Cheap Restaurant in Dumaguete City – Jo’s Chicken Inato

If you are looking for a cheap and probably the best restaurant in Dumaguete City, Jo’s Chicken Inato is the place to be. Popular among locals and tourists, this restaurant started serving their famous native chicken inato in early 80’s. Inato means “aton aton lang” or “exclusive for us”.

Jo's Chicken Inato Dumaguete City

Jo’s Chicken Inato Dumaguete City

Located along Hibbard Avenue corner Siliman Avenue, Jo’s Chicken Inato can easily be reached via tricycle at any point within Dumaguete city.

Jo’s Chicken Inato’s Filipiniana facade sets this restaurant apart from any other restaurants in Dumaguete City. It has this high-end ambiance especially during the evening. Lights complement to the varnished wooden chairs and tables. Being an open air restaurant, guests get to enjoy the unpolluted air of Dumaguete city.

Jo's Chicken Inato Interior

Jo’s Chicken Inato Interior

Live chicken on the leftmost part of the photo

Live chicken on the leftmost part of the photo

Interestingly enough, there is a huge live chicken inside Jo’s Chicken Inato restaurant. 

Jo’s Chicken Inato Dumaguete City Menu

The restaurant bestsellers are Inato Paa, Inato Petso, adobong kangkong, fish kinilaw, macao canton and buko halo-halo. They also serve various meats, seafood, grilled and sizzling dishes. They also serve alcoholic drinks.  For the complete menu, please visit the links below:

I did not hesitate to try their signature dish – Inato Petso (99 Php). This meal consists of chicken breast, rice and atsara. I must say that the chicken inato is something that resembles Bacold’s chicken inasal. Both dishes are tasty and delicious! (related: Where to eat chicken inasal in Bacolod City)

Chicken Inato

Chicken Inato

Jo chicken inato dumaguete philippines

Apart from the delicious chicken inato, we ordered 2 piece of pork barbeque (40 Php), Camaron rebosado (120 Php), buttered shrimps (150 Php). We paid less than 500 Php in total for a festive meal consisting seafoods, pork and chicken!

Being cheaply priced, I did not really expect something special on their menu. Surprisingly, their food exceeded my expectations! I have nothing negative to say about this restaurant. The location, ambiance and service are good. Food on their menu are delicious and affordable. Well, that explains why Jo’s Chicken Inato is a very popular food destination in Dumaguete City!


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