Aurora Restaurant, No. 1 Yonegyi Road, Nandawunn Quar., Nyaung Shwe (opposite Hotel Amazing, east end of town, directions cave and wineries). Update April 2016: This place has been closed. (Burmese run restaurant with traditional Burmese, Chinese and Pasta dishes. The portions are large. The handmade noodles are worth a try.) 2000kyat.
Diamond Restaurant, Phaung Daw Pyan Road | Nanpan Quarter, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar, ☎ 0936015395. Authentic, delicious Indian food. Excellent choice for vegetarians (the paneer is made in-house) with plenty of options for meat-eaters. Also some tasty dessert options – try the Gulab Jamun! Owner Mr. MD is very friendly, speaks excellent English, and offers a unique insight into the daily life of the Myanma people. About 2000-4000 for a main dish.
Green Chilli Restaurant, Nyaung Shwe, ☎ 095214101. Located in Hospital road, Mingalar Qtr, Nyaung Shwe Township and offer Thai and Myanmar cuisine in upscale setting and balcony seating available.
Green Chilli Restaurant (Nampan), Nampan Village, Inle Lake, ☎ 0949589958. located in Nampan Village, Inle Lake, just next to the most visited boat building workshop in the area and 3 minutes boat trip from Golden Island Cottages I. Sister restaurant with Green Chilli Restaurant in Nyaung shwe and offers authentic Thai & Local cuisine with indoor and balcony seating, giving a unique dining experience in the middle of local stilt houses enjoying the daily activities of lake dwellers.
Golden Kite, Yone Gyi and Myawaddy Road, ☎ +9508129327. Some say it’s one of the best restaurant’s in Inle (Yaungshwe), and owner Mio personally makes the pasta and wood-oven pizza in Nyaungshwe. Others think the pizza and pasta is over-priced and over-rated, based on recent visits. Their chocolate cashew pancake is excellent and they also have cheap drinks (mojito for 2000 Ks). Open until 11pm. Service in low-season might be lousy, as the daily soaps on TV are more interesting than the customers.
Inle Heart View Organic Restaurant, North of Myant Theintan Village (pretty much exactly half the way along the road between Nyaung Shwe and Main Thouk) (This place is about 4 to 5 km out of Nyaung Shwe on the east side of the lake. You pass it if you make your way to the forest monastery at Main Thouk), ☎ 09 428314979. Good organic local food, produced from the vegetablea that grow in the fields surrounding this remote little restaurant. Perfect view on the lake, recommended for sunset. The owner is very friendly. As he runs the place on his own with the help of some family members, orders may take a while if you come with a larger group. Serves good cocktails as well. 3000-4000.
Indra Indian Food, Nyaung Shwe Down town, Yone Gyi Road (In front of Amazing Hotel), ☎ 09428333872. A small place run by a wonderful woman, Indra, serving amazing (garlic) chapatis and indian curries.
Lin Htett Myanmar Traditional Food, South-east corner of the Mingalar Market, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar. Good local food, affordable prices (even if they’re twice as high as inside the market) friendly service. But be aware: even in low-season, this place is flooded with Lonely Planet Kids wearing their authentic Longyis. About 1500-4000 for a main dish.
Lucky Star Restaurant, Museum road (follow Yone Gyi Street east direction, then cross the river, after the bridge on right hand side). Nice, cultivated little restaurant with both traditional and western food.
Try the freshly made Shan Tofu Salads in the Market You will see woman preparing these meals to go (or to eat from tiny plastic stools) in the market area. There are several other local restaurants across from the market that offer good Shan noodle soups, tea leaf salads, etc for around 1000 kyats per person.
Pancake Kingdom, by the bridge at the canal. This place has good Western pancakes (more like crepes here). Lots of options, both savory and sweet. No WiFi. Pleasant quiet atmosphere since 2014. Place to enjoy the delicious pancakes and drinks, outdoor and indoor seating. Great service. There is an internet cafe with computers attached for 500 kyats/hour, Internet reliability was hit and miss. No Wifi! edit
Paw Paw’s Pasta Restaurant, West end of Phaung Daw Pyan Rd (Next door to Cherry Queen just to the left). The owner passed away recently. The new owner are two charming ladies, fluent in English. You can enjoy authentic Myanmar food and you can chat with the ladies and see how they prepare your food in front of you in the kitchen ! A great moment with nice people. 1500-4000.
Sin Yaw Restaurant, Mingalar Ashae Street | Kantar Quarter, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar (near the Market at the corner with Yone Gyi st.). Wonderful local restaurant, with a lovely English speaking staff that give great food recommendations . The food here made us come back over and over again and was extremely affordable. Standouts included the roasted pork and tomato curry, tempura pork and onions, homemade noodles, tea leaf salad and the stuffed deep fried fish. Large portions! 1000-3000.
Unique Superb Food, 3 Myawady Road, Nyaung Shwe Township (Near Remember Guesthouse and Buddha Museum.). The name is rather cheesy and the restaurant is small and doesn’t look very promising. They are slow at cooking too. However, they make superb food, and it is fairly cheap. Around 3000 Kyats for a main dish. 4000 for a whole fish with fries
Viewpoint. Revisited Shan food with European taste and presentation. Same chef as the well known restaurant ‘le planteur’ in Yangon. Nice view on river and stupa. 15000 – 17000 kyats.
Wat Tao. The owner is one of the friendliest and most humble persons you can meet in Nyaung Shwe. He serves the most amazing and fresh aubergine, potatoe and beans dish in the cutest little restaurant, which is named after his youngest son. This will make your day! edit
Smiling Moon Restaurant, Yone Gyi Rd. Great price on milkshakes and lassi. The food is another story, eat somewhere else. Owner also changes money.
Shwun Lae Wai, No. 6 Museum Road, Thazi Qtr, Nyaung Shwe, ☎ 09428314005, 0949360868. Good quality and well priced Burmese and Chinese food and beer. Seems to be pretty much undiscovered by tourists as not mentioned in any guides — and all the better for it — but the staff are very friendly and speak enough english. Easily found diagonally opposite the Paradise Hotel, it stands out even more at night with pretty fairy lights over the outside area. Of perhaps the greatest note is that it seems to stay open later than most places in Nyaung Shwe (most shut up by 10 at the latest), so a good option to pop in for a late beer.
Ever Green Restaurant, Museum Road, Thazi Quarter, Nyaung Shwe. A very small but exceptionally friendly restaurant on Museum road as you head away from the market and just past the Lotus Restaurant. Run by a young couple, we visited it on its first night open for some beers. They also boast a cocktail menu, although didn’t try when we went. They serve both Burmese and Western food with a couple of tables on their small outside porch as well as a few inside.
Yaung Chi Oo, Yone Gyi Rd (opposite of a monastery – see monks walking through the gate as you sip your drink), ☎ 09 4283 24193. Beautiful lassis and seasonal fruit juices from a lovely lady. Spotless toilet in the backyard (take off your shoes and use their flipflops).
Shan Land a local friendly bar with nice wooden furniture and bartender woman. Draught beer is 600 kyat and local rum and whiskey are also cheap and pleasant. They do food too. Next to the channel, north of the market. For you to work out.