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Filipino, Seafood, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

This is a smaller restaurant underneath two larger very popular places on the boulevard in Dumaguete. I'm not sure what the relationship is with the other places, but trust me, for great food and service, this is the spot. Especially local seafood dishes.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

The resturant looks inviting and is inside and outside seating. It's name suggest sea food is a speciality, unfortunately for us we did not have a seafood experience. We had the noodles with mixed seafood. We were not expecting chicken bones and from the sizes...were neck bones. I did manage to find two very small shrimps amongst the noodles. Erika was unable to find any!!!!. Lilly my sister-in-law had the mixed sea food cooked in coconut milk. Lilly found only badley cooked squid and large amout of fatty pork. Large chunks of coconut. We complained and eventually we were informed we would not have to pay. I can not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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hayahaydumaguete, Marketing at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2020

Thank you for posting a review and we're sorry that your experience was not of the quality you expected. We would like to take the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. We always aim to deliver a great experience. Hayahay Team

Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

One of the most recommended places to eat in Dumaguete City, is indeed worth a visit. We liked the Dumaguete express, the grilled seafood and the pinakbet. We were there early so no crowds yet. Food wasdelicious and service was good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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hayahaydumaguete, Marketing at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2020

Thank you for choosing our restaurant, and for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our restaurant aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcome you back to our restaurant in the future. Hayahay Team

Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Is the best food we eat in Philippines. We were surprised and we repite 3 times more. Seafood is really good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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hayahaydumaguete, Marketing at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2020

Thank you for choosing our restaurant, and for taking the time to write a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our restaurant aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcome you back to our restaurant in the future. Hayahay Team

Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

We ate here as our first choice was full. The food was all right, although I don't think I'll order the lumpiang isda again as the portion is a bit small, but it was good enough. What I enjoyed more was the live piano music...that played nonstop before we entered all the way until we left. The gracious pianist even accommodated a young child by playing some kid's songs for her to sing along to. Overall, not exceptional but not bad.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2019

Hi Pyrefalcon, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed dining with us! We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. We look forward to serve you again in the future. Lab-as Team

Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

Except for the tortang talong which was really goooood (especially that I actually don't eat it normally), everything else was just okay. We ate inside but even from inside, the view of the sea was still a treat. And oh.. They serve cocktail pitchers for...just PHP 180! We had the zombie one! It was refreshingly light -- still somehow appropriate for brunch :))More

Date of visit: October 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind word, deniseledesma. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to serve you in the future. Hayahay Team

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

In fairness to Lab-as, all their food offerings especially the seafood are delicious and reasonably priced. Given the reputation, during the peak hours, the place gets crowded and noisy. But it can accomodate large group of 20's or more. Reservation is a must especially if...your more than 6pax. Walk in diners can line up for 2-3 mins. Waiting time. For the food serving, you need to have a lot of patience to wait for at least 30mins for all the orders to come in, and sometimes even more.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2019

Hi nbadsuara, thank you for leaving such a kind review. We are much delighted that you like our menu and the environment. We hope to see you back soon again! Team Hayahay

Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner at Lab-as a few days back after a long & tiring city day tour as we were craving for seafood. We chose this place as this is always on the list of recommended restaurants in Dumaguete. Pros (+): The ambience was okay,...ideal for those who are hanging out to drink. Drivers are very familiar with the place. Cons (-): Nothing special about the food. The food were pretty average (at least those that we tried) A bit pricey for the quality. It took some time for our orders to be served. Had to make several follow throughs for the bill.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

Hi pbjohn thank you for leaving a feedback. We are happy that you like the ambience of our restaurant. We are sad to hear that your expectation didn't match regarding your experience. It is important to us that customers are satisfied with their experience, so...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019

Drinks order messed up, food order messed up, got dishes we didnt order and when our order finally arrived proper it was lukewarm at best, s&s pork had bits of bone in and was all stuck togeather rather than individual pieces, chicken chop suey had...gnarley bits of brown chicken in, rather unapatising.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Hi Andy, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience and sincerely apologize about your order getting messed up. We are always aiming for good service and good food. Please feel free reach out to the owner Sande by phone...More

Reviewed June 5, 2019

I had a dinner alone and I ordered grilled fish. The food was ok, but service not so good. It took ages to get waitresses attention even though they didn´t seem to be busy.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hi Exploration822112, thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that you had to wait for your order. We are aiming for good service and good food. Please feel free reach out to the owner Sande by phone or e-mail (hayahaydumaguete@gmail.com), with any...More

Reviewed May 29, 2019

When our office was requested to host dinner for visitors from Manila, Iloilo and Tacloban, my officemate made reservations at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant over the phone. We, ourselves, would be coming from Cebu and would meet our guests at the restaurant. And even though we...arrived late, the staff honored our reservation and did not cancel it. Though tired from a long trip, we soon relaxed and enjoyed our dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hi bevde, thanks for your positive review, we are happy that you had a great experience at Lab-as Restaurant. We hope to serve you again soon in the future. Lab-as Team

Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

This day is the midterm election of our country the Philippines. After voting we decided to try this seafood restaurant. The food is very affordable and tasty and the service is very good. We had Camiguin Express vegetable soup with coconut milk, steamed fish, fish...lumpia, and crab omelette. Wonderful time indeed of dining and conversation in a very cozy place with a very good view of Piapi Beach. A place worth visiting and enjoying time and time again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hi Andrew, thank you very much for such great review! We work hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment. We are pleased you were all happy with your dining experience. We look forward to welcome you all back. Lab-as Team

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We had lunch here recently and I must say that I enjoyed their seafood bouillabaisse in coconut and the grilled squid. Both dishes were tasty and fresh. The grilled squid was perfection. There was a man who played the piano and I enjoyed listening to...his music while savouring my lunch. The wait was a bit long, considering that there were only about 15 diners. But I guess the wait was worth it.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hi Kathleen, thank you so much for letting us know you enjoyed your experience. We love hearing positive experiences from our costumers. We hope to serve you in the future again. Lab-as Team

Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We went at past ten to make reservations for a group of 15 and to pre-order. Also, instructed to make the food available at 12 noon. Orders came in trickles. Forgot the grilled liempo and replaced it with lechon kawali which came at the end...of the meal and so was the ginataang alimasag. The one who took the orders completely forgot. So, service is mediocre. It was embarrassing to our guests who were our hosts in your city. Food wasn't that great except for the bouillabaisse in coconut cream. There was a piano player, so it adds to the ambiance. But, will I go back next time I have the chance to visit Dumaguete...no!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hi Slueventsgoddess, we want to sincerely apologized for your experience at Lab-as Restaurant. We may not be able to change the past but if you give us a chance, we will make it up to you. Please feel free reach out to Sande by phone...More

Reviewed March 13, 2019

Went as a a group and got to try a lot of dishes. I did not try the fried chicken which was mainly order for the kid that was with us. I definitely enjoyed the Crabs, Grilled fish and kilaw.

Date of visit: February 2019
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hayahaydumaguete, Manager at Lab-as Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hi NSantos58, thanks for leaving us such wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience! We look forward to serve you again. Lab-as Team

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Lab-as Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5