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    Penong's BBQ Seafood and Grill: Some of the best seafood in the Philippines

    by BarryBraund Updated Mar 31, 2013

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    We saw Penong's from the road and it looked busy. Hoping this was a good sign, we went in. Some busy places keep you waiting a long time, but here the service was friendly, organised and efficient.

    We ordered a variety of seafood and pork and chicken kebabs. It was all cooked with a great smokey BBQ flavour. brought to you freshly cooked and hot.

    Great food at low prices!

    Favorite Dish: All the food was good here, but in particular the blue marlin and squid.

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    Dusk till Dawn: Davao's best kept secret!

    by tsokoholic Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    They serve Native chicken Barbecue, pork barbecue, grilled seafood. kinilaw (raw fish in vinegar dressing), soup. The place has no airconditioning but is clean. Food is only cooked upon ordering.

    Favorite Dish: They serve the best Native Chicken Barbecue in Town. Be sure to ask for the marinade sauce when they serve you the chicken. Add soy sauce and kalamansi and dip the chicken in. Yum! eat while its hot. Try the imbao soup & the lato salad (sea weeds).

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  • yellow fin: place is great we just got back from eating.

    by pauly77bud Written Dec 9, 2010

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    Food was good, the front part of the resturant is buffet style, however if you walk to the back it is resturant style w/air conditioning. Menu goes from steak to seafood and all was well. Inexpensive as well.

    Favorite Dish: spicy shrimp as well as the mixed seafood soup, enough for three or four.

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    Ahfat Seafood Plaza: Delicious local Chinese

    by iclee Updated Nov 24, 2010

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    Fast service, extensive menu, attentive waiters, fresh SEAFOOD.

    If you think that's your cup of tea then go to Ahfat.

    They have branched out to several outlets nearby to accommodate the growing demand for Ahfat's dishes.

    They accept credit cards and are open . You have a choice between frozen lobster or fresh-swimming-in-the-tank ones. :)

    Favorite Dish: Crispy noodle.

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  • Kangaroo: Best coffee house in Davao City

    by evangelistdan Updated Mar 24, 2010

    This is absolutely the best coffee house in Davao City. The help is very friendly and helpful. The food and the coffee are simply great. It is also a very quite and relaxing place to go. The decor is very pleasing and t's very very clean. The Civit coffee is great.
    I highly recommend this place. I'm from the USA and I make it a point to visit here every time we come to visit. The US coffee shops can't even come close to this place.

    Favorite Dish: The coffee is the best.

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    Kanaway Restaurant- Ecoland: Local food

    by catadorganizer Written Sep 22, 2009

    Kanaway-Ecoland doesn't exist anymore. The place was changed to Emer's Hotel and Resort. The sea shore was blocked by a wall already. We didn't eat there, we just inspectd the place coz its not the same as desrcibed in 2005, in the previous review.

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    Penong's: Fresh Seafood

    by catadorganizer Updated Sep 22, 2009

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    The ambience is cozy, you will feel that you are in the local area. It was fully packed, we have to stand up after our dinner to give way to new comers.

    Favorite Dish: Tuna kilawin is like tuna sashimi but in vinegar. The tinolang isda with "kulot-kulot" is intriguing but the "Kulot-kulot" was not available, we ordered it just the same, with same price. Our dinner for five cost P605; tinola, kinilaw and crispy pata. Unlimited rice for p15 each.

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    Basti's: Relaxed

    by monina_c Written Aug 30, 2009

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    They serve local and international dishes. The resto is located on the Ground floor of Victoria Mall.
    The crew are nice and well trained... the service is quick. Most important of all is that their ladies room is clean and well kept.

    Favorite Dish: I liked their durian smoothie and the pesto isn't bad. :)

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    Toryano: Local Food

    by monina_c Updated Mar 16, 2009

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    This is touted to be one of the best in local cuisine.
    They are reputed to serve the best grilled native chicken in the city so I just had to try it.
    Toryano's is located in front of the Apo View Hotel and next door to D'Counter Executive Dormitory. The place is clean and the food crew neat. They have all-rice-you-can-eat promo. They have a crew who walks around the resto with a rice basket ready to top your plate as often as you want. :)

    Favorite Dish: The grilled native chicken was a little tougher than the broiler but it was more flavorful. the marinade was nothing fancy so the natural flavors of the meat dominated the food. I ordered their grilled pork which was also served simply. The imbao (mangrove clam, Anodontia edentula) soup was interesting (the restaurant orders it from General Santos everyday). They also serve beers and other alcoholic drinks.

