Places to eat in Zamboanga City

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  • tropics fine cusine: dont waste your time here

    by pashipwr2 Written Mar 12, 2013

    innacurate info, the resturant was not open as stated on the door, they dont reply your emails and i was deeply saddened that there place was not open as claimed would be. was my wife's surprise birthday dinner and they ruin my evening.

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  • Tropics Fine Cuisine: One with Nature at Tropics Fine Cuisine!

    by yurishibuya13 Written Aug 29, 2009

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    Upon arriving at the restaurant, you will automatically feel the Tropical atmosphere because of its love for nature. On the outside, you will see right away an aviary full of tropical birds from canaries to finches. Entering the restaurant, you will be able to find a large aquarium. Both attractions are conversation pieces. The restaurant's design is simple yet very elegant with colors chosen to match the "green environment".

    Staffs are very accommodating from the time you enter the restaurant until you leave. They are very hospitable, and just like what other restaurants do, they will offer you your seats once the number of guests are identified. Target customers are from Class A and B because of its fine dining ambiance.

    Upon ordering, the waiter/waitress will help suggest food that guests may want to try. This is a welcome change. I barely recall restaurants I visited that offer their specialties to customers, especially to first-timers. One thing I noticed as well is that the waiter/waitress are able to answer questions the client(s) ask.

    The restaurant's specialty is steak. From Ala Pobre to Wagyu, all of them looked delicious. Prices are reasonable enough compared to other establishments I've been to. Waiting time for the food is just right. You will never get bored because the place is decked-out with photos of birds and everything that has something to do with nature. Aside from that, they have monitors for viewing and an awesome selection of Bossa Nova music that blends well with the place. Also, internet users may enjoy free and unlimited usage of wireless internet. Not only do they offer steak but they have other delicacies to tease your taste buds.

    Pros: Very welcoming atmosphere, aquarium and aviary, accommodating staff, great food, reasonable pricing, simple yet elegant restaurant design, fast service, wi-fi access.

    Cons: Cannot accommodate a large number of customers because of the restaurant's limited space and parking area.

    Favorite Dish: I love Steak Ala Pobre primarily because of my love for steaks. Deserts are great too! From shakes to their signature Tropical Blast. Everything is so worth the money.

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    Mano-mano na Greenfield Restaurant: Seafood, See the Locals!

    by XF2009 Written Aug 7, 2009

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    This was a place recommended to me by my local guide and friend. They serve excellent local cuisines (that could only mean seafood or pork! ;-) We ordered the platter (I forget the name), which had fried and de-boned bangus (milkfish), squid, shrimp, chicken adobo, grilled pork, and eggplant omelette. We also ordered a side of garlic fried rice which came in a mini-metal serving pot (interesting). Yum!

    Mano-mano incidentally means "hands-on", so you're expected to use your hands to eat. There are adequate washing facilities close by. If you prefer, I'm sure you could ask for utensils to eat.

    You can tell the place is good as the parking lot was packed! Tons of locals, and the place was hopping even for a Thursday night.

    Favorite Dish: I don't think there's anything that I've seen on the menu that I wouldn't eat. Everything sounded dee-lish!

    Street Sign for Mano-Mano na Greenfield Inside of Mano-Mano na Greenfield Restaurant Garlic Fried Rice and a Bevy of Seafood and Meats Front of the Mano-mano na Greenfield Restaurant
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    La Vista del Mar: Seafood with Great Ambiance

    by yellowbell Updated Oct 14, 2007

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    Food is not spectacular but this restaurant has a great view of the sea and/or the garden, take your pick! Both dining areas will relax you and clear your thoughts. Perfect for informal meetings and/or writing your novels.

    Favorite Dish: What else but Zamboanga's specialty, curacha.

    La Vista del Mar Garden Dining
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  • Satti Grill House: Satti In The City -- Quezon and Mandaluyong City!!

    by zamboyo Written May 26, 2007

    You got it right, our very own satti -- the food we sorely miss -- is now in Metro Manila. Me and my Tausug wife put up a satti outlet along EDSA, located between Robonson's Galleria and Poveda School. In June, we will open our first outlet at the food court of the SM Mall in Fairview. Although we arre currently in the used car, car rental and Public Relations and Marketing business, we decided to put up the Satti house because we miss it and we could not get enough of it.

    Favorite Dish: The satti at the Satti Grill House tastes as good as the Jimmy's Satti in Zamboanga because our cooks came from Sulu where satti originated. The only diffrence is that here we serve them cleaner and we added up a Manila spice -- not so spicy version.

