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Kinabuch Bar & Grill

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Filipino, Barbecue
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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
An Exotic Dinner

A friend of a friend came to treat us to an evening meal here; even if one of us is vegetarian, he had plenty to choose from; they even offered the famous dish of the worm that lives in the mangrove tree which they claim tastes just like oysters. Yes, one of us tasted it and quite liked it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
dedmilao
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We ask the owner of the hotel we were staying in where is the best place to eat in puerto princesa. And was not disappointed with her recommendation. The food was great but it took a while before our food was served because of the number of people. But we really dont mind. Put this place on top of your... More 

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We found by chance and we were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent, and eating outside was great. The highlight was trying the best frozen mango margarita , wow! We will go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A friend of a friend came to treat us to an evening meal here; even if one of us is vegetarian, he had plenty to choose from; they even offered the famous dish of the worm that lives in the mangrove tree which they claim tastes just like oysters. Yes, one of us tasted it and quite liked it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and i went here dec 2014, great food and extremly nice servise. We went back 2 days later. Got the same servise. We will visit again;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visited Kinabuch Bar and Grill twice, both for dinner. Here, I experienced eating crocodile meat and wood worms for fun. If you're hungry this isn't the place to go you have to wait for 15-20mins for your food to be served because of the quantity of their guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have been to Kinabuch for food and drinks numerous times. The atmosphere is always great. With outdoor seating, music, tvs, and a mix of local and tourist patrons I am always able to have a great time with friends here. The food is great local cuisine and the atmosphere makes it even more enjoyable. Great place to bring friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've been here many times. My favourite restaurant in Puerto Princesa. Service always very good. Food is great. Sizzling Tuna Steak and blue marlin are both top class dishes. Good value too!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed in Puerto for 2 nights and ate here for both! It was a great venue with plenty of outdoor seating, the menu had a large variety of options from western to Filipino dishes all at a good value for portion size. Also had a very large cocktail list and coffee menu. Highly recommend this to anyone staying in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My work mates had dinner here on our first night in Palawan. We tried the exotic house specialty: crocodile. I know it sounds weird, and a bit of a cliche, but it really does taste like chicken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went last year and again this year. Remains a favourite. Sinigang ni hipon is the best you can get. As is the sizzling gambas. Good prices. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?