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STK ta bai! at Paolito's Seafood House

26 Orchid Street | Capitol Site, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #22 of 390 Restaurants in Cebu City
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Filipino
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: First of all, it's hard NOT to remember the rather longish name. STK stands for the local dialect's term for grilled, sour soup, and pickled, a description of the type of food one can order in the restaurant. The ambience of this seafood house is unique. It's actually an old house with 1930s-1960s memorabilias and antiques. Their POS is even this old cash register. Their phones are the old ones with dials. Then the food. They serve authentic grilled Filipino dishes like the jaws of the tuna fish ("panga" in the local dialect) and innovative creations like curried crabs. Finally, the bill...US$7/head and you head out with a doggy bag! Good ambience, excellent food, and great value for money.
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Zamboanga City, Philippines
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best restaurant in Cebu City. I always make sure everytime I visit Cebu, I should eat here at least once together with my good friends. Our usual Best Foods are: 1. Panga 2. Crispy Pork Ulo 3. Mixed Seafood Kare-Kare 4. Suglaw 5. Baked Scallops Those are the best foods so far.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is the best meals i ever have. My favorite here is the Tuna Sisig, you should try it. A lot of filipino food to choose from, and they have already expanded, paolisto's seafood house alredy opened their anex building across, another old house with full of antique collections.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This place was The Best place i Ate om my Whole 25 day trip in The phillippines! So fresh and delicious seafood for a fair Price and The portions Are massive and they gave us The Best service, we Didnt miss Anything at all! Dont forget to order The spicy calamares, you Will love it :) i Will 100% be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I order three dished to this place. Shrimp, Crab and Grilled Squid. All of them, while good ingredients, were awful due to their flavoring. How do you mess up such great ingredients. Just grill and serve would have been far better. I don't know the kind of crab they have but it was the worst crab I have ever had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The herbal fruit mixed tea pitcher was refreshing, the Sisig Tuna was a delightful change from all the pork we had been eating. The scallops were buttery and sweet. The garlic rice was delicious, even the next morning when we ate the leftovers for breakfast! Wish I could go there right now! There were so many other delicious items on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was referred to here by a colleague and a fellow Trip Advisor user when I visited Cebu with my family. I have roots in Cebu but even my relatives haven't eaten here yet, and I am sure glad that they did. It was a great first dining experience here. Definitely worth the money. I am not much into "shell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So glad we came here. Food unlike any I've had really delicious, scallops tasted buttery and sweet, chilli squid the tastiest I've had. Very happy with the price. Interior decorated with antiquities. Our waiter disappeared for a few minutes after we'd asked him to get us a taxi...later found that he'd personally gone to the main road to flag one... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food was delicious (butter scallops and spicy calamari are a MUST) wait staff was super friendly and it's a cozy atmosphere. For the quality and quantity of food very reasonably priced! If I'm ever back in Cebu this will be a must stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If your looking for cebuano restaurant, this is a must try! Food: 9.5/10 Probably the best "panga" so far. You can also ask them to pack it for a flight.I always go for the scallops but they need to improve their consistency coz sometimes it's too sweet. Another must is the crabmeat.Other items on their menu are so far good... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Good food, especially the buttered scallops. However, it seemed there was quite the waiting time in between serving our orders. Granted, the place was rather full, with big groups and a steady stream of diners coming in and out, but just the same it seemed we were finishing one order before the next one came - it breaks the momentum!

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Address: 26 Orchid Street | Capitol Site, Cebu City, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Filipino

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