Restaurants

Top Choice European in Davao

Claude’s Le Cafe De Ville

The polished wood floors, carved trellis work and white clapboard exterior make this beautifully restored colonial-era home one of Davao's treasures. Easily the most elegant and romantic restaurant in the city, Clau…
Top Choice Cafe in Davao

Malagos Farmhouse

The base for the growing artisanal cheese-making business of Olive Puentespina and her husband (Dr Bo, a veterinarian). Tastings accompanied by wine and Olive, a passionate and interesting fount of information on or…
Top Choice Filipino in Davao

Balik Bukid

Three siblings – a chef, a decorator and a farmer – have opened up this 'barn to table' restaurant in which they've vowed to get back to the basics. Almost everything on the plate – except the fresh fish – comes fro…
Top Choice International in Davao

Victoria Plaza Compound

An unassuming sun-baked collection of low-slung buildings behind the mall of the same name. More than a dozen quality restaurants, including several large seafood (Sen Ton Whan Seafood, Grand Emerald Seafood and Ahf…
Vietnamese in Davao

Hanoi Restaurant

Long running and stylish Hanoi serves tasty Vietnamese cuisine, including excellent banh mi (baguettes); some dishes are dumbed-down versions to appeal to standard tastes, like Chinese restaurants in America. There'…
International in Davao

Gaisano Mall

Centrally located. 'The Peak', a 5th- and 6th-floor addition, has an outdoor plaza lined with cafes and restaurants, including Kublai Khan's, an all-you-can-eat Mongolian place. A crowd of students watch pick-up bas…
Spanish in Davao

Tiny Kitchen

Paellas and other Iberian–style meat dishes dominate most of the chalkboard menu at this bustling and homey place, where the owner roves the tables greeting regulars. Also known for its artisanal bread, cakes, pastr…
Japanese in Davao

Tadakuna

Tadakuna doesn't look like much: a handful of tables in a modest dining room. However, the owner, a passionate fisherman, knows how to turn out some of the best sushi, sashimi and Tokyo–style ramen in town. Several …
Barbecue in Davao

Original Conching's Native Chicken

A whole chicken and a bucket of beers. What's not to like? Celebrities apparently are on board. Their photos are plastered on one wall of this otherwise open-air casual eatery, an institution in the city. Pork belly…
Filipino in Davao

Bulca Chong

Late-night cravings meet their match at this modest eatery serving this restaurant's eponymous dish made of stewed carabao with ginger root, onion, chilli, calamansi and an unidentified sauce.