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    Inasal Chicken: Chicken

    by Iluv2surf2 Written Apr 10, 2010

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    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.

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    Claude's: Ladidah restaurant

    by eversure Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    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.

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    Chow King: Fast Food

    by Iluv2surf2 Updated Apr 12, 2007

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    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!

    Chow King Chow King

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    Apo View Hotel: Apo View Hotel

    by Iluv2surf2 Updated Apr 10, 2010

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    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.

    Apo View Hotel Apo View Hotel Grounds Chairs for guests of Mae and John's wedding Reception room at Apo View Mae & John

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    Harana Restaurant: Local and Filipino Dishes (part 1)

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    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!

    welcome inside tuna panga fried chicken inihaw na baboy
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    Vista Restaurant Eden Nature Park: Restaurant Among the Mountains

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    located at an elevation of 2630 feet above sea level in the Mount Apo Mountain Range and the park was formerly a denuded area due to illegal logging but was replanted and restored into a 80 hectare man made local park with many amenities. The Vista restaurant is the main dining area of the Eden nature Park Complex. The Vista Restaurant offers lunch and dinner buffett specials at 550 pesos per person but they also ala carte meals for people not into buffetts and the specials here are local specialties like the Humba (meat stew), fresh garden salads and specialty dressings, sinugba (grilled sea foods and meats) and fresh fruit coolers and green teas. The restaurant can seat up to 150 persons in the main dining hall.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the local specialties like the assorted salads like the fern salad with assorted dressings, the sinugba (grilled sea foods and meats) and their version of the green tea infused with pandan leaves which were wonderful.

    inside logo food have a green tea infused with pandan drink outside
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  • Claude's cafe de Ville: If you are homesick

    by Popmafruit Written Aug 21, 2003

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    If you are a long time form home and want to feel the ambience of your own Europe please visit the restaurant of Claude.
    Really perfect fish and beef and a good selection of french wines.
    After the meal with a good calvados you can look back at a perfect eveing in a very pleaseent French ambience.

    Favorite Dish: Prime steak

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    Harana Restaurant: Local and Filipino Dishes (part 2)

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    Part two of my Harana Restaurant Tips with more pictures. they serve assorted local specialties.

    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!

    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!

    eating inside tuna eggs sea food mini wet market price of sea foods
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    Malagos Garden Restaurant: Restaurant in Malagos Garden and Resort

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    they serve assorted local and filipino food here at the main dining area of the sprawling Malagos Garden and Resort in davao City. The three restaurants of the Malagos Garden resort are the Koi Restaurant, the View Deck Grill and the Garden Restaurant (where my tip is based). The Malagos Resort is a 12 hectaure mini park paradise with various activities there like bird feeding, koi feeding, butterfly release and more and after a strenous activity in tropical heat, what a better way to refresh and recharge at the huge Garden Restaurant. The tour package of the Malagos Resort includes a mini buffett of Afternoon meals (merienda) included in the package or you can just order ala carte with the average orders at about 150 to 200 pesos per meal. The food here is not that spectacular but the scenery and the ambiance is.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm everday

    Favorite Dish: the pancit canton and the fresh watermelon juice are very refreshing and a way to recharge.

    inside meals pancit watermelon juice outside
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    Tsuru: Tsuru

    by crazydigger Written Sep 8, 2002

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    My family's favorite for years but prices have really gone up. To get a good meal, be prepared to shell out 400-500 pesos! Expensive considering that this is in Davao City. Has Sunday buffets.

    Favorite Dish: California Maki - the best I ever tasted anywhere!

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  • AHFAT Seafood Restaurant

    by Mayonie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    AHFAT Seafood Restaurant
    simple Hong Kong style ambience, delicious food, swift service and affordable price..best value!

    Favorite Dish: seafood roll(deep fried prawn/fish/crab meat coated in flour and bread crumbs, other seafood dishes, sweet and sour pork, etc

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  • Jack's Ridge

    by Mayonie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Jack's Ridge
    perched on a ridge overlooking the city, spectacular view of the city lights at night. Adjacent to the restaurant is Kai's, a bar featuring live bands almost nightly and Karlo's Coffee Station, a lovely coffee shop with an outdoor area with superb view of the city.

    Favorite Dish: grilled specials- spare ribs, chicken, etc

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    Tsuru: truly Japanese

    by eversure Written Sep 16, 2007

    Very japanese taste and delicious. Their tuna sashimi is the freshest I've ever tasted here in the Philippines. So meaty and tender. My husband ordered wakadori (fried chicken bits with ginger) which was also very tasty. I ordered tonsai (beef strips with mushroom and cabbage in a hotpot) which was a bit bland but just right with the sauce. Their cooking is subtle and grows on your palate.

    Favorite Dish: All the food we ordered tasted good. We are definitely going back.

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  • Cafe Mediterranean: A Dining Experience

    by kate.legaspi Written Sep 29, 2007

    This restaurant is a collection of different cuisines from the vast Mediterranean, the Middle East to Italy, France and Spain. The interior and music contributed to the Mediterranean feel.

    Favorite Dish: My personal favorites are Tunisian Fish, Lamb Stew, Moussaka and Eggplant Parmigiana. They also serve Chicken, Beef and Lamb Gyros (with Regular Pita or Whole Wheat Pita), Kebabs with Butter Rice (my favorite), Rice Pilaf or Couscous, Pizzas and Pastas. Also try their Baklava a la Mode (a sticky dessert made with layers of pastry dough, syrup and nuts then topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup).

    Moussaka with Butter Rice

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    ASEYA BISTRO: NICE TASTY AND GOOD VALUE

    by dobbyibanez Written Feb 6, 2007

    Its a Hhotel restaurant but not hotel owned. The name says bistro but it doesn't have a bistro atmosphere. Just recently renovated (i can still sense a faint smell of fresh paint) theres a lot of pilipino food and its darn good as well as a selection of japanese, thai and other asian dishes. (The owner wife is half japanese born and raised in japan and the husband is a certified foody) The food is very very affordable to the business traveler at one dollar for a good sandwhich to 3 dollars for a seafood kamameshi with imported japanese rice. The place is light and airy. The piped in music is soft and non obstrusive) Very clean and the waiter very hospitable.

    I liked the chicken kamameshi which is a kettle cooked rice with minced chicken on top, the rice is definitely japanese and it is served in the authentic kamameshi container, try also the Phad thai noodles and the papaya salad as well as thier sinigang soups

    Favorite Dish: I like the chicken kamameshi but the phad thai is a very close copy of the ones you get in bangkok streets so I also like it.

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