Best Eats + Restaurants

The Most Scrumptious Restaurants for Dinner in Cebu

Cure your nighttime food cravings with these restaurants for dinner in Cebu!

By: Peter Parcon | April 04, 2019
Share this article
Facebook facebook
Facebook twitter

Due to changing quarantine measures, the activities, destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily prohibited or closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please get in touch with the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!

restaurants for dinner

Cebu’s local food scene continues even when the sun has gone down.

Food and Cebu are a healthy mix since the Queen City of the South is dotted with numerous restaurants offering different cuisines. Many establishments in the area are also open well after sundown making them the perfect restaurants for dinner in Cebu. Be it any time of the day, there is a wide variety of places to eat you can choose from.

On the top of this list is, of course, a restaurant offering a variation of the widely-known Cebu Lechon (roasted suckling pig). Some other inclusions are an Italian restaurant, a burger place, a barbecue station, and a restaurant owned by a Michelin-starred chef. Salivating yet? Read on to know more about these restaurants for dinner in Cebu!

1. Cebu Original Lechon Belly (COLB)

The Maxwell Hotel, N. Escario Street, Brgy. Camputhaw, Cebu City
2nd Level, SM City Cebu, Juan Luna Avenue, corner A. Soriano Jr. Avenue, North Reclamation Arexa, Cebu Port Center, Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City
One Pavilion Mall, R. Duterte Street, Banawa, Brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City
Ground Floor, Parkmall, Ouano Avenue, Mandaue Reclamation Area, Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City
Capitol Square, N. Escario Street, Brgy. Camputhaw, Cebu City
Prince City Hall, M.C. Briones corner P. Burgos Street, Cebu City
Visayas Community Medical Center, Osmeña Boulevard, Brgy. Santa Cruz, Cebu City

Operating Hours: 24/7 for The Maxwell Hotel location while other locations depend on mall operating hours.


COLB is a pioneer in the boneless lechon industry in Cebu.

Image: CEBU'S ORIGINAL LECHON BELLY (the Boneless Lechon) Facebook Page

Cebu Original Lechon Belly (COLB) is a fast food-style restaurant offering the latest innovation of the world-famous Cebu lechon belly. A big chunk of pork belly is laced with secret spices and slow-roasted to perfection. Aside from the lechon belly, COLB also has beef stew, lechon rolls, and chicken barbecue with rice on their menu.

2. Tavolata Italian Restaurant

Designer Center of Cebu, Ground Floor, A.S. Fortuna Street corner P. Remedios Street, Banilad District, Cebu City
Ayala Center Cebu, The Terrace 4th Floor, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 10 PM

late night restaurants

The eclectic ambiance enhances the unique experience when dining at Tavolata

Image: Tavolata Facebook Page

Do you want to eat Italian, but cannot seem to get a Visa to Italy? Well, a visit to Tavolata Italian Restaurant will give you the feeling of dining in an authentic Italian restaurant. While the place does not claim to offer bona fide Italian cuisine, the use of superior ingredients and classic cooking methods reflect the purity of an Italian trattoria (Italian restaurant). The restaurant is known for its hand-tossed pizza, handcrafted pasta, salads, and over-roasted meats.

3. The Pig and Palm

Locations: MSY Tower, Pescadores Road, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11 AM to 12 AM
Bar opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 12 PM to 12 AM; Friday and Saturday 12 PM to 2 AM

eating place

The European menu items at The Pig and Palm have a hint of Cebuano style in each of them.

Image: The Pig and Palm official website

Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to dine in a restaurant run by a Michelin-starred chef? Wonder no more. A visit to The Pig and Palm will let you experience modern European cuisine served in a casual sharing style. Run by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, the restaurant is the brainchild people who traced their roots in Cebu. The place offers a wide array of appetizers, vegetables and salads, entrées, and desserts.

4. Yakski Barbecue

268-B Don Mariano Cui Street, Capitol Site, Cebu City
I. Villa Street, Cebu IT Park, Brgy. Lahug, Cebu City
Gaisano Saver’s Mart, Patalijog Avenue, Pacific Grand Villa, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Operating Hours:
Capitol Site branch: Monday to Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; Monday to Sunday 5:30 PM to 12 AM
IT Park branch: Monday to Saturday 7 AM to 3 AM; Sunday 11 AM to 3 AM
Lapu-Lapu City branch: Monday to Sunday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; Monday to Sunday 5:30 PM to 10 PM

dinner restaurants

The special sauce adds to the flavor of the grilled pork at Yakski Barbecue.

Image: Yakski Barbecue official website

Barbecue may be the most popular street food in Cebu with barbecue stands found in nearly all corners of the city. Yaksi Barbecue is a barbecue restaurant that is gradually making a name for itself. Using a special sauce that has tickled the taste buds of Cebuanos, the place has evolved from a simple hangout place among family and friends into a full-fledged restaurant. The restaurant offers all types of barbecued items including pork, chicken, hotdog, chorizo, and even tuna belly.

