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Guide to Dining in Davao

Jul 21, 2007  
3.5 of 5 bubbles based on 3 votes

Places for good eats

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • 1. Cafe Marco, Marco Polo Hotel

    Probably the best buffet spread in town. A wide variety of choices plus you can choose a table which has the city view.

  • 2. Cafe Uno, Waterfront Insular Hotel

    A bit away from downtown but hotel is a resort type with big tropical garden, so it's different ambience from Cafe Marco

  • 3. Tsuru

    The best Japanese resto in town. They have eat-all-you-can treat every 15th and 30th of the month complete with tuna carving and eat all u can sushis and tempura. Along Camus St, right across the old PTA grounds.

  • 4. Harana

    A must especially for first-timers in Davao. Food is good and prices are reasonable, if not at all cheap. There's an AC room while a newly renovated open-air veranda is also availabe. Make sure to order tuna panga or tuna belly. It's along Torres St., which is considered Davao's foodstreet. Harana is probably one u shouldn't miss.

  • 5. Picobello

    One of the best Italian restos in Davao. It's located on the 6th floor of Gaisano South Mall at downtown Ilustre.

  • 6. Bigby's, SM Mall

    It's inside a mall, but then again, food is also good here. Serves western food with some pasta specials.

  • 7. Jack's Ridge, Shrine Hills, Matina

    A bit away from downtown, and food isn't anything extra-ordinary....but then you have a great view of the city by night.

  • 8. Figaro, Chimes, Sales St.

    Well, they have coffee but my favorite pasta in this coffee shop chain is the Pasta Tomato con al Tonno.

  • 9. Asian Restaurant

    This very unassuming resto along Villa Abrille Street has probably the best crabs in Davao. Don't be deceived by the seemingly ordinary look of the restaurant. Crabs in Schezuan sauce are the best!

  • 10. Dencia's

    Probably one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Run by a chinese family, this restaurant's not to miss are their congee and tokwa't baboy, good for breakfast.

  • 11. Khrua Thai

    The branch at Torres St. has better ambience and at least not inside a mall. From it's name, it's obviously a Thai resto....tomyum soup is good. Right next door is Bo's coffee club for after coffee dinner.

  • 12. Mandarin Garden

    For your Chinese dimsum, Mandarin is your better option. It has branches in SM City and NCCC malls, but are also in other important streets.

  • 13. Ah-fat Seafood Restaurant

    For good Chinese food dining, try this one at the Victoria Plaza complex

  • 14. Probinsiya

    Also located at the Victoria Plaza complex, this is probably your better option for buffet breakfast over a McDonald's or Jollibee. Food is okay, nothing spectacular, but price is wonderfully reasonable...so if you want Filipino breakfast, then this is your only choice at breakfast hours.

  • 15. Cafe Breizh

    Located at the Venue compound where you could have other dining options, this resto serves real good crepes. If you don't fancy their dinner menu, just pop in here for dessert crepes.