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"The Shan Restaurant" at the ViewPoint Lodge

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Near main bridge & canal | Near Taik Nan Bridge & Canal, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
+95 81 209 062
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Torquay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had heard about this restaurant when researching our stay in Nyaung Shwe and came here for dinner one evening. We requested an outdoor balcony table on a warm evening and it was very pleasant. We selected several tasting plates as well as a main to share which was delivered in good time and the staff were friendly and efficient.... More 

Thank Chooka57
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for sunset drinks on our first day in Inle. Sat upstairs on the balcony, and whilst it's not a sunset spot it's great place to watch the world go by. While enjoying superb cocktails we checked the menu (which on paper looked amazing and on an expensive side). Then we looked at a TripAdisor reviews (some of... More 

Thank Vita W
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Portland, Oregon
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place lives up to its name and lets you be a voyeur while you dine. We opted for a late afternoon lunch and sat on the river side since it was a bit cooler than the canal side. Since we were more thirsty than hungry we chose a few light appetizers including the chicken satay, watercress salad, green tomato... More 

Thank ZenDark30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the "sampler" and while it was interesting, it was just bites and left us wishing we had escaped the hotel for eating.

Thank juliaa982
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Viewpoint for 3 nights and ate in The Shan Restaurant each night it was so good. Great choice of dishes, all beautifully presented and delicious.

Thank KathyLBerkshire
London, United Kingdom
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Claims to serve Shan style food. Very disappointing food that lacked taste. Hotel general Manager was around and talked to all the guests.

Thank jharr1s0n
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Dropped in for lunch on our way to our stay by the Inle Lake as part of our Myanmar tour. What an amazing place and what an excellent meal. Fixed lunch menu but our first taste of green tomato salad – delicious. And there was also an avocado salad as well as chicken and fish in banana leaves to get... More 

Thank Rhuu65
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Between 3 and 4 stars. Very good service, very nice presentation, nice ambience--except for the noise from boats and trucks, and the smell of smoke from nearby fields. Interesting food, but not great; expensive for Myanmar. Definitely ask for the non-fried Shan cheese (off the menu); it's like cheese jerky. Green sauce very good. Tamarind sauce terrible (too much fish... More 

Thank T S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. There was an interesting choice of food with friendly service. Good and clean facilities.

Thank Michael H
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

If you like cooking your own skewers of food right at your table you'll love this place. They have a variety of skewers to choose from including meat and seafood. They'll even provide vegetables if you prefer the vegetarian route. We sat on the outside and once the sun goes down it gets cold quickly in the winter months so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Asian, Burmese, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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