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DINE: Best Premium Restaurants in Cebu, Philippines

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Cebu's Premium Restaurants

Cebu has grown and developed over the years in tourism, as well as in the restaurant industry, offering Cebuanos and visitors not just local but also international cuisines. Cebu has blossomed into a more complex foodie destination with the opening of several homegrown and international restaurants. Here we have listed the best premium restaurants in Cebu beginning with…

1. The Pig and Palm

The Pig & Palm Restaurant

The Pig & Palm is Jason Atherton’s first restaurant concept in the Philippines. The Michelin-starred British chef’s first restaurant in the Philippines and 16th in the world, The Pig & Palm offers a modern Spanish tapas menu with a focus on pork dishes, along with innovative cocktails and bar snacks.

Their best sellers are Roast Suckling Pig, Pork Terrine, and Curried Grouper. And if you’re dining late at night, try out some of their signature cocktails such as the Rum DMC, Milk & Honey, and Notorious P.I.G.

But of course, another of the restaurant’s highlights—their interior; minimalist, with gray bricks and hardwood and as well as their staff’s cleanliness and meticulousness. The design is a modern take on Spanish Colonial Architecture by architect Lyndon Neri with a warm European vibe.

Location: MSY Tower, Pescadores Rd. Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

Contact Number: (032) 255 8249

Restaurant Hours: Tuesday-Friday 7:30AM-12AM | Saturday-Sunday 8AM-12AM

Bar Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12PM-12AM | Friday-Saturday 12PM-2AM

Twitter: ThePigandPalm

Instagram: @thepigandpalm

Facebook: The Pig and Palm

Google Business Link: thepigandpalm.ph


2. Anzani Restaurant

Anzani Restaurant Cebu

Atop the dreamy Panorama Heights is Anzani Restaurant, a hidden Italian dining destination that is one of the best fine dining in Cebu. Anzani Restaurant serves up a wide array of New Mediterranean dishes as well as an extensive wine selection.

Their category of dishes consists of 7; Ala Carte, Pizza, Pasta, Takeout Pasta, Sandwich, Salads, and Desserts. Their must-tries are beef tender fazzoletti, grilled filet of pompano fish or greek spinach pie with feta cheese, and herb crusted cream dory triangles filet. The combination of gourmet food, cozy ambiance, and excellent service makes this restaurant really popular with overseas visitors as well as local couples out for a romantic evening.

Location: Panorama Heights, Nivel Hills, Cebu Veterans Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu

Opening Hours: Friday-Saturday 11AM-10:30PM | Sunday-Wednesday 11AM-10PM | Thursday 11AM-2:30PM

Contact number: (032) 232 7375

Google Business Link: anzani.com.ph

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3. Il Primo (NUSTAR)

Il Primo (NUSTAR) Cebu

Located at The Strip (Level 1) in Nustar, Il Primo is the first restaurant to open in the integrated resort and will also be the first restaurant welcoming the customers. Il Primo, described as “the first and only Italian steakhouse in Cebu”, boasts a mix of cosmopolitan and contemporary interiors coupled with signature dishes and beverages from Eastern Europe, all orchestrated under executive chef Luca Angioletti.

Their signature dishes includes the dry-aged Omaha steak, freshly-made al dente pastas, wood fire oven-baked pizzas, and freshly sliced cold cuts from mortadella to prosciuttos and artisan cheeses. It will also have unique signature beverages inspired by Italian culture which gives the overall dining experience a taste of Italy.

Opening hours: 12-2:30PM and 5-10PM [ Daily ]

Location: Kawit Point, South Road Properties, Cebu City, Cebu

Facebook: Il Primo

Google Business Link: NUSTAR Resort and Casino


4. Ramen Yushoken

Ramen Yushoken Cebu

Ramen Yushoken is always on the critics’ list when it comes to the top ramen shops in the city. The reason for that is that Koji Tashiro, a ramen champion where his recipe was the main basis for this restaurant’s flavorful ramen making it a topnotch choice. And a little history of the shop’s name, ‘yusho’ translates to ‘champion’ while ‘ken’ is Japanese for ‘house’.

Ramen Yushoken is especially known for its trademark, particularly the rich broth. Most of all the ramen bowls have that same 12-hour boiled pork bone (Tonkotsu) broth. And don’t miss out on their best-selling ramen, the Shoyu and TanTanMen ramen coupled with the popular side dish, Gyoza. Enjoy these fresh, hot meals served to you together with a warm and cozy ambience and you’ll surely be back for more.

Location: G/F Oakridge Business Park, 880 A. S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City, Cebu

Opening hours: Sunday-Saturday 11AM-11PM

Contact Number: (032) 808 7424

Facebook: Ramen Yushoken

Google Business Link: Nippon Hasha


5. Abaca Baking Company

Abaca Baking Company Cebu

The official name “Abaca Baking Company” seems to suggest a bakery, but it’s really a café plus a bakery and restaurant. The all-breakfast café’s interior has a formula of warm wood and sexy lighting, but there is an injection of color and whimsy through playful murals and clipboards hand-painted by local design studio, Happy Garaje.

