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Laurel East Avenue, General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great place but not a great food

i love the place. i love the atmosphere but food, got a problem with this. fish is not fresh im 100% its frozen same a their crabs. i been with this resto for how many months but yesterday's lunch was a big BOO for me.. i don't know but i didn't finished the whole platter.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Jan B
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General Santos, Philippines
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General Santos, Philippines
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

i love the place. i love the atmosphere but food, got a problem with this. fish is not fresh im 100% its frozen same a their crabs. i been with this resto for how many months but yesterday's lunch was a big BOO for me.. i don't know but i didn't finished the whole platter.

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General Santos City
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This restaurant has a very large menu, bewildering for its many choices. So some specific recommendations of a few of the dishes at this restaurant may be quite helpful here (some of the other dishes, though, are best skipped, we have found). While some dishes here are outstanding, The best crab by far out of the restaurants that my wife... More 

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Once more I find myself in Gen san. This time I decided to try some more dishes at this restaurant(Sm Gen San). Kinilaw is amazing!! Melon shake is outstanding!Apple shake is good. Lechon kawali very good! Crabs are always great... Service on point. San Mig? 40 pesos... Always will come back!!!!

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food I ordered were delivered right on time, although I personally went to the restaurant to give my order. They accommodated me well and as promised the food were all yummy. The clients were happy with the kind of food I ordered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ironically, I didnt go here to grab some crabs. I went here for their veggies, stewed lohan is my favorite. I have never been disappointed by their food. But with the staff? They seem like they're on their first day of on-the-job-training, in-attentive. Service is poor as you have to call them every time coz they failed to bring this... More 

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Miami, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This restaurant/bar/coffee shop has it all... Great service, lots of value depending what you order... Great food choices and taste... Visit it several time when in Gen San and always will return, hehe, the waitresses remember me :)

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Klang, Malaysia
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Yes, it is not cheap to eat here, but it is always pricey when it come to restaurant like this. Located at the ground floor of GenSan's SM Shopping Mall, it is easy to spot. One thing I don't understand with this restaurant, their menu card was as big as their table! Hahaha.. Was here for lunch, we ordered big... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

well i think the prices of the crabs is way too high.They could have at least lowered it so that many could taste what their crabs are made of.misleading names of food.Theres a dish called seafood with celery?!i dont exactly remember,but i cant taste a slight celery.And there's this sweetend pork sprinkled with some white thing that i dont like... More 

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Manila
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nice place, relaxing atmosphere and if you have to wait for a table there's a very nice comfortable waiting area. Whilst the food is worth waiting for, you have to wait rather a long time. The place was not very busy during the lunch period we went, about 20 people and service did not seem to have any structure. Some... More 

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London UK
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Their wine selection (the Robinsons branch) is the only saving grace. Menus are bigger than the tables, service is mediocre, and the food is overpriced and over-rated

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Address: Laurel East Avenue, General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  South Cotabato Province  >  General Santos
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Laurel East Avenue, General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  South Cotabato Province  >  General Santos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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