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Rizal Blvd, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Filipino
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The food is not fresh, heavy and does not taste much anything...i tried 6 times different dishes and same results. Service is mediocre as waitresses dont smile and i had to stand up to get their attention to get some water. Owner Marco is NOT friendly, does not say hi or smile and looked down my girlfriend..This place still has... More 

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The place is always clean and I like the comfy ambiance. The food doesn't take too long and it is value for money. It is served with a smile and is plated with some garnishing. I just wish that they wouldn't restrict the salad bar and that they would not ask the guest to pay for butter which they used... More 

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

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