    All the food served in Toryano's can be shared by two persons so the price isn't so bad... in fact it is dang reasonable. I had a hard time finishing everything I ordered since I went to dinner alone... BTW, the resto is safe for lone women travelers. Most patrons are yuppies and family units out to have a good, filling meal or maybe a couple of bottles of ice cold beer before heading home from work.

    imbao soup
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    Karlo's Coffee Station: Sip Some Lovely Coffee and Drink in the Scene

    by KookieDough Written Feb 3, 2009

    I was able to go to 3 cafes in Davao City and Karlo's Americano tops the list for me. It has the right flavor and smoothness.

    A tall cup of Americano costs PHP56. I also ordered a slice of Chocolate cake, PHP78.40, which tasted good enough - nothing out of the ordinary, but it's dark and delicious.

    Karlo's Coffee Station, being located at Jack's Ridge, gives a gorgeous view of Davao City. It is a must to go here in after dinner. A great place for relaxing and chatting with your friends.

    Karlo's Coffee Station's Chocolate Cake Actual view from my seat at Karlo's Coffee Station
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    Taklobo Restaurant: Excellent View, Food Just OK

    by KookieDough Written Feb 3, 2009

    This is one of the outlets located on Jack's Ridge - the recommended hangout location for people who'd like to see the gorgeous mountaintop view of Davao City. Best to go here in the evening.

    However, don't expect anything extraordinary about Taklobo's dishes. The grilled squid was just fine, nothing special. I ordered the suha (pomelo) shake, thinking that it would taste great, because, after all, Davao boasts of their homegrown pomelos. I was disappointed, because it tasted more like sugar and water - not much of the sweet and sour pomelo taste there.

    However, my husband and I loved their Fresh Mushroom Soup with Sili (Chili) Leaves. I've never thought of putting in sili leaves in clear mushroom soup. I'm actually thinking of trying it at home.

    Price is much like all the other restaurants in Davao City - very reasonable. About 150-200 per dish which is good for two persons.

    Taklobo's Grilled Squid Restaurant overlooking Davao City

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    Luz Kinilaw Place: No-Frills Tuna Place

    by KookieDough Written Feb 3, 2009

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    My husband and I had our first lunch in Davao in this restaurant. And I guess traveling to Davao City is not complete without eating at Luz Kinilaw Place. This is as local as you can get.

    Fresh tuna, which is a pride of Davao, is grilled right in front of the restaurant and served without any sauce or fancy stuff. I personally recommend the grilled tuna panga. Of course, their specialty, tuna kinilaw (ceviche), is something that you should order. Bite-size pieces of fresh raw tuna is simply tossed with onions and ginger. It is, by the way, served without vinegar. You just pour the vinegar right before you eat it.

    Price is definitely reasonable. We had to ask for just a half-order of the grilled tuna panga, PHP250, which is already good for 3-4 persons. One whole tuna panga is at PHP440. Kinilaw is at PHP80.

    Fresh seafood grilled right in front of the resto The famous %iKinilaw%i Enjoying the Grilled Tuna %iPanga%i
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    Ah Fat at Victoria Bajada: Craving for Chinese Food??

    by christmay28 Written Oct 4, 2008

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    Ah Fat is located at Victoria Bajada.. It is a Chinese Restaurant which caters big groups like family dinners or birthday celebrations.. It is not advisable for couples because of their big servings, unless you have big appetites.. The price is soo reasonable and the food is fresh and really delicious..

    Favorite Dish: The restaurants specialty are crabs.. but i suggest to order also the sweet and sour lapu-lapu..

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    Kangaroo Coffee Company: It's Hopping in Davao!

    by tsokoholic Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    A newly opened homegrown coffeeshop that has been making waves in Davao. They serve excellent coffee, yummy cakes and pastires, pasta and sandwiches. New items are added to the menu from time to time. The ambiance is warm and cozy. There are bookshelves filed with books for the customers to read and peruse. The staff are friendly. Kangaroo also has free wi-fi.

    Favorite Dish: One of the few places in the world who serve Civet Coffee the best coffee you could ever taste. The White Chocolate Mocha and the Chai Latte are very good also. Tomato pasta, Baked Penne Chocolate Mint Cookies, Chocolate Walnut Bar, Tiramisu (authentic) and New York Cheesecake are mouth watering delicious!

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    Marina Seafood Restaurant: Seafood Goodness!

    by julia_r Written Apr 22, 2008

    Its a restaurant with different levels of ambiance. They have rooms for VIP's, for the regular diners, and for the quick grabs.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the Fried Hito and the Durian Shake.
    Most of their food tastes good but the two will be ordered again on my next visit

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