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“Fantastic fresh food, great value, friendly owners” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Thi Dar Restaurant

San Thi Dar Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 115 Restaurants in Bagan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Burmese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic fresh food, great value, friendly owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

A tiny, unassuming place with the best value food I have had in Myanmar. Incredibly friendly owners serve up wonderful, freshly prepared food in huge servings. Great flavors and much better than most places in Bagan.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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barcelona
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nicest people in Asia run this restaurant, generous and good food too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We ate here for dinner on our second night in Bagan, as Myinkaba is the village on the way back to New Bagan from Old Bagan. The place was emplty when we arrived and doesn't look special, but the older couple cooking and running it are AMAZINGLY nice and generous. The food itself is simple, Burmese-family veg fare, but be warned, the portions are ENORMOUS and so three dishes was too much for 2pax to share. And then the patron brought out a 4th dish (stir-fried vegetables) for us to have ON THE HOUSE.and then FRUIT on the house for dessert..and were happy to chat a bit afterward as well (and he has the best map of Bagan blown-up on the wall as well). Very sweet. And ridiculously cheap, all this for less than $10 for 2 pax. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank geishagourmet
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New York City, New York
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165 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great lunch with hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Park your bike here between temple hopping and settle in for some great eggplant curry. Tea leaf salad is a Burmese speciality not to be missed and they make a nice version. Owner is friendly and very positive.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Cheap interesting food, Friendly owner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Small restaurant. Owner and his wife were very friendly. Mainly vegetarian food. Very cheap.
We ordered: Bean curry & rice. Fried tofu & rice. In total, we paid $2.40 for two people. Large servings too.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pekopoko
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Salem, Oregon
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Incredible Myanmar hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

To be honest, I was surprised to find other TripAdvisor reviews here. I felt like I discovered this place myself! :-) But the reviews are well deserved, and I'm happy to see that like me other guests were so impressed by the warmth of the owners here that they also felt compelled to review the restaurant. Don't miss it. A great place for a break while you are scooting around Bagan on your e-bike.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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