We made sure to go to Ka Lui, the top restaurant in Puerto Princesa, when we were in Palawan last September. It was the first time for our guest, a Japanese professor, in Palawan. I will talk about the food on another post later. Suffice it to say that the food is really good and we had a great time dining there and enjoying the mostly seafood that we ordered.
|Interior of the restaurant as seen from our table|
|There are low tables for those who want to sit on the floor in the traditional way|
|Colourful dinner plates on display|
|A reserved table - all tables are practically reserved as there is a high demand for the restaurant|
|The receiving area upon entering the premises of the restaurant|
|Guests are required to deposit their footwear at the reception where there are baskets and an area for storage|
|The inner areas of the restaurant has a small shop, an exhibit area, and a small stage|
|Artwork on exhibit at the restaurant are mainly by local artists|
|The small stage is for parties and other functions that may require it|
|Other artwork on display near the comfort rooms|
|Inside the male comfort room, which is clean and with a design consistent with the theme of the restaurant|
|The small bridge connecting the main dining area and the more private areas at the back|
|There are lots of items (of curiosity) on display inside the restaurant including mostly native crafts|
Ka Lui is almost always crowded and it is usually almost impossible to get a table for walk-ins. The dinner schedule is quite strict and you have to call in for a reservation either for the 6:00PM or 8:30PM time slots. Price-wise, it is not so expensive and just right for a full service restaurant. No Michelin stars here but who cares? The food is really good (and the service efficient) and that is what really counts.