Rakhine State restaurants

Top Choice Burmese in Sittwe


Located off Ye Dwin St on a small street directly behind the museum, this popular, friendly place does Burmese-style set meals with an emphasis on Rakhine-style spice and tartness. You could work from the English-la…
Chinese in Sittwe

River Valley Seafoods Restaurant

Popular among foreign visitors and the local gentry, Sittwe’s fanciest restaurant has a prime location on Strand Rd facing the river. There's a big garden, lit up at night, to eat in and there are many seafood optio…
Seafood in Ngapali Beach

Pleasant View Islet Restaurant

Set on a rocky islet at the beach’s southern end (you may have to wade through knee-deep surf to get to it, or catch the free boat service at high tide), this stylish eatery serves Western-influenced seafood dishes …
Asian in Ngapali Beach

Sandoway Resort Restaurant

An elegant place to dine by the beach, with one of the more creative menus among the big resort restaurants. The Italian co-owners ensure that the pasta is made al dente and you can also dip into local dishes, such …
Burmese in Mrauk U

Moe Cherry

More sophisticated than the other restaurants in Mrauk U – a shaded terrace to eat on, and tablecloths! – this is also the best place in town for both Rakhine-style curries and Chinese-Burmese fusion food. There's a…
Burmese in Ngapali Beach

Htay Htay’s Kitchen

At the northern end of the beach in Lin Tha Village, this attractive restaurant is run by a friendly couple. Expect tasty, if gentrified, Rakhine soups (if you want your food local-style – ie spicy – just ask), as w…
Burmese in Sittwe

Móun·di Stand

Móun·di, thin rice noodles in a peppery, fish-based broth, is Rakhine State's signature noodle dish. Sittwe’s best – many claim – is served at this stall (look for the green awning) facing the city hall.
Teahouse in Sittwe

Mya Teahouse

Sit under shady trees amid the potted plants and flowers at this pleasant teahouse. Good for a breakfast of fried rice, or mohinga, a fish-flavoured noodle soup (K600).
Burmese in Ngapali Beach


Popular with the locals, the Rakhine food here comes with a kick, but the spices can be toned down if you ask. Also does good grilled seafood, as well as curries and salads.
Burmese in Ngapali Beach

Green Umbrella

The pick of the beach restaurants, this long-established and reliable place offers super-fresh seafood and curries, and you can gaze out on the Bay of Bengal while eating.