But obviously, we can’t forget the main highlights of the café—the food! More reasons why you’ll love Abaca more is for their great and affordable big portions of food like their best-selling all-butter croissants, rustic breads, bagels, and scones along with their staff’s constant attentiveness and friendliness.

Branches:

  • Crossroads, Banilad Rd., Cebu City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 7AM-7PM | (032) 262 0969 ]
  • TGU Tower, Jose Maria del Mar St., Cebu City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 7AM-8PM | (032) 231 5826 ]
  • The Terraces Ayala Center, Cebu City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 10AM-7PM ]
  • Robinsons Cybergate, Cebu City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 7AM-7PM | (032) 268 5885 ]
  • Cebu IT Park, Filinvest Cyberzone, Cebu City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 7AM-8PM | (032) 233 1620 ]
  • Arcenas Estate R. Arcenas St., Cebu City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 7AM-8PM | (032) 401 0502 ]
  • Robinsons Galleria Cebu, General Maxilom Avenue, Extension, Cebu City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 10AM-9PM ]
  • SM City, Cebu [ Sunday-Saturday 10AM-9PM ]
  • SM City, Ground Floor, North Wing, Juan Luna Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu [ Saturday-Sunday 10AM-9PM ]
  • Juan Osmeña St., Cebu City, Cebu [ Saturday-Sunday 6AM-9PM | (032) 268 2533 ]

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Facebook: Abaca Baking Company

Google Business Link: The Abaca Group


6. Tides at Shangri-La Mactan Resort

Tides Restaurant Shangri-La Mactan Resort Cebu

Tides is an “interactive lifestyle restaurant” featuring an open kitchen and buffet of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tides’ friendly, hustling market atmosphere showcases open kitchens where open flame and steam, the gusting aroma of roasts and the clattering of pots and pans blends with the dining room and becomes part of the overall dining experience.

Tides’ interiors instill a relaxing and captivating atmosphere—perfect for diners to hang out and enjoy its range of internationally themed stations: Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Western, Raw and Fresh, Charcoal Grill, Rotisserie, Desserts and even a special buffet station for kids.

Location: Punta Engaño Rd., Cebu City, Cebu

Opening hours: Monday 6-10:30 AM | Tuesday 6-10:30 AM | Wednesday 6-10:30 AM | Thursday 6-10:30 AM | Friday 6-10:30 AM, 6-10 PM | Saturday 6-10:30 AM. 6-10 PM | Sunday 6-10:30AM

Contact number: (032) 231 0288

Google Business Link: Tides International

Facebook: Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu


7. Sails at Mövenpick Resort Hotel Mactan, Cebu

Sails at Mövenpick Resort Hotel Mactan Cebu

Another favorite is The Sails, this place offers live cooking stations, fresh salad bar and tasty food selections. It is also known as one of the restaurants which offers the best breakfast buffets in Cebu.

Explore Asia every Saturday and Sunday and tickle your taste buds with the robust flavors and aromatic spices from Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, the seasoned noodles and sensible bites from Korea and Japan, and the delectable fare from the great wok of China. Add to that the unique delicacies from varied cultures and traditions of the Philippines.

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, Mactan Island, Punta Engaño Rd., Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Opening hours: Daily from 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Contact Number: (032) 252 7777

Google Business Link: All-day Dining Restaurant in Cebu | Mövenpick Hotel

Facebook: Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu


8. Maya Mexican Restaurant

Maya Mexican Restaurant Cebu

Maya was created to be a casual restaurant and tequila lounge; laid back and without attitude, a reasonable pricing and efficient service. Make yourself cozy with the sophisticated yet casual allure of the Maya seamlessly blending with old world charm with modern elegance.

Their menu includes quesadillas, tacos, tortillas, fajitas, Mexican chicken, burritos and other options served with side dishes and showcasing a handpicked collection of highland tequilas, artisanal mezcals and small batch sotols.

Location: Crossroads Mall, Cebu City, Cebu

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday [ 5 PM – 11 PM ] | Friday-Sunday 5 PM – 1 AM ]

Contact Number: (032) 238 9552

Facebook: Maya Mexican Restaurant

Google Business Link: The Abaca Group


9. Circa 1900

Crica 1900 Cebu

Experience fine dining while feeling a little bit of throwback here in Circa 1900 with their serene ambience for a quick chill, a twist of a vintage and modern interior so pleasing in the eye and superb food served in their restaurant and experience fine dining while feeling a little bit of throwback. Apart from the awesome venue, Circa 1900 also takes pride in their fresh food. How? Well, they make use of local products and even get their ingredients from their own backyard garden!

