Whilst many restaurants will be closed for the Thingyan break, a growing number of businesses are deciding to stay open for much, if not all of the upcoming holidays (April 10-19th)
Thingyan this year coincides with a government recommended “lockdown” asking people to stay at home, apart from necessary visits to purchase food & medicine. These rules will likely vary in strictness from township to township, but
I would recommend following government advice and staying at home as much as possible.
Here is a selection of restaurants & bars that will be braving the holidays and delivering across Yangon throughout.
Please note dates and timings may change, but I will do my best to keep everything updated the best I can. Do let me know if there is anyone I have missed
Pro Mart– Both Hlaing & Bahan Stores will be open 09:00-19:00 between April 10th and 19th for foods such as fresh meat, fish, vegetables and pantry items. If you would like to order by Delivery Service, please call and order to 09 – 6864 67986, 09 – 26666 0707, 09 -5152 580
Market Place by City Mart– Branches will be open 09:00-21:00 up to and including April 11th. They will be closed 12th – 17th and will reopen April 18th and 19th 09:00-21:00
Yangon Door2Door – Open between 12th April to 16th April from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, with normal operating hours starting on the 17th. Check the app for availability of restaurants
Food Panda – Opening dates unconfirmed at present but check the app for details
Grab Food – Limited to certain townships, check the Grab app for delivery availability
Hi-So Mall I must confess to not being familiar with this delivery company but according to posts they are open – has anyone used them before? Let me know about your experience in the comments…
Independent Bars & Restaurants
Beirut A new concept from the team behind the Penthouse, Levantine classics delivered directly. Check out their page for menu & contact number.
Bistro 26/Kophi Cafe– Enjoy a selection of European dishes & freshly baked pastries (click on link for full menu) Order via D2D & Hi-So Mall
Byblos(Bahan Branch) A favourite of mine for Levantine cuisine, and great pizza. Order via D2D or by contacting the restaurant directly
Coriander Leaf Popular Indian restaurant on Ahlone road, delivering across much of the City.
Hapa Coffee & CocktailsCocktails are definitely essentials these days (and coffee too) and these small format cocktails are keeping me going! Open throughout Thingyan, 10am-9pm. Contact them directly for delivery (details in link)
Mr Wok Generous portions of tasty build your own stir fries where you can customise all ingredients from style of noodles & sauces to main meat/fish/veggie components. I’m obsessed with the spicy Hanoi sauce with veggies & baby squid.
Nourish Cafe Healthy & delicious vegan food (menu in link) available by contacting the restaurant directly or via D2D. Favourites include their falafel wrap, rainbow salad, mezze platter & naked “burger”
Othentic Available directly or via D2D, their grocery range will definitely help make lockdown more tolerable (and I bet they’d include some wines or beers if you asked…)
The Penthouse – Creative European & Levantine dishes, with large format cocktails also available. Available to order via both direct delivery & delivery apps.
Prime RibOn for the carnivores! Great steaks and grilled meats, delivery from Downtown.
RTH ExpressWith the addition of beer and cookies to their menu, I reckon I could survive Lockdown on RTH Expess alone (I wont Mum, don’t worry) Available directly or most online delivery platforms, check their page (in link) for details
Swe MelA local meal concept from the team behind The Penthouse, Freezer friendly 1kg bulk orders available as well as individual portions. Check the link our for their menu & order details
I will update this as, and when I have more information, but happy eating, and happy Thingyan!
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