5. KAYU: Kitchen + Bar

Locations: 32 Sanson Road, Lahug, Cebu City
Operating Hours: Sunday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 10 PM; Tuesday to Thursday 11:30 AM to 2 PM and 5:30 PM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 1 AM

places to eat

The homey ambiance enhances the dining experience of guests at KAYU.

Image: KAYU: Kitchen + Bar Facebook page

If you are looking for something unique to eat in Cebu, you may want to check out KAYU: Kitchen + Bar. The restaurant showcases a modern fusion cuisine with a dash of Cebuano style. Under the direction of Chef Izzy Sy, the restaurant offers dishes inspired by casual dining in the Napa Valley area of California. While the dishes are traditionally Western, they are infused with techniques and the flavors of Asia. You can look forward to a good variety of appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, and seafood on the menu of the restaurant.

6. The Weekend

Locations: The Greenery, Pope John Paul II Avenue, Kasambagan, Cebu City
Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 AM to 11:30 PM; Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 1 AM.

restaurants for dinner

Unique menu items will greet diners every day at Weekend.

Image: Weekend Facebook page

Everybody always looks forward to the weekend. For Cebuanos, they can enjoy the weekend even on a weekday. Weekend is a relatively new restaurant offering house-ground Angus beef burgers and prime rib eye steaks. For vegetable lovers, the place has also spruced up some ordinary vegetable dishes to make them enticing even to meat lovers. Aside from the food, the restaurant also offers craft beer through its 16-tap draft system in the Taproom on the second floor. The Weekend was also named the Best New Restaurant by SunStar Best of Cebu for 2017.

For more restaurant options in Cebu, visit Yoorekka!

7. The Park Social

Locations: Garden Bloc, Inez Villa Street, Lot 1A-2, Cebu IT Park, Brgy. Apas, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 24/7


The menu at The Park Social has a good mix of local and international dishes.

Image: The Park Social Facebook page

The Park Social is a modern café, bar, and music hub located in the middle of the business hub of Cebu. It is essentially a place to see and be seen in the Queen City of the South. With its homey ambiance and tasty menu items, the place offers a place where you can wind down after an entire day of touring Cebu. The place offers appetizers, fried items, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and Filipino breakfast items.

8. YelloCube Food Hub

Locations: Wilson Place, Wilson Street, Lahug, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 5 PM to 12 AM every day

late night restaurants

Guests will have a good variety of cuisines to choose from at the YelloCube Food Hub.

Image: YelloCube Food Hub Facebook page

If you are undecided on what you want to eat while in Cebu, you may want to drop by the YelloCube Food hub. This contemporary food park brings together different local and international cuisines into one place. While some concessionaires are well-established brands, the place also features food innovators and enthusiasts looking to market their products. From barbecue to burgers and seafood to soul food, the place has something for everybody. In addition, the YelloCube Food Hub also hosts events such as corporate road shows, trivia nights, and gaming nights.

9. The Joker's Arms Pub & Restaurant

Locations: Dionisio Jakosalem Street, Cogon Ramos, Cebu City
Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday 6 PM to 3 AM and Thursday to Sunday 3 PM to 3 AM.

eating place

The Joker’s Arms Pub & Restaurant is a good place to unwind at the end of the day.

Image: The Joker’s Arm Pub & Restaurant Facebook page

The Joker's Arms Pub & Restaurant is another place where you can wind down after exploring Cebu. It is a traditional British public house offering an authentic UK experience for both locals and visitors of Cebu. The menu has a good mix of local and international dishes including Danish meatballs, fish and chips, fettuccine carbonara, spiced grilled pork chop, and sizzling cheesy chicken. Since it is also a bar, the place offers a suitable selection of beverages and mixed drinks as well.

10. Fatcow - Burgers & Malts

Locations: Banilad Town Centre, Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City
Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM to 11 PM and Friday and Sunday from 11 AM to 1 AM.

eating place

The American-style burgers at Fatcow are made from the freshest ingredients.

Image: Fatcow - Burgers & Malts Facebook page

If you are looking for American-style hamburgers and malted milkshakes, you may want to head on over to Fatcow - Burgers & Malts. The place offers the right amount of goodness in their burgers which means it is not too juicy and does not fall apart easily when you take a bite. On the other hand, their malted milkshakes have the consistency of creamy ice cream that complements their burgers perfectly. In addition to the burgers and shakes, Fatcow - Burgers & Malts also has French fries, onion rings, and ice cream on its menu.

With all these restaurants open until the late night, Cebu is definitely a haven for both foodies and wannabee foodies alike.

Newsletter Banner
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.
Learn more stories on:
Location Tags:
Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of Yoorekka are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, Yoorekka does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.
Follow Us On:
About Us
Privacy Policy
Register My Store
HTML Sitemap
Submit My Favorites
XML Sitemap
Terms and Conditions
FAQ Page
Copyright 2013 - 2024 ShoppersGuide Marketing Inc. All Rights Reserved
This website uses cookies to enhance the user experience. For more information please see our privacy policy