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Kinabuch Grill & Bar

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369 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
+63 48 433 2580
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food very busy super slow service on our second visit... After 20 min waiting we went to other restaurant, kind of rock bar grill, smaller also great food, very friendly, good life music

Thank Marta T
Hermosa Beach, California
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good atmosphere. Nice open, outdoor seating, with live music (cover songs). Not many beers on tap, but a good selection of bottles. Good mixed drink options. The service was good, and the food was just ok. They were out of some items I wanted.

Thank SandCloverTravels
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be the number 1 restaurant in Puerto Princesa a few years ago. Thus I was surprised it is only rated number 7 in Tripadvisor. Apparently, there are newer restaurants now and more specialized ones like Kalui. The restaurant is still the same and more tables and seating areas are available, it's just that there are less people... More 

Thank chris lingbaoan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The servings of the dishes are big. A good selection on the menu with both Filipino and western dishes. The atmosphere is great! The only thing I would suggest if the restaurant can create a kids menu with just simple dishes but smaller serving. Definitely, will come back!

Thank Glow T
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10 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is so spacious, nice ambiance. We ordered croc sisig, bulalo, adobong kangkong, calamares & lechon kawali. We enjoyed the croc sisig, calamares and kangkong. While we never liked the bulalo and lechon kawali. Servers are always busy so it's hard to call them if you need anything. Plus points is that they accept debit/credit cards as payment.

Thank Charlot Jane R
Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kinabuchs is a great bar in downtown Puerto. We went a couple of times during our 2-week stay. Cold beer, cocktails, and all the typical bar food. Good Asian and Filipino food, too. We went out on a limb one time and tried the crocodile dish that's sort of like sisig--just wasn't our "thing", but everything else we had was... More 

Thank ChuckNLori
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner as they had such a variety to choose from on the menu. I had a crocodile curry which was delicious and the garlic rice was perfectly cooked. We had onion rings to start which were the best we've ever had! The only reason we've rated this as very good and not excellent is because the desserts... More 

Thank Chris B
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to have diner or if you are celebrating with a whole bunch of people or for special occasion. The menu has many selections of dishes, they are delicious and price is average. You can also order alcoholic beverages from the bar attached to the main dining area. The night we were there they have a... More 

Thank pasjr4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- Must try Menu: Kare-kare - Big Place - No aircon - No need for reservation - Food serves 15-20 minutes - Huge serving - Serve exotic foods - Have Crocodile Meat menu

Thank LCAS1
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with the food and value for money throughout this trip to Palawan. On the last night we ended up here and what a pleasant surprise - Atmosphere, Live Music, Clean, Vibrant and the food - Great choice including vegetarian and portions so generous they were good for 2 people. In fact the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Philippine, Bar, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa
  • Phone Number: +63 48 433 2580

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