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Tinderbox wine and deli shop

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Banilad Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Orange County, California
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a memorable dinner upstairs at Anzani Prime, we decided to wander downstairs to the Tinderbox wine cellar for a nightcap and dessert. Hadn't been to Tinderbox in almost a decade. There was a small Japanese group celebrating English course graduation, but still several empty spaces at the long wine cellar table. We asked their permission to sit at the... More 

Thank Wonderer1961
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Cebu city. The food is delicious and the wine collection is good too! Nice place

Thank Sissel C
Cebu City, Philippines
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

time was when tinderbox was very much the place to go to for good food. now, unfortunately, the food is still fairly good, but now looking pricey compared to other eats available in the city. the ribs i ordered were a fraction of the size and nearly twice the price at other places i order good ribs from. the renovation... More 

Thank bulakbol76
Makati, Philippines
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited Tinderbox before heading to The Distillery bar during Sinulog and boy were we happy. Aside from having a cozy atmosphere and a great wine selection the steaks are Fantastic! The staff were quick and helpful at all times. There was a party on the 2nd floor which was blaring loud edm music which disrupted the cozy atmosphere but... More 

Thank Mitch_Malli
Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Mai A
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank jet t
Cebu Island, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 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.

Thank Gie_Martin
Cebu City, Philippines
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Phillip Y
Makati, Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank aseret2015
Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banilad Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?