Before General Santos City, aka GenSan, has become popular as the hometown of Living Boxing Legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, GenSan is famous as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. GenSan has many restaurants that serve good Tuna and if you happen to be around their busy main road Osmena Road, you might as well pop into this tuna grill restaurant known as, wait for it, Tuna Grill. It seems like their name has not been well thought of, but I’m telling you the food is the exact opposite. This is my second time to eat here. At both times, me and my group is fully satisfied. This time, I came with 4 guys, 4 very hungry guys. We started our day with an early flight to Gensan from Manila. And we are looking for some hearty lunch.
We came at around 1 PM and it was like it was only the 5 of us there in the restaurant. We were, then, well attended by the staff. Lucky for us. When you’re there, you get to choose which seafood to cook and what kind of cooking. And you don’t need to fear, the price ranges from P 180-P 700 only. After about 15 minutes, we’ve had an avalanche of food and attention. Foremost in our order is the juicy Tuna Panga or jaw. It’s grilled and served with some fresh veggies on the side. Not included here in the photo is the Lato Salad, it’s a kind of seaweed that is best served fresh and with vinegar served separately.
Aside from Tuna Panga, we also had some shrimps, Adobong Bihod (fish eggs), Imbao (clam) soup, Lato (seaweed) Salad and of course, the Pinoy staple food, rice!
The place has open-air area and airconditioned area.
I like Tuna Grills’ food, its location and its atmosphere. I just don’t like this guy: