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Reviewed December 15, 2023 via mobile

No wait when we came in around 7 pm on a Monday for party of 6. Complimentary chips in the beginning Ordered the following: Green mango shake - i was told “habal” mango will be served. Which means it’s between raw green mango and ripe...mango. I asked for half the usual sugar/syrup and it turned out perfect Ripe Mango shake Buko juice Buko shake Baked scallops Grilled Sibingan (Blue Marlin) Aligue Rice Chopsuey Sizzling Kansi - very tender meat and of course, I love the bone split in half with the bone marrow exposed. The sauce on it was good too. Grilled lechon belly - just ok Fish and chips (had 2 good dipping sauce, but the fish was just ok. With all the food we ordered, nothing stood out except the Aligue rice and sizzling kansi. Food: 3 star (Nothing stood out) Ambiance: 4 star (temperature was comfortable Cleanliness: restroom is clean, smells good, with toilet paper and soap with running water, whole restaurant is also clean Service: 4 starMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Iloilo just had a typhoon, the food supply was severely affected. Ponyon was complete in everything. We love the grilled fish from iloilo, soup and pork. The service was still very good and the ambiance was great.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

This place offers a representation of what Iloilo has to offer and during our visit, it did not disappoint! Reasonably priced! :)

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Reasonable price. I paid 700 peso for 2 pax and we are satisfied with the food they served. I will recommend this to my friends.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

Ponsyon is the city/mall located branch of the original Breakthrough Restaurant near the seafront at Arevalo, Iloilo City. The restaurant has been around for over 20 years, and I am glad to say one can expect the same prompt personalized service and quality of food...every time. The waitresses and the waters know their specialty, take care of the guests as if they own the resto. Talk about Ilonggo food, and you’ll not be disappointed: native chicken binakol, talong salad with salted eggs, grilled fish and all kinds of seafood. Service is prompt, food is always served hot , and the food servers are attentive and left-overs are packed in front of the customers. They tell you how long you have to wait for a certain food to be served. Ilonggos gone for a long time always eat here to reminisce about the years they were absent from the place.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is great, the staff are lovely and friendly, the food was great would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

This is another great treasure in Iloilo City. We wanted to have everything in their menu. We had the halaan soup and the kinilaw. We also had lots of fresh oysters and steams scallops. A bit of a splurge but very worth every penny considering...the serving sizes and sheer yumminess of every food option.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

The food here is i may say a fusion of filipino dishes. The atmosphere is like home. Local materials were used to decorate the place. Great food and place.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Made reservations for 30 people and they were able to accommodate us. Service was excellent and the food is downright close to the Ilonggo homemade meals I was used to growing up. The place is located at the Plazuela Plaza next to SM Mall and...can get very crowded easily. Our order came quickly, the staff very professional and readily available to assist us. We ordered KBL, ensalada nga talong and puso sa saging, baked Talaba, litson manok, sizzling tangigue,litson kawali,and so much more for the Price of PHP 10,200. They gave discount to senior citizens so don't forget to ask for it. So if you have cravings for Ilonggo home cooking go visit Ponsyon for a decent price, great service and gastronomic delight.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

An option if you dont want to go to the old villa beach area.Very good restaurant and food quality is very much the same for those who are familiar with breakthrough.Must try is the lechon,steamed talaba,nylon shell and the dinugoan. You have the option to...be in front facing the highway or at the back facing the events area and car park.Ample parking space.Was able to visit twice on my month long holiday and im already missing it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

This is our "go to" place for lunch every time we are in Iloilo. The food is consistently good and good value for the price. Try their puso ng saging kilawin, fabulous. The original place at the back of Plazuela de Iloilo is always full...that they have a second location at the front. Their inihaw na managat is also great.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Upon arrival in iloilo, we went to Ponsyon to have dinner, it has a rustic ambiance and i might say, its fully packed :) service was fast and good, staffs are so nice.. and yes, the food was really good, i mean, sumptious!!! We took...a grilled tuna and it was fresh! Sizzling meat crab and the chicken was delicious. Buko shake is refreshing... ;) presentation was good... the restaurant is a must try once you visit iloilo...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Ate here with my family our first night in Iloilo!!! This was just in front of our hotel. We went for a late dinner and this restaurant were full. Everything we ate was amazing!!! You must eat here when in Iloilo!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Its always been my nanays fave resto eversince.. the food is fresh and they have a very nice venue and staff..

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the Plaza virtually next door to SM City. I must say the food we had here and service was one of best on our lengthy vacation so far. The venue was upmarket and had the service to match by our...male server. Patient and he provided a good explanation of the dishes as the menu was in Illongo which neither of us could understand. The most outstanding dish was the lightly battered prawns in a delicious sauce. Our waiter brought out several trays of various sized fresh prawns so that we could choose the desired size to be cooked. My least favourite dish was the crab fat fried rice which was far to overpowering. Other dishes tried were lato salad ( grape seaweed) mango and eggplant salad, Chicken inasal (grilled) and open lumpia.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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On the average it costs Php 200/pax; but if you order seafood, dessert and beverage it's aroun Php 350-400/pax
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5