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STK ta bai! at Paolito's Seafood House

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26 Orchid Street | Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've chosen the place for our offsite meeting and we didn't regret it! The place is cozy and does have a lot of interesting art installations (all of which are old-fashioned stuff), the ambience was sort of palatial, if not a little creepy (hehe), and the food was grand! I'd love to go back! :)

Thank veraline c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Head straight for seafood. They are delicious! I wouldn't really recommend their chicken as it isn't as savory as other places I've been to. Tuna panga and scallops are the bomb. All that scallop-y goodness for such a good price. I'm not a fan of kangkong but their kangkong is something I would order again.

Thank Kriix B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My cousins decided to visit and have an early light dinner around 530pm at STK. The crew was prompt in assisting us, however I would like to see a smiling face. The weather outside was a bit humid so the cool temperature inside the restau made me feel comfortAble. The food choices were not bad... I ordered scallops but it... More 

Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with my sis last July 3, 2016 for a lunch. The place was so nice, there were only few people at that time. Food were great, we ordered Shrimp with garlic sauce, kangkong, pork belly. Everything was so palatable. Surely, il comeback👍

Thank suzette143
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we ordered was very tasty (rice, curry crab, tuna panga, scallops- these are excellent). Service needs improvement as dishes arrive at random and the waiters always seem a little flustered. It's a little on the pricey side but worth it.

Thank Leda S
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few meters away from the Cebu Capitol showcases the biggest Tuna Panga i've seen so far. The ambiance and its homey feel took my breath away! Great dinner!

Thank annationgson
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Best Authentic filipino restaurant for families, visitors or foreigners visiting Cebu! Totally recommend this! The panga is sooo good and their kinilaw actually everything I've had is sooo good im here. Been im here 4X in my vacation and service is great too! 👏👏 would totally recommend this place

Thank EmmaLyt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I love Calamares but only in Paolito's I ate finger-like shape of Calamares. I love their grilled chicken bisaya as well. I will be back for more, I enjoy the place's ambiance and their foods!

Thank Honey M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is my second time here. The first time we were served well and the food was great. Second time which was last May 17 was a very unfortunate dining experience. We waited for 20 minutes which is ok because it's a highly recommend restaurant. Then, we were assigned a table at the restaurant in front of the main restaurant... More 

Thank Antoinette J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

been to this restaurant twice: lots of people , lively atmosphere, staff is friendly but very disorganized.first time took spicy hot fried calamari very tasty but not spicy at all.... jerry crab curry was lots of shells but no meat, but crab is often like this....second time we went there we wanted to try the grilled tuna belly but rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Filipino, Seafood, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Orchid Street | Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: 63322534732
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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