Coming from attending Sunday night mass at Assumption Parish, I took my wife and my sister to Honey Bear Chicken House for dinner.
The name seemed so familiar, and yet visiting the place gave me a different kind of experience. I remember eating at the old Honey Bear in Malvar, and it was nothing like its appearance and ambience today.
The refurbished Honey Bear is now situated along Quirino Avenue, fronting Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. It now boasts of a classy atmosphere, much like Bigby’s and Antonio’s.
Naturally, we ordered their house specialty: Honey Bear Greaseless Chicken. It was a pleasure to the senses: perfect golden brown (which incidentally is the name of another chicken house), aromatic, soft to the palate, and succulently good.
We also tried their Oriental Mixed Vegetables, which is very similar to Chopsuey. I found it “just ok” as I remember other restaurants serving a better version.
I’ve been to the place twice already. In both cases, I found the service below my standards. Waiters really made you wait (instead of the other way around). Some of them appear to be new, judging on the way they answer questions like “What’s your specialty?” or “What do you recommend?”.
In total, Honey Bear definitely offers delicious food, but needs to up the ante on customer service.
Honey Bear Chicken House
E. Quirino Avenue (across Central Bank), Davao City
Tel: +(6382) 226-8288