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“Great place..average food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Choobi choobi

Choobi choobi
Park mall, Philippines
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Ranked #130 of 798 Restaurants in Cebu Island
Cuisines: Philippine
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Cebu City
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place..average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We dined in at Choobi2x for tonight's dinner. The place is inviting and gives you a happy vibe however the place tends to be hot so you better pick a place near a fan. I love shrimps so we ordered their specialty..shrimp in choobi2x sauce. The food lacks an extra kick for it to be memorable to the palette but I would give a thumbs up for it's freshness. The sauce is not tasty as well, I was thinking I can finish my dinner by adding the sauce to the rice but the sauce recipe failed to do that. To be honest, other restau shrimp's recipe near the area are better. Also, the rice is not tasty. Yes, it's color is white but don't be fooled..it lacks the aroma of what a good rice should be.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cebu City, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent service, bland shrimp”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The service was excellent. The staff was friendly and our food was served promptly. However, we were disappointed with their famed shrimp. It's so bland. My mom can cook better than this!

Visited August 2013
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Cebu City, Philippines
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“So so...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Food was okay but the service was really painfully slow. We went in for an early dinner before 6pm. The place was empty save for maybe 1 or 2 occupied tables. By the time dinner kicked in at past 6, the place was already packin' however our food hasn't even arrived yet after several f/ups. Also tried asking if they have wifi (to pass time while waiting). Was told that they do but unfortunately it seemed undiscoverable. Asked the attendant to double check (they might need to 'refresh' the connection or something) however the said attendant never came back. Food was served one at a time & this isn't even fine dining! My hubby joked that we should just cancel the rest of our orders when only the Pork Sisig arrived after more than 30mins wait. That and our pitcher of iced tea. Flies were everywhere as well, so you may have to take turns swatting or waving your arms around every so often to make sure it wont dive into your much awaited food & drinks. Overall, the slow service really overshadowed whatever good food they had to offer.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
“Excellent Filipino grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Choobi Choobi is the new grill in Park Mall, replacing Pier One.
They are now open and serving the public but it is a soft opening as the grand opening is officially in July.
This means some staff are still training and trying their best to impress.
The food is good and well presented and excellent value. For shrimp lovers their speciality is a 1 pound bucket of shrimp for 350 php.
Overall a good meal at reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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