Another thing that sets Circa 1900 apart from other restaurants in Cebu is its advocacy for music, arts, culture, and environment. A great proof of this is their exhibition/concessionaire area in the ground floor’s dining area, which aims to showcase artworks and local products from the National Farming Cooperative.

Location: Sanjercas Ville Ext. Rd., Cebu City, Cebu

Opening hours: Daily 10AM – 9PM

Contact Number: 5140864

Facebook: Circa 1900

Instagram: circa1900

Google Business Link: Circa 1900


10. Tavolata

Tavolata Restaurant Cebu

Tavolata Italian Restaurant is popular for its hand-tossed pizzas, which boast a delicious crust that’s unlike any other in Cebu, and its handcrafted pastas which are made using a bronze die that creates the perfect texture for sauces to cling to.

Aside from great food, Tavolata is known for its elegant restaurant design. From the wooden floor on the facade to the high and creatively lit ceilings in the interior, diners really enjoy the intimate ambience in this Italian restaurant. We just really can’t get enough of Italian!

Location: Design Center of 6014, A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City, Cebu

Opening hours: Daily 11:30AM-2PM, 5:30-10PM

Contact Number: (032) 505 6211

Facebook: Tavolata (Design Center of Cebu)

Google Business Link: The Abaca Group


11. The Cove Live Seafood Restaurant (Bluewater Maribago)

The Cove Live Seafood Restaurant (Bluewater Maribago)

One of the city’s hidden gems—the Cove Live Seafood Restaurant. The Cove is a live restaurant that offers a picturesque view of the beach and the Bluewater private island. Cool and breezy, this premier dining outlet is one of Cebu’s best places in Cebu to indulge in the freshest bounty of the sea.

Pick out your lunch from their fresh fish tanks or ask the chef for recommendations of their mouthwatering signature dishes. Customers’ highly recommend the refreshing citrus infused Mackerel Ceviche with Lato and Guso Salad, impressive Fresh Lobster with Coriander and Mango Salsa, juicy and flavorful Surf at Turf, and indulgent Steamed Fresh Oysters.

Location: Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, Buyong Maribago, Mactan Island Lapu-Lapu City Cebu

Opening hours: Daily 11:00AM-3:00PM – 6:00PM – 10:00 PM

Contact Number: +6332 402 4100 | 0998 843 7688

Facebook: Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Google Business Link: Bluewater Maribago – Dining | Bluewater Maribago


12. Allegro Restaurant (Bluewater Maribago)

Allegro Bluewater Maribago Cebu

Allegro Restaurant is Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort’s main restaurant. It offers al fresco patio dining by the pool with selections from Skewered, Lasa, Cebuano Street Fest, Flavors of Asia, Palaisdaan, Barrio Fiesta, and Big Bowl Sunday.

Experience an amazing and one-of-a-kind dining experience in this restaurant. Savoring a sumptuous meal accompanied with a jiving island music surely tickled our senses. And those array of drool-worthy and luscious dishes, you’ll never want to leave the resort!

Location: Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, Buyong Maribago, Mactan Island Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Opening hours: 24/7

Contact Number: +6332 402 4100 | 0998 843 7688

Facebook: Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

Google Business Link: Bluewater Maribago – Dining | Bluewater Maribago


13. Kusina Restaurant (Kandaya Resort)

Kusina Restaurant Kandaya Resort Cebu

Kusina, Kandaya Resort’s main restaurant, delivers an unrivaled farm-to-table dining experience. To make your dining experience worthwhile and pleasurable, the restaurant has striking dramatic vistas as well as dazzles with gorgeous interiors and elaborate designs.

Offering only the freshest ingredients and flavors, Kusina has a variety of healthy dishes with sumptuous flavors, including squid ink emulsion, pastrami of Scallops and Parrot fish with fennel gel, tomato olive dressing and crisp pancetta, and Tamarind-glazed pork belly. As an added bonus, the restaurant has a mishmash of toothsome desserts and terrific wine options.

Location: Kandaya Resort, Agujo, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Contact number: +63 32 260 3150

Facebook: Kandaya Resort

Google Business Link: Kandaya Resort


14. Pulo Restaurant (Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort)

Pulo Bluewater Maribago Cebu

Pulo at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort offers an impressive buffet spread for lunch and themed nights for their dinner selections. Get their oh-so delicious wide varieties of food like Calamares, Clam Chowder, Bluewater Salad, Lechon Kawali, and Sugba Platter. They also have other categories like Sandwiches, Pasta, Desserts, and DIY Pizza.

A very relaxing place to enjoy delicious meals together with your family and loved ones, very friendly and courteous staff while being surrounded by greens and a magnificent view of the ocean—what more could you look for than in Pulo Restaurant in Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort!

Location: Sumilon Island, Oslob, Cebu

Contact Number: (032) 353 5578 / 0917 868 7392 or 0998 964 1879

Facebook: Bluewater Island Sumilon Resort

Google Business Link: Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

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