pagoda in New Bagan, 7 Sisters
serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner in a serene setting. Choose from a variety of Asian and European dishes – the roasted duck with steamed whole fish and lemon sauce is a popular choice.
Sharky's Garden Restaurant
Cafe, Deli, Restaurant, European, $$$
Sharky’s now brings its farm to table/nose to tail culinary concept to Bagan. The popularity of its two Yangon locations
has allowed this locally owned and operated restaurant to branch out. Set within an old theater near the famous Shwezigon Pagoda in Nyaung-U, Sharky’s Bagan Deli and Café offers a spacious and delicious dining experience with a garden growing many of the ingredients featured in its dishes. Sharky’s hummus platter, pizzas and gelato are musts. Additionally, Sharky’s
partners with Balloons over Bagan
to bring made-in-Myanmar deliciousness to the skies – topped off with wine upon landing, of course.
The Moon Vegetarian Restaurant
Restaurant, Vegetarian, Asian, $$$