Are you craving for Japanese food? The longing to taste the wonders of Tokyo, Japan, is undeniably strong. Don’t you just wish that Tokyo was just within reach?
Well, consider your wish granted with Neo Tokyo, the first Japanese Restaurant Street in Cebu. At Neo Tokyo, you wouldn’t have to go very far in search of different Japanese restaurants because they are all in just one building.
Each Japanese restaurant in Neo Tokyo specializes in a specific Japanese dish, such as udon, shabu-shabu, Yakitori, and many more. Neo Tokyo aims to bring the culture of Japan to Cebu through food.
Let’s see what the establishment has to offer.
1. Udon Ebisu
Would you like some udon? Neo Tokyo has it too. To Cebu Island’s only udon specialty store “Udon Ebisu”. The homemade noodles made in the store are fresh and delicious, and you can choose from 3 types of hot, cold and B.K. toppings of your choice. The menu includes items that are popular in Japan, such as tempura and spicy udon. Seafood soup is low in calories and healthy.
The 3rd store on the 1st floor is “Udon Ebisu” which is open every day！
- Opening hours: 11:30 AM to 10 PM
- Instagram: @ebisu.cebu
2. Menkakeru Inuno Hirameki
If you love Ramen, try Menkakeru Inuno Hirameki. They specialize in “Tonkotsu and Shoyu” ramen with various options, from rich and classic to spicy and vegetable-filled.
Indulge in a peaceful meal amidst traditional Japanese decor.
Menkakeru Inuno Hirameki is the fourth unit located on the ground floor.
- Opening hours: 12 PM (noon) to 5 AM
- Closed on Mondays
- Instagram: @menkake_official
3. IGOKOCHIYA SUN
IGOKOCHIYA SUN is the ideal place to visit if you enjoy Japanese style YAKITORI(BBQ),they also have deep-fried dishes(chicken wings,fried chicken,etc.)supervised by Japanese chefs.They can perfectly satisfy your hunger,Japanese SAKE and SUNTORY whisky goes well with food.The atmosphere is relaxing for hanging out with friends and family the space and staff welcome with smile.
IGOKOCHIYA SUN is the fifth unit located on the ground floor.
- Opening hours: 5 PM to 1 AM
- Instagram: @sun.cebu
Have you ever wondered what an authentic Japanese rice bowl tastes like? Rokudenashi at Neo Tokyo specializes in Tokyo Rice bowls and bento. They offer an array of rice bowl choices, each with a generous amount of toppings.
Rokudenashi is the sixth unit located on the ground floor.
- Opening hours: 12 NN – 3 PM; 5 PM – 1 AM
- Instagram: @rokudenashi_cebu
5. Matsunoya Japanese Shabu-Shabu
Shabu-Shabu is the ultimate Japanese-style hot pot, and there is one in Neo Tokyo. Matsunoya Japanese Shabu-Shabu offers different types of ingredients that you can put in the soup base of the hotpot. There are beef, and different types of vegetables, such as corn, lettuce, and more.
They also have some drinks made with fresh fruits such as kiwis and watermelons.
MATSUNOYA SHABU SHABU is the 7th-8th unit located on the ground floor.
- Opening hours: 11:30 AM – 3 PM; 5 PM – 10 OM
- Instagram: @matsunoya.shb2
6. Yolo Bar
Yolo Bar is a Japanese Karaoke bar. The bar sports a fun yet comfortable atmosphere. Moreover, there is a mini bar where guests can order different drinks. Of course, there is a big projector screen where they display the song lyrics as guests sing to their favorite tunes.
Benches and tables are also available for those in a big group.
Inside the store, you can purchase items such as T-shirts and keychains from the original brand “Cebu&Co.” produced by a popular Japanese musician.
Yolo Bar is the 9th unit located on the ground floor.
- Opening hours: 7 PM – 3 AM
- Instagram: @yolobar.cebu
7. PI Paradise/PI Inside
Whether it is to kickstart the weekend party or have an exclusive event, PI Paradise is the perfect place for you. PI Paradise is a rooftop bar with an island vibe and a premium lounge.
There are spacious couches and tables to further elevate a relaxing tropical Hawaiian experience. Not only that, PI Paradise is also perfect for those people looking for function space for any type of events.
Furthermore, they have Japanese Dj’s during their event every second week of Friday. And what makes it better is that it is FREE ADMISSION.
PI Paradise offers a range of delicious food with European and Italian dishes, like Pizza and Carbonara & Steak. They also serve local Filipino food like Sisig. Not only that, they also serve different varieties of alcohol drinks here such as wine,whiskey, cocktail & beer.
- Opening hours: 7 PM – 4:30 AM
- Instagram: @pi.paradise.cebu
As the weekend settles in, make sure to celebrate it in a place with good food, service, music, and, of course, where you can have fun with friends and family. Neo Tokyo has all your Japanese food and recreational activities in one place; what more could you ask for? Head on over and experience Neo Tokyo today.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Chatswood Drive, Chatswood Center, A.S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City.
BY COMMUTE: From IT Park, you can ride any jeep to Mandaue. However, ask the driver if they will pass by Chatswood Drive or J-mall. Meanwhile, from Country Mall, ride the 22i jeep and, as the driver, drop you off at Chatswood Drive, A.S. Fortuna.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Chatswood Center” in Cebu. Parking space is available.