Kainan sa Dalampasigan

R. Martines St., Nasugbu, Batangas

Kainan sa Dalampasigan
4.6
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Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars
3

We finished our work early the last time we went to Nasugbu, so we decided to have dinner at Kainan sa Dalampasigan. We rode a 10-minute tricycle ride from JohnDel Beach Resort.

When we got there, we were promptly ushered in to our seats, and I immediately felt at home with the hospitable vibe the Batangueño servers exuded. After much consideration, we finally decided on the following dishes:

✔ CALAMARES (Php 300) - 1108811088
The squid was not overcooked (not gummy at all)! Although, the breading was super thick -- which made the calamares unenjoyable. Not worth it for the price, IMO. The vinegar was nothing special, too. 128531

✔ BAKED TAHONG (Php 280) - 1108811088
My officemates all wanted to order this! 128514 We were surprised that the serving size was quite big for an appetizer. It actually looked pretty good! However, when I tasted it, there was an off taste to it... Seems like the mussels weren't that fresh. 128530 The mussels were also mushier than usual.

✔ SINIGANG NA BABOY (Php 220) - 1108811088110881108811088
Our server told us this was good for two. But when it was served, it made me womder how big Batangueños' appetites are! 128541 They gave us a bowl of tamarind broth each (yay), and there were plenty of meat, soup, and vegetables in the big bowl! The soup was piping hot, the meat was tender, and the vegetables were properly cooked. 128076

✔ CHICKEN CORDON BLEU (Php 350) - 110881108811088
I am really not a big fan of breaded chicken. 128586 But of course, I kept my preferences to myself because it's awkward to tell your bosses you dislike breaded meats HAHAHA. It was just okay, though I wish there was more cheese. The chicken meat was quite dry too. Also, it was served with a green-colored dip. 128552 I did not bother to taste it, but my colleagues said it's just regular mayonnaise.

✔ TANIGUE WITH LEMON BUTTER (Php 300) - 1108811088110881108811088
We were not sure what a tanigue is, but we were told that it has very few bones, so we agreed to get it! 128513 I loved it! My boss loved it as well, and said that it's like a localized blue marlin. HEHE. The fish is firm but juicy, the sauce was mildly sour, and coated the fish really well. Perfect! 128149

Food is generally good for sharing, so you won't have to shell out a lot for a meal here. Service is warm and good, I love how the locals are all smiles and seem to be enjoyong their jobs. 128076 Ambiance has a garden feel to it, though it might be prettier if we visited during the day.

Sorry for not being able to get better photos, especially of the food, as I was a bit shy to get each dish for a photo op. 128546

Definitely coming back next time during the day to appreciate the place more! 128076 I have some other dishes I want to try out! 128149

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Foodcrawl P.
4.0 Stars
10

We incidentally discovered Kainan sa Dalampsigan through a road signage along the Nasugbu Main Hi-way (JP Laurel). It isn't really located within the shoreline but accessible via R. Martinez St, the road leading to the stretch of Nasugbu beaches. We just followed the directions posted on the road.

We arrived past lunch time at around 1pm. Staff exudes the natural Batangeño hospitable charm. We are swiftly accomodated.

It's a heritage restaurant that serves authentic Filipino dishes. We ordered Bilao - great mix of garlic shrimp, baked tahong, liempo, quarter bangus priced at Php990. It's relatively value for money and good for the entire family of 3-4. Our other food orders include Ginataang Hipon, Pinakbet Lumpiang Shanghai. Serving is generous and we only paid a sum of Php2000 inclusive of rice and drinks. We were so full and passed on the sweets but the dessert selection looks promising as well.

Kainan sa Dalampasigan instantly became a restaurant I swear by. Its a bonus that we get to come across roaming sheeps and turkeys near the parking area.

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Pauie P.
5.0 Stars
2

Cool place to have bonding with friends, workmates and family. Good food worth the price.

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Jackie S.
4.0 Stars
7

The restaurant has a garden-earthy feel. You'll see an array of trees the moment you enter the drive way. Even the food hall is decorated with rustic fixtures and plants.

I suggest to seat near the cashier or kitchen so that you get easier access to the staff and waiters.

What we ordered:

⚬Calamares (P300) 2/5- I wouldn't recommend this dish. A bit tough to chew

11088Daing na Bangus (P375) 4/5- This was really good but if you want it to be crispier, ask the waiter to make sure its cooked well done.

⚬Garlic Fried Shrimps (P250) 3/5- The shrimp was just okay. It kinda lacked the garlicy taste that I expected.

11088Beef Steak Tagalog (P300) 5/5- My favorite of all the dishes. It was tender and flavorful, with the right kick of calamansi flavor.

⚬Leche Flan (P150) 3/5- Creamy and smooth but lacked the sweet custard taste.

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Liezzy M.
5.0 Stars
4

i love everything about this place. the food we ordered were all tummy-friendly. left with satisfied tastebuds. the sinigang was 128076🏼, i love it maasim and this one nailed it. 128516 the leche flan was addictive and so creamy 1108811088110881108811088️, definetly to die for. the seafood platter is a must-try also. their baked mussel was superb 128077🏼.

the place's so charming and very inviting, inviting flies over as your lunch companion. not sure at night if its the mosquitoes turn to visit the place. restroom kept clean.

as for the servers, on a saturday they're definetely undersatff... 128530. it took our ordered halo-halo a long time to be served, hence, no pic was taken 128513

but will defintely come back.

