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"The Shan Restaurant" at the ViewPoint Lodge

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Asian, Burmese, Contemporary
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Near main bridge & canal | Near Taik Nan Bridge & Canal, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
+95 81 209 062
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our lunch here. The dishes were certainly different than we had in other places. The spices were excellent, the presentation was very interesting, and the food was very good. The service may not have been outstanding but it was fine. The staff members were pleasant and helpful. Although the restaurant is in a hotel, we did not have... More 

Thank kupunakane
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was varied and the wine list adequate. The service was faltering, but unfailingly smiley. The food was well presented, but was relatively bland. The pre-dinner cocktails I liked a lot. The food and wine was well priced, but the cost of a local bottle of beer at 4000 Kyat was a proper tourist price, but the hotel is... More 

Thank ShaunandSam2014
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful taster menu presented on a boat. There was a wonderful mix of foods washed down with local wine that was perfectly drinkable. The staff were very helpful explains the dishes. Look out onto the the street to people watch. Well worth it!. The whole experience was great set on the first floor of the Viewpoint Eco lodge hotel. We... More 

Thank Clarky57
Sydney, Australia
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221 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The degustation menu comes tantalisingly served on a long raised platter with 7 or 8 local delicacies arrayed for both entree and main course.... I could not finish it all unfortunately.

Thank SylviaScaglia
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty and authentic Shan food and very good service. This is a must-visit when you're in Inle Lake and looking for a good place to eat! Don't miss BBQ you will enjoy it!.

1 Thank marouli1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Authentic" mark for being an upscale restaurant. I could not imagine the local people would be able to afford to eat here. Authentic however as our hotel staff told us that this restaurant is know to offer an authentic taste of their local cuisine. Lovely place, great food and nice view of the river. We sat outside in a huge... More 

Thank Godwin Dumagat Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The Shan is first of all a restaurant with a great atmosphere. Very nice and classy. The staff is very friendly. But -> It is not special at all. A regular menu, not unique, and very pricy. You'll get everything on the menu in every testaurant around the corner, for half the price and twice as good. The food was... More 

Thank Josie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered a few dishes to share and this restaurant did not disappoint - the butter fish in banana leaves with aromatic Shan herbs was absolutely delicious. Everything was beautifully presented and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Aimee N
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast and also lunch there. The breakfast spread was very stylish and good. Lunch experience was not so great. Must say have had much better Shan food in the area and at much lower prices.

Thank fivestarholidays
Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Pretty terrace setting, fusion cuisine and excellent cocktails makes this restaurant a special treat at Inle Lake. I've really like to the tapas selection for tasting a lot of different kind of fusion appetizers. Probably the biggest drinks selection in town with very well made cocktails. It worth a visit for breakfast as well, the set include fresh juices, a... More 

1 Thank kingakatus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Asian, Burmese, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near main bridge & canal | Near Taik Nan Bridge & Canal, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
  • Location: Asia  >  Myanmar  >  Shan State  >  Nyaung Shwe
  • Phone Number: +95 81 209 062
"The Shan Restaurant" by ViewPoint Lodge is the best local restaurant in Myanmar according to the Routard Guide and Lonely Planet Travel Guide books. At "The Shan", you can dine while enjoying an amazing view of the canal, rice paddies and the highest mountains in the Inle region. The food and service are equal to the beautiful and exotic surroundings. "The Shan" restaurant includes a full-service bar with a wide selection of the finest wines from France, Italy and, of course, Myanmar. Yes, Myanmar!

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