Sinulog is coming up and I am sure that you have friends visiting the metro to experience the country’s biggest festival. My friends and I sometimes find it as a dilemma in deciding where to dine when we get together; so to give a quick solution to that problem, I made a list of Cebu restaurants that my friends and I enjoy eating at. Sharing this directory with the hopes of helping our readers easily choose where to bring their guests this coming Sinulog season.
Here are our top 25 Cebu City Restaurants to bring your visiting friends this coming Sinulog 2018.
1. Harbour City Dimsum
A Cebuano favorite offering Chibuano (Chinese Cebuano) cuisine is a foolproof choice. Keep in mind to come in at least 30 minutes before the peak hours as you know very well how each of their branches gets really packed during lunch and dinner time.
If you are bringing first-timer friends over at Harbour City Dimsum, a good combo would be – Steamed Rice (Rice topping), Quail Egg or Mushroom Siomai and Spring Roll combo. Then wrap up the dinner with Xie ping! 😉
Harbour City Dimsum has branches at SM Seaside City, SM City Cebu, and Ayala Center Cebu. You may contact them through email at email@example.com.
2. Casa Verde
A hefty (and affordable) serving of Casa Verde’s Brian’s Ribs would be a good treat to visiting guests. Its tender meat is almost fall off the ribs and is smothered in sweet sauce, just the way many of us Cebuanos like our slab. Yum!
Check ’em out at SM Seaside City Cebu, The Walk IT Park, Ramos and Ayala Center Cebu.
For inquiries, call them at any of these numbers: (032)2536472, (032) 2338885, (032) 4123336.
3. Cafe Marco
Cafe Marco’s special Sugbusog Sinulog buffet featuring Cebuano favorites alongside its international fare is one of my favorite spreads during the season. And not to forget the delicious Malicious Cookies at the dessert counter!
But I’ll confess, you actually had me at Malicious Cookies, Cafe Marco. 😉
Address: Ground Floor MArco Polo Plaza Cebu, Veterans Drive Cebu City
Contact Number: (032) 253 1111
4. The Pyramid
Cebu’s newest landmark! Contrary to how many people think, The Pyramid actually offers affordable fares. Plus, a great selection of wines from different regions of the world.
Personal favorites are the Shrimp Aglio Olio, Shrimp Salad, Grilled Salmon, Four Cheese Pizza and the French Macarons!
TIP: Check their Sinulog special offers to save on group meals.
You may reserve a table by calling 516 0254.
5. Dessert Factory
Not only a place for good desserts, but also great fares. Must-tries are the pork belly and kinamatisang kawali! For dessert – Pandan-go, Concorde Cake and Pistachio Sansrival are heavenly!
They have branches in Ayala Center Cebu, Lahug, and in Ramos. For inquiries, call them at (032) 233 2351.
6. Red Lizard
If you love Mexican food, then you’ll love it here. Plus, their pitcher of Mojito and/or Margarita will surely give you the right amount of confidence boost to get you singing with the acoustic performers during the weekends. 😉
Visit them at SM CIty Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu and IT Park branches.
For inquiries, you may call (032) 233 9879.
7. Abaca Baking Co.
Serving good coffee and the best croissants in town, ABC or Abaca Baking Co. is Cebu’s fast-growing coffee and pastry shop brand under Abaca Group. Personal faves are Carrot Walnut cake, Fruit tart and croissant. And if you’re dining in at their Ayala Center Cebu or their Crossroads branch, try the Maple Almond Granola and the ABC Skillet. 😉
You may also visit them at SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, TGU Building and Filinvest Building in IT Park.
For inquiries, you may call them at (032) 262 0969.
One of our family’s fave places to get snacks, we get the usual beef taco and the regular halohalo every time we visit for afternoon chow. And for lunch or dinner, I personally love the Chicken+grilled belly with Iced Tea Shake combo. 😉
For inquiries, call them at (032) 231 5619.
9. Bada Korean Restaurant
Because unlimited meat at this Korean Restaurant is <3. Dining in though will make you smell like smoked meat after. But who can say no to an affordable and satisfying all-you-can-eat Korean grilled meat?
Address: 9&3 Escario Street Cebu City.
Contact Number: (032) 518 5445
10. Tiktilaok Chicken
Delish roasted chicken in special Tiktilaok sauce! An affordable yet filling meal, specially if dining in a group of 4. Inquiries? Contact them here, (032) 268 8083.
11. House of Lechon
Carcar has a special way of cooking its lechon and it’s a different kind of lecholicious! And since Carcar is about 90 minutes from the city proper, well add another 60 minutes considering the south traffic, House of Lechon is the closest place to revel in Carcar lechon’s goodness.
