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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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Whenever I'm in Puerto Princesa, I always make it a point to dine at Kinabuch. After a long flight or a whole day of exploring and touring, a hot bowl of their bulalo, paired with anything off the menu, truly gives me comfort. Make Kinabuch a must in your itinerary.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant is quite large and mainly outside. Try to get one of table under a palm tree, because there is not close neighbouring tables to disturb you. No music is also there to disturb the discussions. The staff is mainly mainly kind and attentive - especially in the above mentioned area. The sizzling gammas can be recommended. We found... More 

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Lummen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went several times to this place. They have a very large choice of food and even you can try crocodile food. Service is more then good, always nice to be there

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the best for me. Food was ok. I had crab in garlic sauce. It was present but a lot of effort for the reward. I was given a spoon and and fork to try and salvage the meat. Nice venue for a few beers tho.

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Thank Eoin B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Thank Marta T
Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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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 

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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!

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Thank Glow T
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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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Philippine, Bar, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Makati
2 months ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
over a year ago
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?