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Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Salinas Dr | Lahug, Philippines
+63 32 233 4243
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When i arrived I was pleasantly surprised about the renovation they had done. Everything light and bright. The backed scallops where great as always but then we got plates that looked like the think I collect my dirt in from the floor. The side to the guest was open, meaning everything that flips away finds nothing to hold it back... More 

Thank HvK214
Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not Filipino but this place had the best Filipino food from my entire trip in the Philippines. Everything was delicious.. ask ur waiter for recommendation. Def get the unlimited garlic rice!

Thank Cindy H
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Food is great! it is really an authentic filipino food. The ambiance of the place stood out. Service was good.

Thank Val D
Seoul, South Korea
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

On our way to the Mactan airport and craving one last Filipino meal. This hit the spot. Crispy Pata perfectly crisp and tasty. Also enjoyed the sisig and egg rolls. Bottomless white rice included. Ended the meal with ube ice cream. Food came out within 5-10 minutes of being ordered; Servers were very attentive The branch we went to is... More 

Thank GarFamIly
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It's always good to come back for more.... From the kare kare to the crispy pata and the garlic rice! perfect match each and every time. Add to it their pork sisig and inihaw na pusit. kulang pa ang space sa tiyan because there's so much more yummy foods there.

Thank Mona081967
Cebu City, Philippines
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Aside for the great Filipino food, what really surprised me on this restaurant is their way of calling for service and asking for a bill. You just have to push the button on the "flyer stand-ish". Oh btw, just make sure that this stand is really designated for your table or else, the crew will be attending the wrong table.... More 

Thank donnyal
Alexandria, Virginia
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We asked our hostess to take us to her favorite place and she chose here. Excellent service and tasty food. I loved the pineapple fruit shake.

Thank Ron C
Makati, Philippines
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Before we leave Cebu, we've made a choice to eat here. However, it seems that this day is not the best day to enjoy it.. We have ordered a lot but only received few.. Couple of viands reached our table too late as we were all full.. We were also notified late than an order is out of stock.. We... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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220 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I used to dine here with an old friend who has gone to the great beyond. Thus, a visit to this excellent restaurant always makes me remember the good meals we have had together, when I used to do "media checks" and radio station managers would routinely invite me for dinner. Thus, for locals who know the best in the... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The activities of the day before made us all feel drained. Although the church services we went invigorated us and lifted our spirits, we felt we had to fellowship further. Golden Cowrie was just the perfect place. The airconditioning was excellent. Although it was well patronized drawing a large crowd in, the arrangement of the chairs and tables were such... More 

Thank Noeh V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Philippine, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salinas Dr | Lahug, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island
  • Phone Number: +63 32 233 4243

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?