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J&A Fishpen

Lagoon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 22 restaurants in Camiguin
Cuisines: Philippine
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75% Recommend
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Beijing, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stopped by the Fishpen while we were taking our motor bike for a ride around the island. Upon entering it looked very promising sitting on a small pond where you could see the live fish kept in the "fishpen". There were also quite a few people who looked to be enjoying tasty food. We looked at the menu and... More

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went to this restaurant twice, and the food was impeccable both times. This restaurant is a good spot to spend some time before your ferry from Benoni. Garlic rice and calamari are the highlights. Also they do famous su-tu-kil (fish cooked in three different ways). The fish is always fresh, and sometimes caught just straight for you. While you... More

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The netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

droving around we saw the sign , stopped , and go in . No customers there . But we stayed . And for the first time , ther,s a waiter that know what i [ chef ] want to order . And at the end , it was the best meal i had on Camiguin

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was our first time in Camiguin. We have traveled many places and loved the island. We used Tripadvisor as our guide and went to this place. It was very nice setting and the food was okay but very expensive. The service was really good though and my girlfriend enjoyed it. The fish is fresh and tasty but overcooked and... More

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Paranaque, Philippines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The food is reall delicious!!!! Try their Garlic shrimp, garlic fried rice and salad (mussels). Near Benoni port.

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Camiguin, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

IF you go for seafood, in whatever style of cooking, this is the place to go. Additional attraction are the giant fish on the pens. Very attentive and friendly staff. The small floating cottages are relaxing and breezy. Food is not cheap but in comparison to Manila seafood, value for money.

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Davao City, Philippines
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ended our 3 day Camiguin trip by stopping over at J&A Fishpen for dinner, we also spent our final night here. Since we spent most of our money during our previous activities, we could not afford the to buy their crab or shrimps. But we had a big and super fresh (Straight from the pond) lapu-lapu fish that was... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I was really looking forward to this place but the food was disappointing. My chili crab was too sweet and only so so. They charge you extra to sit out by the water too. The atmosphere is nice and I did have a great mango shake but I would have liked to have had better food.

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Pasig, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Pity me! I just found out about TripAdvisor. Have I known it before, I would have written this review right after our trip to Camiguin. First time: After being picked up by our tour guide's multicab from the airport, we were immediately brought to this place to have lunch. IT WAS A FEAST! Kudos to our tour agent as well... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We went here one evening for a seafood dinner. The food, as we had been told by friends who live in the island, was very very good: perfectly fried grouper with sweet & sour, and very good chop suey. The location is very nice, with a view over the lagoon (in the daytime, of course...). Only (small) setback was that... More

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