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Rizal Ave. Extension, Bancao Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's okay.

All the dishes we had here where nicely cooked and tasty. After spending a month in Vietnam prior, i wouldnt go as far to say its just like what you get in Vietnam. Still, its an okay place to go it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Richy M
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Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

All the dishes we had here where nicely cooked and tasty. After spending a month in Vietnam prior, i wouldnt go as far to say its just like what you get in Vietnam. Still, its an okay place to go it.

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makati
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is past the airport on left. Take note of the closing day. It seems highly rated and I wanted to find out for myself. I ordered prawn noodle soup and garlic bread. When it arrived I had problems locating the prawns, there were only 2 tiny ones, but the fish cost a lot more than the pork or beef... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

First to begin with is that i'm a true vietnamese tourist. So it makes sense for me to try out a vietnamese restaurant in this remote place. However the cusine is nothing like vietnamese food. Everything is too sweet. It lake of the essence of vietnamese food which is fish sauce. It must be acombination of spicy and salty and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Locals would say this is the most authentic Vietnamese restaurant because the owners are of Vietnamese and Filipino ancestry . The ambience is a simple one and food is not the ordinary Vietnamese food we have tasted. Brownout / no electricity for 2-4 hours seems happening everyday but according to them, business as usual with or without electricity. Maybe that... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A friend in puerto princesa took us to this restaurant, and I must say the food really is good. It's just a bit far from the town center but it's really worth the trip to this vietnamese restaurant...Fellow tourist ..try to visit this when you happen to be in Puerto princesa.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

It's unfortunate when a restaraunt displays an open sign but once you've made your order they begin scurrying to close. This is what happened. Granted it was Sunday night about 7:30 but I'd rather be refused service. The prices are low but the portions are small. Only takes cash. Make sure you order two portions if you're the least bit... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Portions were pretty small, and the noodles were clearly overcooked, and the service was minimal....we left cash on the counter once because we couldn't find anybody to pay...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went in 2013. Overall, we were not overly impressed with Rene's. The place is nice, the food was good enough, but somehow did not live up to the Tripadvisor reviews...for us anyway. Not saying that it's bad....giving them 5 stars...you may like it much better than we did. It was a short walk from our hotel, but there are plenty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had dinner here upon the recommendation of a friend. Having worked for 1 and 1/2 years in Vietnam, I was looking forward to have an authentic vietnamese food. While the prices are very affordable, i was quite disappointed. First of, they dont serve cha da - a vietnamese version of iced tea. Secondly, their soup didnt have the tangy taste... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Convenient to airport and Acacia Tree Hotel. More of a lunchtime place or early evening- they really wanted to close up at 20:30.. Lovely food though.

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Additional Information about Rene's Saigon

Address: Rizal Ave. Extension, Bancao Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rizal Ave. Extension, Bancao Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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