Aside from having the best tourist attractions, the best diving sites and the best beach resorts, Davao has also the best restaurants that can surely satisfy any hungry tummy. It’s home to a number of Asian-inspired restaurants, European restaurants and of course, Filipino restaurants that specialize in grilled food. A great selection of barbeque dishes, fresh seafood and native delicacies await travelers to the city, which makes eating and drinking in Davao drool-worthy.
Here is a list of the top ten restaurants to visit when in Davao:
Picobello – One of the best authentic Italian restaurants in Davao, it is located on the 6th floor of the Gaisano South Mall. Indulge in pizza, pasta and soups, as you won’t be disappointed.
Probinsyana – If you’re a heavy breakfast eater and are looking for something easy on the pocket, Probinsyana is the perfect place that provides good Filipino breakfast buffets.
Jack’s Ridge Resort and Restaurant– Although quite far from downtown Davao, this restaurant provides a spectacular view of the city by night, not to mention a plethora of sumptuous Filipino delicacies such as sinigang, lechon, chicken and pork barbecue and spareribs.
Harana – Harana is regarded as a must-visit restaurant for all tourists eating and drinking in Davao. Food is great at extremely reasonable prices. Make sure to try their tuna panga or tuna belly. Harana is located along Torres St., which is considered Davao’s food street and is certainly not one to miss.
Hola Espana – This Spanish Deli is one among the newest additions to yummy Davao restaurants. It’s located along Damosa Gateway and offers yummy pizza and tuna croquettes.
Claude’s Café de Ville – This French restaurant is owned and operated by Claude, who is a Frenchman who has been living in Davao for over 20 years. Try their steaks and seafood specials and be blown away by the quality and taste of the food. The restaurant is located on Rizal Street with a relatively formal ambiance, so make sure to dress appropriately.
Tsuru – Tsuru is the best Japanese restaurant in town. They offer eat-all-you-can buffets every 15th and 30th of the month complete with tuna carvings, sushi and tempera. Tsuru is located along Camus St. right across the old PTA grounds.
Al’s Diner – Located on Crooked Road off Rizal Avenue, indulge in the best hamburgers found in all of Davao city!
Ranchero grill – If baby back ribs entice your taste buds, then this cowboy-themed place is great for your tummy. Located on Tionko Avenue, watch your ribs fall off the bones as you devour every bite.
Majid’s kebab – Offering great Persian cuisine in a casual and laid-back ambiance, both locals and tourists flock to this restaurant for its delectable compilation of kebabs and delights of Mediterranean cuisine. Visit this place located along Rizal Street and enjoy the fresh Davao breeze.