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Filipino, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very poor experience at this restaurant, a far cry from the reviews we had read before going. You're promised pork in your dish, and you end up with pork liver (cheaper for the restaurant owner but not the same taste when served). A total disregard...for the customer. Here is our experience: We arrived at 8 PM, and due to its success, there was no more lechon available. We understood and decided to still eat there. We waited over 20 minutes for a waiter to come and take our order. We chose noodles with pork, shrimp, and vegetables. The pork turned out to be pork liver!!! It has nothing to do with what we expected, and we were deceived. It was the end of the service, so I imagine only the offal was left in the kitchen. We notified the waiter, who did acknowledge that it was pork liver and also admitted that it wasn't stated on the menu. The dish was not good, we didn't eat it, and there was no compensatory gesture. To me, this is deceit. We received our dishes at 8:45 PM and 5 minutes later were asked to pay and leave because the restaurant was closing at 9 PM. It's disgraceful, a lie, we do not recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 15, 2024

Amazing food,portions are huge and everything was delicious.Service and atmosphere are great as well!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 28, 2023

Wanted to go for the Lechon, jumped in a cab from our hotel only to be told they had sold out of Lechon, these things happen so we went in and had a nice meal. Bit sad we didn’t have the Lechon though. So on...our last day in Cebu we try again but go earlier. Grab a cab head to the place and yet again no Lechon !!! Turned round and went back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 22, 2023

This place is amazing and has delicious food to enjoy with your family and friends. I would highly recommend this place to eat. I would also love to come back here.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 9, 2023

If you have guests coming to Cebu and you want a nice ambience to eat Cebu's signature Lechon, House of Lechon is definitely the place to be. They only do walk-ins for weekends and/or holidays so have a person stand in the waiting line and...order ahead of time as they are a popular restaurant. Try out their lechon both Carcar and Spicy (we prefer the spicy one) with their chicken skin, Cebu express and their vegetable soups. Scallops is good too but too few for Cebu price, although we understand its restaurant price (try eating in Carbon Night Market if you want bang for your bucks seafood). Good for big groups but I don't recommend for solo or pair diners as it is noisy and the portions are best for group dining.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023 via mobile

It's good but the lechon is overpriced for tourists. I got the one person portion and it was two pieces of skin in 300 pieces of meat offer not that little bit of money.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023 via mobile

This is a must visit in Cebu! Food tastes great for a reasonable price: 1. Lechon tastes good but Id still prefer Rico's, Ayer's or even Elar's. Just a 4/5 2. Utan Bisaya tastes good but too salty for us. Also, didn't like the blackish...colored soup. If I may suggest, use danggit instead of ginamos. This is a 3/5. 3. Chinese Ngohiong tastes great. 4.5/5 4. Grillef Chorizo is a 5! 5. Rice in Caldero is a 5! 6. Kinilaw Tanigue is a 4/5. For me it lacks vinegar. Place is a 4.5/5: 1. I like the native Vibe, spacious place and comfy chairs. 2. Location is very accessible as it's near Ayala. 3. Gravel parking gets muddy during rainy days. They should have cemented it. This is something to improve on. Worth recommending!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 14, 2023 via mobile

1. Service is too slow took more than 1 hour minimum for our order to arrive if your hungry I don’t recommend here 2. The Staff ignored us and focused on other customers even that we are the one that first ordered 3. RICE IS...WET!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 11, 2023

