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Welcome to Sanon

Sanon is a Social Enterprise - a not for profit business with a specific social objective

Great food and changing the lives of disadvantaged youth

April-Sep: Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday). 10.00am-10.00pm
Oct-March: Open 7 days. 10.00am-10.00pm

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The Sanon Training Restaurant is operated by the MYDI (Myanmar Youth Development Institute). MYDI conducts Sanon as a non-profit social enterprise organization in Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar.

Our core strategic aim is to:

"Train up to 30 students at a time, assist them to gain employment and monitor them for a further two years"

The function of the Project via the Sanon Training Restaurant is to train disadvantaged youth in hospitality and English, find them employment and monitor them for a further two years to assist them integrate into the workplace and have a successful career in the hospitality and tourism industries.

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Our Vision and Goals

To empower a generation of young people to become Myanmar’s industry leaders in hospitality and tourism.

We aim to train up to 30 students per year, find them employment, and monitor them for a further two years.

Meeting vocational and industry needs and provide 1,000 students with training. Operate multiple successful venues within a for-profit social enterprise business model. Operate as an almost self sustaining business with additional support from the donors wishing support our work.

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Our menu is MSG-Free

V=Suitable for Vegetarians, M=Traditional Myanmar Dish, S=Can Be Spicy

A Training Restaurant

More about our Training program

Find out more about Bagan and the Sanon Training Restaurant

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Help us Help them

Become a Regular Supporter
and a 'Friend of Sanon’

By making a regular contribution less than $2.00 USD a day) you can support a student through our training program.

Our training program aims to provide our students with the skills and experience to pursue a career in hospitality.

Your support will help give a disadvantaged young person the opportunity to have a new life and brighter future.

Become a regular supporter

All donations are used to maintain the operation and development of the training restaurant, sustain and support the students, employ expert training staff, operate the training program and monitor and mentor each student in their place of work after graduation for a further two years. Click here for more information about our training program

Make a Single Donation

You can also make a one-off donation to help support or program which is also greatly appreciated.

Make a single donation

Myanmar Youth Development Institute LogoThe Myanmar Youth Development Institute (MYDI) is a Myanmar not for profit social enterprise that raises funds to develop and implement projects that aim to improve the lives of disadvantaged Myanmar youth. The MYDI was established by five businessmen with many years of experience in the hospitality and food industry.

Our Vision

To empower a generation of young people to become Myanmar’s industry leaders in hospitality and tourism.

The Institute

Provides formal education beyond the classroom in a 12-month training program with a focus on: 

  • learning skills for employment

  • empowering both men and women, and

  • developing skills for life


Why We Chose Myanmar

  • Tourist potential is enormous
  • Desperate need in Myanmar for quality training
  • High levels of disadvantaged youth
  • High Unemployment
  • It's about the hardest place on earth to do business
  • Something new for trrlyanmer - giving a'westernized' Burmese culinary experience
  • Success in training youth and securing them employment has certain and immediate economic flow-on effects for the student and his or her family


Our Location

Pyu Saw Hti Street
next to Nyaung U Thante Hotel
Bagan, Myanmar

Open Hours

April-September: Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday).
Closed for Thingyan Holidays in April

October-March: Open 7 days. 

Note the Kitchen closes at 9.30pm

Got an Inquiry or Question?

Phone: +95 9 45195 1950

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