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“Overated Lechon”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Zubuchon

Zubuchon
Ranked #5 of 699 Restaurants in Cebu City
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Filipino, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We serve roast pork as the main dish, with nearly three dozen other Filipino dishes that are either include roast pork or are pork-free complementary dishes. We offer an extensive seafood menu in three of our restaurants as well as many vegetable dishes and natural local fruit shakes. This is the roast pork that Chef and TV Host Anthony Bourdain declared as "The Best Pig, Ever!" On his No Reservations episode on the Philippines. For a taste of Filipino cuisine, in clean, bright comfortable surroundings, visit us at any of our branches in Cebu.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Overated Lechon”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The pig tasted average if you have tasted other brands and other lechon from different provinces. It's good for pasalubong since it's famous and everyone knows the brand. but there are a lot of other better tasting pigs

Visited August 2013
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Manila
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Lechon convert”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Zubuchon wins hands down all around over CnT. Both have excellent roast pig and other traditional food but Zubuchon includes convenience, comfort, and cleanliness. Branch we went to was also most accessibly located just outside the Mactan International Airport. Best for last-minute purchases and rushed meals. Tried the Cebu lechon, fried saguyon (tiny fish from Lake Mainit) and guinataang langka (vegetable dish). Best meal in a restaurant of its class.

  • Visited July 2013
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Zubuchon, Owner at Zubuchon, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for dining at our Islands Stay location, and I am glad you enjoyed the experience. Your review is most appreciated. It's sometimes challenging to see reviews of restaurants that seem to ignore that there is a very wide spectrum from fast food to fine dining. And I think your comment about it having been "the best meal in a restaurant of its class" nails it right on the head. At PHP300 average ($7-$8) bill for a typical Zubuchon meal, we aim to provide good food, a comfortable setting and good service. Thanks.
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Anthony bourdain says the best pig ever?”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

And he is wrong.. this is not the best pig ever and never the best lechon in Cebu ... very trying hard copy cat! too dry, taste less, bland and very expensive! I had tasted a lot of lechon and this is not the best one not even the good one! wont buy anymore!

  • Visited July 2013
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“Kodus!!! =)”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Thank you! I had wonderful time with you guys. Your lechon is so crispy and mouthwatering. Only tried your basic lechon but 8 will surely go back to try out s9me of your unique menu. Escario branch.

  • Visited June 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“Zubuchon - The modern taste of lechon”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Ate this oh-so famous lechon this July 2013. The location is very convenient that several branches were scattered along metro Cebu. We tried one at 'The Walk' inside IT park. You can also try the one at One Mango Mall, cabs were everywhere, don't worry about the transpo.

The food is great. Lechon itself was tasty and favourful tho upon tasting the CnT lechon I should say that when it comes to the 'classic Cebu lechon' go for the CNT but when you taste the Zubuchon its a lil bit oily and fatty. Cnt lechon has its signature taste. We ordered Pritchon - pritong lechon and their authentic lechon and halo halo. The pritchon's skin was hard to bite. Halo halo is a little bit expensive for 150php but it is full of "sahog" thats why it is good for its price tho.

Ambiance is plain and simple. Nothing so extraordinary. Clean and tidy place.

Service is good. Food attendants were courteous, polite and trained. Regards to waiter Nikky which oriented us with the sauces of their lechon.

Highly recommended.

PS. You can also avail their take out lechon with its special packaging suited to bring anywhere across the globe.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TheCamelot
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