5 New Restaurants in Cebu You Should Try this May 2018 and Beyond

These new restaurants are shaking up the dining scene in Cebu!

By: Peter Parcon | May 12, 2018
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Grabbing a bite to eat in Cebu can be a culinary journey for those looking to discover something new. And discover something new they shall, especially since restaurants in Cebu are characterized by diverse flavors from various cuisines. The food landscape of the Queen City of the South is indeed filled with a good number of restaurants offering dishes to satisfy the discriminating tastes of Cebuanos. If you’re wondering where to eat in Cebu, check out these five restaurants that opened their doors in the city recently.

1. Denny’s

Where: Robinson’s Galleria Cebu

new restaurants Cebu May 2018

Four of the American diner-style dishes that await guests at Denny’s

Image: Denny’s Philippines Facebook Page

Denny’s has come a long way since Harold Butler and Richard Jezak first opened their donut stand way back in 1953. After opening its first branch in the Philippines in 2016, the restaurant chain has set its sights on the Queen City of the South. And last May 12, 2018, it finally opened in Cebu, which is also its first branch outside Metro Manila.

The American diner-style restaurant offers a good combination of American and Filipino dishes, including the Philly Cheesesteak Omelette, All-American Slam, Beef Tapa, and Crispy Bangus Belly. Food menu prices start at PhP125.

2. Ajito Dining Bar

Where: Don Gil Garcia St., Capitol Site, Cebu City

new restaurants Cebu May 2018

Customers can learn to make their own Takoyaki with different fillings at Ajito Dining Bar.

Image: AJITO Dining Bar Facebook Page

Ajito Dining Bar is a cozy Japanese restaurant located in the heart of uptown Cebu. Ajito is a Japanese term that means “secret place.” The restaurant is managed by Go Morita, a native of Osaka, who wanted to share the fun dining practices from his hometown.

The main offering at Ajito Dining Bar is their do-it-yourself takoyaki (ball-shaped Japanese snack). While the takoyaki is normally filled with minced octopus, other ingredients like chicken, spam, and cheese can also be used for the filling. Food items at the restaurant start at PhP130.

3. Café 1030

Where: L. Leyson St. Talamban, Cebu City

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Café 1030 is a quaint little café located close to a local university in Talamban, Cebu.

Image: Café 1030 Facebook Page

Cebuanos have taken to the coffee culture like fish to water, and this is evident in the number of coffee shops all over the city. One newly-opened coffee shop that has been attracting attention is Café 1030. Most of the customers of this quaint, little café are students from a nearby local university.

Similar to other coffee shops in the city, Café 1030 also offers a good selection of coffee and tea. In addition, they also offer cookies and cakes that go well with a hot cup of joe.

4. Pen Café & Bistro

Where: The Greenery, Pope John Paul II, Mabolo, Cebu City

new restaurants Cebu May 2018

The mouthwatering Pen Pork Steak of Pen Café & Bistro is served with mashed potatoes on the side.

Image: Pen Café and Bistro Facebook Page

Pen Café & Bistro is a New York Subway-inspired restaurant located close to the business district of the city. Featuring a wide variety of Western and Filipino dishes, this two-level restaurant offers huge American-size servings for all the 52 dishes on their menu.

Some of the bestsellers are the Cilantro Lime Salad, Shawie’s Vegetarian Pasta, and Pen Garlic BBQ Ribs. Prices of the food items start at PhP210.

5. Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant

Where: Cebu I.T. Park

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Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant already has a good following among Cebuanos who always look for the best value for their money.

Image: Bigby's Café & Restaurant Facebook Page

Originally from Cagayan de Oro City, Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant has already made a name for itself in the food landscape of Cebu. While it already has two branches located in two major malls in the city, the restaurant chain has expanded its reach and opened a third location at the heart of the business district of Cebu.

Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant is known for offering American-size servings. Their bestsellers include the Rack-A-Bye Baby, Scuba Melt, and the Belly Buster. Food menu prices start at PhP105.

Which of these new restaurants in Cebu are you going to visit soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Peter Parcon
After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.
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