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Kinabuchs

Rizal Ave, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Filipino, Grill
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

I ate here twice on my vacation to Puerto Princesa. Both times I tried to order the prawns, and both tmes they were out of them--not good! That said, I ordered the sizzling gambas (small shrimp) as a substitute, and that was very good. I ordered a number of different fish dishes, all which were very good. Ordered the chicken... More

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Pangasinan, Philippines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We had our dinner here for our last day in Puerto Princesa Palawan. Plenty of tourist people eating here. The food were good and the price is reasonable. The service is fast as well. The facilities are okay and they have a clean environment. Love to eat at this kind of restaurant. Please try when you visit Puerto Princesa.

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

As strange as this sounds, I have found the "turf" halves of seafood restaurants to be quite the indicator of their seafood. This particular places is no exception - the french fries were fried to perfection, the hamburger is grilled well, and the salad was crisp with the "correct" amount of 1000 island dressing. This is an excellent way to... More

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San Ramon CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

It seems like when you are in a new place, you will ask everyone you meet what's a restaurant they can recommend. Kinabuchs is one of them. It was only 15 minutes from our hotel, via pedicab. We looked at their exotic menu, the croc adobado and croc sisig, but never ordered them. They also have "wood worm" Timalok, which... More

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UK
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I should be on commission! I live here and I am always recommending this place!

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Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Their seafood dishes are a must. We ordered tiger prawns, crabs, sinuglaw and grilled tanigue -- servings were generous and taste was superb.

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Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Went here after dinner to grab some ice cold beer and just check out the place as many people are raving about it. Nothing really special. Menu is just okay. Service is not good at all. It was slow, we have to repeat the orders and when it came, it wasn't the ones we asked for. Ended up just one... More

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Makati
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

The place is outdoors, most of the time you have to wait to be seated. None of the food i tried was really spectacular but it'll definitely fill you up. Order a few beers.. watch some sports on their huge projector screen.

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Almelo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The food was very good... it's only a shame though that they don't serve the food at the same time though, like they don't do almost anywhere in the Philapines.

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Quezon City, Philippines
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

The food was ok but the service was terrible. I can't understand why there are so many people who want to dine here.

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