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Kaye L.
5.0 Stars

Garden inside the resto! Nice! 128076🏻

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Roy T.
5.0 Stars
6

My brother, a foodie just like me, searched in advance places to try when in Nasugbu Batangas since he did not want to try what the resort serves. "Baka di naman masarap and mahal". Agree to that. No assurance so I agreed to visiting Kainan sa Dalampasigan since it has good reviews here in looloo. So after swimming and spending time at their Double Infinity Pool, we left Punta Fuego to catch dinner in this restaurant. I was not aware that it's around an hour drive away from the resort. Super hungry when we arrived. 128514128514

First thing I noticed is the overall setup of the restaurant. It looks like an old church or old long rectangular house made of cement, abandoned then mare into this rustic Filipino restaurant. You'll be welcomed by a water fountain by the entrance with trees and other plants. The inside was rather simple and rustic. Long and big old wooden tables piled nicely with also wooden chairs. Made me feel like I was back in the 90s. Really awesome ambiance, well lighted and ventilated. One problem though was it was an open area so mosquitoes were everywhere. Being a habulin ng lamok person, I got a lot of bites. They got full while I also got full eating 128514128514

Their menu is very simple. It lists the usual Filipino food, from Bulalo - the Batangas specialty, ihaw na baboy, sinigang, kare-kare, beef steak, and etc they also have several Western dishes like cordon bleu, tanigue steak, and etc. we focused on the Pinoy foodsss

Overall, I loved all dishes we ordered. They all tasted fresh and nicely and simply cooked. Not much twists or extras to somehow lose the legit and basic taste of the common lutong bahay type of food.

Bilao sa Dalampasigan was a hit for 900bucks because it had inihaw na baboy, baked tahong, garlic fried shrimps, and daing na bangus. That one dish fed all 10 of us. 128077🏻

Pinakbet tasted really fresh and I liked it. The usual stuff you see in one that's cooked either in restaurants or your lola/mom. Okra, kalabasa, ampalaya, sitaw, and talong with chunks of tender pork meat.

Lomi was a very big serving and was almost too much for us not to finish. Taste was 128077🏻128077🏻. Not too salty.

Calamares was an okay. They cooked the squid correctly though a more crispy batter would have made me like this dish more. It's nice to dip it in their sauce though.

Last, the Bulalo, a Batangas and their restaurant's specialty, was the bomb!!! We got two orders and it was too big a serving. The beef meat was very very tended and really tasty. 128523 I loved how not masebo the soup was and it being light (not too salty) also. 128077🏻128077🏻

Last, we tried their halo halo but sadly two or three of the ingredients got depleted so we decided to request to place more saging na saba and corn. It was sweet but a good end to our meal.

The one hour travel back to the resort, under pitch black roads was totally worth it because all our tummies were satisfied 128523128523

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Christina R.
4.0 Stars

We went to this restaurant to get some lunch on our way to Punta Fuego sometime last December. About 30 minutes away from the resort, we took a chance to see this place as I saw a couple of good online reviews about this restaurant.

Despite what the name implies, this is not by the seashore. It is however a garden oasis amidst the growing economy in Nasugbu. The entrance is very reminiscent of the frontage of Antonio’s in Tagaytay or Kusina Salud in San Pablo. A large gate welcomes you in with hanging vines adorning the entryway. Very rustic, very Pinoy style in its architecture and interiors. Large windows, stained glass, wooden features, high ceiling, soothing patter from the waterfalls. The dining area felt like an abandoned church or stone greenhouse. It was certainly cool here even without airconditioning, even when the weather feels so warm outside. I certainly loved the gumamela on the tables. Diners were all travelers. We knew we were definitely in ala-eh country as we heard the distinct accent from the cheerful waiters.

Food is very straightforward, no frills, just your basic, home-style, well-cooked Filipino food. No fancy fusion take on the dishes, no crazy name to describe the entrees. The menu is old-school laminated paper. Traditional food was a welcome change to us, where most restaurants now in Metro Manila try to be the new IT cuisine and put a twist on every dish just to make it different.

We ordered the sizzling sisig, sweet & sour pork, and calamares. Rice was served wrapped in a banana leaf which is a novelty for us. Imagine yourself unwrapping the leaf and taking in that fragrant smell of rice. We also ordered halo-halo’s for dessert. All we ordered tasted just like it should. Serving size is more than what you pay for (comparing it to what you can get in BGC) good for 2-3 people. Dishes were an average of 250 pesos per order.

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Chris U.
5.0 Stars

Ambiance, good food and friendly staff.

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars

If by chance or choice you would be in Nasugbu or just passing through, this place is worth your while before hitting the beaches and resorts of Batangas to enjoy the rustic cool place and the wondrous food they serve. Had this classic Pinoy farmers meal from ages and textbook stories called balot sa dahon, which had a hefty serving of rice with mixed adobo and boiled shrimps wrapped in banana leaves then baked. Capped this with some good ole leche flan.

