There are plenty of restaurants in Davao City but not a lot that offer an astounding view of the cityscape. With a bird’s eye view of the Davao, Vista View Resto is undoubtedly one of the city’s must-try restaurants.
Vista View Resto is perched on a hill overlooking the Maharlika Highway and downtown Davao City. On a clear day, you can even see Samal Island across the Davao Gulf! Visa View Resto boasts to have the “Best Filipino Food with the Best View of Davao City.
So naturally we decided to check the place out one weekend. It’s quite a long way from downtown Davao City so you’ll be best advised to come in a private car or a cab. We’ve heard so many raves about Vista View Resto from friends and from the Internet and it was time we put on some effort to dine on a hilltop.
Vista View Resto’s location used to be occupied by Dencio’s Kamayan, a popular local restaurant chain. Close to Vista View Resto are some well-loved attractions like Zip City and Outland Adventure.
We arrived a few minutes after lunch hour so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas. We decided on a table in the main dining area which is at the highest part of the complex.
Vista View Resto serves Filipino food; classics like sisig and kare-kare are on the menu along with Davao specialties like Sinuglaw and exotic croc meat dishes. Filipino-style barbecue and their signature Boodle Bilao are crowd-pleasers. Since it was just my little family dining, we only ordered a few dishes and unlimited rice. Burp!
The restaurant also has a small bar/cafe that serves liquor and some of the best locally-grown coffee in Davao City. You can enjoy Mt. Apo Altura coffee while enjoying the view of the city. Also available is civet coffee (kopi luwak), known to be the most expensive coffee in the world. Civet coffee is extracted from beans pooped out by civet cats who eat them. The cat’s stomach enzymes render the beans its distinct aroma and flavor.
We didn’t get the chance to have some coffee since we were too stuffed with the food. Still we burned off some of the calories descending to the most photogenic area of the restaurant.
From this vantage point you can see the city and neighboring Samal Island if it’s a clear day.
Vista View Resto is owned by the same people that run some of the most popular attractions and resorts in the Davao Region including Mt. Apo Highland Resort in Kapatagan, Davao del Sur and Maxima Aquafun on Samal Island.
All in all, our experience at Vista View Resto is very pleasant. Indeed, they made good on the “best view of Davao City” promise. Find out more on my review on our YouTube channel.
Here’s my daughter’s obligatory selfie to end this post:
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