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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CnT Lechon

CnT Lechon arguably serves the best lechon in Cebu City. In case you didn’t know, lechon is a roasted suckling pig. Despite being popular across much of the Spanish-speaking world, Cebu is said to do it best.

Choices available at CnT Lechon include lechon baboy, lechon head (boneless), and lechon feet. All parts are delicious and sarsa (sauce) is unnecessary. There are 3 CnT Lechon restaurants around the city, with meals averaging in price around 200 to 250 pesos.

  • Location: Jose L Briones Street, Lungsod ng Cebu, 6000 Lalawigan ng Cebu, Philippines
  • Tel: +63 (0)32 254 6641
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Golden Cowrie

If you’re looking for authentic Filipino food, head to Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant and you won’t be disappointed. The specialty dish is adobong tahong (a spicy mussel dish), but their lechon is also good and the crispy pata is worth a try. The restaurant also offers set menus for groups of 4 to 8 people. Golden Cowrie has several branches around Cebu including one at SM City Cebu mall and another near Fuente Osmeña Circle.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm
  • Location: 42 Salinas Dr, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
  • Tel: +63 (0)32 233 4243
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Lemon Grass Restaurant

Lemon Grass Restaurant offers mainly Thai and Vietnamese dishes and some other Asian cuisine. Try som tam (papaya salad), pad Thai (Thai-style fried noodles), and tom yam soup (spicy soup). The friendly staff and good service are major pluses. There are a few branches around Cebu, including one in Ayala Food and Entertainment Centre and another in SM Seaside City Cebu.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
  • Location: Ayala Center Cebu, Level 1, The Terraces, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
  • Tel: +63 (0)32 233 8601
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