Mist Restaurant, the best food on Panglao
Back to the Philippines, Bohol and Panglao for a month in December 2022. We did some amazing things this trip, including finding a heap of superb new restaurants. So that gives us the great opportunity to give you a 2023 update on those new restaurants in Bohol and Panglao. Mist Panglao will absolutely be going into our revised Top 10 Restaurants in Bohol for 2023. The more I think about it from this trip I should probably revamp the blog and make it Top 15 Restaurants in Bohol.
We ended up visiting Mist Panglao twice. Once for Wifey’s birthday including a staycation at Amorita Resort, and then back with the rest of the crew when we had a family staycation at Henann Resort, Panglao.
Mist Panglao, like a stand alone 5* treehouse dining experience
The upscale forest-themed dining rooms of Mist are open, airy and artsy. Located on the tranquil fringes of Panglao, the decor is an elegant blend of comfort, style and quirky. Each area of the restaurant has been meticulously planned, with colours and materials chosen to convey both a casual atmosphere and an upscale dining experience. Even though there are three levels to the restaurant, you’ll feel like being in a treehouse wherever you sit.
When in Bohol, you have to eat at Mist Panglao restaurant. Everything about it; the decor, the furnishings, the food, the service, and the atmosphere is just wonderful. I drifted away thinking I was in other exotic locales, like Bali and Thailand beaches. What a brilliant place this is. Check those views out from the third, and top floor. It’s breezy with warm winds wafting. It really is treehouse dining in style, like glamping is for camping.
Wifey was the model today at Mist Panglao. Well, it was her birthday celebration, so nothing wrong with that. But again this is just some photographic demonstration of the amazing array of furniture types to interact with. Uber cool.
Mist Panglao, open and WOW'ing since 2020
In October of the year 2020, they went into service. The restaurant is opens from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Sunday. Some of the biggest celebrities, and social influencers are especially making the trip to Mist when they’re in Bohol. I think you can see why, when you review these photos. It is just uber-cool inside this place, but wait until you see the food.
Molly Restaurant Panglao
Mist has a sister restaurant nearer to the centre of Panglao, called Molly Bistro, and right behind Mist Panglao is a boutique hotel from the same ‘chain’, also called Molly.
Will we soon have it here for you to read our Molly Bohol restaurant review 2023. I sense a new location for a family staycation, with an easy pop next door for lunch and dinner on the cards in 2023. Watch this space.
Mist Panglao interior continued
I went exploring to check every nook and cranny of Mist Bohol. This is the downstairs seating and dining-area, which is just uber-cool with hanging seats galore. No matter where you sit in this restaurant I guarantee you are going to just love it. Again note, it is so bright and airy with tropical breezes wafting through continuously. It’s just so good.
What do Mist Panglao Restaurant, Bohol have to say about themselves?
Let’s get to the food at Mist Restaurant, Panglao.
The cuisine at Mist Panglao is diverse and outstanding, drawing inspiration from all over the world. Their delicious food is influenced by a wide variety of international cuisines, including the Mexican, American, Italian, Indian, Japanese, and Thai styles, all of which they master with panache. How they are only getting a rating of 4.2 on Google is beyond me. It really was/is outstanding.
I love that our little island of Panglao is opening such unique eatery’s so near to our home. The icing on the cake is the reasonable pricing for the quality of food that you’ll be consuming at Mist Bohol.
In 2021, the up-scale eatery made its mark on the international culinary scene by being named a Best of Gastronomie International restaurant. The President of Best of Gastronomie International, Georges Grunenwald, personally presented Mist with the “Maison De Qualité” honour.
Pyro Chicken @ P449 ½ or P799 whole; 24 hours marinated, oriental spiced chicken in Whiskey gravy. This dish is bonkers in a number of ways.
Number one is that it is set on fire at the table side, with one of the crew literally flambéing it in Whiskey with 3-4′ flames. Once that alcohol has burnt off it goes Whiskey gravy which sizzles away loudly like an angry rattlesnake.
Then you get to try the chicken and you have that ah-ha moment. Yes, 24-hour marinating makes this some of the most tender and moist chicken you will ever have.
We had this on both trips, and I’ll likely have this on every return trip. Die-die-must-try. Watch our YOUTUBE, above, to see the flaming action.
