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Tinderbox wine and deli shop

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Banilad Street, Cebu City, Philippines
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7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best steaks in town!

We visited Tinderbox before heading to The Distillery bar during Sinulog and boy were we happy. Aside from having a cozy atmosphere and a great wine selection the steaks are Fantastic! The staff were quick and helpful at all times. There was a party on the 2nd floor which was blaring loud edm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mitch_Malli
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Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tinderbox before heading to The Distillery bar during Sinulog and boy were we happy. Aside from having a cozy atmosphere and a great wine selection the steaks are Fantastic! The staff were quick and helpful at all times. There was a party on the 2nd floor which was blaring loud edm music which disrupted the cozy atmosphere but... More 

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Thank Mitch_Malli
Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Tinderbox has long been an icon in cebu, it has been around forever, it started out as a smoke shop specializing in emported cigarettes and cigars, and now they are a fancy, high end restaurant that offers a variety of wines. You would think for the prices they are selling their food and wine at, the wait staff would be... More 

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2 Thank Mai A
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Everytime my american brother in law visits cebu he craves for the lamb blue cheese burger and tinderbox is always in our itinerary. The best lamb blue cheese burger in town.

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Thank jet t
Cebu Island, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I love this place! Great and varied wine choices and the food they serve is tops! Deli fare and their ice cream brands are yum too.

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Thank Gie_Martin
Cebu City, Philippines
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I love good wine and I found a good selection of fine wines from around the world at Tinderbox. They also have alot of cheeses in their delicatessen. I had a nice steak (cooked well) at dinner.

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Thank Phillip Y
Makati, Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

this restaurant pretends to be upscale and classy but it is just an ordinary place with overpriced food, deli and wine. Food is not bad but nothing about it is great. Certainly there are far better places than this. Service was slow despite it being a weekday.

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1 Thank aseret2015
Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

My first impression was of a sweeping, wide open, clean design. White is hard to keep up. The deli section and stocked shelves were precisely maintained as was the layout of my place setting by the staff. Food service is attentive. My menu questions were answered with assurance and the food delivered was as requested and portioned to fill. The... More 

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Thank pcendeavorsny
Cebu City, Philippines
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to Tinderbox ever since it first opened. Our family loves the food (and how it has evolved over the years). The service has always been excellent. Don't be intimidated and try the newly opened Restaurant Aziza by Chef Marleen Ong. We were pleasantly surprised by how awesome the food was. It was fine dining quality and... More 

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Thank Kikipuffs
Cebu Island, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had heard about this place from friends and finally got to try it after the renovation. I was very impressed by the wine selection and great cheese platter that accompanied the wine we chose. There was a great food selection and the service was great. We ordered appetizers that were just great and the server had great knowledge of... More 

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1 Thank AbsolutDesire
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very good food but a little on the pricey side. The portions are on the small side with a big size price but the quality is very high. They also have a Deli style meat counter where you can order fresh cut cheeses and meats. Still I feel that it is worth the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Banilad Street, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?