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Asian, Fusion, Burmese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

I visited Sanon on my recent trip to Bagan and loved knowing about how they provide a home to disadvantaged youth of Myanmar and train them. There really are very few things that are better than supporting a place where it’s evident that your money...would directly go and improve someone’s life, right? My friends and I were running short on time and could only try the ginger salad and some tea. And, even though the salad was delicious and a true epitome of local flavours, what I loved most about this place was how kind the staff was. Everyone always served with a smile on their faces and that is reason enough to visit here, if you ask me :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2020

Thank you so much for dropping by to leave us a review - it means a lot to us! Behind every smile is an untold story to be heard: our students from underprivileged backgrounds are always happy to serve you as you are contributing to...More

Reviewed 4 May 2020

I visited for dinner as well as attending a cooking class where the staff who are all trainees in hospitality were the teachers under the guide of their tutor. I also had a great coffee there. The dinner, specially chosen for its local flavour was...delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2020

We are so glad to have you join us for the cooking class. Our students certainly add a different 'flavour' to your experience. Not only are you supporting the disadvantaged youths, you are also helping to build a better future for Myanmar. Thank you once...More

Reviewed 14 March 2020

well worth a visit, food was good but not stunning although it was tasty and the beer was cold, a little pricy in comparison to other local places but all fir a good cause.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Thanks Chris - we are a social enterprise helping underprivileged youths. With a state-of-art kitchen, Sanon trains up to 30 students each year in the hospitality trade so they can be employed by leading hotels and restaurants. Not only that, we offer customers the best...More

Reviewed 14 March 2020

Stopped here for breakfast on the way to Mandalay. The food was really nice, lovely staff, and by eating there you're supporting a great organisation that gives young people a chance to learn a trade and a language that will help them for the rest...of their lives :)More

Date of visit: March 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Thanks for the recommendation. All proceeds go towards changing lives, building a future for Myanmar youth. As a hospitality training institute, we are providing opportunities for disadvantaged youths to learn a skill that they can put to use in the future. We really appreciate your...More

Reviewed 13 March 2020

Sanon is not only a restaurant with great food and helpful nice people but also a non profit organisation which teaches young people a proper job and English skills. They support the disadvantaged people to find a job after the school and broaden their horizons....That was a pleasure to meet them and I can highly recommend cooking class as well delicious food! Great and safe place in Bagan!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

What a great snap! Thank you so much for joining our cooking class, helping to make a difference to the local community. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we offer some of the best Myanmar fusion cuisine. You can't go wrong with Sanon! Once again on...More

Reviewed 5 March 2020

We came here for dinner, read reviews and also wanted to support their advocacy. Ordered their specials for the day which was Spaghetti Bolognese with braised duck. Now I've never seen that on the meny before anywhere so decided to try that. But not to...my liking. It just doesn't go well for me. Food and drinks were a bit pricey for Bagan area. I still want to support their objective but they still need a lot of improvement in terms of customer service and menu / dish selection.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Thank you so much for your visit and feedback - we are sorry to hear the spaghetti did not meet your standards. Whilst we strive to provide customers a seamless experience, we certainly do not expect every dish to be perfect. As a training restaurant...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020

This was my 6th time coming here and I will keep coming back. I work in Mandalay and make it to Bagan a few times a year. This is my favorite restaurant here and I recommend it to everyone who visits. We celebrated my dad’s...birthday here last night and the staff made it memorable for him by coming out to sing happy birthday. We loved the squash and cheese fritters, tea leaf salad, caramelized pork, and coconut semolina cake.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

It was our absolute pleasure - our students love giving surprises to our customers! Thank you so much for celebrating this special occasion at Sanon. I hope our students made it a memorable one for your dad. We are so grateful for your continued support...More

Reviewed 1 March 2020

We were very enthusiastic when we heard about this training restaurant for local youths. Wish we had time to take a cooking class and would recommend that you do for some good fun. The atmosphere is pleasant with vibrant energy and the food certainly holds...promise. So give them support and have a decent meal here.....and talk to the kids too!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Thank you so much for your support. As one of the top restaurants in the region, we offer customers an eclectic range of Burmese fusion food, including various salads and curries with a modern twist. We are so glad to hear your visit was a...More

Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely candlelit outside terrace table (thoughtfully equipped with anti mosquito lotion) and were efficiently brought drinks. Ordered watercress pakhora for starters - delicious! Then one of us had a wonderful Burmese lentil curry and the other a burger and fries! The curry was...especially good and the service was attentive throughout, with the maitre D providing supportive oversight for the young trainees. As we were paying the bill, Sonia and Gordon, the volunteer trustees passed by and we chatted about the training foundation with them. It’s a newish Venture and it’s so good to see some Myanmar youngsters being trained up in hospitality and English! They’re doing a great job and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and dinner. You must try it...!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words. It really means a lot to us when customers like you enjoy your time at our non-profit social enterprise, helping to change the lives of the disadvantaged. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the watercress...More

Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

First and foremost, Sanon is a wonderful culinary training school/restaurant run by volunteers and staffed both in the kitchen and in the dining room by students eager to please, learn English and a restaurant skill. Your patronage will help an important cause. The management told...me that they have specifically chosen to present a menu of moderate and accessible dishes knowing that Bagan is a tourist Mecca. Probably wise. Everything the four of us eat was fine or better. The Eggplant salad was excellent. Having said that, I think they should add some local specialties/traditional dishes with a more full flavored profile. Everything we ate could also have used a good healthy oomph in flavor and spice (not necessarily hotter but certainly hotter, when appropriate). They filter all of the water they use to clean and prepare foods (and ice) which is important to know.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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sanonres, Owner at Sanon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Thank you so much for dropping by Sanon yesterday - it was our pleasure to host you. As a training restaurant, you are helping to make lives better for disadvantaged Myanmar youth. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our dishes, which features a...More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5