Woods Smokehouse: Outdoor dining with a view in Busay

Stress and anger is no match to the therapeutic and calming atmosphere of nature – a mantra that Woods Smokehouse wants to instill in every guest that visits their restaurant.

Woods Smokehouse is a product of the yearning of Monalisa Padayhag for a cliffside destination where she can release her stress while drinking beer or wine. She turned this simple desire into reality through the restaurant to be able to share the peace and tranquility of nature with others.

The general atmosphere of Woods Smokehouse is a hanging restaurant with a scenic view of the city of Cebu.  They can seat about 80 people in total in its upper and lower decks, all sharing the same breathtaking view of the city.

As the sun starts to settle below the horizon, the city lights slowly start to appear one by one like stars on land – definitely a great place to witness the magical transformation of the city from day to night.

The food that this restaurant serves – as indicated by their name – consists of a variety of smoked meat and seafood. Smoked food is not something that’s common in Cebuano restaurants due to the meticulous process that is involved but this higher form of barbecuing actually locks in the deep flavors of nature.

The flavor and aroma of the smoked meat is meant to match the natural vibes of Busay and replicate the same calming feeling of gathering around the bonfire with loved ones.

Woods Smokehouse, like all the other restaurants in Busay, wants to provide a haven where locals can retreat to at the end of the day and where tourists are able to fully appreciate the beauty of the island. Woods Smokehouse was designed to be a place for brief getaways with friends and family.

The top floor has the typical restaurant dining set-up but below it is a lounge-type area with comfortable couches and chairs that compliments the cliffside views – the perfect place for catching up with the barkada.

With a combination of subtle industrial touches and a rustic design, Woods Smokehouse properly captures the feeling of camping outdoors through the flavors of their food and the cliffside views.



Other Information:


Exact location: Brgy. Maaslom, Lower Busay, Cebu City — 10-15 minutes away from the main road / JY Square Mall.

BY CAR (Best option): Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Woods Smokehouse” in Busay. Parking space is available upon arrival.

BY HABAL-HABAL: Hire a habal-habal driver (motorcycle for hire) near JY Square Mall in Lahug, and inform him to drop you off at Woods Smokehouse. Estimated fare is ₱50-75 per person (max of 2).

BY TAXI: Hiring a taxi cab is possible but not all drivers may go there too far. Most of them won’t give you a metered reading system – hence, they’ll be offering you an estimated fare in going there. You can also rent a car via SquadPH Travels and avail the “9-in-1 Attractions Busay-Balamban Tour Package” for P999.

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  1. Setting is OK, Place looks tired and not clean, with resident dog. Food selection is very limited. Parking is diabolic. The worst part is the service. We arrived there at 5:15pm, sat and ordered at 5:20pm and our food was served at 6:45pm. We were the first to arrive but the other three tables that came after us were served first. How’s that? No cutleries, we had to ask for knives to cut the meat. Our drink glasses were empty and no one even asked if we want to order another drink. How can they justify Service Charge for a non-service. Overall,, the place is disappointing and ambitious.


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