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Garden of the Small River Restaurant

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Unmade Road From the Ferry to the Monastery, Mandalay, Myanmar
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there for lunch as a couple. The restaurant garden looks really nice and had a great atmosphere. At the time we went to the restaurant it was quite busy and a lot of groups were eating lunch there. It was hard to find a place at the beginning and a waiter sent us to another restaurant on the... More 

Thank reisepack
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here while on a tour of the area from Mandalay. The weather was perfect for the outdoor seating; we're not sure it would be so good during the hot season ! As we were part of a group our food had been pre-arranged, and as vegetarians we were little concerned there would be enough to eat, but... More 

Thank Johnpsau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nice space to sit and eat your lunch after sight seeing. We were taken here on a tour and the catering was good. Food was nice. Recommend it.

Thank Craig S
Davis, California
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We went to this place for lunch after horse cart tour. It is outside seating surrounded by many trees. We ordered fried veggie vermicelli noodle and fried watercress and steamed rice. Food was very tasty and portion was generous. Waiter was nice and spoke good English and food price was reasonable.

Thank JaneJ2010
The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Setting is very nice in open area under the trees. Restaurant caters too large tourist groups and it looked like thekitchen can handle the large groups as we did not have to wait long for our food. Some dishes were nice, but oily. Fried noodles not impressive. Lots of waiters running around but not well organized. Bathrooms not very clean.... More 

Thank Sebastiaan_family
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

A nice place with a tree-shaded garden. Good choice and quality of food, cold drinks. Clean restrooms. Very friendly staff

Thank catztravelling
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Good spot for lunch after visiting Inwa sites. Had main courses for about 4-5k Kyat - both reasonably good. Nice shaded pavilions well spread out with separate blocks for kitchens, toilets, etc. Careful though there's a large dog that likes to doze in one of the toilet cubicles - don't step on him by mistake!

Thank rover257
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Was taken here by my guide after the horse and cart ride so good to be stationary and in the shade of the trees. The food was fine but being outside it was a very basic place and there were a lot of insects which was unpleasant. It was fairly quiet when I was there so service was quick. Excellent... More 

Thank Bro44
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Excellent food: I would say our choices were more Chinese food than Burmese, but that's probably because we chose what we knew and liked. The menu was slighty confusing - 6 pictures on a page don't obviously match the 10 items listed. Visiting Ava (aka Inwa) on a day trip from Mandalay. We came over on a small boat and... More 

Thank DrVon2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Food is lovely. Nice place to stop lunch in Ava. Very relaxing. Chicken with cashew, steam fish with lemon and chicken with pineapple ( if it is available) are popular dishes of this restaurant. The dishes are quite big. I recommend you to stop lunch break when you go and visit Ava.

Thank Ladi Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Burmese, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unmade Road From the Ferry to the Monastery, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Location: Asia  >  Myanmar  >  Mandalay Region  >  Mandalay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?