Address: Acacia Street, Arch. Reyes Avenue Cebu City
Contact Number: (032) 231 095
12. Michel Angelo’s
One of my fave places to get a fill of thin crust pizza cravings. A fan here of Michel Angelo’s Robertino’s Pizza!
Visit them at their branches in Mango Square, Banilad, City Times Square Mandaue and Escario Central. Contact number: (032) 236 4297.
Hygienic and clean, Yakski is the place to get good tasting grilled favorites like the Cebuano Chorizo, barbecue, pork belly and chicken. Don’t forget to dip your grilled items on the special Yakski sauce. You can pour it over your rice as well. 😉
Visit them at IT Park and at Capitol Area. Contact number: (032) 254 3977.
14. Wakamatsu Yakiniku
So far the best Yakiniku All-You-Can I’ve tried in the metro.
Visit them at F. Cabahug St. Mabolo Cebu City. Contact number: (032) 232 5897
15. Hukad/Golden Cowrie
Dinuguan and the Chorizo de Cebu!
Visit them at SM Seaside City Cebu, SM City Cebu and Ayala Center Cebu.
16. ila Puti
If you are into Asian Fusion, then try iLa Puti! Personal faves are Siagon Adobo and Stroganov!
Visit iLa Puti at Axis Vibo Place, Escario Cebu City. Contact: (032) 412 0262
17. STK ta Bai
My dad is a fan of the grilled tuna panga and as for me, it’s their seafood karekare that I love. The dining experience at their #6 Orchid Street in Capitol can be compared to visiting your grandparents ‘house and eating a delicious spread prepared especially for the grandchildren. 😉
Visit them at Capitol Area, or their SM Seaside City Cebu branch called ‘Paolito’s”
Contact Number:(032) 256 2700
18. Mooshi Green Bar
For those who loves salads and smoothies, try the all natural servings at Mooshi. Love the Protein Power Shaker Salad and Choco Power Bowl. Visit their branches at BTC, SM City Cebu, Robinson’s Cybergate and Ayala Center Cebu. Contact Number: 0922 847 8500
19. Tonggara Ramen
Authentic Tonkotsu/Torigara flavored broth by Ramen Master Makoto Okazaki. One of my favorite Tokyo style ramen in Cebu!
Address: Escario Central Mall, Escario Cebu City
Contact Number: (032) 254 6374
20. Sky Lounge Cebu by Blue Elephant
Thai food is love! And dining with a view comes as a bonus.
Address: Apple One- Equicom Tower, Cebu Business Park Cebu City
Contact Number: (032) 511 7600
21. CnT Lechon
Classic favorite! One of the big lechon houses that made Cebu known for its tasty roasted pig!
They have branches in in Mabolo, Ayala Center Cebu, Guadalupe and V. Rama. Contact them here: (032) 254 6641.
22. La Vie Parissiene
Because La Vie Parissiene is aesthetically alluring! Plus, it is where one can find the cheapest dine-in bottle of French wine. 🙂 Visit them at Gorordo Avenue, Lahug Cebu City. Contact number: (032) 505 0274
23. El Taquito
Serving a solid Mexican Burrito, EL Taquito is one of Cebu’s best Mexican food spots! And that mojito is irresistible!
Visit them at The Gallery Mabolo. Contact Number: 0917 797 4095.
24. Top of Cebu
It’s the view! Who can resist the charm of dining with an overlooking view of Metro Cebu? <3
Address: Cebu Trancentral Highway, Busay Cebu City. (Just before Tops entrance)
Contact Number: (032) 516 0718
25. Burger Joint
Plain and simple – the best grilled burgers in Cebu!
Visit them at The Gallery Mabolo Cebu City.
Contact number: (032) 231 1010
Oh wait, there’s two more restaurants I wanna add on this list that you’ll surely love as well!
26. Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum
Delicious Tsim Sha Tsui style dimsum that’s right on the budget! Check out their Eat-All-you-Can-Dimsum conveyor belt at their Ayala Center Cebu branch.
Address: 2 level The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu
Contact number: (032) 238 9209
Other branches: Domestic Departure Mactan Cebu International Airport
Robinson’s Cybergate Mall, Fuente Osmena Cebu City
27. Ramen Kamekichi
If you like Yokohama style ramen, then this is the place to get your fill! 😉
Address: 38 Gorordo Avenue Cebu City
Contact Number: (032) 347 0308
There you go! Our list of our top 25+2 restaurants to bring your visiting friends this Sinulog. Did I miss your personal favorite? Comment your personal choices below. 😉