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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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Telford, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here as part of a tour group, as did every other tour group it seems so not a great choice for independent travellers. You sit outside under the shade of the trees and eat fro a set menu, the food was barely warm but edible. They clearly have a captive market here with the tour groups but if... More 

Thank Emma G
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you want to eat while visiting Inwa/Ava then this is it and considering that they have a monopoly, it's not bad. We were brought here by our guide after the horse cart tour, as I guess is the case with a lot of diners. Dining is outside under the shade of trees and shade cloths. The setting is relatively... More 

Thank nojoNbeans
Istanbul, Turkey
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270 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

After a jumpy horse carriage ride in the fields, visiting the temples, this restaurant is a nice stop to rest before embarking the boat. It is nice to eat outside in the garden. The food is okay but not special.

Thank Nesligul D
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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7 restaurant reviews
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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184 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 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 22 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 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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331 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 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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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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?