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Kuya J

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$$ - $$$
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15 North Escario Street | At Corner of N. Escario and Tojong Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 260 2991
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was quick and friendly. Our waiter Alvin was lovely, made some great recommendations. It was our first time trying Crispy Pata and Sisig and we found both meals were delicious especially paired with the garlic rice. Serving sizes were generous so much so that we unfortunately couldn't fit in dessert.

Thank Michele D
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here specifically to try the halo halo because my cousins said it's the best in Cebu. (It's definitely good, but I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to halo halo and prefer the one at Laguna Cafe.) However, I did also try dinner food: lechon kawali, grilled scallops, sizzling gambas, palabok and fresh lumpia. Everything was really... More 

Thank lomigirl
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I retreated to this restaurant as the others were near the ear splitting noise coming from the North Wings SM AREA. PLEASANTLY, surprised it was relatively quiet and the food was very good. Bbq chicken was delicious and so was the grilled pork belly.

Thank Ricky O
Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

started out sorry sir we have run out of beer ? why not go to super market down stairs and get more ? says I next on menu and on table flyer with whole chicken answer sir no longer available ordered soup entrée calamari and ribs ribs came out looked dry could not cut with knife did not fall off... More 

Thank jeffrey249
Kuopio, Finland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Nice place, amazing seafood. When in Cebu we looked in internet & found this place. Were eating there 3 times during our 2 months trip around Philippines. Really excellent food, strong recommendation.

Thank Gyyf
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

The food servings were not in proportion with their prices! Some dishes were kind of bland. But what upsets me the most was their sinuglaw. It was waaaaaay different than the sinuglaw I used to eat. It was flooded with sauce and I think they even put mayonnaise in it. Sinuglaw is supposed to taste fresh, without masking the taste... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Kuya J Restaurant is a lightning fast growing chain of Filipino restaurants. Kuya J started in Cebu as “Ang Kan-anan ni Kuya J”.Clean and homey with relaxing furniture makes you enjoy the food even more.

Thank LaraAmor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The favorite restaurant of my children. They love the scallops and the garlic rice. The service is great and the food is very affordable 😋

Thank Christianne G
Quezon City, Philippines
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The Cebu branches of Kuya J serves so much better quality food than the Metro Manila branches. hands down one of the best medium priced filipino restaurant in the Country. Order anything, you can't go wrong. The halo Halo, however, is something worth trying :)

Thank Stevenson U
Cebu City, Philippines
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went here before and had very slow service. We thought that their servings are like Chikaan's or Hukad's but we were disappointed on the very small servings they provided. Also the soups were placed in very smalls bowls.

Thank maxmaxfireflies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Filipino, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 North Escario Street | At Corner of N. Escario and Tojong Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 260 2991

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