Yakski: Cebu's Best Barbecue Restaurant

Barely two years after it opened its doors to the Cebuano dining public in September of 2012, Yakski Barbecue restaurant was already recognized by SunStar Cebu's Best of Cebu Awards as Cebu's best barbecue restaurant in the year 2014.

The foodie in me just can't resist not trying this out. You would see a lot of people queuing up at Yakski Barbecue restaurant's branch along Mariano Cui Street in Capitol Site during dinner time and even minutes before its opening time. It can get so packed that it is but wise to place your reservations ahead of time when you plan to dine in at Yakski Barbecue restaurant. Another thing that surprised me is it's budget-friendly too! It's not too expensive and I'm sure many can afford it's pricing.

People line up before store opening at Yakski Barbecue
People line up before store opening at Yakski Barbecue Restaurant Capitol Site branch

Yakski Barbecue Branches & Contact Information

Yakski Barbecue restaurant has three branches in Cebu: at Capitol Site, at Mactan island, and at Asiatown IT Park. The Capitol Site branch is located at 268-B Don Mariano Cui Street, barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City. It is near the vicinity of the National Bureau of Investigation Central Visayas regional office and the Cebu Provincial Capitol. The Capitol Site branch may be reached at telephone number +6332 254 3977 or mobile number +63917 322 5754. The Capitol Site branch also accepts orders for delivery with a minimum order of PhP 200 and an additional tab of PhP 40 delivery charge.

Yakski Barbecue in Cebu
Yakski Barbecue Restaurant

The Mactan island branch of Yakski Barbecue restaurant is located at the Gaisano Savers' Mart parking lot in Basak, Lapulapu City. The Mactan Island branch may be reached by dialing telephone number +6332 505 9488 or mobile number +63917 771 0448. This branch may not be as crowded as the Capitol Site branch.


The menu at Yakski Barbecue
Yakski's menu

Yakski Barbecue restaurant's menu is divided into three categories: pork, chicken, and fish. Their acknowledged specialty of the house is the pork barbecue, which comes in both large and small sizes. The large pork barbecue retails at PhP 18 per stick while the smaller version of the pork barbecue retails at PhP 10 per stick. They also serve the grilled hotdogs at PhP 20 per stick and the grilled chorizo de Cebu at PhP 20 per stick to complete their pork offerings.

Pork barbecue at Yakski
Pork barbecue

Grilled chorizo de Cebu at Yakski Barbecue
Grilled chorizo de Cebu

The grilled chicken skin and the grilled chicken liver are two of Yakski Barbecue restaurant's bestsellers. The grilled chicken skin sells at PhP 15 per stick while the grilled chicken liver also sells at PhP 20 per stick. Other chicken dishes on their menu are the grilled chicken leg (PhP 65 per stick), the grilled chicken breast (PhP 70 per stick), the grilled chicken backbone (PhP 20 per stick), the grilled chicken gizzard (PhP 18 per stick) and the grilled chicken heart (PhP 15 per stick).

Grilled chicken skin at Yakski Barbecue
Grilled chicken skin

Yakski Barbecue restaurant's only fish offering on the menu is the grilled tuna belly. Tuna belly is sold on a per gram basis.


Yakski serves Pepsi products for their soda such as Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, and Mountain Dew. They also serve flavored Cali shandy and bottled mineral water. Filtered service water is also available free of charge.

Yakski Barbecue Restaurant Sauce

Yakski also takes pride in its barbecue sauce as their own unique advantage in the industry. It comes in original and spicy variations. Get some of this sauce for free in every order you place. Refills are also available for free. Try both versions of their sauce and see which one you will like better. I personally prefer the spicy version of their sauce.

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