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“First Class Ambiance, First Class Dishes with Third Class Rice”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kalui Restaurant

Kalui Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Filipino, Seafood, Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
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“First Class Ambiance, First Class Dishes with Third Class Rice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had Brunch here at 11am. no reservation just walk-in. Very nice ambiance colorful beautifully decorated, feels like a 5 star restaurant boutique hotel, delicious food reasonably price unfortunately the rice served is of low quality. What a pity...

  • Visited June 2014
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“Delicious meal & great ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We ate here because of the good reviews. Thanks travel reviewers.

Great ambiance. Looking on the outside it looks like a small kubo. Inside is a treasure - kubo with good ambiance; nice art works & super delicious orgasmic food. :)

The sugpo/big shrimp was fresh and sweet, the sinigang na shrimp was so yummy it was unforgetable - sweet with coconut soup instead of water as soup plus fresh shrimp veggies and a bit of delicious tuna fish.

The fried breaded talong was crispy and sweet.

The grilled blue marlin was the best grilled fish ever. Cooked just right.

We all love our meal and will eat here again.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

the restaurant is awesome relaxing very nice place it would be better if the servings of the dishes is hearty but everything else is perfect

Visited May 2014
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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“If you like seafood this is the place for you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Very cool place, looks great, low tables sitting on the floor etc. Don't worry though if that's not your thing they have regular tables as well. Go for the special sea food platter thingy and you will not be disappointed. If you have been to Puerto Princesa and you have not been to Kalui then you have not been to Puerto Princesa, probably the best restaurant in the whole of Palawan if you like seafood.

Visited August 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“What a place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Kalui is by far the best restaurant in Puerto Princesa. We went there twice because of the fantastic first evening, and the second one was also great. The first night we missed our reservation, and they were packed so we waited for an hour to be seated, but it was totally worth it. The best was the “catch of the day” meal with the tuna steak and the fruit smoothies where you can ask the waiter to add a shot of rum! Great food, amazing drinks and very pretty good service. A definite must try!

  • Visited April 2014
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