We returned after five years since our first visit and the review below. Impressive. The general public is also voting with its feet: demand is so high the restaurant has had to institute a reservation system but the good news is this works well. Our...visit was on a Monday evening too when the norm might be for restaurants to be quieter than more obvious days. When we arrived the restaurant was heaving; in view of this demand we were put onto the waiting list and able to sit down in a designated area as well as being advised that 'lechon', the main attraction, was 'on hold', meaning it might not be available when we came to order. I like this openness, I like it very much! In the event we were able to order 3/4 kg of standard lechon which hit the spot with some very crisp crackling or 'chicharron' as the locals call it. We filled this out with a fine piece of barbecued tuna, Cebu Express, a delicious creamy vegetarian take on the famous Bihol express, mixed vegetables and yummy garlic rice; we washed this lot down with some deliciously flavoured kalamansi (lime) juice and the kids had equally drinkable iced tea. Oh and as a family we were celebrating two birthdays which straddled three days: we were touched by the staff's traditional rendition of Happy Birthday and some luscious puto bongbong cheesecake. In chatting with our waiter we learned the restaurant has a new chef who has revamped all the menus. Judging on the demand it's all a success story. Our only gripe would be the time it took to process payment via our card: this triggered some fears especially when it was returned with a paid receipt without a signature or authorisation code being required. So a great birthday celebration! Many thanks and hopefully we'll be back sooner next time!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 3, 2023 via mobile

Restaurant is packed but waited in less than 30mins. Staff was very accomodating and helpful despite their busiest time (Lunch). Im not disappointed with the food, it taste good with reasonable price. We will dedinitely go back at House of Lechon! Kudos

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 5, 2023 via mobile

We had only 2 nights in Cebu and decided to try Lechon. WOW!. Awesome experience. The Lechon is out of this world. The service and warmth of all service staff is what makes this resturant exceptional...you feel so welcome and wanted. The food is in...a class of it's own and we were thrilled with our dinning choice of which we will always rember Cebu City by.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 17, 2023 via mobile

Went to this place dinner time with my family, we didn’t make a booking as all of us can’t decide where to eat. We were able to park our car in front of the restaurant. My sister used wheelchair on a daily basis so its...very handy. The receptionist ushered us to a nice table. We ordered of course Lechon really tasty and the skin was crispy. Lumpia and loads of different dishes. The place was clean, very organised and the waiters/waitresses are pleasant, polite and kind. Because we loved the place we came back the following night. I highly recommend this place. The food was excellent and good value for money.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed April 9, 2023 via mobile

Fast service and really good food. We were lucky to get a table on a sunday. From the appetizer to the soup, main course, everything was good.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 5, 2023

I visited at night to try the lechon, but the lechon with the skin was sold out, so I ordered the lechon without the skin. But after a while, the lechon smelled so he said he couldn't give it to me. I was able to...understand that. However, the fried squid and clams we ordered together were served too cold. The fried squid was small compared to other tables. And the clams were tough. Street food tastes even better. And Nothing was set on the table.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 6, 2023 via mobile

I had high expectations of this place. My previous visits have been really great (that was prepandemic). But on my recent visit, A LOT has changed. FIRST, the service was THE WORST. We were seated by the door so it was IMPOSSIBLE for the staff...to have not seen us whenever we try to call them. They did make eye contact, but if they were not the ones taking the orders, they should have called someone else to attend to us. Ignoring us due to the big number of customers around is not an excuse. SECOND, the lechon was terrible. I had high expectations of this place after my visits before. I even brought my family now even if the restaurant was out of our way. But the lechon did not taste good and the skin was not crispy at all. The lechon from the markets in Cebu tastes even better. You should do some quality control. Or change your name because it’s not appropriate to call it “House of Lechon” when the star of your restaurant is the other food in the menu and not the lechon. THIRD, the food took TOO LONG to arrive. Especially one dish we ordered, which I bet they have forgotten to cook. After all the stress from my recent visit here, I might never return here again and will surely stop recommending this restaurant to my friends and colleagues.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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poggibonzzi
April 8, 2018|
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Response from tepoyG | Reviewed this property |
Cebu Letchon usually good on its own. but there is always an options for condiments if you want a local taste you can ask the staffs to help you make a "saw-sawan".
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December 26, 2017|
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Response from Flobert R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is lumpia but the Cebuano lumpia called ngohiong. Delicious. You must try it if you visit the place.
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Response from Anna May V | Reviewed this property |
They serve ngo hiong, the Cebu version of lumpia -mixed meat and veg flavored with 5 spice powder, rolled in beancurd skin and deep fried.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4