Negros Oriental Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Negros Oriental

February 17, 2018 Ying Subia

Negros Oriental (Cebuano: Sidlakang Negros; Hiligaynon: Negros Sidlangan; Filipino: Silangang Negros), also called Oriental Negros or Eastern Negros, is a province located in the region of Central Visayas, in the Philippines. It occupies the southeastern half of the large island of Negros, with Negros Occidental comprising the northwestern half. It also includes Apo Island, a popular dive site for both, local and foreign tourists.
Things to do in Negros Oriental

1. Lab-as Seafood Restaurant

Flores Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Filipino, Seafood, Asian Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Excellent
26%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 295 reviews

Lab-as Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed By Brian W

Tried the seafood platter, and disappointed that food was fried [like a kfc] when it was served so close to the sea. Additional, the platter was overcooked and as per other reviews the restaurant was too busy to provide a quality of service ( Staff rushing around) - In are case, the waiter to do not inform us Mango Smoothie was out of stock, and wasn't told till we chased it up once lunch was served.

2. Jo's Chicken Inato

Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Filipino, Barbecue, Asian Brunch, Lunch, Dinner 225-4412
Excellent
28%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 211 reviews

Jo's Chicken Inato

Reviewed By Tacio02 - Marikina, Philippines

My first time to go to Dumaguete for Work. We went straight from airport for a chicken Inasal. All are worth it. The tenderness of chicken is nothing to compare. They served up to two serving of rice only. Before they served unlimited rice but when there is a law when you cannot served it, this establishment follows it. Even it is not yet approved. Anyways, tried their sinigang na hipon. It's yummy!

3. Hayahay Treehouse Bar and View Deck

Flores Ave | Piapi, Escano Beach, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Filipino, Bar, Seafood, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks 225-3536
Excellent
28%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 357 reviews

Hayahay Treehouse Bar and View Deck

Reviewed By Ragnar0309

This restaurant is really good. Although a little bit of expensive but the foord and service were great. I couldn’t recommend enough about this restaurant. They hav got good ambience and they have live band that starts at 9pm. We enjoyed the food at hayahay restaurant and definitely will go back if we will be in dumaguete again

4. Casablanca Restaurant

Rizal Avenue | Corner of Colon Extension, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$94 +63 929 231 4088
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 416 reviews

Casablanca Restaurant

Reviewed By karl m - Makati, Philippines

Took my wife for a date having heard that this was Dumaguete's leading restaurant only to see a rat running around under the table, Viener Schnitzel cooked in old oil worst ever Kinilaw Service was friendly but the food was lousy badly managed place Hope they fix it soon as it has a great location We even showed the waitress the rat she just smiled and said sorry

5. Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries

San Jose Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Filipino, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 35 421 1524
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 699 reviews

Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries

Reviewed By honey c - Paranaque, Philippines

We had our early dinner here after our souvenir shopping. The line for take out is long (I guess it always is) so we decided to just dine in the shop. We had their spaghetti and pesto lasagna platter. Both tastes good. The spaghetti was like how my mom cooked it... sweet and cheesy, pinoy style. The lasagna went with salad, a slice of cake and a drink. The lasagna was good, nice balance of pesto and cheese. The cake however was a bit dry. Not sure what the cake was though as I forgot to ask. But it's like a chocolate almond sponge cake.
We bought silvannas to bring home. Have tasted these before and indeed these are very yummy.

6. KRI

53rd Silliman Avenue | Insular Hotel, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +63 35 421 2392
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 285 reviews

KRI

Reviewed By inog - Left Coast

I think this place is mislabeled as ‘fine dining,’ and it is more appropriate to consider it a casual bistro-café. The setting is stylish, but basic and you can expect to sit next to someone that is watching a TV show on their phone at full volume. Presentation of the food is very good, but the underlying construct is lacking, without flavor and over-use of oil and salt. I found our dishes to pretty, but not really good. I left hungry and with food on my plate. The highlight of the menu was beer from an area micro-brewery with two solid IPA’s and a Hefeweizen (wheat beer).

