Lab-as Seafood Restaurant

Lab-as Seafood Restaurant

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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Filipino, Seafood, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant have live music
CUISINES
Filipino, Seafood, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles344 reviews
Excellent
87
Very good
131
Average
76
Poor
25
Terrible
25
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Japheth C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
I saw it has average rating here, but I put it five star, simply because we enjoyed their food. For me and my family they served not only delicious food but hot as well to the table. Delicious sinuglaw , sinugbang tanigue is tender and still juicy, yet it has a little crisp outside, oh I love the calamares, I mean the breadings, its aromatic for me, but I prefer to dip it in soy sauce and chili mansi, the pancit Canton/guisado and bihon is delicioso too, my papa loves your tinola, and sinugba and sinuglaw , also their sisig is delicious because it has a lot of liver parts, which I like, Dili sya sum-od unlike other commercial sisig na sum-od. Oryt. Overall their food were delicious bisan medyo dugay pag serve Kay dugay man xD me nka order..haha.oryt but thank you Lab-as we'll surely return. God willing
Written September 21, 2023
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lanaval
Manila1401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 none
We were surprised with the big serving of the Bouillabaisse Soup (local version) and the Lechon Kawali Pinakbet. These were both delicious and the Bouillabaisse is something to try.
Written August 11, 2023
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Bruce B
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
I had fried chicken, but it was not seasoned and very greasy. I am not used to the oil they use here in the Philippines. I have eaten there before and had the fish tacos and they were ok.
Written May 14, 2023
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jacksmobilephone
Alaska22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
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.
Written May 27, 2022
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Mike B
Exmouth32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
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.
Written February 26, 2020
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written April 19, 2020
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Doris T
Quezon City95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
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.
Written February 25, 2020
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written April 19, 2020
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Palomaki
Portonovo37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Is the best food we eat in Philippines. We were surprised and we repite 3 times more. Seafood is really good.
Written February 1, 2020
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written April 19, 2020
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Pyrefalcon
Luzon72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 business
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.
Written November 8, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written November 19, 2019
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Din Ochoco
Metro Manila129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 friends
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 :))
Written October 25, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written October 27, 2019
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Norlex
Binangonan103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 business
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.
Written October 8, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written October 18, 2019
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pbjohn
916 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
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.
Written September 21, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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 thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please feel free reach out to Sande by phone or e-mail (hayahaydumaguete@gmail.com), with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. Hayahay Team
Written October 1, 2019
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Andy F
Manawatu-Wanganui Region19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
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.
Written September 3, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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 or e-mail (hayahaydumaguete@gmail.com), with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. Hayahay Team
Written September 15, 2019
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Jesse S
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 none
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.
Written June 4, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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 further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. Lab-as Team
Written June 12, 2019
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Bev
Cebu City18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 business
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.
Written May 29, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written June 12, 2019
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Andrew U. Y. Villegas
Dumaguete City9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
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.
Written May 13, 2019
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hayahaydumaguete
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
Written June 12, 2019
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