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Rizal Blvd, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Today
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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
good restaurant/shopping

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Jarvie S
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Dancers just look at themselves in the mirrors. Not overly friendly staff or clientele. Frequented primarily by old white men.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

seemed like one of the nicer places after a short walk around. Happy hour was great from 2-6pm with beers around 50pesos. They do a swiss grill BBQ every thursday which smelt great

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We started visiting Why Not again after having not eaten there in a couple of years, No particular reason for not eating there for a while. But we were still shopping regularly in their bakery and deli section. And by the way, much to our delight they added an ice cream cooler in the bakery /deli section. We found the... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

free entry, good music and great mc, food is good and a good price. waitresses a little slow but bot the worst. usual ex pat pick up joint, remember guys some of these beautiful girls are already married and are just out to have fun and not be picked up by sad old men.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

first, I live here and have been to why not many times. it is a place with character. a dance floor, three little bars inside, good music and good sound system, two pool tables and clientele that includes a few prostitutes, college students locals foreigner from all over the world, couples, singles looking for fun. it is fronted by two... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?