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Kinabuch Bar & Grill

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Filipino, Barbecue, Asian
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369 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
048-433-2580
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good times.

Twice dined at the place in just one visit to Puerto Princesa - on business first, then with family on another day. Kinabuch is unexpectedly quiter than expected, still conversation-friendly. Staff are very attentive to needs of its diners. Good food, good times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Christian G
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Calamba, Philippines
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Have always wondered why this place is full and I had to try it for myself. Grilled squid is so delicious plus the crabs. The seafoods are fresh and super yummy and you can have a bottle of beer. It's a seafood haven.

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Calamba, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Twice dined at the place in just one visit to Puerto Princesa - on business first, then with family on another day. Kinabuch is unexpectedly quiter than expected, still conversation-friendly. Staff are very attentive to needs of its diners. Good food, good times.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We wanted to have an authentic experience of the local cuisine of Filipino food in Puerto Princesa and we were referred to Kinabuch Bar and Grill. We were not disappointed. We tried the Tamilok and Crocodile Sisig to taste the local "delicacy." All were delicious. For some Filipino taste, we had crab, fish and vegetable cooked in Filipino dish and... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must-visit if visiting Puerto Princesa, owned by the famous Canadian motocross dude Butch Chase. Food was prepared well, and it was the first time we tried tamilok (woodworm: a mollusc found in rotten mangroves). We also had chicharon bulaklak, nilaga, tuna sashimi, grilled tuna panga, gising-gising and crocodile sisig. Everything was excellent, with nice outdoor ambiance.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ordered kinilaw and sizzling fish. Despite the size of the place, their service was fast and the food tasted good.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was our first time to visit Palawan last July and we didn't have any idea about the place. We didn't have time to do enough research because we were busy preparing for our wedding. We were already hungry when we arrived in our hotel. After checking in, we immediately asked the lady at the front desk what's the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was my first trip to Palawan & one of the restaurants we tried was Kinabuch Bar & Grill. Their restaurant facade & design was something to look forward to. It was simple & cozy & it reminds me of a sports bar. Their food was sumptuous & delicious. Their service was prompt despite the numerous hungry mouths waiting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

You just can't miss this. It's a homegrown restaurant and they serve great food! Everything we ordered was delicious. No wonder they are always full. Note: they are closed during lunch time.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Neither my husband nor I liked the food at this place. Everyone says to go eat there...we can't figure out why.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

tried the tamilok at i didn't like it! it was gross, not my type of food but try it for the sake of trying it. i liked the crocodile sisig. got to play pool after and drank mai-tai.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 369 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa
  • Phone Number: 048-433-2580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Filipino, Barbecue, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?