Affordable Japanese Food at Yoshinoya Restaurant

Those who know me well know that I am a sucker for Japanese food. How delighted I was to learn that the Yoshinoya Restaurant finally opened its first branch in Cebu at the SM Seaside City. A second branch is also opening soon at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

One fine day last December 2015, we decided to dine at the Yoshinoya Restaurant in SM Seaside City largely because I had a coupon that says I can avail of free serving of California Maki for a minimum spend of PhP 500. This was from a promotion on my SM Advantage Card. Initially, the store did not honor the offer since the electronic coupon from the SM Advantage Mobile Application only indicated the offer was only available at SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA and not at SM Seaside City. Luckily however, the manager at the SM Seaside City branch later on agreed to give us the free item, a cost of PhP 59 anyway for four (4) rolls of California Maki.

What We Ordered

For appetizers, we ordered ebi tempura and gyoza. Both were fast food-grade. Three pieces of gyoza sells at PhP 59. A piece of ebi tempura retails at PhP 39, three (3) pieces at PhP 115, and six (6) pieces at PhP 229.


Ebi tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Ebi tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Gyoza at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Gyoza at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

The California Maki which we got for free was fast food-grade as well, but I am not complaining at its cost of PhP 59 for 4 slices. Plus we got this one on the house.


California maki at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
California maki at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

For our meal, we ordered a bowl of beef gyudon and two (2) jumbo plates. the gyudon was spot on. Regular size order sells at PhP 139 while large orders are at PhP 175.
Beef gyudon at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Beef gyudon at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines


Our jumbo plate orders were beef and yakiniku and beef and tempura, The beef and yakiniku jumbo plate was a plate of plain steamed rice topped with beef gyudon, pork yakiniku, and bean sprouts. PhP 215 per order.

Beef and yakiniku at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Beef and yakiniku at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

The beef and tempura jumbo plate was also served as plain steamed rice topped with beef gyudon, yasai itame or stir-fried mixed vegetables, and four (4) pieces of ebi (shrimp) tempura.

Beef and tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Beef and tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Location and Contact Information of Yoshinoya

As of December 2015, Yoshinoya's only Cebu branch is at the Lower Ground Floor, Mountain Wing of the SM Seaside City at the South Road Properties, barangay Mambaling, Cebu City, Philippines. Some stores in the immediate vicinity are Krispy Kreme, Max's Fried Chicken, Kuya J Restaurant, and Cinnabon.

Plans to open a second Cebu branch are underway at Robinsons Galleria Cebu at the North Reclamation Area.

SM Seaside City Cebu Branch

Unit 051 - 053, Lower Ground Floor, Mountain Wing, SM Seaside City Cebu, South Road Properties, Cebu City, Philippines
Business Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily



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