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Best of Cebu 2014: Asian Cuisine all around Cebu

Continuing our Best of series these last few days of 2014 and my obsession with Asian cuisine, I’ll give you 5 more restaurants I’ve raved about this year!

First off is Azabu Restaurant near JY Square, Lahug. When Paul and I went back in April, it was still a very underrated restaurant. It’s nice to see that it shot up to the number 1 restaurant for 2014 in Cebu. It is unsurprising that everyone now loves Azabu as they had really good food and really good service as well.

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Ebi Tempura

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California and Dynamite Rolls

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I asked for rice and I got this. Haha

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Tuna Steak

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Everything was just impressive! This meal was Php 1700.00 in total, not bad for brilliant Japanese food.


The Korean influence is also slowly converting from KPop to KFood. I’m quite surprised a lot of Filipinos have adapted and welcomed kimchi. If you’re new to Korean food, you probably won’t like it at first but give it more chances and you’ll love it and crave for it. The unique thing about Korean meals is the numerous side dishes you get to have along with the premium meat. Chosun Galbi is just one of the good Korean restaurants in town. You get to eat inside little private rooms and grill all you want. You have to try their beef galbi, it is such a flavorful beef barbecue. And don’t forget to eat it with kimchi wrapped in lettuce. A meal in Chosun Galbi good for two ranges around Php 1000.00 – 1500.00.

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Up next is another personal favorite. I’ve featured Tajimaya in my previous post but if you want to go further, Tokyo Table is where it’s at. Tokyo Table offers more than charcoal grilled meals but also dishes from different Asian cuisine. They have sushi, kimchi, siomai, tempura, rolls, salad, desserts and many more. It’s a great buffet which comes with a price of Php 650.00 on weekdays and Php 750.00 on weekends. Quite hefty, but worth it.

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Tokyo Table is located in City Time Square, behind ParkMall in Mandaue.


Miga Korean Restaurant is where you want to go for an all you can eat Korean buffet. It is situated across University of Southern Philippines in Lahug. It gives off a very homey vibe as it is like a house turned into a restaurant kind of place. For a price of around Php 450.00, you’re set to eat all the meat and kimchi you want.

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Lastly, if you’re in SM Northwing, you’ll find Tempura Grill. It’s very rare to have grill places around malls because of the smoke and such so when I learned that Tempura Grill offers it inside SM, it is definitely a win win situation. It is very accessible and inexpensive! My family would go on Sundays and would only pay around Php 1500.00 for 5 people. They offer yakiniku packages complete with meat, bacon wrapped asparagus, tuna, and squid balls which you yourself would cook. Paul and I, however, tried their bentos and they were also impressive. A full bento for around Php 250.00 gives you a happy tummy and a happy wallet!

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Where in Cebu have you been getting your Asian food fix?

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