Lemon Tree Fusion Restaurant
Address: Salinas Drive Lahug Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Operating Hours: Monday-Sundays 11:00Am-11:00PM
Telephone Number: 032-2334258
Mode of Payment: Cash
Free WiFi: Yes
Looks like La Vie Parissiene isn’t the only one flashing those Cherry Blossom tree lights. This new restaurant in Lahug have ’em too. Lemon Tree Fusion Restaurant’s cuty cute cute ambiance somehow gives you a hint that its a Korean-owned restaurant.
Getting inside the restaurant, there were at least three staff at the waiting area who saw us but did not sit us to a table. So walked to check the al fresco dining area where the cherry blossom trees and the squat dining area are. Since its a bit humid outside, we chose to sit inside where there’s AC.
If you look closely at the legs of their tables, you’d notice that they are made with sewing machine tables. Really creative! And the small details from books, frames and figures on corners and shelves add an artsy feel to the resto.
So it says fusion restaurant, but from what we ordered and tasted, we feel that the dishes offered are American, Mexican and Italian offerings but not fusion cuisine.
We started the meal with the free horderves. Diced tomatoes and basil and olive oil on a crispy tortilla. Really good!
These sweet fruit drinks served in mason jars are refreshingly rad!
Eeeeek. I don’t mean to grose you guys out but there were a few flies flying around during our visit. The service kinda sucked too but fellow foodie Marco Diala did visit them yesterday for lunch and he said that the service was good during their visit, just that when you ask for service water, you have to get it yourself at the water station. 🙂 So am happy that the service did improve since our visit a week ago.
We had the nachos and cheese, baby back ribs and surf and turf for dinner.
Nachos with ground beef with mozzarella and cream with bacon, ground beef and bell pepper dip on a sizzling plate. A good tasting appetizer, but our dip started to harden a few minutes after it has been served.
Surf and Turf. The turf refers to the steak and the ‘surf’ which is the seafood element on the dish are two small shrimps in mayo sauce. The angus beef was tender, milky and juicy, really satisfying. A dash of freshly ground pepper would make it even better. The mixed veggies came fresh from the freezer and its like it has been there for a long time. See how the beans are all wrinkly already? and it kinda started to have that sticky feel like its going to go bad the next day.
Tender Prime Ribs with sweet smokey sauce, yum! Just a little pricey.
Tried just a few of their offerings and I’m looking forward to trying out more offerings from Lemon Tree Fusion Restaurant. When it’s a bit cooler, I’d like to dine at the al fresco area, under the stars and those lighted cherry blossoms. 🙂