Lumawag: Year-end dinner at Tola


IT IS always nice to spend a delicious dinner with friends.

In December 2019, the CCF discipleship group I am part of had dinner at Tola, one of the new restaurants in Davao City, located at the second floor of the Obozo Heritage House along Rizal St.

I made reservations for the group in one of the restaurants function rooms. We got the biggest, which can accommodate 15 people.

I liked how the restaurant looks. It was well lighted and I like how spacious it felt because of the high ceiling. The tables and chair were set-up in a way to cater to those who will be dining in groups.

The restaurant was also beautifully designed. I like how it gives off a homey yet classy vibe.

The function room was also nice. It was big enough for those who will be dining in groups.

Tola serves classic Filipino dishes that are familiar to many of us. However, they also added their own twist to it.

At a glance, you would think that the food here is expensive because of how nice the restaurant is. However, when I checked the menu, the price of their food is very reasonable and affordable compared to some. Their large servings (good for two to three persons) is around P200 to P500 per serving while solo servings are ranging from P120 to P300, depending on what kind of food you will order.

For dinner we ordered the Bulalo, Adobo sa Puti, Lechon Kawali, Crispy Tilapia, Pinakbet, Pancit Luglug, Classic Sisig, and the Kilawing Kambing.

The dinner was great. The food was delicious and was beautifully presented. For the price we paid, it was value for money.

The Adobo sa Puti was my favorite. It was delicious and the pork and chicken were tender. I also loved the Bulalo. The beef was very tender too.

The sisig and kilawing kambing were also a hit as the plates were cleared in a matter of minutes.

The Pinakbet was also delicious. I liked that they found a way to minimize the bitterness of the ampalaya.

For dessert we had the Leche Flan, Sapin-sapin, and Halo-halo. I tried the Leche Flan here before and it has to be one of my favorite flans out there. It was creamy and not very sweet.

Tola’s Sapin-sapin, which is a layered glutinous rice dessert, was the start of the night for me. It was simply delicious. The toasted coconut flakes added another layer of flavor and texture to the dessert.

Tola was a great place to have a year-ender meal. As we enjoyed each other’s company, we also enjoyed the delicious and affordable food here. The service was also great as the staff were attentive to our needs and are immediately there when we call for them.

I would recommend you come and visit Tola for a meal with friends and family. However, make sure to place a reservation because it can be fully booked at times.


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