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Why not

Rizal Blvd, Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Cuisines: Filipino
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I was very disappointed with the dinner we had a couple of weeks ago. the cook could not tell us what fish the sushi was made of. The Gallows platter I had, the vegetables were raw and the meat was so overcooked I could barely stick a fork into it. Service as always was good but the food has taken... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Tonight at 7.45 pm we went to check on Why Not disco. But since I have never been there, I don't know where the entrance that we ended up in the toilet rooms. There was a foreigner with his girlfriend that asked us what are we looking. I told them the disco. He's kind of explained to us rudely that... More

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Makati, Philippines
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Last night I sat in Why Not and I had a generous cheese fondue. With a bottle of Italian wine Bardolino. Great service. Friendly and attentive. Prices are 39 or 40% less than Manila. Pity the boulevard is too noisy. But the palms and the see in front gives a very nice feeling. People walking along the boulevard too. Just... More

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Manila, Philippines
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I often crave for their Paella. One small order is good for 3. Their big order is good for 4-5. They also serve fresh fruit juices and shakes. I go for fresh orange juice or fresh avocado shake. They likewise serve good soup and freshly baked bread. Their cheese and deli collection that are for sale will remind you of... More

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Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

So, I was walking around the boulevard looking for some place to eat and Why Not didn't really strike me as a great place to have a nice and quiet dinner considering its outside appearance. It looked like a bar, and well, people were having beers outside so I assumed that it was a place where people went to have... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Sophisticated. Generous. Kind. Polite. Wonderful food. Excellent service. What's not to like. We were so impressed with the kindness of the staff, especially after the rude and crude behavior at Sans Rival and Casablanca, and even in Filomina, the restaurant attached to wonderful Bethel Guest House.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Have used this Restaurant quite a few time's now, & find the following. The restaurant for evening meals we found was lacking in value & taste, The cost is to much, for what is on offer, & the '' Salad'' Bar is pathetic, little choice & not much of it. However the breakfast both On a Sunday {where a buffet... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

One of a number of late night drinking holes on or about the waterfront. Plenty of new friends to play pool with and offers on drinks.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Local Disco and restaurant. For the Philippines the food is good with Sunday buffet. Western food and some local item on the menu. The staff is very friendly and ready to serve. At night many foreigners go to the disco behind the restaurant. Loud music and pretty ladies. Just be careful a lot of the pretty ladies are ladyboys !

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Bern
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

So, after visisting dumagute for a day trip from close by oslob after a day of whale shark watching we decided to visit dumaguete and coincidentaly found why not restaurant. We quickly decided to have lunch there as their menu seemed appealing and we were lso very hungry. I hv nit had any real dinner the day before and alo... More

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