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Cowrie Cove at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

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Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
+63 32 231 8224
18:00 - 22:00
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Tseung Kwan O, null, Hong Kong
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked here for Valentines day and were told it was a set menu for 5000 pesos per couple. We had massages earlier so made dinner reservations for 8.30pm. We arrived and were seated outside where it was so windy. Literally all of the table covers were blowing around that things were falling down. We got our menus and ordered... More 

Thank KarenC89x
Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

perfect for sunset or nightcap cocktail portions are generous and they dont scrimp on alcohol great music and ambiance

Thank mariakris
San Francisco, California
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91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hoping for a peaceful romantic couple's dinner, but were disappointed by the noise level. First, the hotel has many children in all restaurants, and this means screams and yelling. The restaurant tries to play soothing background music, but on this night, it was drowned out by disco music coming from a private event on the beach, competing with... More 

Thank SFO_Drew
Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The blue marlin was not fresh! And the meatballs and spaghetti for kids was so not worthy! We will go elsewhere for good food!

Thank Explorealltheworld
Hong Kong
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value of money if you don't order the drinks. You can easily get away with PHP1,500 to PHP 2,000 per person just on food alone, and you get the beautiful setting.

Thank zhaobao
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I had my post B/day dinner at Cowrie Cove, Shangrila, Cebu. The food, staff, and settings, AWESOME. The waitress, Catherine, outstanding, the staff, singing an dancing and complimentary cake, beautiful. Overall, the hotel, restaurants and staff, are top notch, 5 star plus,plus.

Thank Primabelle J
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The philippine grouper was cooked perfectly and the staff were extremely attentive. To have dinner and them relax in the bar afterwards for drinks was great. Only small complaint was a family from overseas who seemed unable or unwilling to control their kids who were left to run wild thru the restaurant.

Thank pedge58
San Francisco Bay Area, Us
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Love the view of the restaurant. Although the staff is not as friendly as Tea of Spring, but they are nice. I love the seafood there. It was very tasty. They also have live music while we are dining.

Thank CanCan40
Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We went there on our first and third evenings at Shangri-la. Their food menu was not extensive but the food and service were good. We got some helpful recommendations from the lovely waitress on our first night because we were obviously struggling with our choices due to plain personal indecisiveness. Eventually, we went for an all seafood dinner. On our... More 

Thank LounissartHK
Sydney, Australia
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73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went with friends and partied each night at Cowrie Cove. There is a DJ who loves to play whatever you ask, great happy friendly bar staff and far enough away from the rooms you can stay there until the early hours!

Thank kazzyvege

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 100
Seafood, Fusion
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu
  • Phone Number: +63 32 231 8224
At Cowrie Cove, guests can savor fresh seafood under a canopy of stars and with the sound of ocean waves directly below the alfresco deck. The newly renovated Waves Bar is the perfect venue for guests to enjoy signature cocktails at sunset.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?