Dining at Kuya J Restaurant

On the 25th of December 2015, I had dinner with my brother, sister-in-law, my brother's mother-in-law, and my nephew at Kuya J Restaurant along Escario Street in Cebu City.

Our Christmas Meal at Kuya J Restaurant

Baked Scallops

I have heard great reviews about the baked scallops at Kuya J. So we took one order just to try. It was not the best one I tried in Cebu to be honest and so that was a bit of disappointment. It wasn't bad however. It should still make my top five list. PhP 165 per serving of ten pieces.

baked scallops at Kuya J Restaurant
Baked scallops

My top picks for best scallops in Cebu are:

Sinigang na Baboy 

For our soup, we had sinigang na baboy. Seems like this was everyone's favorite. It had pork belly slices in a sour soup base mixed with vegetables.

pork sinigang at Kuya J Restaurant
Sinigang na baboy

Grilled Tuna Belly in Chili Sauce

My favorite so far at Kuya J is their grilled tuna belly in chili sauce. It was well done but not charred. They then topped with dried chili. Spicy food lovers would be delighted in this. PhP 315 per order.

Grilled tuna belly at Kuya J Restaurant
Grilled tuna belly

Pancit Canton

Another personal favorite. Stir-fried egg noodles topped with prok slices, squid balls, squid bits, shrimp, carrots, chayote, cabbage, beans, and green onions. 

Pancit canton at Kuya J Restaurant
Pancit canton


stir fried vegetable dish that has chayote, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, beans, pork slices, and chicken liver.

chopsuey at Kuya J Restaurant

Humbinagoongan Rice Platter

While we ordered some plain steamed rice, we were also attracted to their fried rice varieties. We had a choice of danggit rice, dilis and salted egg rice, humbinagoongan rice, chorizo rice, sisig rice, and crab rice. We ordered the humbinagoongan rice platter. It was a bit too salty for my taste.

rice platter at Kuya J Restaurant
Humbinagoongan rice platter

Location and Contact Information 

Kuya J has five branches in Cebu: Escario Street, SM City Cebu, SM Consolacion, Ayala Center Cebu, and SM Seaside City. They also have several branches throughout the Philippines. For more information about Kuya J Restaurant, visit their website.

Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu
Kuya J Restaurant

Ayala Center Cebu Branch

2nd Floor, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Barrio Luz, Cebu City
Telephone Number: + 63 32 232 0537
Mobile Number: +63 923 642 6734

Escario Branch

Escario St. corner Tojong Street, Kamputhaw, Cebu City
Telephone Numbers: +63 32 260 2991 | +63 32 260 3563
Mobile Number: +63 919 911 2098

SM Cebu Branch

Upper Ground Floor, SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
Telephone Number: +63 32 266 8600
Mobile Number: +63 998 962 4269

SM Consolacion

Ground Floor, SM Consolacion, Cansaga, Consolacion, Cebu
Telephone Numbe: +63 32 266 8188
Mobile Number: +63 998 862 4271

SM Seaside City Cebu

2nd Floor, SM Seaside City Cebu, South Road Properties, Cebu City
Telephone Number: +63 32 255 7085
Mobile Number: +63 998 962 4273

Have you dined at Kuya J Restaurant? What are your favorite dishes on their menu? You may share them in the comments below.