Information about Buluang Fishpond Restaurant
Buluang Fishpond Restaurant
This native restaurant serves fresh seafood cooked with Filipino and Asian flavors. This is a popular stopover for people who want to have hearty, affordable meals while touring the municipality of Busuanga in Palawan.
Buluang Fishpond Restaurant is approximately 73 kilometers from the town of Coron. Located in a progressive small barangay with the same name, the restaurant is nestled in the middle of a man-made pond. The restaurant is quite hidden as you’ll need to do some walking from the main road, until you get to an wide, open, and grassy area lined with trees.
The dining setting is very unique as you get to eat in individual nipa huts floating on the water. At night, the whole place becomes well-lit, so it looks romantic and vibrant at the same time.
Before proceeding to the nipa huts, there will be restaurant staff meeting you by the short wooden crossing or bridge that leads to the restaurant’s entrance. At this point, the staff will take your orders. You can choose from a wide selection of seafood dishes, such as steamed mud crabs, grilled fish and grilled clams, buttered shrimp, shrimp in sour soup (sinigang na hipon), and even seafood noodles (pancit).
You also have the option to bring fresh crabs or other seafood sold at a nearby docking area, and the kitchen crew at Buluang Fishpond Restaurant will cook it for you for a minimal fee.
When it opened officially on May 30, 2018, the restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page, describing itself as the perfect place to relax, watch the beautiful sunset, and enjoy nature while eating fresh seafood.
Aside from its seafood offerings, the restaurant also has non-seafood specialties like native chicken in tamarind soup (sinampalukang manok) as well as mixed vegetables cooked in fish or shrimp sauce (pinakbet).
How to get there
Most guided tours in Coron bring their guests here for lunch. In order to get here via public transportation, ride a jeepney or tricycle from Coron Town Proper.
Best time to visit
This attraction can be visited from 7 AM to 6 AM everyday.