Discover Deliciousness: Top 7 Unique Restaurants in Cebu for an Amazing Food Journey

Cebu unique restaurants

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If you’re looking for great and unique restaurants places to eat in Cebu, be prepared for an abundance of options. Cebu City is often called “The Queen City of the South” because it’s the second-largest city in the country. People love it for its beautiful beaches, vibrant festivals, and especially its delicious food Cebu’s food scene is fantastic, influenced by its history as the first island settled by the Spaniards. You’ll find delicious dishes with Spanish flair, along with flavors from the local Chinese community.

This list features top-notch restaurants to enjoy delicious food when you’re in Cebu, especially if you’re visiting for vacation, attending Sinulog, or just passing through. These are must-visit spots in Cebu for great grub!

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Best and Unique Restaurants in Cebu

Anzani Restaurant – Nivel Hills

Unique Restaurant- Anzani
Unique Restaurant- Anzani

For a fancy Mediterranean meal, check out Anzani Restaurant. It’s known as the top spot in Cebu, offering creative dishes that are sure to impress anyone looking for something different to eat.

Location: Nivel Hills, Panorama Heights, Lahug, Cebu City
(032) 232 7375

The Pig & Palm – Cebu Business Park

unique restaurants The Pig & Palm
unique restaurants The Pig & Palm

The Pig & Palm is the first restaurant by Jason and Irha Atherton in the Philippines. They serve modern Spanish tapas with a pork-centric menu. Must-try dishes include Roast Suckling Pig, Pork Terrine, and Curried Grouper.

Insider tip: If you’re dining late, try their signature cocktails like Rum DMC, Milk & Honey, and Notorious P.I.G.

Location: MSY Tower, Pescadores Road, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
(032) 255 8249

Señor Kimchi – Escario

Unique restarants Señor Kimchi
Unique restarants Señor Kimchi

Señor Kimchi is a restaurant that blends Korean and Mexican flavors, offering tasty urban tacos and burritos. Popular dishes include Bulgogi Beef Burrito, Drunken Shrimp Pandesal Pizza, and Spicy Pork Taco.

Location: Vibo Place, Escario St. Cebu City Kamputhaw
(032) 2550183

La Parisienne – Lahug

Unique restaurants - La Parisienne
Unique restaurants - La Parisienne

La Vie Parisienne is a place where you can enjoy French bakery treats, deli items, and a variety of wines all under one roof. They offer freshly baked bread, pastries, desserts, gourmet sandwiches, cheese platters, coffee, and a wide range of classic and premium wines.

Location: Tops Road, Barangay Malubog, Cebu City
(0999) 885-4318

Balay sa Busay – Tops Road

unique restaurants - Balay sa Busay
unique restaurants - Balay sa Busay

Perched on Tops Road in Cebu City, Balay sa Busay offers stunning views of the upland Busay cliffs. They serve Filipino dishes with a Cebuano twist, such as Fried Pompano, Pinakbet Rice, Lechon Tinola, and more.

Location: Cebu Tops Road, Brgy. Busay, Cebu City
(032) 354 7169

The Oriental Spice Gourmet – Pajo-Basak Marigondon

unique restaurants - The Oriental Spice Gourmet –
unique restaurants - The Oriental Spice Gourmet –

The Oriental Spice Gourmet is a restaurant that’s popular among both locals and tourists. They serve delicious Southeast Asian cuisine, with top picks like pad thai, hainanese chicken, and laksa.

Location: Maximo V. Patalinghug Jr. Avenue, Lapu-Lapu City
(032) 406 0814

House of Lechon – multiple branches in Cebu

unique restaurants - House of Lechon
unique restaurants - House of Lechon

You can’t visit Cebu without trying their famous Lechon, and House of Lechon is one of the most popular spots to enjoy succulent roasted suckling pig. They also have a Hot and Spicy version for those craving an extra kick!

Location: Acacia St and Tojong St near Ayala Center Cebu
(0916) 662-0163

FAQs about this Cebu Tour

How do I go to the Temple of Leah?

From Cebu City you can ride any public transportation such as bus or jeepney.. The temple is located on top of a hill in barangay Busay, Cebu City. You can also book a Cebu City private transfer on Klook that will take you to many historical and natural attractions.

What are some things to do in Oslob?

Located in the southern part of Cebu. Oslob is near some of the top Cebu tourist spots such as Tumalog Falls.

What do you wear on this Cebu City and South Cebu tour?

It’s best to wear loose and light clothes for your Cebu tour. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuits for island hopping and snorkeling!

Where is Magellan’s Cross located?

The cross is in a small chapel in front of the Cebu City Hall in P. Burgos St—this is mostly included in the Cebu tour packages that you can find on Klook.

What is Magellan’s Cross?

Magellan’s Cross is one of the historical sites that you can find in Cebu. It was planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers when they arrived in Cebu in the 16th century and marks the start of Christianity on the island.

Where is the Mactan Shrine’s location?

Mactan Shrine is a historical site on the northeastern part of Mactan Island, which is a few kilometers from Cebu City.

Are there car rental services available in Cebu city?

There are car rental services that offer customizable day tours on Klook. You may book through the car charters page on the App or the website. Don’t miss out on the amazing Cebu tours—whether it be a private tour or a join-in tour.

Is the entrance fee included in the tour package?

Yes. Entrance fees and a tour guide in the destinations mentioned in the sample itinerary are included in the Cebu tour packages mentioned above

Are there any restrictions set by the Philippine government that we should be aware of during whale shark watching experience?

It’s recommended that you wipe or remove any sunscreen before swimming near whale sharks and other marine life.