Cebu City Restaurants & Dining

Where to Eat in Metro Cebu

Cebu City restaurants and dining scene is in line with the first class status of the second most populous metropolis in the Philippines. Cebu City's cosmopolitan atmosphere is reflected in its diverse range of dining options. Be it local food, continental, fusion, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Italian restaurants; a variety of different flavors from around the world can be found on most streets.

Once in Cebu, you should not miss trying the dish it is famous for – lechon (roast suckling pig). Worldwide fast food chains also feature in the major malls, such as, SM City, Ayala Centre and IT Park. Below is a list of our recommended restaurants in Cebu City.

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Anzani is highly rated as one of the leading restaurants in town. This five-star dining venue serves filling and delicious European food at reasonable prices. Situated on Lahung Nivel Hills, Anzani is an ideal romantic restaurant and features great views over Cebu City. Private dining rooms are available. Read More...

  • Location: Lahug Nivel Hills
  • Tel: +63 32 233 4054
  • Price Range: Pricey
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CnT Lechon

CnT Lechon arguably serves the best lechon in Cebu City. Choices include lechon baboy, lechon head (boneless), and lechon feet – all parts are delicious and sarsa (sauce) is unnecessary. The restaurant also provides a special take-away box for travellers who wish to bring some piece (or whole) of the finest lechon to friends and family back home.

  • Location: Outside SM City Cebu Mall
  • Tel: +63 32 254 6641
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Belonging to the upscale Radisson Blu Cebu Hotel located right next to the SM City Cebu (shopping mall), Feria is a stylish restaurant at which you can enjoy Filipino, Indian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian cuisines both à la carte and at buffets. The five-star rating of the resort is perfectly reflected in this restaurant which will surely please as much your eyes with its stunning décor and furnishing, that it will please your taste buds with its fine cuisine. Rates are obviously on the steep side.

  • Opening Hours: From 06:30-22:30
  • Location: At Radisson Blu Cebu
  • Tel: +63 32 402 9900
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Garden Café

Offering panoramic views over the garden and the pool of the chic Cebu City Marriott Hotel, Garden Café is a stylish restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner à la carte, as well as excellent buffets which give you the opportunity to sample a large choice of delicious dishes according to themes such as Savory International for lunch; Flavours of Asia from Monday to Thursday, Popular seafood on Friday, and Magnificent Prime Rib on Saturday, for dinner. Settings and service are top-notch, and prices are in line with the five-star rating of the hotel.

  • Opening Hours: Lunch from 12:00-14:00; dinner from 18:00-22:30
  • Location: At Cebu City Marriott Hotel
  • Tel: +63 917 319 6867
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Golden Cowrie

If you’re looking for the authentic Pilipino food, head to Holden Corwrie and you won’t be disappointed. Specialty dishes are tahong and adobong. Also, the restaurant offers set menus for groups of four to eight people.  Golden Cowrie has two branches, one on Salinas Drive and another is at SM City Cebu mall.

  • Location: Salinas Drive and at SM City Cebu
  • Tel: +63 32 233 4243
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Also known as 'The Philippine’s McDonalds', Jollibee is a popular Pilipino fast food chain. The highlights include Jolli-spaghetti and Chicken-joy (fried chicken with heavy gravy on the rice.) Burgers, fries, mash potatoes, and set menus are also available. Price is inexpensive.

  • Location: Colon Street
  • Tel: +63 32 812 9984
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Lemon Grass Restaurant

Conveniently located in Ayala Food and Entertainment Centre, Lemon Grass offers mainly Thai and Vietnamese dishes and some other Asia cuisine. Try som tam (papaya salad), paad thai (Thai style fried noodles), and tom yam soup (spicy soup) – very popular. The friendly staff and good service are major plus.

  • Location: 1st level, Ayala Food and Entertainment Center, Ayala Mall Centre
  • Tel: +63 32 233 8601
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Spice Fusion

This restaurant offers a long list of Asian dishes ranging from varieties of meat dishes to seafood. The price of the food is reasonable considering how the food is being prepared as served. Very popular with locals and can be packed during lunch and dinner hours.

  • Location: Banilad Town Centre
  • Tel: +63 32 344-7280
  • Price Range: Affordable
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This genuine Filipino restaurant is named after the original name of Cebu – Zubu, appended to the name of their speciality, the Lechon. Lechon is a Spanish dish that can be translated into roasted suckling pig. At Zubuchon, you have the opportunity to sample locally produced pig, raised in a natural environment, and fed with top-notch natural products, including organic food during the last week of their existence. Zubuchon’s professional ethics certainly explains their success in Cebu.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Opposite Mango Square Mall on General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
  • Tel: +63 32 239 5697
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