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Laurel East Avenue, General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
304969131
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Good first meal at Gensan

We had our first meal at this place. I could have rated a little higher but our subsequent meals only got better. Crabs were cooked well but not as tasty as we expected. The seafood was definitely fresh but that's a bare minimum for a place like GenSan (our seafood capital).

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
axnesq
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first meal at this place. I could have rated a little higher but our subsequent meals only got better. Crabs were cooked well but not as tasty as we expected. The seafood was definitely fresh but that's a bare minimum for a place like GenSan (our seafood capital).

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Wodonga, Australia
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often visit this restaurant when we visit Gensan as my wife loves the crab. On this occasion we ordered our meals then later I proceeded to the toilet and on opening the door there was an employee with a mop cleaning the urinal and floor with it he then walked out for me to use the toilet. On finishing... More 

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Thank Malcolm505
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Was by chance our group decided to meet here. Great menu selection recommend the steak :) Service was friendly and effective. Been worth another visit.

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Thank Brian R
Baguio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

food is good with a touch of class at a low cost. the choices are enough with friendly staff. my mom's favorite restaurant in gensan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We tried looking for Grab a crab that is outside the mall but failed to do so Google maps is pointing us on a wrong place.We decided to try the one inside the SM mall I ordered the crab generals but did not like it.We had garlic rice,chopsuey,buttered shrimp that cost us 2000 pesos plus water and pop with 2... More 

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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

WE stopped here with my husband and kids. The food is really tasty and not expensive. My husband got a steak for 300P It seems to be more of a Chinese style cookery but the food is good. The shrimp is really fresh and the chicken cooked crunchy and not gooey. The menu is massive and by that I mean... More 

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Thank Ma S
Vladivostok, Primor'ye, Russia
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

It was my last visit to Gensan and I wanted to do something nice for my colleagues - like a farewell dinner. After a hot and busy day it was nice to relax in the cool dining area of the restaurant. Usually my first step is the perusal of the wine list, then, when the proper wine is chosen, I... More 

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Thank наталья е
General Santos, Philippines
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153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place has a huge menu. If you have poor vision, no problem, this thing is about 30cm x 40cm size. It's the biggest menu I've seen. After reading about Grab A Crab here on TA, we had to make a stop and we were already in Brgy Dadiangas East. We came in around 11:30 in the morning to an... More 

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Thank jlukemorgan
General Santos, Philippines
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food so yummy. the owner so cool and accommodating. The place is soothing and relaxing. The ambiance is inviting. However, the guard is not really so attentive, Last October we visited the place for a dinner meeting, somebody from other group of eaters took my umbrella and the guard was not mindful. It was never returned.

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Thank Leah8282015
General Santos, Philippines
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Grab-A-Crab Resto's main branch is a great place for intimate gatherings among families and friends. Not only do they serve the best Czechuan Crabs in town but they also have a wide array of Asian dishes that do no disappoint especially their Hot & Sour Soup, Crispy Noodles, and Seafood Veggies (chopsuey). Must try too are their steamed pompano, their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Laurel East Avenue, General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  South Cotabato Province  >  General Santos
  • Phone Number: 304969131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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