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Discussion in 'Dining - Nightlife - Entertainment' started by Kojak, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Dave & Imp

    Dave & Imp DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    For those who like Filiopino Food, or Baby Back Ribs the Sun Downer across from Robinson Mall, next to the Gas Station is very good. The first 40 feet is at street level and very noisy, then you step up a few steps to a higher location, which someone singing there many times. However you also get a too great view of the Gas Station next store, so I recommend sitting in the back section, much quieter, and a little more private and dark.

    I recently ate there having Baby Back Ribs, bottle water, my lady had a shake, some other dish and rice. The meal was about 340 pesos. The ribs contained 3 ribs, hardly any fat and was very good for the money. They do not seem to be open for lunch.
     
  2. shadow

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    There is a separate thread regarding Sundown;

    http://www.dumagueteinfo.com/board/nightlife-entertainment/sundown-8565.html

    Larry
     
  3. PANMAN

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    KRI was fantastic as far as presention, creative cuisine.. apparently the owner /chef had did some training in the USA.. that explains why it didnt taste like filipino trying to be haute cuisine..

    The waitresses are a bit too naive and young to understand what they are working in/for..
    Id say the owner would have a real gem if he did some staff training on proper serving etiquette and to train them to know about the menu.. my waitress didnt know anything.. and I think didnt undertand my fast New York dialect..

    otherwise Ill go back.. especially when you can feed a family of 4 for around $25
     
  4. Rodneyemr

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    My two favorite places are KRI & Cafe Antonio. Both are very good value for great quality food.
     
  5. Allen8100

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    Cafe Antonio,
    my favorite place for it...quality food as well as good services....
     
  6. Broadside

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    Went to KRI with a lady companion last Sunday evening. Started with a soft drink for her and I selected a glass of Chilean Merlot from a choice of three different Merlot. Soft drink arrived at the table and then the waitress went back to get the wine. Returned empty handed. Didn't have the chosen one so I opted for second choice. Returned again empty handed and said it was not available. De-hydrating, I opted for the remaining one. Returned yet again empty handed and said the three dreaded words - "out of stock". Was told by my companion, in Visayan, to get me a large glass of the best red. Wine arrived in a glass so small I've had a bigger eye bath.

    Food ordered. Choices had to be repeated four times before the waitress got it right. My lady's meal arrived and mine didn't. We waited. Told her to get started while it was still hot. Mine arrived a good 10 minutes after hers, by which time she was almost finished. She's not a fast eater, but was almost finished because the portions were so small. Reminded waitress that my meal was not a finger buffet, so I needed some cutlery. Quality of food was good but quantity abysmal. The far extreme of portion control. One soft drink, one small glass of wine, two very small meals, 1020 peso.

    Ambience - ok
    Decor - nice
    Food quality - good
    Food quantity - dreadful
    Service - appalling
    Value for money ? Never
     
  7. Rhoody

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    KRI is a total Rip off.. was now forced to go there a forth time on business lunch
    most drinks are not available, the portion size is a shame and the staff pretty useless with absolutely no knowledge or interests into their job.

    stuffing some cabbage in a small glass, and sprinkling some sesame seats over frozen salmon which barely covers a regular spoon on a quarter of a standard 30 peso ciabatta bread is certainly not worth 200 peso. All pasta dishes and sandwiches could be considered stealing customers money. 70-90 peso would be a realistic price.

    If their cup of rice with this tiny little bit of ribs goes for 200+ , Mooon's could charge 1500 for one portion. I thought KRI's ribs for 99peso opening price already expensive for a cup of rice with 2 micro bones...

    You were actually lucky, I suffered with a group of 6, at the end 5 ordered very frustrated some drinking water as basically everything else was out of stock.

    The real only dish I saw there half way OK priced and really good was the truffle burger (wherever the truffle was hiding, certainly not on my burger).

    But hey, it is a great presentation (well, smearing some red stripe which look like made with a used pantyliner on a plate is REALLY a great thing).

    Pretty interesting that a guy earlier rants about expensive boulevard and finds value for money at KRI...

    However, if I wanna go somewhere for a nice presentation, spend a lot of money but still leave hungry, I go to a girlie bar...

    But I am probably too old to understand the modern kitchen ...
     
  8. tcazzy47

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    Lithka out at south sea beach resort. The pork braised chimichangas at p130 are incredible
     
  9. Rodneyemr

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    I have had similar experiences at KRI. My service level expectations here are very, very low, but KRI does manage to get down there to meet them. Yes, the food portions are small. It is is too bad as the quality of food is excellent. I have recently discovered Cafe Laguna in the Hotel Nicanor. It is very good quality Filipino food. Jane and I always get out of there under 500 pesos.
     
  10. Broadside

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    Usually enjoyed visits to the South Sea, service extremely slow and coffee overpriced, but it was nice and relaxed to sit in the open air restaurant by the pool. Last time we went there expecting the same, but the open air venue had closed and the restaurant had been moved in to a building on the left of the entrance. Very sterile. Not for me any more.
     
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