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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 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place, specially for family and friend gatherings. The foods are, YES, sumptuous!!! Its all certified filipino comfort foods that even foreigners will love. The crispy pata is great, its a must try.

Thank Dunvar B
Metro Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here several times and every time we never get disappointed on the food we ordered efficient service of staff the food is excellent and the ambiance is inviting there is now a branch here in Makati so that is were we usually ea.t

Thank rafaelcY1497OE
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try this restaurant to taste the local food specially their kare-kare and seafood. The ambiance of the place is really good.

Thank Ruffa C
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 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
Reviewed 12 January 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Philippine, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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?