Rangoon - Brooklyn

4.4
119 Reviews
$31 to $50
Burmese
Serving authentic dishes inspired by family recipes, Chef Myo Moe brings to Brooklyn her Homestyle Burmese Cuisine within the elegant yet minimalist atmosphere of Rangoon restaurant. SELECT EITHER HIGH TOP, COUNTER OR REGULAR FOR INDOOR SEATING.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marc
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We waited nearly 40 minutes after our reservation time. Our appetizers were bland, seemingly missing ingredients. Our comments were met dismissively— the servers seemed uninterested in our unpleasant experience. We will not return.

Rangoon - Brooklyn
Responded a day ago

Hi Marc, thank you for the feedback. I'm really sorry you had a bad experience with us. Would you grant me a phone call; I'd like to find out more details as we are working at improving the quality of service our staff provide as well as the consistency of the food. Please call me at 917-442-0100 and ask to speak to Daniel (I'm the GM and husband of Chef Myo.) I would really appreciate.

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LaWannaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food tasted like OK thai food in like, Belzoni Mississippi. It was not what one expects in Brooklyn. Surprisingly bland. The braised pork was good though.

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RobertV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They sat us outside and the restaurant was good. This was a wonderful little gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

I went there and waited for 1 hour until the food is ready. The food taste ok but not worth the price. Waiters are nice. But wait time for the food is ridiculous.

Rangoon - Brooklyn
Responded on June 15, 2021

So sorry you had a bad experience with us. We were shorthanded in the kitchen that night. I was literally doing the dishes myself and I'm the General Manager. It's no excuse, I know, but I just want to communicate that this is not how coming here normally is. I know that night I literally comped the entire check for 2 table towards the end of the night because the food took a ridiculous amount of time to arrive and wasn't quite what it should be anyway. Please call me at 347-748-5453 -Daniel

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Vicorio1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you want interesting and tasty food, try Rangoon Burmese. The tea leaf salad is amazing, and if you like spicy, ask for them to spice it up. Glass noodle pork was good but meat was fatty. That's the only critique.

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woody
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Papaya salad, onion fritters, cold noodles, fish cakes and pumpkin stew were all outstanding. Wine program and wine pairings advice were also memorable.

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JocelynL
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful
People work here. So nice and accommodating. Awesome food.

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vipelainel
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was knowledgable and great service. Food is delicious. Space is lovely. Our only regret was that it was too cold to sit outside! Covid protocols were properly in place.

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DavidW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were extremely accommodating at the restaurant. Food was lovely and interesting. Will definitely return.

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vipClareKildare
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and so welcoming. We'll be going again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent!

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vipnapalover
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great addition to area! Excellent food, well conceived wine list and knowledgeable waiter.

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vipMargieC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful, servers very attentive without being overbearing and the garden very pleasant. I’d definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was really bad. I had been to Rangoon before a few months ago and the food was really good. So I went again with my family and it was really bad. Everything was wrong. It was tasteless and my coconut chicken noodles came with no Chicken. When I asked about it they apologized and brought the chicken separately. It didn’t really help make it better though. It was still tasteless.

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AhSc
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. So nice to be able to try Burmese cuisine

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BKGuy
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, top-notch food for a range of palettes, and a beautiful backyard garden. A new neighborhood staple for Southeast Asian cooking.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely service! Thanks for a wonderful experience.

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Betsybeyer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

These Mercer Kitchen alum have created a lovely dining experience. Really happy to have made the trek out to partake. If I lived in Brooklyn I would be a regular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the backyard outdoor seating

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vipNYClawyer
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Terrific food and the outdoor seating area in back is spacious and quiet. The chairs were a bit uncomfortable, and the pacing of the service wasn't ideal, but they might have been short staffed due to COVID. We still enjoyed our meal. The onion fritters, chicken curry and side of cucumber salad were the highlights.

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vipRonny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

sad excuse for "burmese" food; lacked basic flavor. however, the presentation makes sense why this place is popular. very "instagramable". better off having thai food.

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Madeline
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were great.

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BklynArtemis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Private and pleasant outdoor seating. Highly recommend. Thanks

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HumaI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Beef and potatoe had too much salt in it.
Chicken khau suey was bland.

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NogEgger
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The jury is in: Rangoon is an attempt to upscale classical Burmese cuisine. But in doing so it loses a lot of what makes Burmese food exciting for me. I know a lot of people compare Rangoon to places they've been in the Bay Area and maybe this is unfair because the Bay Area has a Burmese food culture, but my comparison is to Yoma in Boston, which is an extremely simple restaurant and also extremely inexpensive. By the way, I have been to those restaurants in the Bay Area and I like them a lot. But there is something bland about Rangoon and there's something overly gloppy and oily about it too. I really don't want to say that it's Burmese food for hipster Brooklyn, but I don't know what else to say!

