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“refreshing getaway from Davao”

Punong Restaurant and Nature Park
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Tagum City
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Davao City, Philippines
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“refreshing getaway from Davao”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

An hour's drive from Davao, this place is worth it if you want seafood in a natural yet refined setting. Set in the middle of a mangrove, this restaurant on stilts offers the usual fish, shrimps and crabs. But it has more- shells that are not available elsewhere.

So aside from ordering the usual, order the shells because you can't have it anywhere else plus they take it off the shells to make sure you get to eat every chewy bit.

The place itself is very well constructed in the native style but in a refined manner. The place and the toilets are clean.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Davao City, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“excellent seafood”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I loved their food and the view from the restaurant. The crabs are a little too expensive though. But worth it, all the same.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Will definitely come back”
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Punong

We came 2nd of Jan, first impression was great as it looked very native and was a "floating" restaurant.

We ordered seafood pinakbet, grilled squid, lechon kawali and garlic rice. Everything was lovely but the kawali. It was dry and tasteless, as if they re-used the oil to cook it in. But overall it was a great experience.

The air was cool. The service was great. Food arrived fairly fast. The halo halo was tasty and had lots of ingredients! They also serve filtered/mineral water when you ask for normal water.

There is a nice fishing area and you can hire their boats too.

The toilets were clean too.

Will definitely come back again!!

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London England
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Brilliant location....”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Punong Restaurant is very picturesque and in a brilliant location, built out over a lake. The only down side is that the food is not so brilliant! However, we enjoyed our meal there... The place is famous for its sea food, and they specialize in freshly cooked local crabs. It is worth visiting just for the ambience....

  • Visited July 2013
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Davao City, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“coffee trip stop over with friends...”
Reviewed 3 May 2013 via mobile

we visited Punong Restaurant last Wednesday with my friends. we stop by to have some coffee break because i feel so sleepy for a long drive... the place is very relaxing specially the scenery along the lake... while having a coffee me and my friends took some pictures and the view was perfect as we thought it could be. i have lunch on the same resto with a friend from work, we ordered seafood express and it all went good and satisfactory. so i recommended.it again with my other friends and i wont stop recommending this resto to others... have a nice trip... :)

  • Visited May 2013
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