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Erycka S.
5.0 Stars

The first word I uttered the moment I entered here was: WOW!! Haha. Really one of the best and coolest restos. Very nature lover.

Just explore and you'll find the chapel and the garden.

Food were great too.

PS: No aircon.

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Valynne M.
5.0 Stars

I wonder why they call it kainan sa Dalampasigan?!? For me it's kainan sa hardin :) but anyway that's not important because i love the place !!! It's cozy, wide and you feel you're in an ancestral house. The restaurant is very spacious and people who loves selfie will definitely love it.

My hubby and i ordered Sinigang na hipon and it's good good for 2 people and the rice WOW! Parang hnd lang siya isang order parang two orders ng kanin and its wrapped on a banana leaves. The price is okay and worth it! The staff are very attentive and accomodating. Will definitely go back to this place when we visit Nasugbu again!

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Bene P.
5.0 Stars

Bistek Tagalog and Lechon Kawali, yum. Plus leche Flan 128516128077

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Kevin Jan V.
5.0 Stars

For those who want to dine in a place that combines delectable Filipino cuisines and wide array of flora in its ambiance, Kainan sa Dalampasigan is the one to visit.

We passed by this restaurant on our way to the resort in Nasugbu, Batangas. Curiosity tickled our senses, so we decided to add it to our must-visit places. We ate here the next day.

The restaurant is very unassuming, as you wouldn't see it from the outside -- only the gate, the sign, and the somewhat lengthy entrance. Its entrance would lead you to the back, where the parking lot is situated. It's a clever move, because you'd pass by every single thing this place offers.

Kainan sa Dalampasigan is just a part of the place. It also has other areas namely: Kapilya ni Jesus, Maria, at Jose, which is a chapel; Gazebo ni Lolo Poniong, which is, of course, a Gazebo, and; Kainan sa Hardin ni Lola Doray, which seemed to be a resto before, but now just a stockroom. Each and every part of the place is never short of greens.

The restaurant itself also has a variety of flowers and plants greeting you from the entrance to your dining area. Combined with what seemed like a Spanish-inspired interior and open widows for the cool breeze of fresh air to welcome its guests, Kainan sa Dalampasigan is a perfect spot to unwind and get full.

Surprisingly, there were a lot of customers the time when we visited there. It must have been popular among tourists; I didn't wonder why. Since we were craving for a dish with soup, we ordered Sinigang na Baboy. The waiter advised us that their best seller is the Tanigue Steak, but we opted to get Tanigue with Lemon Butter instead. It felt so good dining at this place because of the fresh air coming right at us while we were eating. I was very satisfied with their food. It made me want to try their halo-halo, but we were already full, so I took a pass.

Kainan sa Dalampasigan provides relaxing dining experience to its customers through its green and eye-soothing ambiance. It is definitely for local or foreign tourists who want to savor delectable Filipino dishes while getting away from the stressful city life. I plan to go back and try their Crispy Pata and Halo-Halo.

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Vince-Anj L.
4.0 Stars

Mandatory stop over when in Nasugbu. :)

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John Henry M.
3.0 Stars

I love the baked tahong and ensalada.. Service is quite ok.. But the place is a little bit creepy..

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Candy B.
5.0 Stars

When in Nasugbu, don't miss the opportunity to dine here. My fave is the Tanigue Steak. It has the lemon butter sweet taste you will never forget. I even tried copying it from the memory of my taste buds but it was an epic fail.

My husband hailed from this side of Batangas and he swears that they have the best Burger Steak ever. When we tried Dayrit's, I asked him again and he remained loyal to KSD. K fine.

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Tim May M.
5.0 Stars

We had a vacation in canyon cove but disnt enjoyed their food which is very pricey (buffet style but too little options.. Not cool) so we decided to check out this place i found via some reviews and recommendation. We had our lunch and it was indeed perfect. They have this seafood medley which is just right for the family. They're food we so delicious. What's also interesting about the place is the interior and landscape. Instead of attaching a photo of the food ill share the photo of the place which makes us love the place even more. It was rustic and unique. I just wonder how it looks at night. Nevertheless, definitely a must try

Ah oh by the way... While we're eating we saw some familiar faces. The people from canyon cove shares the same sentiments and opted to eat out!! Lol very practical people...

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Crissy P.
4.0 Stars

The food was really great! a must visit place when your in this part of the country. We were on our way to pico de loro and i read somewhere that this place serves good food. I also heard that the food served at pico de loro was quite expensive and not worth the price. So we've decided to pass by kainan sa dalampasigan and we were not disappointed with the food. It was yummy. I highly recommend the shanghai, beef steak, their sinigangs... Etc. we also ordered food to go so we wont be limited with the food at pico. The rating should be 5 stars however i took out a star coz we had to wait for about an hour to settle the bill, and for the take out although i pre ordered it already. Otherwise it would have been perfect...other than the food, the place is really really nice. I loved their garden and their mini chapel. Loved their pet fish also...

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Nelson C.
5.0 Stars

good old Pinoy home-cooked meals.

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