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“Not so tasty” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Joven's Grill

Joven's Grill
cnr Pres Osmena Blvd & Jasmine St, Philippines
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Ranked #559 of 730 Restaurants in Cebu Island
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Zamboanga City, Philippines
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Not so tasty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

It's an eat-all-you-can place. Good price, lots of choices but the food is not something to recommend. If you are not a picky eater and go for quantity than quality, then this is the place for you. The servings are in small proportions which is great since people eating in eat-all-you-can places would like to taste as much of the fare as they can so serving them in small portions is great. But then again, the taste is just so so. I love dumplings but when I tasted theirs, I couldn't finish one small piece :-(

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“eat all you can value best for students”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you're a student, you'll be happy enough to avail their eat all you can buffet. Otherwise, go somewhere else where you can get fresh and delectable choices of food.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Vulue but rough cuts of meat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

It's a good value for the price...you get full and unlimited juice and/ or tea. The tea was very flavorful. The meats are rough, cheap cut with many small slinter bones in it. Many diseh are very flavorable, but the way they process and hack up the chicken and pork cuts...cutlets makes for many small splinter bones in the food...meat dishes...It you (one) has tender mouth or teeth or sensitive gums chew very slowly and careful...i bit down on some hard bones a few times in my four visits...just take you time and chew slow and carefully. The flavor if Filipino...Pinoy and some delicious; some so-so. Some dishes are strong in Curry- so, Indian folk may like that. They do have fruit and its presented well but on the less flavorable side. Water mellon, Mango, others. One of the chocolate cakes had an awesome frosting:"to-die-for". But, I only saw this cake one my last visit of 4 over 10 days....Maybe, it was a left over cake from catering? they put out? If one could find that cake everytime nothing else would even matter? Just eat the cake and drink tea...and, you have more then your money's worth...But, that unique cake (purple ish) frosting was not there the first 3 visits? Maybe, the pastery chef was on vacation? But, seriously, watch out for small bones...all Asain countries(China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand) just seem to hack away at the chicken and pork with the butcher knife leaving many small hurtful bones in the stew, soups, dishes. Sensitive teeth and older patrons must be advised and warned to take care and proceed to eat with caution...to avoid dental problems, mouth cuts, harm to teeth. The resturant had air conditioned units visable but had only the fans going...some were on slow speed or broken - stuck in low spin gear. Each time I got quite hot inside...swet under arms and neck...but the great ice tea helped. Maybe, my pre-diabetes was kicking in after the yummy cake. he he he. If the cooled the place properly they probably have to raise they price of the food. Bring you own tissue for the comfort room and to dry you hands after bathroom break...

Visited August 2012
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