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Rizal Blvd, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent an evening here watching some live music with a friend. The 2 bands were of varying quality but entertaining none the less. Music, cool beers and good company. All you need really.

Thank BradolfPitler
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always the atmosphere is friendly, the Staff is efficient and friendly, the food is always good and tasty. there are a couple of expats that must be really hard of hearing setting in the front veranda, almost shouting at everyone and cursing. Overall Good food and service, reasonable prices.

Thank timballenger
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed the more casual side of Why Not which is a deli style area where you can order deli foods on display or from a menu. The restaurant side is more formal. The food is good. Don't worry if you miss the buffet night ; it's nothing special. The third side of Why... More 

Thank Ian M
Sipalay, Philippines
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since 15 years I eat in this restaurant, was never disappointed. Great food, big dishes and excellent service.. Huge menu, affordable prices..

Thank buenaventura2015
Mill Creek, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my wife and had cold beer and a couple dishes we shared. One was sausage with fries and a pesto bread with baked garlic. Got to say the food was very good and the service was very good as well.

Thank Roy T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Why Not Resto is separate from the dance club next door, so be sure to enter the correct door when you arrive. (the resto is to the left of the archway.) Their niche in Dumaguete is that they do a good job of serving a variety of European, Asian, italian and Mexican dishes that are actually very good. When... More 

Thank Reekay V
Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I'm reviewing only the restaurant here which has a huge selection of a wide variety of dishes and portions are big; I ate here 3 times during my long weekend in Dumaguete. The staff was very good about special requests (i.e.: I didn't want butter on the potatoes). I remember enjoying the Gallows Chicken (great presentation, try it!), and the... More 

Thank Intl-Night-Owl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Why not is a nice place to go they have the restaurant in the front and the Disco bar in the back it is very clean very safe and a whole lot of fun me and my wife enjoyed it

Thank Cincinnatiboy
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Why not has a nice atmosphere, it is reasonably quiet inside. The food is normally good and tasty, the salad bar is normally stocked with necessary materials. The food portions are reasonably large. The Staff is always friendly and helpful.

Thank coconutballenger
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

this place has character. it has been here a long time and looks worn but comfortable. it is an amalgam of stuff and the site includes two restaurants, two pool tables, three bars, once dance floor, one deli, one travel agency and two ocean facing beer "gardens". it is nothing special architecturally speaking but at night its sequential blue lights... More 

Thank john k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
European, German, Filipino, Asian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rizal Blvd, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Negros Island  >  Negros Oriental  >  Dumaguete City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?