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Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant in Bacolod City: Savoring the flavors of the Sea

Bacolod City has a vibrant seafood scene and at the center of it all is Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant. Gina’s Seafoods restaurant is popular with the locals because of its wide variety of excellent seafood dishes and fast, efficient service.

Gina’s Seafood Restaurant is located at San Juan Street, Brgy 10, Bacolod City. Opens Mondays to Sundays 9am to 10pm daily

Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant is mostly an open air restaurant, with a large dining area. If desired, there’s also an air-conditioned dining room area. The listed operation hours on their site is 9am – 10pm but actually there is a time when no seafoods are available. It is best to go there 11am-2pm for lunch when the seafoods are available and 6pm onwards for dinner. Take note that the traffic is somewhat heavier in Bacolod city at around dinner time.

Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant has a wide variety of seafood, from fresh fish to shrimp and shellfish. The availability depends on the season with some fish and shellfish occurring only during certain months.

This means that there is always something new to look forward to at Gina’s everytime you visit!

How to Order at Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant

Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant offers a unique dining experience where you can choose your own fish and have it cooked the way you want. To order, simply go to the counter and point to the fish you want. The attendant will weigh the fish in front of you and tell you the price. You can also specify how you want the fish cooked. Once you’ve placed your order, take a seat and relax while the kitchen prepares your meal.

Here are some tips for ordering at Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant:

  • Be sure to specify how you want your fish cooked. You can choose from a variety of methods, including grilled, fried, or steamed.
  • If you’re not sure what type of fish to order, ask the attendant for recommendations. They’ll be happy to help you choose the perfect fish for your taste.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The attendants are knowledgeable about the seafood and can answer any questions you have. They speak basic English though and may not be knowledgeable about the English names of the fish.

Gina’s Seafood in Bacolod City Offers Wild Choices of Seasonal Shellfish

Gina’s Seafood in Bacolod City is a great place to try seasonal shellfish. During our recent visit, we were astounded to see what appeared to be giant scallops on skewers. Upon asking the attendant, we learned that these were actually Hammer Oysters, a type of oyster with a T-shaped shell. We were intrigued, so we ordered them immediately.

The oysters were served to us Grilled – Inasal style. We found them to be meatier and more flavorful than regular scallops. They were tasty!

In addition to fresh seafood, Gina’s Seafood in Bacolod City also offers a variety of fresh seaweed. One of the most popular items is the gelatinous-like seaweed, which is chewy and a great source of vitamins and minerals. The best way to eat this is marinated in vinegar as a salad!

One of the most anticipated seafood delicacies during the summer months in Bacolod City is the Angel Wing Clam, known locally as “diwal” or “tongue” in the Hiligaynon dialect. These clams have two oval-shaped shells that resemble angel wings, and a long foot that is known as the “diwal” or “tongue.” Angel Wing Clams are very tasty and meaty, and they are a distinct, summertime seafood treat.

A diwal

A must-have when ordering at Gina’s seafood is to have their excellent seafood soup or seafood sinigang! No meal is complete without it.

A feast of seaweed, shrimp, tanguigue and fish sinigang soup at Gina’s seafood in Bacolod.

As with all orders, you select the type of fish that you want to have for your sinigang. Don’t forget to add a special kind of ingredient if it’s available – we included it in the picture below, can you guess what it is?

Can you guess what the special

If it’s available, you can ask the cooks at Gina’s seafood in Bacolod to add Fish Milt to your fish sinigang! Fish milt is the sperm sac of male fish, and it is a delicacy in many cultures.

Fish milt has a creamy, slightly sweet flavor, and it adds a unique texture to sinigang. It is also a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Fish Milt

Blue swimmer crabs are numerous in Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant in Bacolod City. If you’re lucky and it is the right season for crab, you can get delicious, fat female crabs that are large and bursting with aligue or crab fat.

Gina’s Seafoods in Bacolod city serves the crab already cut in hald and also provides a cracker for you to crack the claws and eat the tasty claw meat.

Crab fat tastes creamy and buttery, much like an egg yolk. It is nutritious and delicious and you’re lucky if your crab has a lot of aligue!

Gina’s Seafoods is popular with foreigners too! We brought our visitor Geoff of Pure Detour ( to Ginas to sample the local seafood!

Geoff loved seeing all the local seafood and shellfish!

Since it was Geoff’s first time in Bacolod and at Gina’s Seafood Restaurant- we suggested the specialties of the house – Sinigang, Chili Garlic shrimp, Oysters and then the seasonal angel clams!

Chili Garlic Shrimp
The Angel wing clams

Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant is a must-visit for anyone who loves seafood. With its wide variety of fresh seafood, delicious dishes, and friendly service, it’s no wonder that it’s a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. So next time you’re in Bacolod, be sure to stop by Gina’s Seafoods Restaurant and experience one of the best seafood restaurants in the city!

Gina’s Seafood Restaurant is located at San Juan Street, Brgy 10, Bacolod City. Opens Mondays to Sundays 9am to 9 pm daily

Telephone number: 920 439 2581 0945 329 4820

Check out Pure Detour’s video of Gina’s Seafood Bacolod!

The Bacolod Food Hunters did not accept any freebies, incentives or money for this article. We paid for our own food. We practice ethical blogging.

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