Pork Platter @ P779; Mix of grilled and fried pork in a giant skin crackling with 3 different sauces. I had to order this,
I just had to. Check it out, crazy plating. Delicious varieties of porky goodness, including some incredible smoked bacon, pork belly, and breaded pork nuggets.
Snap off some crackling for some crunch and then get dipping in the 3 sublime sauces. Front-runner is the pork gravy, at the front center. Man, oh man, did that up the ante of this already super dish.
Smoked Salmon Salad @ P329; Applewood smoked salmon, green salad, passion fruit dressing, and a soft-boiled egg. This was just massive. Easily good enough for 2-3 sharing. A behemoth salad.
Tomato Soup @ P219; Tomato soup with Mozzarella cheese, pesto puree, and croutons. We had this on both visits. It’s such a quality soup. It packs some flavor punch believe me. Best-in-class tomato soup. Legendary in fact. That pesto puree is such a winner.
Calamares @ P319; Crispy squid with spicy mayo sauce. Of course, yours truly did not eat this, but the feedback was that they were really good and the spicy mayo, akin to a Sriracha, rocked.
Mango Coconut Smoothie @ P249; Fresh mango, coconut syrup, topped with grated coconut. The kids went mad over this smoothie akin to a dessert. Check that bad boy out. Super-fresh mango makes all the difference and boy did this have that. A stunning smoothie.
Green Apple, Mango & Lemon Mocktail @ P189; This is so refreshing, and what a combination of ingredients. Perfect bedfellows. Mist Bohol will have a ‘special’ every day, and this was the Sunday Mist Day Special.
What are our conclusions of Mist Restaurant, Bohol?
I will say that Mist Panglao is now the top #1 or #2 restaurant in the whole of Bohol for me and absolutely #1 in Panglao. It really is that good. It’s quite breathtaking when you arrive and must take it all in. There’s just so much to see, and every turn and every corner is different. The staff are wonderful. It’s bright and airy, I so wish this was on the beach. It reeks of quality and comfort.
Then the food theatre begins with incredible plating, of dry-ice and incredible flambéing at the table-side. It makes the experience so special and downright uber-cool. It is second to none on the island. This is now THE must-dine location in Bohol. You simply must visit, try the food and soak up the ambiance, you will not be disappointed.
We will absolutely be returning every single time we come home to Bohol, and likely 2-3 times per trip so we can delve more into that super-creative menu. Great work Mist Bohol. Top drawer. Bravo.
How to book Mist Restaurant, Panglao?
A quirky thing about Mist Restaurant is that it is all walk-in only. Absolutely no bookings are available to be made. So, if I were you, I would get there early for service at midday and evening meals to avoid disappointment.
There is nothing really nearby in walking distance to choose from as an alternative. So prepare to wait if busy already.
Do they take credit cards at Mist Restaurant, Panglao?
Mist Panglao accepts credit cards and digital wallet payments now, Boomski!!!
What are the contact details for Mist Restaurant, Bohol?
Telephone; +63 995 069 2557
How to get to Mist Restaurant, Panglao?
It will take you 5 minutes to Mist Restaurant, Panglao from the centre of Panglao, and about 30-40 minutes from Tagbilaran. There are plentiful tricycles available from the main roads or book a multi-cab if there are a lot of you.
What is the Address of Mist Panglao
Purok 5, Brgy. Danao, Panglao Island, Bohol, 6340
What is the food scene in Panglao, Bohol, the Philippines?
The food scene in Panglao, the Philippines is a diverse and exciting one, offering a range of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. One of the standout features of the food scene in Panglao is the abundance of seafood.
As it is an island, Panglao has access to a wide variety of fresh catches, which can be enjoyed at a number of beachfront restaurants. These restaurants often have tanks or slabs of fresh catch on ice where diners can choose their own seafood, which is then prepared for them on the spot.
In addition to seafood, Panglao is home to a number of restaurants serving traditional Filipino dishes. These can be found all over the island, from local hole-in-the-wall joints to more upscale establishments. For those looking for more international flavours, Panglao has a number of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, from Italian and Mexican to Japanese and Korean.
Many of the resorts on the island also have their own dining options, ranging from casual beachfront cafes to fine dining restaurants, as we found out today at Mist restaurant, Panglao.
Overall, the food scene in Panglao is vibrant and diverse, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, traditional Filipino fare, or international cuisine, you’ll find it all in Panglao.