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“Sticky walls and terrible furniture but characterful”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Smoke Restaurant

Smoke Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 299 Restaurants in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Filipino, Asian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Sticky walls and terrible furniture but characterful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is in DMall in a narrow crescent shaped side alley of shops to the right when coming from the road.

Ate here twice, first time inside and second out. Was up against the wall and when I leant back my shirt was stuck to the oily smoke which had condensed on the wall, a bit like the inside of a chip pan. The second time was outside and my five year old boy was fidgeting around on his seat playing with his toys when the terrible chairs made from reed bar and bits of packing planks tipped over dumping him and several items from the table on the floor.

Having said that, I really like this place and would go back again. It is honest, down to earth Filipino food at very good prices, hence it is alway packed with Koreans. We had pan grilled pork in barbecue sauce serve with rice - came sizzling; Bicol express serve with rice - spicy for me and I love hot food; and Sinigang with fish which was so good I had it again on the second visit.

Some people have described it as a BBQ place, well it is in the Mongolian BBQ type but really it is a traditional Fil setup with big burners and wok type dishes and huge pots of bubbling soup mixture.

I've tried to upload a picture but it seems too small.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

It is not so good as what our guide told us. maybe is not suit for Chinese. Chinese cabbage on the soup was not been cooked.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Karen X
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Puchong, Malaysia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

We have a few dinners here. The beef shank soup is the must have with affordable price. Tried the pan grilled pork too which is also delicious. The prices of the food are very reasonable.

Must give it a try when you are here.

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank KrystalnHock
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Singapore
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nothing fanciful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We had our meal here and didn't return. I ordered grilled fish and partner ordered some chicken dish. Nothing great. Food was rather dry and it was really stuffy.

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Cebu
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best pochero but that's it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were craving for pochero (beef soup) and this was obviously the place to eat. But that's just about it. Pochero was so delicious and steaming hot. We got three refills of the soup but the other dishes we ordered were bad. Salpicao was tough, the lechon kawali had nothing but fat. The place fills up quick. So pochero at the smoke but eat somewhere else for other food cravings.

  • Visited May 2014
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