There is an impression among food consumers that Japanese food is expensive. I can’t blame them for thinking that way since most of the Japanese restaurants here in the Philippines are seen in high-end places. I can only pinpoint a few places that offers affordable Japanese food and yes, they are fastfood chains.
On my latest trip to Cebu, a friend of mine suggested that we go to Joed’s Lutong Hapon. I then remember stumbling upon Edcel’s post about the place. Another friend of Robbie claimed that the place is in a Carinderia setting, but they serve a wide variety of Japanese dishes. Hmmm… the Patay Gutom in me relives! 😛
I, together with Rabsin, Fritz, Bryan and first-timer in Cebu Robbie went to Joed’s Lutong Hapon for dinner. It is located at Mabolo. You wouldn’t imagine that a Japanese Food place exists in the area because of the setting. There is an elevated basketball court adjacent to it. When we went there, the place is jampacked with loyal customers. We’re glad that we were able to get a table enough for us.
What caught my attention is the menu with the corresponding prices. Sigurado bang ganito ang presyo nito? I only eat in Japanese restaurants when i am with my Nyok friends and i admit that i am not really a hardcore food blogger. I love to eat and i enjoy good food, but i know that Japanese food can be really pricey. Since I am being accompanied by a group of cute guys (naks, compliment! LOL), might as well order lots of food !
You have to keep in mind though that it will take several minutes before the food will be served. It’s worth the wait especially with the size of the servings. My particular favorite is the Kachi Gyoza and we ended up ordering twice. 😛
NOTE: I wasn’t able to take note of the specific menu price of each viand and i only mentioned the general names in the photos. Gutom na gutom na kasi kami nun wehehe 😛
Going to JoEd’s Lutong Hapon on a Friday night to eat Japanese food in a Carinderia setting is a unique experience for me. Not to mention, I was with the right food trippin’ buddies. =)
You can add JoEd’s Lutong Hapon on Facebook! Apparently, they also have delivery lines. If i’m in Cebu right now, i’d be calling them to give me loads of Gyoza =))
Weee! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I think most of our orders was I guess less than 100 pesos per viand. Next stop natin yung best pocherohan daw in Cebu 😉
Ang kulit! Japanese food sa karinderia? Unbelievable!
Totoo ‘yan hehe 😛 Unbelievable, but true.
Thank you for bringing me there, Rabsin! I miss the Gyoza much 0_0
Despite the affordable prices, the presentation of the food is 5-star!
I agree, Nadia! Do you like Japanese food too? Better include this on your list the next time you go back to the Philippines 😀
Cute guys talaga??? hahaha
Of course! 😛
Pupunta talaga ako sa Joed’s pagbalik ko ng Cebu.. 🙂
Ba’t di pa ako dinadala ni Rab dito? :(((
Hi Kai! We went there a day bago ka dumating wah. Next time siguro dalhin ka dyan ni Rab 😀
by the way may i ask how much is there sashimi? and is that a california Maki? just curious. hehhe thanks… and nice blog by the way.. @.@
My gosh! My kind of place!!! I’ll make sure when we revisit the city, lalafang kami dyan.
heard about this restaurant before, just don’t know exactly where its at or price range ng kanilang food.