5 Well-Known Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Cebu

Our ancestry won’t lie and no matter what bloodline you came from it’s pretty sure that you have Chinese genes in you.

The presence of Filipinos of Chinese descent has always been strong and felt especially here in Cebu which is why the Chinese New Year is well celebrated by Cebuanos too.

Preparing your own food is good and fulfilling but sometimes there is just no time which is what makes takeout and deliveries convenient to us.

Here are some of the well-known and well-loved Chinese restaurants that will prepare your delicious table food for the start of the year of the Black Tiger.

1. Luy’s Classic Tea House

Authentic Chinese cuisine with a touch of local feels, Luy’s Classic Tea House have become a constant in the dining sector in Cebu. They have live seafood up the front wherein you can choose what you want.Two of their rare offers are Ham Sui Kok and Shanghai hairy crab. They have a huge space that can cater to your family and friends and dine with their favorite Dim sum and Chinese dishes.


2. The Ching Palace

Ching Palace stands out with their elaborate red design and is very well-known for their many function rooms. Chinese food may look strange to someone who haven’t tried them yet but they arer always unequivocally good. Their must-have in this resto are the tasty live crab steamed with garlic, Lobster Sashimi and of course their claypot rice.


  • Exact location: Along Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Opening hours: 10:30AM to 8PM on Mondays to Saturdays; until 7pm on Sundays  
  • Contact number: (032) 233 8833
  • Email address: [email protected]
  • Facebook Page: The Ching Palace | Facebook

3. Majestic

The well-loved and go-to Chinese restaurant for family dinners and gatherings that it has become a fixture in every Cebuano family. Its branches are in big malls as well which is what makes it a favorite after shopping. Their must-try offers are Butter Chicken, Pata Tim with Fried Bread, Beef Steak Chinese Style and Bird’s Nest with Quail Eggs


  • Exact location: Branches at Ayala Center Cebu; SM City Cebu; and SM Seaside City Cebu
  • Opening hours: 11AM to 11PM Daily  
  • Contact number: (032) 255 1112
  • Facebook Page: Majestic Restaurant | Facebook

4. Tin Gow

Tin Gow is Waterfront Cebu’s premier & elegant Chinese restaurant. It gives off fancy vibes and specializes in a combination of Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine.  If you ever have formal private parties, this is where you’ll go but rest assured they have affordable meals like their Eat-All-You-Can Dim Sum Promo for lunch and sets of classic dishes and all kinds of seafood plated beautifully.


  • Exact location: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Opening hours: 11AM to 3PM/5PM to 9PM Daily  
  • Contact number: (032) 232 6888 
  • Facebook Page: Tin Gow | Facebook

5. Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is one of those restaurants that are top of its class when it comes to taste as they are serving your favorite Michelin-starred Pork Buns and dimsum. Known to be the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, it certainly won’t disappoint. Superb Chinese food for a superb start of the year sounds delicious.


  • Exact location: Upper Ground Floor, Mountain Wing, SM Seaside City
  • Opening hours: 10AM to 8PM on Daily  
  • Contact number: 0917 118 6453/ (032) 341-5770
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: Tim Ho Wan PH | Facebook

Gong hei fat choy! May your new year be fruitful and full of happiness.

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Marel Baluyos
Marel Baluyoshttp://www.sugbo.ph
"Cebu is my always."

Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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