Puerto Princesa restaurants you should try on your Palawan trip!

Where to eat in Puerto Princesa? Here are the top local Puerto Princesa restaurants you should try on your Palawan trip!

Puerto Princesa, Palawan is known for its beaches and natural wonders, but it’s also a food lover’s paradise. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, finding the best places to eat in Puerto Princesa can be overwhelming.

With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. In this article, we’ll take you on a culinary journey and explore the top restaurants and hidden gems that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Get ready to discover the best places to eat in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Best restaurants in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

1. Nokinocs Savory House

If there’s one thing that you need to try at Nokinocs, it has to be their Halo-Halo. Traditionally, halo-halo is made with shaved ice but in this restaurant, they are using shaved frozen milk hence the milkier and creamier taste. It’s even better than Razon’s halo-halo if I dare say so myself.


  • Eastville Citywalk Branch – Eastville Citywalk, San Pedro, National Highway, Puerto Princesa City
  • San Manuel Branch – DCRM Building, San Manuel, National Highway, Puerto Princesa City
  • Junction 1 Branch – Junction 1 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City

2. Bona’s Chao Long

Image credit: Facebook/ Bona’s Chaolong Official

It’s cheap, tasty, and quick. The Vietnamese-style beef noodles and Pinoy-style Banh Mi at Bona’s will surely fill you up and make you crave for seconds. The beef stew is reminiscent of a good ole Pho and pairs well with the eatery’s buttered French bread.

You will find other eateries offering chaolong because of the Vietnamese refugees who settled in Palawan but Bona’s is one of the most well-loved even by locals.

Address: Manalo St, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

3. Kinabuchs Grill and Bar

Image credit: Facebook / Kinabuchs Grill and Bar

Are you an adventurous eater? Then the Tamilok and Crocodile Sisig should be right up your alley. Both are served at Kinabuchs along with Filipino classics like Kalderetang Kambing and Crispy Pata.

The restaurant is also popular for its ambiance and outdoor seating.

Address: 369, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

4. Kalui Seafood Restaurant

Fresh seafood and its native ambiance are the main draws of KaLui. Guests are required to leave their shoes upon entering the restaurant. One caveat is that it can get pretty crowded because it’s quite popular with tourists so make sure to reserve ahead. Opens daily save Sundays.

Address: 369 Rizal Avenue, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa

5. Viet Ville Restaurant

Image credit: Facebook/ Viet Ville Restaurant

If you want to have a taste of Vietnam while in Palawan, then Viet Ville is worth a visit. From their famous pho to their crispy spring rolls, every dish at Viet Ville is made with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor.

The location of the restaurant used to be the home of thousands of Vietnamese refugees who sought asylum in the Philippines.

Address: Km 13 Brgy. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa,

6. Badjao Seafront Restaurant

Image credit: Facebook / Badjao Seafood Restaurant

If you’re a seafood lover, head to Badjao Seafront Restaurant and dine on delights from the sea with a view of the bay and mangrove trees. Best time to dine there? Reviews say it’s a good spot for sunset viewing.

Address: Abueg Sr. Road , Brgy. Bagong Sikat, Puerto Princesa City

BONUS: Palaweño Brewery

Image credit: Facebook / Palaweño Brewery

Not exactly a restaurant but Puerto Princesa finally got its own brewery. Palawan’s first and only craft brewery is the brainchild of female craft beer brewers.

Try their “Ayahay” craft beers and relax the night away. They also offer a one-of-a-kind Microbrewery Tour where you can learn more about craft beers while having fun!

Address: 82 Manalo Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan



Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.