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Lower Ground Floor, SM City Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quite good, great value!

The best for me here was their 'steamed fried rice'. Its taste is unique and you can't find it it any other restaurant. Dimsum was average though, some even served cold and lacks freshness. This is a chain of restaurants, their success is mainly due to their value for money dishes. Still this place... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
MikeCarmona
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Manila, Philippines
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We arrived early in Cebu and thought of eating at Harbour City for breakfast. We were excited because we were so hungry but to our dismay, they only serve 4-5 dishes during morning! Not too much option as well as most of the dishes were pork and beef.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went to SM Cebu with my brother and mother to get facial and afterwards because of proximity, we went across Harbour City Dimsum to eat lunch. The food was good as usual. However, the service was slower than normal. The rest of our order was very quick except for the fried wanton which wasn't served until we finished eating... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This tastes like a poor imitation of Hong Kong dimsum. It tasted just like the dim sum you find in those cheap Chinese buffets. The only thing that was remotely tasty was their "hotpot" Which was just some meat over rice. I will never go back here.

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I am so upset I went here. The worst dim sum I have ever eaten. Everything on the buffet line was old and disgusting. I tried to explain this to the staff. They just said sorry and handed me the bill. They said there was 33 items on the buffet line. I put a half of a calamanse next to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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267 reviews 267 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The food taste lousy for this trip. It just have no taste and it is not appealing. Staff is friendly though and even we arrive near closing time and they still entertain us.

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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I came into this restaurant because I'd heard good things and looked quite nice. I had a quick drink before browsing the menu.... Upon browsing the menu I realised they had Shark Fin on the menu, can't quite remember if it was the typical "Shark Fin Soup". I was sickened in a country where they've just made it illegal in... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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152 reviews 152 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The best for me here was their 'steamed fried rice'. Its taste is unique and you can't find it it any other restaurant. Dimsum was average though, some even served cold and lacks freshness. This is a chain of restaurants, their success is mainly due to their value for money dishes. Still this place is better than going to Chowking.... More 

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Bilar, Bohol, Philippines
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

just good.nothing special.just ordinary restaurant that serves dimsum or chinese style food.prefer go this place during quite time.its annoying if over crowded

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The dim sum dishes are really delicious. The waiters are very attentive and you don't wait long to be served. The serving is getting smaller though. Nothing much to say except that it's a great place to eat dim sum.

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Melbourne, Australia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I know I wrote the first time not to eat here, but my friends love the place, so I went along again with them. I asked myself immediately, Why?? The visit was identical to the last time, tables left uncleared, inordinate times of waiting to be seated, orders taken and then food delivered. Lots of finger clicking and hand clapping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Ground Floor, SM City Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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