Top 10 restaurants in Davao City, Philippines

February 25, 2018 Carley Gatson

Davao City, officially the City of Davao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw, Filipino: Lungsod ng Dabaw), is a highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.
Things to do in Davao City

1. Jack's Ridge

Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Filipino, Bar, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 82 297 8830
Excellent
23%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 589 reviews

Jack's Ridge

Reviewed By Mark R

This is my first time in Davao and my friend brought me to Jack’s Ridge for dinner. First and foremost I can say that the food were all delicious and affordable, then add the accommodating staff and the great view (overlooking Davao City) made my experience with Jack’s Ridge a memorable one. Looking forward to eat in this place again with friends when I come back to Davao. ❤️

2. Claude's Le Cafe de Ville

143 Rizal Street | The Oboza Heritage House, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 82 222 4287
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Claude's Le Cafe de Ville

Mediterranean Cuisine. Claude’s serves the best steaks in town. Their steaks are perfectly cooked to the diner’s specifications with a choice of pepper or mushroom sauce. It can also be served with either mashed potatoes, or the more popular choice, rice. Other crowd-drawers are their appetizers, salads and soups. Some appetizers which deserve to be mentioned are their salmon pate and shrimp cocktail. The pate is served with lightly toasted sliced French bread while the cocktail is full of fresh shrimp smothered with light dressing and a helping of tomatoes and avocados. Their ceasar’s salad is also easily one of the best I’ve tasted in the city.

Reviewed By lemmorcv - Las Pinas, Philippines

This a quaint restaurant using an old ancestral house well decorated by memorabilia furniture, decors and frames. They serve predominantly french cuisine. I made a reservation here 2 days before our flight to Davao which we planned to have a dinner date with my wife on that day using the hotel official website. They accepted our reservation request through email. On our arrival, a french looking senior guy is already waiting at the front porch to welcome you. Later on we found out that he is the owner of the restaurant. During that weekday night, the restaurant is not really crowded and a nice table for two is well prepared. They will serve you with bread with butter and tomato enchilada, while waiting for your order. The bread is perfect crunch-soft fresh baked. We salad and appetizer - Mussels Marinier which are perfect in taste, We ordered steak and the texture is great with matching tasteful sauce, Pepper sauce and Mushroom sauce. After dining you cant resist to take pictures with the nice house. This is one great restaurants to celebrate specials occasions with your partner, family and friends.

3. Swiss Deli

J P Laurel Avenue, Lanang | across from Damosa building, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available German, Swiss, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 2340271
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 221 reviews

Swiss Deli

Phone Number (82) 234-0271

Reviewed By lemmorcv - Las Pinas, Philippines

Outside and inside looks Swiss as you can see Swiss sausages and products are displayed and being sold on the shelves. You may say you are inside a Swiss chalet or inside a small Swiss food shop. But the ambiance is interrupted after you speak to the Filipino staff, of course they are Filipinos and speaks and act as Filipinos. They are nice and friendly though. But if you already been to Switzerland, and have tried to dine in a Swiss restaurant, you will miss the friendly follow up of the restaurant manager to know if the services and food are great.

4. Ahfat Seafood Plaza

Victoria Plaza Mall Compund | Bajada, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 82 224 0002
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 235 reviews

Ahfat Seafood Plaza

Telephone + 63 82 <br><br>http://thebackpackman.blogspot.com/2010/11/davao-ahfat-seafoods-plaza.html<br><br>Telephone + 63 82 224 0002/ 226 2688

Reviewed By Tony_King_Jr - Davao City, Philippines

Together with my family we ate our lunch in Ahfat 3. The place was a bit crowded and full of customers as expected. Food have simple presentation but delicious in taste. Just ready your pockets to spend.

5. Penong's Barbeque Seafoods and Grill

Santa Ana Ave. | Also Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 5000, Philippines Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Filipino, Barbecue, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 82 298 1005
Excellent
25%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 215 reviews

Penong's Barbeque Seafoods and Grill

Reviewed By Loislim - Davao City, Philippines

I went to this new branch at corner Mabini Street and Quirino Ave. I ordered pork barbeque to take out. At 27 pesos each, I asked the waiter, how big is the barbeque, how many can 1 person eat? He suggested 3, so I ordered 12 pieces for our family of 4.
While waiting I sat down, looking around, observing the Waitstaff. A waiter served me a glass of water to drink.
It was a bit early at a little past 5pm. They were preparing for their shifts, some were drinking coffee, and I saw a staff room where they keep their bags and change their clothes or put on their uniform.
Later I saw a waiter help 2 Indian girls looking at the menu and suggested what to try, and I saw him later give them free soup, and the Indian girl was surprised that they did not order soup, so he explained that it was free.
After about 25 minutes I got my order.
I truly appreciate kind and respectful staff.

6. De Bonte Koe

29 J. Rizal Street | Habana Compound, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Dutch, European, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$392 +63 82 282 2353
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

