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Kinabuch Bar & Grill

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Filipino, Asian, Barbecue
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369 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
048-433-2580
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service is poor but food is totally great

The servers are not customer friendly during the time we went there for dinner. Maybe because it's their primetime, but still, they must exude grace under pressure. THEIR KARE KARE IS TO DIE FOR

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The servers are not customer friendly during the time we went there for dinner. Maybe because it's their primetime, but still, they must exude grace under pressure. THEIR KARE KARE IS TO DIE FOR

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Thank Rose-Lyd A
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This huge bar serves really good cocktails and the staff is really nice and helpfull. Just notice that there are several tv around the place and it's more like a sport bar where you can play pool with your friends. You can also easily meet people at the counter if you drink alone.

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Thank Anouchka H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First meal in Puerto Princesa and it did not disappoint! A masterful sizzling seafood mix plus beer for close to nothing at all! Lovely place, good atmosphere and subtle tv screens.

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Thank Gustav N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only ate there once during our visit but it was excellent. had two appetizers two Entres and desert and drinks. It was all wonderful. The outdoor seating is comfortable and considering the size of the crowd eating there i was expecting slow service but they got it together amazingly fast. Mixed drinks were great to. All in all id eat... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great and fampous restaurant in puerto princesa, located on rizal avenue. It is very popular among foreigner and tourists and also among ones. I have seen a good percentage of customers as tourist from all over the world. Place is , they told me, partially owned by a foreigner and it is absolutely huge. lot of tables,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tradional Filipino foods are served here. The fresh fish is delightful. I ate there twice in my 4 day stay. Highlight being steamed lapu lapu served with ginger in a light soy sauce and rice. TIP,never eat fried fish in the Philippines as it'll be served burnt. A lesson I've learned over the last 26 yrs here. Always have it... More 

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been here over 5 times..this time just not so good..KareKare was yuk..thick chunks of beef skin and the other meat in the dish was un eatable. Also had beef dish .the beef was great..but the sauce was way to salty.. The Pork dish liempo. Was so much fat and maybe 20 good.. But service was great and perfect nite under... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Got to go to this bar/resto 3 weeks ago and it was great. Super friendly service, great atmosphere, good prices wont drain your wallet. Loved the motor cycles mounted in the rafters. Cant wait too return for another dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb food and staff. The staff was realy helpful and the service was fast even with full resturant. Some nice local disches

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinabuch was one of the recommended places to eat by some of our friends so my husband and I tried it out. It was a bit pricey compared to the other bar and grill restaurants we've tried in Manila. There was nothing really different or special in their menu except that they had some special dishes that are only served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 369 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa
  • Phone Number: 048-433-2580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Filipino, Asian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children

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