7. Mooon Cafe

# 7 Siliman Ave | Near Rizal Blvd., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mexican, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 4226447
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 263 reviews

Mooon Cafe

Reviewed By josephjacques10 - Byrness, United Kingdom

many things on menu not available asked for bread told we do not do it but if you want bread the restaurant across the road has bread now I was not sure if the waiter was telling me to go or just go out to buy bread we stayed and wished we had not so won't go back to that one

8. Pasta King

5 Dr.V.Locsin Street | Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$24 - HK$78 +63 917 717 9632
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 277 reviews

Pasta King

A Taste of Authentic Italian Cuisine, PIZZA ALA ROMANA, PASTA ALA TOSCANA, GELATO ICE CREAM, CAPPUCCINO/ESPRESSO and a few Filipino Dishes, Seafood and Hamburger to please all palates.

Reviewed By danerobb - Alberta, Canada

Pasta King offers passable pasta with equally okay wine, decent filipina service, and a fairly pleasant ambiance that usually will provide a 'nice' dinner experience in the early evening.
That it's off the boulevard means that you don't get the romantic feeling that often comes with an Italian restaurant. The original owner was Italian who had similar in St. Louis where he got to meet the 'rat pack,' and many other celebrity diners. But when he came to Dumaguete, he was definably on the downside of a life spent harming his body. Not long after he left on an emergency and died, leaving it to his German Swiss partner. There was some controversy that accompanied all this, and yet it seems the standard of the food has been pretty well kept up.
Possibly some of the best pasta and pizza in the city, check it out, and then head to the seaside boulevard for the rest of your evening.

9. Neva's Brick Oven Pizzas

Hibbard Ave. corner Amigo Subdv., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Italian, Pizza, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 +63 35 226 2580
Excellent
40%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Neva's Brick Oven Pizzas

Reviewed By stonewithnomoss - USA

I come to Dumaguete yearly and always eat at Neva's once. For those that say it is overpriced... ummm, I guess they haven't been out of Phils for quite some time. For those that say it isn't tasty, have you actually eaten Greenwich or Pizza Hut? Neva's remains quite good.
However, more and more Italian places are moving into Philippines and Neva's is getting some stiff competition. They need to keep their standards high in order to survive.

10. Flip-Flops Restobar

Valencia Road | Bagacay, Beside Saint Louis Village, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Bar, Pizza, American, Filipino, European, Pub Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +63 905 861 0255
Excellent
61%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Flip-Flops Restobar

In the heart of Dumaguete City Flip-Flops Restobar is proud to offer a wide range of food from local Filipino dishes to American and European cuisines. We also offer a great variety of drinks including Cold Draught Beer, imported/local spirits, cocktails and fresh juices. Entertainment is important to Flip-Flops so we showcase live music every Friday and Saturday night. Our team of passionate & dedicated staff are here to make you Flip-Flops experience that bit more special. Come and say hello!

Reviewed By CaptGTK - New York, New York

This is a nice open open air bar/restaurant that is very popular with foreigners and expats. The menu is mostly geared toward them, but there are some Filipino dishes. Breakfast is available and is very good. I like their burgers and fries, and their pizza. Pasta dishes are good, too. This is one of the rare places that offers on-tap beer, but only San Miguel and it's fairly cold (but never cold enough for me, anyway.) They have plenty of other beers in bittles though. The clientele, by my estimate, is easily 90% white senior men who gather in herds a a big table. But that is merely an observation and not a criticism. They are quiet and well-behaved unless they are at the bar getting emotional over some stupid sports event on the TV. But all are welcomeat Flip Flops, and sometimes you see Filipino wives with them. The staff is, of course, entirely Filipino who do a fine job and maintain a friendly attitude. Service here is above average, as is the food. There is nightly entertainment according to their signs, but I am never when they start (I think at 7 or 8 pm.)

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