Davao travel guide

Where to eat in Davao, Philippines

De Bonte Koe

  • 29 Rizal St Habana Compound

Rizal street. dutch cuisine. try their herring with onions. never miss the apple pie.

De Boerderij

(The Farm)


Torres street. try their signature vegetable-chicken salad.</p>

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 on the other hand is a citrus fruit that most closely resembles a grapefruit, it is 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 may not allow durian to be brought at all.


Victoria plaza area. the ultimate gastronomic experience. try the steamed shrimp, spicy spare ribs and crab fuyo.

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.

Talaba Joe's

Rizal street. come to this place for the freshest oysters in davao.

(Apple Pie, questionable, not even Dutch style.)

Gerry's Grill

Within g-mall. the many versions of sisig are great. *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

With branches at g-mall, sm davao, nccc mall, rizal st., guerrero st., duterte st., dcla complex., and bajada st. the first and original dimsum house in davao. must try!

Dox's of Davao

* rosal street, catalunan pequeã±o near yuchico orchid gardens. habachi iron cookery with a southern flare. try the dox's dog "on a stick" sarap to the stick!


  • Damosa Business Center, Mamay Road, Davao City
  • 2348813

serves delicious Japanese dishes at reasonable prices


Within barrio obrero. very cheap grilled tuna belly. tastes great too.

Sea Urchin Restaurant

  • Mamay Road, Lanang

Mamay road, a few meters from damosa gateway. a full range of chinese cuisine. cold cuts and soup are excellent. try also their steamed lapu-lapu and garlic chicken. the best restaurant in the city. call them at telephone numbers (082) 235-8603, 301-9289.


  • F. Torres street Davao City

There's one in the venue and another along torres street. try their talaba and diablo chicken wings . their crispy pata is also a must!

Jack's Ridge

Just across the santo nino shrine. delicious filipino cuisine and a breathtaking view of the city.

Gardena Fresca

  • McArthur Highway, Matina

Within coca-cola village in matina. their bestseller is adobong tahong.


  • Rizal St.

Rizal street. authentic french cuisine.

Dimsum Diner

  • Torres St.

Within g-mall and somewhere near holy cross college. best orders are salted fish fried rice, salt and pepper riblets and siomai.


  • Legazpi Street, Davao City
  • 2210901

serves high quality Japanese dishes. They also have an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet every 15th and 30th of the month. Calling them for reservations is highly recommended.


  • F. Torres Street, Davao City
  • 2277763

A very famous barbeque restaurant that serves awesome barbeque dishes, steaks, and other Filipino dishes.

Krua Thai

  • F. Torres Street, Davao City

serves Thai dishes


Ilustre street. classic davao-chinese cuisine. best orders are tokwa't baboy, congee, fresh lumpia and pancit canton.

De Boerderij

(The Farm)

Cozy international bar with Dutch roots. Burger, steak, pizza & pasta, kroket, bread and other goodies at affordable prices. Mixed clientele. Discreet place to meet and spend some time.

Mang Inasal

  • Quezon Boulevard

Within g-mall and sm mall. delicious cheap barbecue chicken. *food chain found all over the philippines