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DrewA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food was amazing but the service was only okay. No one had approached us to see how we were doing for a long time, and then when someone finally did, we asked for our check as we were finished dinner, and were told they needed the table and we had to leave. We said - yep we just need the check! And we were told again they needed us to leave. It was a very strange and cold experience - if there was a certain time frame on the table, we were happy to abide by that, but no one approached us to check in or move us along. Unfortunately ended the meal in a weird way.

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MeganB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Rangoon is incredible - we've gotten takeout from here several times, but this was our first experience dining there and it's even more delicious. The coconut chicken noodle soup is the ultimate sophisticated comfort food!

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BKfoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We never tried Burmese food so we're not experts. It was different from what we usually eat and if I can compare it to any other SE Asian food, it would be closest to Thai maybe. The pumpkin- squash curry and Tamarind limeade are good. The service is good. Outdoor dining in the back is cute.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and everyone was nice. A lovely place!

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vipJonicarene
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very lovely brunch at Rangoon. We sat in their back garden area which was very nice. Large portions of food were a bit pricey. Great cocktails and a really good orange wine selection. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - and a lovely outside garden in back that was delightful!

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Tamar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot! Food delicious, outdoor dining has a cute setup, wish I had been hungrier to try more!

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SomeLikeItHot
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were expecting big, bold flavors and found them soft and quiet. The fish soup had no fish, little flavor, and was mostly noodles. The "street salad" tasted like it came out of a box. The tamarind pumpkin soup was decent. Maybe they are resting on their laurels a bit too much these days. I heard it used to be good.

Rangoon - Brooklyn
Responded on April 22, 2021

Hi, Chef Myo has never been about big, bold flavors. Like Pete Wells pointed out in his article on us "She doesn’t turn the knobs all the way up on fermented flavors, chile heat, pork fat and other intensifiers in an effort to to be heard over New York’s background noise, the way some chefs do. Instead she emphasizes the subtlety and freshness that Burmese cooks prize". People like different styles, that's fine. Also, you won't find fish pieces in our fish noodle soup, it's a fish broth.

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vipKristinaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and the outdoor seating was perfect. Sometimes the servers took awhile to get to us because they're running between the restaurant and the outdoor seating area, but otherwise it was absolutely perfect.

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vipTalia62
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool vibe (including lots of outdoor seating), great service, and delicious dishes - served on cute pottery. The manager was great at giving menu suggestions. The only complaint is that they ran out of some dishes. I'll definitely be back!

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Gimi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously good food and drinks with a cool modern classic vibe.

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vipUsedtonicethings
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful little restaurant! Our first time eating Burmese food and we couldn't have been more pleased.

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MZMZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointing meal and service levels. Understand we're in a pandemic but just not an enjoyable meal overall.

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Adventurousnyc
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and drinks. Lovely outdoor dining. Not too noisy on a Sunday afternoon.

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EmilyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m so sad to write this review because I was really excited to try Burmese food and this place had good reviews on Google. My 3 stars is due to two things - the food and the value.

$15 for 4 pieces of shrimp (chili shrimp) is something I have never seen or heard of, nor the group I was with. We felt robbed.

Overall the dishes need to be larger if you’re charging that much for them. It’s not a fine dining place where portions are expected to be small and expensive. It’s a casual neighborhood spot.

Chickpea curry noodles were over cooked and lacked flavor (and sauce).

Tea leaf salad lacked excitement and flavor. Just tasted like I was eating raw chopped cabbage with a neutral oil.

Rice - for that amount in those small silver bowls you should be charging $2 or $3 at most — not $5

Fish curry was really good - flavorful, soft, crispy, keep that up!

Staff was super friendly and attentive.

Rangoon - Brooklyn
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hi Emily, thank you for your feedback. As you can see on our menu our side of jasmine rice is actually $3 and comes free with the curries. The coconut rice is $4. I really don't know how anyone could be charged $5 for our sides of rice since there's specific buttons for it in our system. Also, our appetizer called "Chili Prawns" is not shrimp, it's prawns. Anyways, to each their own, that's what's greater about living in NYC. An entire spectrum of price points for everyone to find their own.

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Rangoon - Brooklyn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 442-0100.

Rangoon - Brooklyn is rated 4.4 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

Rangoon - Brooklyn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/G697A2PS166A1/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.