My Reviews

Big Tom's Charbroiled Burger

4.0 Stars
Burger

Their list of burgers make it so hard to choose. I figured I'd start out simple on my first try but ended up wishing I went for a more exciting one. I'm sure if I had, it would have lived up to my expectations. The simple cheeseburger was too plain for me but that was kind of my fault. Go big or go home! Right?

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The Backstory Kitchen & Cafe

5.0 Stars
Café

They have a small restaurant and small menu but I love their burgers. The patty is beefy and you can tell the ingredients are fresh. Their meals are often served with iced tea. Burgers come with fries while the pasta comes with a slice of garlic bread. If you can't decide which to get, you can order one of the burger and pasta combos.

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Chibori

5.0 Stars
Japanese

I want to eat this everyday! But I'd go broke and I actually got a mild allergic reaction to the shrimp tempura (worth it!).

This place is located towards the back parts of IT Park. They have sister restaurants: Barikata Ramen Bar (also in IT Park) and Kushiyaki Chikuzenya (along A.S. Fortuna in Banilad-Mandaue area). I also ate at KC and loved everything that was ordered too (will review it later).

Back to my review, this came as a set--tempura with California maki. I definitely recommend this set especially if you're a Cali maki fan like me. For a great paring, I ordered umeshu, which is a Japenese apricot (ume) cocktail.

Friendly, fast service much like at Chikuzenya.

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Han-nya Japanese Restaurant

4.0 Stars
Japanese
2

I eat here every now and then because it's close to my work. I also love Japanese food so I can easily get my gyoza fix! It's located in Hotel Asia within the Capitol Site neighborhood so if you're in the area...

Prices can be a bit high if you get their set or bento meals (bento meals can cost less than 400 pesos). But other than that, they can be quite reasonable.

They have nice California maki, gyoza, karaage, fried rice, tappenyaki and okonomiyaki.

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Surfin' Ribs

5.0 Stars
BBQ Joint

Their ribs are amazing! Tender meat and smothered with BBQ sauce. I usually only have bones left on my plate--they're that good. They give you decent portions and the ribs go perfectly with a bottle of your favorite beer 128522

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Room for Dessert

4.0 Stars
Dessert

They have delicious desserts! I ordered the tiramisu and lemon curd cakes. They apparently also have these crazy ice cream desserts with cotton candy and other candy toppings. Very looloo and IG worthy 128521

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Pink Heaven

5.0 Stars
Café

Nice pistachio cheesecake! I love the nutty pistachio flavor and texture. Though I was expecting to taste more of the cream cheese like most cheesecakes, perhaps the lack of allows for you to taste the pistachio.
Good service too. Thanks for the complimentary malunggay bread slices and butter, Pink Heaven! Ended up buying one loaf to bring home 128522

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Rodeo Grill

1.0 Stars
BBQ Joint

I ordered their fish and chips. The fish didn't taste like fish--it tasted of batter, flavorless batter. Took a few bites, tried to add vinegar or dip it with the dip they serve it with, but I couldn't make myself finish. My appetite was lost. The chips were OK, I finished those, but nothing memorable.
My mother ordered the lechon de Cebu but complained that it didn't meet her expectations and she felt like it could have been cooked more.
The wait staff seemed nice and friendly though.

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