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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Pricey OK Food, substandard service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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Cebu Island, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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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Cebu City, Philippines
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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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Makati, Philippines
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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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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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Cebu Island, Philippines
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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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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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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Friendly smiles, good prompt service, good ambiance, decent food.. This is the best place you can park yourself at when waiting for your flight! :)

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?