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Rizal Blvd, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Can't quite put the restaurant to a category side the food ranges from steaks to schnitzel to filipino food. Though this was the most expensive place we ate during our stay in Dumaguete, the price is cheap due to its serving size. The Seafood Michelle soup which is cream of broccoli with 3 whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
William V
via mobile
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Can't quite put the restaurant to a category side the food ranges from steaks to schnitzel to filipino food. Though this was the most expensive place we ate during our stay in Dumaguete, the price is cheap due to its serving size. The Seafood Michelle soup which is cream of broccoli with 3 whole scallops and 5 pieces of shrimp... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

As title suggested, this place was terrible in terms of food quality. The meat, pork, chicken, beef all tasted the same;they were simply too over cooked and were solid hard. When we asked if they always cook their meat like that, the answer from the waitress was, "you did not specify how you like your meat cooked." Speechless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ordered the seafood mornay, some spring rolls and the kinilaw (sashimi salad in a spicy vinegar dressing). It was beautifully prepared and far far better than we expected from anywhere in Dumaguete. Excellent service and really delicious food. Superb value for money. We will definitely come again if are back in town. Not sure about the bar, but the... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fun to go once in a while, very very loud, interesting video's, good DJ, karaoke is fun, drinks are okay,

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Denver
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22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place to hangout viewing the people and the ocean (5* for that). Prime spot on the boulevard. Inexpensive beer and also a disco at night. It is one of the most popular destinations in Dumaguete. I just don't like the spices they put on there food. Their potatoes are some of the best in town. The spices makes your... More 

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Dauin, Philippines
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I live nearby and when i desire very good soup, a deli sandwich, or to purchase cold cuts, french bread, rye bread, and imported from Germany foodstuffs, I go to Why Not. The last visit, I wanted something light to eat, as it was about 12:30A.M. on Sunday morning. I had just competed playing with my jazz band as a... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Me and a friend decided to entertain ourselves at the Why Not? Music Bar. This place is a complete entertainment venue. It has a band, billiards, disco, KTV, and bar. Everything you need to entertain yourself. Highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Good place if you are single and a foreigner. Very loud disco like music. Don't expect to go there for conversation. Good tourist place.Have not eaten there. Many other nicer places to go for food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food here was better than average but not amazing, although portions were good. The place advertises itself also as a travel agency but were very unhelpful and could not provide any information at all.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

They have more choices of food, good location, air con and outside seating to dine. A lot of expats coming here for drinks. I always choose the zircon restaurant because its always hot in the daytime. the service is okay but waitresses are nowhere to be found and not attentive to customers. A good place to shop wines, breads and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rizal Blvd, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Negros Island  >  Negros Oriental  >  Dumaguete City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Filipino
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?