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“Need more staff”

Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant
Ranked #138 of 1,461 Restaurants in Cebu Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We went for a business lunch, the resto was packed full..i guess thats the main reason why our food came out really long but the food is ok and they did have unlimited rice/garlic rice for those who eat lits of rice..maybe if they had more kitchen ans service staff it would be better..

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We held a family celebration in the main resto in Salinas drive. We did booked and confirmed way ahead of time but the service during the dinner was just really not quick enough. The food overall stands out. Not sure if it's because of the size of my group (we reserved a private area for 50 pax) but while the other tables were already starting their meals, the others are still waiting for their rice and some are waiting for the next courses. They did some outstanding birthday song performance which was a nice surprise. It was just really the timing of the serving that made a dent in the overall experience.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had an enjoyable experience at Golden Cowrie, in particular the bangus. The fried pork was not the best we've had, but overall acceptable. The dinuguan and scallops were also quite nice. Business was brisk, and service friendly if a bit slow at times. Outdoor seating was near loud traffic so we chose to sit inside, but could only find a small table in a dark corner. Despite this, we had a good time and a welcome chance to taste some good Cebuano food at the end of our short trip.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I am basically a fan of Golden Cowrie especially the three branches which is accesible to my place ( Marina Mall, SM Cebu and Hukad by Cowrie at Ayala Center). Service wise thumbs up for their efficient staff at Hukad and Marina branches. Food which i fell in love with are crispy pata, lechon kawali, piankbet, dinuguan and for the the dessert perfect for me is the budbud with tablea hot chocolate. The price is very reasonable not to mention the eat all you can carbs thing that they have. I wish they can expand to Manila as well and I am confidently sure that moderate range restaurants will have a run for their money. Keep up the good service and best foods Golden Cowrie

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were a big group (about 15) & the efficiency with which the staff handled our arrival & other efforts commendable. This place now has a relatively new outdoor sitting area. However The crispy pata oil seems old enough to linger on the taste buds

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