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Beloved SGV Burmese Restaurant Daw Yee Myanmar Has Closed

Daw Yee’s Silver Lake branch continues to operate

Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe, San Gabriel
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Along with Yoma Myanmar, and a sprinkling of other Burmese places in the SGV, Daw Yee was one of the original places to get the unique Southeast Asian cuisine with specialties like tea leaf salad and mohinga, a curried noodle dish, to the greater LA area. When Daw Yee Myanmar Corner opened in Silver Lake, it was a big step toward bringing Burmese cuisine to the mainstream, and while that restaurant has been mostly successful, with strong reviews from Jonathan Gold and Yelp, this original spot in San Gabriel couldn’t hold on because of a lease issue.

Perhaps it will open again somewhere else in SGV. Eater reached out to Daw Yee, but wasn’t able to receive a response. In the meantime, here’s a video for Daw Yee Myanmar Corner, still open in Silver Lake.