Puerto Princesa Restaurants

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    Bilao at Palayok: Authentic Native Food

    by schurman23 Updated Oct 11, 2011

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    We enjoyed a sumptuous feast of native food served literally in bilao (tray made of dried leaves) and palayok (earthen pot used for cooking). One bilao full of seafood would have served 8-10 people but the five of us was able to finish them together with a palayok full of sinigang and mixed vegetables. I can feel my stomach grumble just by the thought of it.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious. Tastes just what an authentic native filipino dish would be at its best.

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  • Ka Lui's Restaurant: Very Disappointed!

    by mysterylayasera Updated Jun 21, 2011

    Dissappointed!

    Won’t be coming back to Ka Lui

    Food Rating: so so, overpriced for the taste and the presentation
    It’s just enough to fill your stomach
    Ambiance: taking off your footwear is just a bit old tad gimmick, there was no theme in the design, eye catching with stuff hanging here and there but not a very comfortable place to move about and reason behind this comment
    Staff: not a very friendly bunch, they don’t smile, they don’t make eye contact, they brush you off when you call them

    I was about to pay my tab and asked for three glasses of water and nobody was looking at us but mind you we were seated just right across the payment counter. When the staff served us the water, they served me room temperature water and we exactly requested ice cold water. Not much of active listening, it just means they don’t care.

    For the amount of money I paid, I should’ve went to Starbucks to be treated right.

    Favorite Dish: None because I never want to go there again.

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    the loTuS gaRDen (asian dining): all you Can eaT suShi .... . . . .

    by missmarianne Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    sushi gaLore!!
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    the Lotus garden was the only resto in Puerto Princessa that we visited more than once. the ambience was really inviting and totally at bliss (it wasn't crowded with nibblers when we were there plus the sound when the bar opens..hhoo . .hmm . . japa--nice!), the people (esp. JOrdan (the owner), Richard (the manaGer), ryan, Ivan, And Luigi) were so cool, they're very attentive to your needs, they made us feel comfortable and relaxed (they'd even give you some infos 'bout the place), and all that pleasant gestures that they exhibited toward us.

    the food . .?

    their all you can eat sushi was really mura (affordable). you can order for as long as your stomach can handle... dazz sooooperb! coz in Manila, I usually spend a thousand or so just to get my sushi apetite satisfied. hmm. . theirs is just P370!
    I just regret the Unagi wasn't part of it . . huhuhuhu ...

    beverage?

    know what? they can actually make whatever kind of drink that you want if it wasn't on the list. (as long as their resources can accomodate). name it. he'll (mr. Jordan) make it.

    Favorite Dish: all you can eat sushi . . (esp.) the kani and the pink salmon were so . . soo . .soo mouthwatering . .!

    yumyum..

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    KaLui: Don't Miss This Kalui resto!!!

    by widjeje26 Written Feb 19, 2011

    The food was great though there wasn't too much choices. The place is excellent and very good ambiance. Need to call for reservation to have a sure available table.

    Favorite Dish: We ordered a set menu...there was steak, grilled shrimp and a fish cooked in coconut milk I think. The foods have special sauce and spices that makes it special. The food presentation was very good.

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    Ka-Lui: Must try

    by Jimbo222 Written Nov 17, 2010

    Wouldn't really put much of the description since people have already posted information about the place wherein you have to remove your slippers/shoes, and you have to reserve since its always full. Food is definitely great, i wouldn't say the servings are that big compared to other restaurants in Puerto Princesa but quality is definitely there.

    Favorite Dish: Blue marlin!!! It likes melt on your mouth

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    Kinabuch bar & grill: Ultimate foodtrip

    by Jimbo222 Written Nov 17, 2010

    The food we ate were all Filipino food, namely: Kare-kare, bulalo, Grilled Tuna, Salpicao, Pinakbet, Shanghai fried rice
    Exotic: Breaded Tamilok (woodworm) -- also good!
    FOOD was GREAT!!! all tasty and really cheap for that kind of big serving (compared to Manila)
    It was a big place with also plenty of people eating but when we arrived we didn't have a problem finding seats. There were tables outside with gave a "fresh air" feel.
    There was a bar, and billiard tables.
    Music being played when we were there were acoustic/alternative type of music.

    Favorite Dish: All of the food we ate was good. Primarily because they were all tasty and servings were worth it.

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  • Badjao: Badjao Nice Place to have a peaceful or romantic d

    by sluggopineda Written Apr 8, 2010

    We ate dinner here on our 2nd night at Puerto Princesa. This restaurant is quite upscale and is fine dining (the table is covered with white cloth and have a cloth napkin) but not really expensive. An average meal here would probably cost around P500 per person. Going to the place is quite tricky. But if you want to dine in peace surrounded by mangroves and have a nice meal you may want to try this place.