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    Morning Sun Satti: Start the day with satti

    by calej Written May 5, 2007

    Satti is a really delicious wake-you-upper. Spicy but not too much! I hear this is the best tasting specially for first time eaters since the other resto beside it has an even spicier blend! It's made of chicken with solidified rice. Try it!

    Delicious spicy satti
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    Greenfield's: Family-style with local food

    by Ric Written Jul 27, 2006

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    The food is served family style on woven bamboo trays covered with banana leaf. People usually eat with their hands (known as kamayan or mano) although a tablespoon and fork are supplied for the less adventuresome. There is an outdoor sink to wash your hands. Filipino and regional dishes are served, such as different kinds of fish, kare-kare (see favorite, below), lechon (roasted pork). Many dishes are fried, so look for a balance with soups, such as sinigang, or vegetable dishes such as pinakbet or kangkong. The best beverage is ice cold San Miguel beer. The service is extremely fast. There are lots of families who eat here. The restaurant is like a veranda, covered roof but open air. There is no air-conditioning, which is a welcome change from hotel restaurants.

    Favorite Dish: The kare-kare is beef stew cooked with spices and peanuts and thickened with rice flour. It is very tasty and not chili hot. A very salty fish condiment called bagoong, accompanies it. Although the smell may make you pause, bagoong is quite good taken in small quantities. Like all main dishes, kare-kare is to be eaten with rice.

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    Any Seafood Restaurant in Zamboanga.: Don't Miss the "Curacha"

    by bike_packer Written May 9, 2006

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    When in Zamboanga, having to eat at a Seafood's Restaurant should not be missed. And having a serving of the "Curacha" is a must. Zamboanga seafood is Curacha, I should say.

    Curacha is a relative of the seacrab but tastes better.

    Favorite Dish: Curacha cooked in garlic sauce will make a finger-licking feast. "Another round of San Miguel Beer, please!"

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    Hai San Seafood Market & Restaurant: Feast On Seafood!

    by bike_packer Written Feb 22, 2006

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    When visiting Zamboanga City that is well-known for its cheap seafood, it is a must to dine in a restaurant that serves seafood. One of the most popular in the city is Hai San Seafood Restaurant. They must be serving good food at reasonable price to be popular. This is actually a Chinese seafood restaurant such that preparations of the food are mostly done in Chinese receipes.

    Fresh sea catch are offered in shallow containers with ice for the diners to choose from and most importantly to check the freshness of the seafood prior to cooking. Cooking time would take in less than 20 minutes.

    Favorite Dish: Check out the local better-than-crab crustacean "curacha". Other recommended food are lobsters and groupers (lapu-lapu).

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    La Vista del Mar: Great seafood along the seashore with breezes

    by Ric Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    This is one of the more elegant outdoor restaurants in Zamboanga with reasonable prices (by U.S. standards). The fish and prawns are fried or roasted and presented on bamboo trays covered with banana leaf. The decor features colorful sails of Tausug outrigger ships.

    Favorite Dish: The best fresh water fish here is called bangus, has firm flesh and a full by not "fishy" taste. Best eaten with a number of dipping sauces which each diner creates from chili peppers, soy sauce, vinegar, and/or kalamansi (a minature kind of lemon).

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    Hay Sun Restaurant: Just good eats, mostly seafood

    by Ric Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    Here you select the living fish before it is cooked. Mussels come in huge amounts. The preparations are mostly Chinese. A no-nonsense establishment with a surprising selection of French wines (apparently travelled well) as well as the usual San Miguel beer. They serve vin rouge in an ice bucket, so be sure to stipulate if you prefer it otherwise!

    Also a surprisingly good meguro sashimi: expertly cut, extremely fresh and accompanied by an acceptable wasabi.

    Lots of local families here.

    Favorite Dish: A favorite from Hay Sun is a salad from seaweed called latu'. Latu' features little balls at the end of its stems. When you bite them they release a very tasty liquid that cleanses the palate. Don't worry, it's clean.

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Zamboanga City Hotels

  • Garden Orchid Hotel

    Gov. Camins Avenue, Zamboanga, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Lantaka Hotel

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    Sunset Blvd., Dapitan City, Zamboanga, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

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  • Mar 12, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    dont waste your time going here. they list hours of operation that are false. they dont reply your email inquires either. they ruin my wife's surprise birthday dinner because of false hours of operation.

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