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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

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
fredbblock
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Dauin, Philippines
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Denver
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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China
2 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mostly drinking spot for foreigners with disco with ear busting music. Decent food with good prices. Prices for Sunday buffet is little high for the area and same foods for the past 8 years or more. Had the fruit filled pancake was excellent this morning.

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Senior Contributor
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very nice food in the why not, large plates, and above all, very good quality at verry good prices.with free service wather.

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Senior Contributor
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10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you want to grab some wine and cheese or sit down for a meal, try the Deli side of Why Not. Wine is reasonably priced, bakery goods are outstanding (arrive early because they run out). Friendly staff and solid meals make Why Not my go to place for eating in Dumaguete.

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Quezon city
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23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I was told that Dumaguete made the list for top places to retire. It must be the low cost of living. When you order "onion soup" that cost 150 pesos, that is reasonable right? But when you get served a bowl of delicious onion soup good for 5 eaters at 150 pesos - I understand why people want to retire... 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?