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“Try dining in their wine cellar” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tinderbox wine and deli shop

Tinderbox wine and deli shop
Banilad Street, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #101 of 398 Restaurants in Cebu City
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
philippines
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320 reviews 320 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
635 helpful votes 635 helpful votes
“Try dining in their wine cellar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The place is subdivided into several dining areas: the 1st one is the front which would be considered as the regular area. Then they have the wine cellar. This only has two long tables. Then they have another place where the setup is like a restobar where power meetings are normally held. I like dining at their wine cellar. Quiet, private, and provides a totally different ambience to the regular area.

The food is not really that fantastic. I normally just order their sausages and have it delivered cooked and sliced. There is an extra charge for this service. Don't forget to have some wine with your food (I am in the wine cellar where all four sides are all wines!)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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london
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Waste of money-just another place to show off..”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

forget dining here unless your purpose is to be seen and show off. On the other hand- if you want to shop..they do have lots of choices of imported goodies -cheese..cold cuts and such... a bit costly but good choice. BUT FORGET DINING HERE. WHAT A TOTAL WASTE of money. Few years back- it wasn't this bad. Now.... they serve u peanuts for 1,000 pesos. Better go somewhere like the Mexican place in Crossroads or Casa verde...at least u had some good food for the money u spend!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Negros Island, Philippines
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
“Great deli, good resto tho expensive for what you get”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Tinderbox is a good go to place in Cebu. It has a nice deli albeit expensive for what you get but the choices are extensive as well. It has a wine shop and a resto, where the food is a hit and miss. I have tried it and gotten too many misses that I just relied on the wagyu pizza as a staple. Still the ambiance, if in the cellar, is good. The deli is brighter and more open. It is a good place to unwind for Cebu, just make sure to bring lots of cash with you.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manila, Philippines
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Classy Deli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I like the layout of the restaurant as it is simple and classy. Near the entrance are big glass windows, metal table, comfortable seats. If their wine cellar is available, try to dine there as the two long wood tables and chairs situated in the middle of the room with the wines as the background looks so grand. Service is good. Staff are very attentive.
Food is yummy. One of my favorite is their schublig and their cheese fondant-not in the menu but you can order.
I recommend this place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Expensive for what you eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Been going to the deli restuarant every time we visit Cebu over many years. The service is always good but this time we found it to be expensive and the food not as good as previous visits.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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