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  • KALUI: Kalui nothing special

    by sluggopineda Written Apr 8, 2010

    Ate dinner at Kalui on our first night in Puerto Princesa. Aside from their gimmick of removing your footwear, there is nothing special about the place. We ordered about 6-7 viands and maybe 1 may be considered good, which is the kilawin, aside from the kilawin, the other viands are bland. Plus the place is a bit pricey considering the servings.

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    Ka Lui: I'd return to Puerto Princesa if only for this...

    by sugarplum22 Written Aug 11, 2008

    Once you enter the doors of Ka Lui, you are in for a new experience. A lot of surprises await you, from the no-slippers policy ( guests are asked to leave their footwear upon entering), to the interiors to the menu. The interiors are a creative mix of indigenous materials, which even extends to their bathrooms. The ambiance is warm and friendly and you get the feel that there is so much activity inside, as the restaurant is almost always full. The pocket gardens with wooden benches, pebbles and bulols add to the charm of the restaurant. There is also a batalan where guests can wash their hands. The food is still another thing to hanker about. Great place, great food!

    Favorite Dish: You will never go wrong with their fruit shakes. I ordered the mango-pomelo shake and it was utterly refreshing. I'd never had a shake this good. Try their seafood specials, which go for only 395 pesos, and be in for the surprise of your life. This combination is unbelievably value for money, with the variety of seafood you'll be feasting on (depending on availability. we had sugpo, tanigue and another kind of fish), a vegetable dish (we had ginataang puso ng saging. delicious!) and a the little additional surprises they have for you, you'll be going back to your inns with your bellies full and your tastebuds happy.

    The sinigang na talakitok is sinigang heaven, with the sourness perfectly tempered to the palate. Another must-try is their ginataang pagi or stingray. Absolutely delicious.
    Ka Lui is one reason for getting a plane ticket to Puerto Princesa. No trip to Puerto would be complete without a trip to Ka Lui!

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    Ka Lui: Check out Ka Lui!!!

    by jennybave Written Jun 16, 2008
    Enter one of the best dinning experience
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    Food: we had The Prawn Sinigang with the soup out of Buko juice (instead of plain water), soured by Kalamansi instead of the traditional Tamarind, seafood sisig (the best sisig I ever tasted!), buko juice (directly from the pulp) matched by plain rice

    Ambience: Perfect! If you're tired of the looks of the traditional fastfood restaurants, this is the place to be...Simple, humble, very Filipino!

    Surroundings: If you enjoy green surroundings...you're gonna love Ka Lui

    Favorite Dish: The sinigang.... and the sisig...

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    K..A..L..U..I..: kaLui's bamboo seafood Resto!

    by missmarianne Updated Feb 21, 2008

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    hahahaaa...aa!
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    SO BAmbooo-ey and woood--ey. The place is rather small for the number of people who might wanna dine in there. There's one thing that actually saddened me. you can't stay too long once you've splurged and got full-tank. Your nibblin moment is timed coz there are people waiting in line. You can go walk-in though, at around 6-7pm, but, they prefer that you make your reservation prior to the date so they won't get overcrowded. why do think..?

    coz they serve the best (yumyumyum mouthwatering!) seafood dishes in towN..!

    Favorite Dish: It was a budget meal for 4 people (we were just 3). They served us..uhm . I think 3 varieties of seafood dish (plus rice, soup and seaweed salad) and a coconut bowlful tropical salad. just for P300+. imagine?

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    Kinabuch's: Fear Factor food trip!

    by honeymoon4ever Written Aug 1, 2007
    do you have the guts?
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    Actually, we really didn't eat in this restaurant but bought a local delicacy common to people of Palawan.It's called TAMILOK or in layman's term, wood WORM! The worm is taken from tree barks,cleaned,innards removed and ready to eat! Gulp! It's dipped in vinegar and they say it tastes like wood. Palawan folks say they eat it as a main course with rice. Ngeee! I didn't have the strong guts to eat it, though. Try it, you might like it! Hehehe.

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    ka lui's: eating barefooted

    by ayn_g Written Oct 10, 2006

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    it's a one-of-a-kind restaurant as you need to take off your shoes or slippers before entering the place. Even the waiters and waitresses are barefooted. The interior is a treat itself, with different masks hanging on the wall.

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    tribal cafe: fresh seafood

    by ayn_g Written Oct 8, 2006
    this is the view from our table
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    not only your tummy will be filled but also your visual senses... We ate our lunch which is steamed crabs, grilled squid, mixed veggies, and sweet and sour fish by the beach, who wouldn't enjoy eating with that kind of ambience.

    Favorite Dish: the food is just average when it comes to taste... the squid however stands out.

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    Kahlui's: Don't Miss the Fresh Seafood

    by saltwater Written Mar 10, 2004

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    Kahlui is known for its Pinoy-home ambience and wooden surroundings. Guests have to take off their shoes before going inside the restaurant. You can opt to sit Japanese-style on comfortable pillows or you can dine sitting down. Try out the seafood specialties, especially the grilled shrimp cooked in garlic and lemon sauce. It's so yummy!
    Service is fast and the staff are friendly.

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