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Luz Kinilaw Place

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Sta. Ana Wharf | Salmonan, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Bondville, Vermont
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luz Kinilaw is an establishment in Davao. It is located in one of Davao's poorest neighborhood - slams, if not the poorest. It should be taken with that connotation in mind. The area may not be the safest after sunset. It serves grilled tuna belly, tuna's gonads, tuna's tail, tuna's Kinilaw [kind of a Ceviche ] grilled squid and grilled... More 

Thank ofanoa
Level Contributor
281 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Simple place, but the food is tasty, especially the grilled tuna tail and panga. Chicken and squid were nothing special. The highlight was being able to order durian from the street still outside, and having it freshly sliced, and served at our table. Yummm!

Thank Jinky L
Makati, Philippines
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Best kinilaw! The seafoods are cooked right your very eyes. The price is reasonable and good for groupies. You can also order fresh durian from the cart outside... However, if you are picky, i don't think you can stand the smell. You been warned. There are also flies.

Thank josiful
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Menu is all grilled tuna and chicken plus their staple Kinilaw. Place is not very tidy but food is great. We spent 500 for grilled tuna, tuna kinilaw, rice and drinks.

Thank April C
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Upon entering, order first your viand. Try the tuna panga and buntot. Also add a squid for a delightful meal. Ask for a free soup. It warms your belly.

Thank Gain Albert B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Luz Kinilaw is one known local resto in the City. The taste is good compared to other restaurants serving the same dishes. They have renovated the restaurant after the fire incident. They also serve fresh Durian and beer.

Thank Knives M
United Kingdom
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136 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The place is packed with people, it took a while for the food to be served. The place is so hot and noisy. Whilst we were finally enjoy eating our foods, a big cockroach jump from the wall and straight into my foreign visitors plate. It was a disgusting experience... The tap in the sink where you wash your hands... More 

Thank Aphio1925
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134 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We only have known this quaint and humble place through my friend's sister. She kept on insisting that we should not leave Davao without visiting it. So, we inlcuded it in our itinerary. Going there by taxi is a breeze since it's a well known eatery. The ambiance may not be for the "sosyal" people but the food is really... More 

Thank TeyHM888
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Best Sinugba(Grilled) Place in Davao..You can see that the tuna's are so fresh, the tinola and kinilaw also tastes good, and they have affordable price. We had a tinola,kinilaw,grilled tuna (quarter size) , grilled pecho sa manok, rice,softdrinks and we only paid it for like 700 pesos. AMAZING! Be back there soon 😊

Thank Jucelle Francis D
Quezon City, Philippines
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were very excited to visit this place since it re-opened after a fire burnt down the old wooden building. The new restaurant is spacious, pleasant and has high ceilings, and I was told that they can get quite packed during dinner. But we came for lunch and there was plenty of seating options and staff to attend to us.... More 

Thank Alunsina L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Philippine, Barbecue, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sta. Ana Wharf | Salmonan, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Davao del Sur Province  >  Davao City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?