This is one of the best restaurants Davao has to offer. The food is western for the most part, but numerous Filipino dishes are available. They have a breakfast buffet that is one of the best in Davao City. Actually, it may be the only breakfast buffett still operating, at least the only one I know of.
Aside from the best mango shake in the world, one appeal is they have a good selection of Filipino foods, but there is a fair selections of foods to appeal to the Western palet. They have a great selection of food, omlets can be customized with a nice selection of add in for your omlet and nice selection of meat, generally ham and bacon.
Besides having a great selection of foods, it tastes good also!
Favorite Dish: You've got to try the mango shake. It'll drop your body temperature by 10 degrees, maybe 20 degrees!!! It is cold and refreshing. I've had them from a lot of places in the Philippines, but this one is the BEST!!!
This is always our very first stop after we arrive in Davao, and it always will be, unless I can find a better mango shake somewhere else. But I doubt I ever will. The best part of trying to find the best mango shake is trying them all!!!
warm and cozy ambiance ,reminiscent an italian setting. As you dine here, sit back and enjoy the traditional italian decor of paintings, soft glowing candle light and chianti bottles as you listen to music of the famous classical Boccelli and Pavarotii and some Italian songs of Mina, Celentano, Zuccnero and Eros Ramazzoti on its background...
So if you want homemade ,quality food and personalized service on a very reasonable prices prepared to order by the only Italian Chef in Davao, Chef Fabrizio? Then come to this place.Its a must see restaurant. Its perfect for families, special events,food trip or just a good old fashioned meal.
Favorite Dish: Tagliatelle I Fughi e Noci..a fresh homeade pasta with fresh mushroom, walnuts and cream.
Risotto Al Tartufo Nero..Italian Rice with Black Italian Truffle & Mushroom Cream
14 diameter Napoli Pizza
This restaurant was an incredible value. I bought dinner for 5 adults & 3 kids for less than $25. The food was exceptional and the service was even better!
I loved the fact they had an incredible childrens play area where they could play, as long as they were supervised by someone responsible. It was a great combination!
Favorite Dish: Almost anything barbecued.
I am Italian living in italy. I work around the world and i try a new Italian restaurant in Davao; called Antichi Sapori Ristorante. The menu is good and the special offer by Chef Fabrizio are very high quality. The level of the food are very good and the chef very accomodating. The pizza is very big and good. I can say that this place can compite with ,any restaurant in Italy.
Favorite Dish: Is many i try The tagliatelle with Truffle & Mush room are very taste and creamy. The penne with Sundry Tomatoes and Shrimps are mouthwatering. And the meat. the Tenderlion served in many different sauce from Green Pepper sauce to Artichokes or Mushroom Sauce cook really as you ask.
Typical Chinese restaurant so don't expect a quiet meal. Very reasonable prices and food is tasty! I visit this restaurant every time I go home. Or I always order take-out!
Favorite Dish: Steamed Garlic Prawns/Lobsters, Lohanchay, Hot-Sour Soup
For the most part the athmosphere is not unlike other quick service eateries fouind in malls or as stand alone units in the Philippines or in the USA. One difference is that they offer unlimited rice with your meal and there is always someone roaming about and weaving in and out of the seats and ever shifting crowd to offer you an extra scoop or two of rice.
The tables are a little smaller than what we would usually experience here, but despite the more compact size of the dining area their food packs a pretty big punch with flavor, quantity and most importantly QUALITY.
This was unique. As I paid for our lunch one day (I was using cash) I didn't have the right change and they didn't have the right combination of cash to give me my change. The girl at the register wrote on my reciept that they owed me a certain amount of change. I'd never experienced that before. Anyhow, after we ate I went back to the register and they gave me my change with no questions.
Favorite Dish: This small chain has some of the best chicken I've had anywhere. It has what I would describe as the perfect smoked flavor.
They have a soup Beef Sinagang that has become my favorite soup. This tangy soup really explodes with a unique flavor. If I were going to have a meal catered from all of my favorite restautrants in Davao, Insal would provide both chicken and this beef sinigang soup.
I think its more hodgepodge European than real French food. Ambiance very cozy although it reeks of pretentiousness. If you like the kiss in the air crowd, then you'll feel at home here. I had bolognaise which was so watery it tasted like watered down ketchup. Minestrone was likewise very watery and not at all hearty. Their coffee was very fluffy. Not a restaurant for the serious gourmand.
Don't think I'm crazy for including this, but I really feel it will give a more complete and balanced view of the restaurant situation in Davao. I was extremely impressed with one fast food restaurant that wasn't there (that I know of on our last trip), but has seemed to have experienced an explosion in growth. It's Chow King.
I'd love to own a franchaise of one of these!
The food is GOOD and INEXPENSIVE. There is also an excellent VARIETY of foods to choose from and it actually tastes good!
These restaurants are clean.
Favorite Dish: The noodle soup, fried chicken and lumpia shanghai are my favorites! They even have COLD Diet Coke!
A restaurant about equal with the Insular Waterfront Hotel is the Apo View Hotel. We ate there numerous times (in part because of its proximity to where we were). The service is excellent ant the food is also excellent.
They had the largest selection of different kinds of food. Locals and Westerners frequent this place. it is also a great value.
It is slightly more formal than the Waterfront, but the athmosphere is friendly and relaxed.
Favorite Dish: ***2010 UPDATE***
The buffet at the Apo View hotel is not longer being offered. This is to bad. I don't know when it changed, but it did. Apo View is a quality place and it's a shame they no longer offer this service.
The Apo View Hotel is large enough to host a variety of events. This trip we had 3 weddings to attend and/or participate in with friends of ours who got married. One was held at the Apo View Hotel. These are photos of that event and the grounds.
Harana Restaurant is one of the more popular restaurant complex in davao City and they offer filipino and regional specialties like the Tuna Panga (jaw), the Bariles (Tuna Belly) the tuna eggs and the tuna kinilaw (ceviche) and other regional specialties like the humba (meat stew) and the assorted sugba (grilled) sea foods and meats. The whole place is like a complex with three restaurants. The veranda type serves grilled food. The second one serves Mongolian dishes and the third one serves the Filipino dishes. You can also choose the sea foods like the tuna or the squid or shrimps and others at the mini wet market of the restaurant and cook it whatever you want (with a cooking charge fee included). The place has a large playground for kids. It is a family restaurant owned by the Lizada clan which still serves the locals and tourists up to this day. The Harana restaurant has long been regarded as one of the pillars of the restaurant industry in Davao and is located at the Food street of F. Torres Street.
Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everday
Favorite Dish: the tuna panga (jaw) and the grilled tuna eggs are my favorite bestsellers of the restaurant. other favorites of mine are the Pork barbecue.
you would spend about 400 per person for a 5 course meal here!