Ebisuya Japanese Fusion Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Sometimes, Japanese restaurants are kind of intimidating. It's probably the elegance, or the cleanliness, or the impeccable personalized service. It is probably because of this that I have tried Japanese food mostly from fastfood-grade Japanese restaurants in Cebu

I was of luck recently when I got invited to dine at Ebisuya Japanese fusion restaurant. The restaurant is located at One Paseo, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City. I went with my brother and two of my blogger friends.

Dining with friends at Ebisuya

Ebisuya Japanese Restaurant

"Ebisuya" roughly translates to a restaurant that is also home in the Japanese language. The first level of the restaurant is the typical restaurant feel. The second level has private dining rooms that provide guests with a more private dining experience. There are small private dining rooms for four people or less and there are larger function rooms that can accommodate up to 30 patrons. Best of all, there is actually no minimum orders to use these rooms as long as they are available when you dine in.

Set Meal 

We were served the Dinner Set Meal A for dinner with two extra dishes. Priced at PhP 2500, Dinner Set Meal A is a mix of around nine Japanese and Korean dishes. The set includes saury or sanamiyaki, gyoza, jjampong noodles, teppan buta, eight pieces of California maki, chicken chahan, chicken salada, Korean pancakes, and a set of tempura. Their menu indicates that this was good for 2-3 persons. But it could really feed up to five persons with a fairly regular appetite.

Korean pancakes at Ebisuya

Chicken salada at Ebisuya
Chicken salada
The gyoza is pretty good. I like the fact that they charred it a little bit to give it some extra crunch. Ebisuya is probably one of two places I'll come back for gyoza. The other place being Tempura Grill.

pot stickers at Ebisuya

Chicken-flavored rice at Ebisuya
Chicken chahan

saury fish at Ebisuya

Korean noodles at Ebisuya
Jjampong noodles

The tempura set had prawn tempura, fish tempura, assorted vegetable tempura, and rosu katsu. These are pretty good stuff.

Tempura plate at Ebisuya
Tempura set

Among these dishes, I particularly loved the teppan buta. It tasted like the local tocino with it's sweet pork meat. I also loved that they sauteed the meat in garlic, chili, spring onions, and sweet onions.

Sweet pork meat at Ebisuya
Teppan buta

The two extra dishes they served us were a sashimi plate and a sushi plate. The sashimi plate had octopus, shrimps, Lapulapu fish, salmon, hamachikama fish, sea urchin meat, squid, and shell meat.

Sashimi plate at Ebisuya
Sashimi plate

The sushi plate had Tamago sushi, salmon sushi, and squid sushi.

Sushi plate at Ebisuya
Sushi plate

Location and Contact Information 

Street Address: One Paseo, Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Mobile Number: +63916 234 6462
E-mail Address: ebisuyacebu@gmail.com

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