Padonmar Restaurant was founded in early 2003 by a Belgian and Thai couple selling Thai cuisine only. They couldn’t penetrate the restaurant market in Yangon and invited the present owner Sonny Aung Khin to join them. Sonny joined “La Padoma Restaurant and Bar” and changed the name correctly to “Padonmar Restaurant” (Lotus flower in Myanmar Language). Sonny brought in his expertise and knowledge about the restaurant business and introduced ‘Fine Dining’ Myanmar and Thai cuisine. He made Contracts with over 100 Tour Operators and also promoted to attract the attention of local expats, Myanmar and foreign entrepreneurs in Yangon, Diplomatic Corps, NGOs and overseas visitors.
Padonmar Restaurant was first opened at No. 78 Inya Road, one of the top residential area in Yangon, from 2003 to 2010 and after expiry of 7 years rental contract, relocated at No.105/107, Kha-Yae-Bin Road, Dagon Township, another high class residential area in the midst of international hotels, foreign Embassies, business companies etc. The new location is very popular with the guests staying at the prestigious The Governor’s Residence, just 15 minutes pleasant walk from the Restaurant. The magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda, the National Museum, Bogyoke Market are also 15 minutes drive only from the Restaurant.
The 50 years old residential house
is converted into the now famous and dubbed the “most beautiful
Myanmar Restaurant“ in Yangon, the country’s commercial capital.
When you enter the Restaurant which is off the Main Roads with
spacious car parking for the big tour buses as well as the private
cars of the customers, you are welcomed by the elegant old house
front decorated with gold leafed wood carvings of the Bat’s wings
and the spacious garden with colorful plants and trees and multi
colored paper lanterns. When you enter the Restaurant you cannot
resist the popular Padonmar Rum Sour and cool Myanmar Beer in the
Royally decorated Mandalay Bar. Then, you will enter the modern
Maroon and Yellow colored walls dining room with two old portrait
paintings of Sonny’s mother by the well known Myanmar and
Polish-American artists. This room is appropriately named “Mother’s
Love Dining room”. When you go upstairs you are transferred back a
thousand years with all the four dining rooms decorated with the
scenes of the 11th Century Bagan Ananda Pagoda, the indoor Golden
Palace rooms, the famous upper level of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda and
recently discovered Kakku” pagodas in the Shan States.
The new Restaurant has a beautiful
garden decorated with colorful lanterns and hanging lights enhancing
the beauty of the large trees and plants. The Garden can seat 60 to
80 guests in the cool evenings. Next to the main building is “THE
HUT” which can accommodate 150+ guests beautifully decorated with
colorful lamps. The superb wall painting will make you feel you are
dining at the edge of the Lake. The HUT also has a Pool table to
show off your skills knocking a few balls.
Padonmar is the best restaurant in Yangon to experience the
authentic Home-cooked Myanmar and Thai cuisine.
Address: No.105/107, Kha-Yae-Bin Road, Dagon Township,
between Pyi Daung Su Yeik Tha (Halpin) Road and Manawhari Road/ Ahlone Road, Yangon, Myanmar.
(near The Governor’s Residence)
Tel/Fax No: (+95 1) 538 895
Tel: (+95 1) 01 122 0616, (+95 9) 7302 9973, 7310 8608, 540 9469, 7324 2410