De Bonte Koe

The Restaurant (open since 2000)is located in the back of the compound, away from street noise. You can enjoy an open or Air conditioned environment. De Bonte Koe has a cozy intimate ambience. We over a quality conscious menu with variety of entrees, (Soup, Salads, Graved Lax, Pate, Clams, Mussels etc.) Main courses (meat and vegetarian)and Desserts. Our Beef is imported and prepared to your preference (grilled)while keeping the natural flavors. All servings are generous and complete with a tasty Sauce, Vegetable and Potato on the side. Next to our Beef we serve several Pasta, Fish (Salmon,Cod,Squid, Malasugui, etc.) Chicken and Pork (Spare ribs, Snitzel, Cordon Bleu) dishes, not to forget the International dishes like, Paella, Nasi Goreng and Shoarma. we offer small children menu and Vegetarian dishes like Soup, Salad, Lasagna, Pasta and Paella. Dessert: home made Apple Pie and Deep Fried Ice Cream.<br>Our bar offers a variety of Foreign Wines, (home brewed)Beers and Liquors. On Thursdays from 3 till 10 Pm Expats living in Davao are gathering to share experiences and blow off steam, a great opportunity to make new friends and valuable contacts<br>We are looking forward to welcome you in our Home away from Home.<br><br>Opening time: Mondays we are Closed. Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri and Saturday we open at 12.30pm till 4.30 pm. have breaktime and open again at 5.pm till 10.30.<br>Sundays we open at 5 pm till 10.30 pm The kitchen will close at 10 pm

Reviewed By Raymundes - The Netherlands

The restaurant is a little bit hard to find, because it's hidden behind another building (Krisna). So when you step inside, you've got this strange feeling: somehow you'll feel welcome in this warm, cozy, Dutch decorated restaurant! The menu is enormous, so many options, it's...MoreThank you for your nice write up. We are working on the excess and better visibility from the street. Hopefully to be realized within a few months. It was absolutely our pleasure to meet you and welcome you to our (family) establishment. Henny

7. Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant

Quimpo Boulevard | Sandawa Plaza, Matina, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines (Formerly Yellow Fin Seafood and Restaurant) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Filipino, Seafood, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 82 297 8777
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 169 reviews

Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed By Loislim - Davao City, Philippines

Mom was craving for Crispy Pata one night so I called different restos and voila! Yellow Fin said they have. So off we went at their F. Torres Street branch. We ordered Crispy Pata, sinigang fish, mixed veggies, fried adobong tuna tail and the seafood platter. Everything was good, mother hugged the crispy pata for herself, as it was really good for 2 sharing... I wish the seafood platter had more fish, there was more bagaybay (fish eggs).
I still recommend Yellow Fin when craving for seafood and you have guests...

8. Marina Tuna

J. P. Laurel Ave, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Filipino, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 82 233 2666
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Marina Tuna

Reviewed By David B - Pasay

We had dinner here recently, and I really enjoyed our dishes highlighting fresh tuna. We started with sashimi, followed by kinilaw na tuna (tuna ceviche) and salmon head in sour broth (sinigang). For the mains we had tuna panga (jaw) and belly. Of the two, both excellent, I was partial to the former. It was full of tasty meat, many hiding in the crevices. Yum!

9. Bon Appetit! La Boutique

Plaza Del Carmen, Loyola Street | Barrio Obrero, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$392 +63 82 300 3186
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Bon Appetit! La Boutique

- Authentic, hearty and tasty French cuisine in a cosy and elegant ambience.<br>- Service "a la carte" offering typical French Bistro specialities (Soupe a l&apos;Oignon, Escargots de Bourgogne au beurre persille, Fricassee de Poulet, Confit de Canard Pommes Sarladaises, Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, Noisette d&apos;Agneau a la Creme d&apos;Ail, Entrecote d&apos;Angus Grillee Sauce au Poivre, Steak Tartare d&apos;Angus au couteau, Pomme au Four Creme Anglaise, Tarte aux Pommes, Tarte Fine et Glace Vanille, Pot de creme au Chocolat, Fondant au Chocolat Creme Anglaise...).<br>- Monthly special menu (Appetizer, Pasta, Main Dish, Dessert).<br>- Fine selection of French wines from different appellations (Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Loire, Cahors, Languedoc...).<br>- Varnished wood and rattan, purple wallpaper decorated with original prints of a French painter engraver (the owner&apos;s grandfather).<br>- Jazz music and classic French songs.<br>- French Movie Night sessions (with subtitles in English) every other Tuesday.<br>- Service in the garden at night.<br>- Parking. Closed on Sunday.

Reviewed By NJZ_11 - Manila, Philippines

This was our second time to go to this restaurant and it did not disappoint! The charming chef / owner personally comes out to explain the specials of the week. My husband had the pork tenderloin with Camembert sauce and apples. The combination of the pork with apples and of course a cheese sauce over it made it Over the top yummy!!! I had the healthier poached halibut with white wine sauce which was equally good. We did end up switching plates at some point so that we could enjoy each other's food :) We also shared a savory crepe with side salad as an appetizer (my favorite) and had the decadent chocolate fondue with cream to cap off our evening. Everything was well prepared, yummy and definitely worth the price you pay. Till next time!

10. Vikings Luxury Buffet

J. P. Laurel Avenue | Upper Ground Level, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Japanese, American, Filipino, Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 63 285 3888
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 394 reviews

Vikings Luxury Buffet

Vikings Luxury Buffet is a contemporary and stylish restaurant that overlooks the majestic Manila Bay through its&apos; vast windows. At Vikings, we are redefining the concept of buffet by incorporating show kitchens in our dining area to show our guests how our professionally trained chefs prepare dishes beyond expectations. We have an international buffet spread that is being constantly changed to make our valued guests to have something to look forward to (from freshly picked seafood to prime ribs, freshly made gourmet pizzas to local favorites), truly an epicurean epiphany. Vikings focuses on freshness, high-quality ingredients, comforting-unique choices and providing an impeccable dining experience worth coming back for. Vikings is the perfect place for tourists, special occasions, family gatherings and corporate events. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Reviewed By kalboHastings - Hastings

wonderful FAMILY restaurant. very spacious and always busy. the food is prepared around the outside of the circular restaurant and has numerous cuisines from Korean - to European. For 1000 pesos you can eat as much or as little as you want from any of the different cuisines.If it is your birthday - they will help you celebrate

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