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"The Shan Restaurant" at the ViewPoint Lodge

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$$ - $$$
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Near main bridge & canal | Near Taik Nan Bridge & Canal, Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
+95 81 209 062
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food and a great restaurant to visit if you would like to sample traditional Shan State food. Lovely setting, get a table upstairs on the balcony and watch the world go by.

Thank rjt33
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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199 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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210 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank robert-not-home
Territoire de Belfort, France
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were kind disappointed by the tasteless meals, nicely presentation on a miniature boat but pricey for the quality. Atmosphere is OK but mostly foreigners. Definitely not the best dinner of our stay.

Thank StephanBern
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

So good the first time we came back years later! An eclectic fusion menu with combined Swiss and Myanmar influences. Recommend the set menus as a way to experience a range of different dishes. Great service and while at the pricier end for Inle food (relatively speaking but not pricey) it is well worth the cost as a similar meal... More 

Thank Chris H
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155 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Shan viewpoint is a lovely restaurant set in an old house, downstairs on the polished concrete floor are comfy looking cushioned wicker chairs and an impressive looking bar. A wide central staircase leads up to the wooden floored and elegantly set restaurant. The menu is extensive and local fusion, the prices perhaps slightly more than elsewhere but still for a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is quite elegant with a lovely fireplace downstairs. We liked the wood finishings and the upstairs outside balcony. We tried a wide assortment from the menu and found the grilled eggplant and pea leaf salads to be most to our liking. The butterfish was also well made and they offered a nice set of sauces. Servings are quite... 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
US$10 - US$30
Asian, Burmese, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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