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(Gemma's Restaurant), Philippines
+63 915 261 4725
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We had great food!!! Best meal in months! Took a long time to prepare but its wirth it! We had to pay 690 for two main dishes, a salade two beers and a water.. wich was way more than we expected... but really worth it!!

Thank Robin888888
Joao Pessoa, PB
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is by far the best restaurant on the island for local food. Simple, family-run, the lady runs the business on a 4-burner stove. One of my favorite local dishes, Kani Lao, takes coconut mild. She prepares it breaking the coconut, grinding it into a rag, then squeezing the rag to extract the milk from the fresh-ground coconut. Just like... More 

Thank roneyrod
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to try a really good local food (and you know how hard it is to come by), this is the place to visit! The guyabano shake is so delightful. Although located in the inner skirts of the island without the beach view, dining area is surrounded by beautiful plants. Worth a try overall.

Thank Deswie
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Hard to find, but defenetely worth it!! Great food, cooked on the spot, yummy and surprisingly cheap.

1 Thank Yaara T
Malapascua Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I'm leaving on the island, and when i want a good Crispy Chicken and some nice Home made French Fries, i go to Kiwi restaurant, the food is great, fresh and lovely cook :) Only one thing, it can take a lot of time to get served, so i really advise you to order then go take a shower or... More 

Thank Kascubadive
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Gemma, the restaurant's owner, is the best chef in the island! We had very tasty meals and the price is low. She cooks what she has at home so, fresh food and sometimes it takes up to one hour to cook it ( it means that she doesn't use pre-cooked food). However, we booked a meal the day before but... More 

Thank Gabro88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

We heard from everyone who has eaten here that the Chicken Cordon Bleu was a must, so we had to try it and we were not disappointed! Prepared to perfection, the chicken was nice and moist and the meal included rice and curried chicken on the side. Be sure to place your order early and inform them of your party... More 

Thank JenLH5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Nice little family owned restaurant. Food will take time, but swing by and order, go home for a shower and go back to eat, tasty and Tammy food.

1 Thank Jonas N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Simple but really tasteful food. We found this place while roaming around the island and it just so happen that at the same time we were starving so we gave the place a go. We had vegetable curry, the french fries - home cooked, the creamy chicken with mushroom, which I highly recommend, and the breaded chicken. Everything is fresh... More 

1 Thank Carlo A
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

We went and ordered between dives in the afternoon as recommended. The food was very plentiful and very tasty. This family run restaurant is off the beaten track but if you head for Matterhorn Guest House past Malapascua Garden resort (MGR) it's near by.

1 Thank SuzieWong_T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Philippine
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: (Gemma's Restaurant), Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Malapascua Island
  • Phone Number: +63 915 261 4725

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?