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Cowrie Cove at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

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Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
+63 32 231 8224
18:00 - 22:00
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Hong Kong, China
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261 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great bar right by the sea...its very cool with a great offering of cocktails and snacks. It's perfect for sundowners. Enjoy a early evening cocktail or a drink after dinner....its a perfect location

Thank NeilJ-HongKong
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start... dj nish kills it! All the staff Jenny, Jeffrie, Stephanie, Klerk amazing people!! Great hospitality. 10/10 recommended for your trip.

1 Thank Chase W
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Shangri-La Mactan for few days as part of our honeymoon! We spent most of our time in the evening going to Cowrie for drinks. Music was lovely and staff was friendly. We also had dinner on one of the nights and the food was amazing- slightly pricey however we felt it was worth it!

Thank Shiela Y
Hong Kong, China
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

On the occasions that we've stayed at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort, a dinner at Cowrie Cove is usually one to look forward to. A great venue for a special couples' dinner. Reserve a table by the sea and the restaurant setting is hard to beat with it's beautiful coastal views and schools of fish swimming just at the ocean's edge.The... More 

Thank TucoRich
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice spot next to the sea, if you get a lower terrace table. Menu is not that long but does fresh fish. Problem can be getting it cooked the way you want. Had two go's with tuna each night before it came as ordered (seared and pink, not raw, in the middle). House wine OK and reasonable. All else... More 

1 Thank David G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

delicious food but very pricey. very authentic the taste. the view is so nice good for dating couples

1 Thank 三順 吳
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345 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Their happy hour is "but one take one." And it's from 5-7 PM. After that they have DJ music. As a Shangrila outlet the bar pulls no stops to offer the best only a Shangrila can offer. So you can order almost anything you want. The appetizers are a bit limiting though. And at P500, their "kinilaw" is a bit... More 

Thank GranDia
Honolulu, Hawaii
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We did not stay at Shangri La this time but decided to have dinner at Cowrie Cove one night. They get a 5 star for the ambiance and for the beautiful location of the restaurant which is right by the water. There is a nice bar area to sip on a drink before dinner if u show up early. We... More 

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Tseung Kwan O, null, Hong Kong
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We booked here for Valentines day and were told it was a set menu for 5000 pesos per couple. We had massages earlier so made dinner reservations for 8.30pm. We arrived and were seated outside where it was so windy. Literally all of the table covers were blowing around that things were falling down. We got our menus and ordered... More 

Thank KarenC89x
Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

perfect for sunset or nightcap cocktail portions are generous and they dont scrimp on alcohol great music and ambiance

1 Thank mariakris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Seafood, Fusion
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu
  • Phone Number: +63 32 231 8224
At Cowrie Cove, guests can savor fresh seafood under a canopy of stars and with the sound of ocean waves directly below the alfresco deck. The newly renovated Waves Bar is the perfect venue for guests to enjoy signature cocktails at sunset.

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