Food & Restaurants

Food & Restaurants in Davao City

Davao is renowned for its durian and pomelo. Eating durian is admittedly an acquired taste but those who do end up liking it will swear that the bad smell is worth it. Pomelo is a citrus fruit that most closely resembles a grapefruit and s quite common in South East Asia. Beware of bringing durian inside airplanes as well as hotels and other establishments. They may have strict regulations on allowing durian inside and some do not allow durian to be brought in at all.

Mid Range & Splurge

  • Sea Urchin Restaurant, Mamay Road, a few meters from Damosa Gateway. A full range of Chinese cuisine. Cold cuts.
  • Ahfat, Victoria Plaza area. The ultimate gastronomic experience. Try the steamed shrimp, spicy spare ribs and crab fuyo. great food, situated behind the Gaisano Mall
  • Yahong Torres Street. Try their talaba and diablo chicken wings. Their crispy pata is also a must!
  • Na Trang (Jekoy's Grill), Jacinto Extension, beside Central Bank. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Try their tofu and mushrooms, Vietnamese pancake, wet lumpia and fried spring rolls. Coffee is great here also.
  • Jack's Ridge, Just across the Santo Nino Shrine. Delicious Filipino cuisine, a variety of burgers and American food,with a breathtaking view of the city. Arrive half an hour before sunset, the viewing telescope gives great views,and after sunset, the lights show the extent of the city. Great place to watch a thunder storm from.
  • Cubyertos, Torres Street. Try their signature vegetable-chicken salad.
  • Dencia's, Ilustre Street. Classic Davao-Chinese cuisine. Best orders are tokwa't baboy, congee, and pancit canton.
  • Gardena Fresca, Within Coca-Cola Village in Matina. Their bestseller is adobong tahong.
  • Talaba Joe's, Rizal Street. Come to this place for the freshest oysters in Davao.
  • Claude's, Rizal Street. Authentic French cuisine.
  • De Bonte Koe, Rizal Street. Dutch Cuisine. Try their herring with onions. Never miss the apple pie.
  • Boodels, Within Barrio Obrero. grilled tuna belly. Tastes great too.
  • Gerry's Grill, Within G-Mall. The many versions of sisig are great. *food chain found all over the Philippines
  • Mang Inasal, within G-Mall and SM Mall. Delicious barbecue chicken. *food chain found all over the Philippines
  • Grand Emerald Seafood Garden, within Victoria Plaza Complex. Good food, Reasonable Price, Nicely Lit Interiors.
  • Mandarin Tea Garden, branches at G-Mall, SM Davao, Nccc Mall, Rizal St., Guerrero St., Duterte St., DCLA Complex.,
  • Dimsum Diner. Within G-Mall and somewhere near Holy Cross College. Best orders are salted fish fried rice,.
  • Dox's of Davao* Rosal Street, Catalunan Pequeño near Yuchico Orchid Gardens. Habachi Iron cookery with a Southern flare.
  • TadakumaDamosa Business Center, Mamay Road, Davao City,  +63 82 2348813. serves delicious Japanese dishes at reasonable prices
  • TsuruLegazpi Street, Davao City,  +63 82 2210901. serves high quality Japanese dishes. They also have an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet every 15th and 30th of the month.
  • HaranaF. Torres Street, Davao City+63 82 2277763. A very famous barbeque restaurant that serves awesome barbeque dishes, steaks, and other Filipino dishes.
  • Krua ThaiF. Torres Street, Davao City. serves Thai dishes
  • De Boerderij (The Farm), #6 DBC Bldg-H, McArthur Hway, Matina (100 m south from Ma-a junction),  +63 82 303-1255. 11:00-02:00. Cozy international bar with Dutch roots. Burger, steak, pizza & pasta, kroket, bread.


  • Euro BakerLower Ground floor Gaisano Mall of Davao.. 10.00-20.00. and now also at Gaisano mall of Toril.
  • Davao Green Buffet HausCorner Legaspi and Gen Luna streets+63 82 2251860. 11.00-14.00-17.30-21.00. All you can Eat Buffet. p148.
  • Taco BoyJS Gaisano,Gaisano mall of Davao, SM city. Abreeza mall.+63 9212029499. 10.00-20.00. Mexican food. there is also a Taco boy in Gaisano mall in Tagum. and Matina Centerpoint.. also at Ateneo de Davao University. Nccc Mall. from p17.
  • Lachmi Food CourtC Bangoy street.. 10.00-19.00. There are many places to Eat at the Lachmi Food Court. One of the most low cost places to Eat in Davao city. Combo meals from. p38.
  • Albertos Pizza DavaoBolton Street (over the street from Jollibee), +63 82 321-5065. 09.00-01.00. Garden Express Pizza. 9 inches =p80. 11 inches =p120. also do Breakfasts. Free Delivery with no minimum order required. Pizzas from p75.
  • Jenny friend chicken JFCSan Pedro street,  +63 9228882283. 8am-9pm.You find Jenny fried Chicken fast foods all over Davao city. they also sell Grilled chicken for p22 Pork chop p25. Cassava cake p12 Soft Drinks from p12, a cup of rice p5, chicken and rice meal p25.
  • Barbecue BossE Quirino Aneune.,  +63-9223796748. 10.00-01.00. Barbecue Restaurant. five Pork Barbecue with all the Rice you can eat. Very Cold beers from php35. Has a Garden where you can drink beer at night. p50.
  • Bankerohan Public MarketMagallanes Street.. 24 hours,. the Best place in all of Davao city to by Low cost Fruits and Vegetables
  • Kuya Ed BuffetMagallanes Street (behide Old City Hall),  +63-82-2242162.17.30-21.00. An all you can eat buffet. Sells drinks. p139.
  • Tita Dz KainanF. Inigo street,  +63 82 222-2647. 11.00-14.00-17.00-20.00. all you can eat Buffet with ice tea. p148.00.
  • Twins RestaurantF.Inigo street,  +63 82 227-6686. 10.00-20.00. All you can eat buffet with ice tea. p130.
  • Grub Resto cafeDuterte street,  +63 82 301-8069. 14.00-17.00. all you can eat Pasta. p125.
  • Fortune Bread BakeshoppeR Magsaysay avenue.. 24 hours.. there are 3 Fortune bread bake shops in down town Davao. from p2 per bread.
  • City Triangle Food CourtClaveria street (over the street from Ateneo University). 09.00-18,00.
  • Carlos Food HouseF Inigo street+63 9177056898. 10.00-18.00.
  • City foodsRamon Magsaysay avenue. (in side the Nccc.),  +63 82 221-7777.09.00-20.00. Fresh Lumpia p20. Fried Lumpia p22.
  • Kainan Ni Maria BuffetMac Arther highway (door 8 aala bldg over the street from the Nccc mall). 11.00-20.00. all you can eat Buffet 15.00 till 17.00 only p78.00 p78/138.
  • B Delight BakeshoppeSan Pedro street.. open 24 hours. there are B Delight bake shops all over Davao from p5. soft drinks p10.


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