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Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery

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Asian, Australian
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1 Paseo Saturnino | Banilad, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cebu City, Philippines
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in doubt, go to Canvas. From appetizers to the entree and dessert, the selection is varied to suit your craving. This visit is no exception even if we skipped the entree since the appetizers we chose, mushroom bruschetta and fish cake were good and filling enough. Paired off with their pumpkin soup and salad with jicama, and polished off... More 

Thank Maria Luisa C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After spending 8 weeks in the rural parts of the Philippines, I was craving some Western food before my departure. Many places disappoint, but Canvas was so fantastic, we came back for lunch the following day. The only place I've had a decent salad, soup, bread (that's not white bread or sugared), and rice rolls. My friend had the penne... More 

Thank Paige C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is small serving.The taste was not okay. It's not consistent. The cutleries are dirty. I find it hard to chew the food. It's not fresh. I don't like the service very unattentive. It was not a rush hour because it was few customers that time. Especially the waiter who always checking his phone. I heard it was Eman... More 

Thank virus02710
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I love this resto because of less diners and their ambiance is so great. I find calmness dining here and satisfaction in foods being served. Per serving here is quite pricey but it's worthy.

Thank Honey M
Brisbane Region, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Needed a quick bite on a stop over in the Henry and we chose Canvas over the italian restaurant next door, a decision which we regretted and reversed. The glass windows and modern interior appealed, however the food was mediocre at best. It had no heart and soul is the best way I can describe it and we had the... More 

Thank keggy h
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We chose Canvas for my birthday and I remembered it being a lot better in Ayala, particularly when it first opened. There was just something missing. I had the fish cakes and they were bland. Similarly, the curried pumpkin soup was a tad watery and missing zip. Both dishes did not feel like something Canvas was known for, namely simpler... More 

Thank colraines1
Cebu Island, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Funky design, interesting menu, good service. Loved the breakfast / brunch menu and the Sunday roasts.

Thank ASfields70
Cebu Island, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Love the pumpkin soup so much i wanted to get another order. The steak was really good and was prepared well. As usual! Staff handled us well too. Thumbs up Canvas. Parking space needs a bit of improvement though. Ayala had a well organized basement parking while the new location in Banilad had motorcycles all over the place they were... More 

1 Thank April B
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Our family love this restaurant and have been here several times since it opened at Ayala Center Cebu many years ago. Now at a better location, they have maintained their food quality. Delicious and price is reasonable.

2 Thank Homary
Orange County, California
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211 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Not long after I wrote my previous review noting that Canvas at Ayala Terraces had closed, I found out that Canvas had simply moved to a new location, at 1 Paseo Saturnino, Banilad. Tried to write a follow-up review, but then found out that I had to wait a month before publishing another review of the same place. So, now... More 

2 Thank Wonderer1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Paseo Saturnino | Banilad, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: 63324160895
Canvas Bistro Bar Gallery offers casual bistro dining with modern industrial look, serving Australian Cafe style food, using traditional Western cooking techniques infusing the flavours of the East, while maximizing the use of local produce for sustainable practice. Bar serves a limited but good selection of Australian wines, cocktails and non alcoholic tonics.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?