Restaurant: ilaputi

Address: I1 Building, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City 6000

Telephone: +63 32 4158800

Food: Asian and Fusion

Wifi: Yes

Mode of Payment: Cash/Card


If you’re not from Cebu or can’t speak or understand the city’s vernacular(which is bisaya/cebuano) then you’d be clueless what “ilaputi” means. It simply means “sa kanila Puti” in Tagalog or “there at Puti’s” in English. “Puti”  is Jan Rodiguez‘s nickname, the owner of ilaputi and the creator of the entire line up of ilaputi‘s dishes and drinks.


Entering ilaputi you would notice their cozy ambiance with contemporary details and interiors. ilaputi offers casual gourmet dishes which are only prepared once ordered to give each customers fresh and quality dishes. Another thing that you’d notice when dining or chilling at ilaputi is their great line up of songs on their playlist.

ilaputi from the outside team was invited by Jon for dinner to give us a treat of ilaputi‘s bestsellers and new offerings. Though me and my friends are  frequent at ilaputi, I just kept on ordering my ilaputi favortites “Stroganov” and “Saigon Adobo”.

Jon’s dinner invite was a perfect opportunity to try other ilaputi offerings!


ilaputi’s Vietcondobo. Lemongrass beef adobo with cilantro pesto, chili garlic, red onions, pickled cucumbers on whole wheat baguette. Price: php 210.

Sakana Tempura

ilaputi’s Sakana Tempura. Panko -crusted cream dory fillets with homemade teriyaki sauce with Japanese egg infused stir fried rice. Price 200php. Sakana Tempura is the fave ilaputi dish of Mikio – the award winning film maker from Dreamline Productions who also joined us for dinner.

Grilled Chinese Chicken Jambalaya

ilaputi’s Grilled Chinese Chicken Jambalaya. Five-spiced chicken breast fillet off the grill, hungarian and chinese sausages and peking stir-fried rice. Priced at 220php.

Mexcebuano Chicken

ilaputi’s Mexcebuano Chicken. Overnight marinated chicken breast fillet, dry rubbed with Mexican spices. grilled with home made barbeque sauce served with yellow rice. Light Meal – 200php. Full Meal 230php

Grilled Chikari

ilaputi’s Grilled Chikari. Tender skinless, boneless chicken breast off-the-grill and tossed with ilaputi’s special curry sauce served with tomato-basil rice pilaf.  Price 220php.

Saigon Adobo

ilaputi’s Saigon Adobo.  Lemongrass tenderloin adobo tips, garlic dried-shrimp-frye fried rice and nuoc nam. One of my ilaputi’s personal favorite, so as with co writers Edd and Nike.

ilaputi's bestseller Stroganov

ilaputi’s Stroganov. All time bestseller tenderloin tips in thick cream sauce. Another ilaputi’s favorite of mine and the rest of team. Price:  Light Meal 185php. Full Meal: 265php.

Thirst quencing shakes

Choose from ilaputi’s thirst quenching drinks and shakes! Cocktails and boozes also available! Team with Jan Rodriguez

Get a chance to win 300php ilaputi Gift Certificates when answer these simple questions:

1. What’s your ilaputi favorite?

2. Name 2  ilaputi offerings/dish?

All correct answers will be entitled to an entry to the electronic raffle. One Facebook account is equivalent to one entry only. Deadline of answering will be on the 4th of April 12:00pm(Monday). Raffle will be on the the same date  1pm(Monday) . Results will be posted 3:00pm the same date.

Congratulations to the winner of the 300php Gift Certificate! Paula Ramas Bernasor!

Text by: Andrew “Doyzkie” Buenaviaje

Photos by: Nike Cagulada