/Kayu Kitchen + Bar, Lahug, Cebu

Kayu Kitchen + Bar, Lahug, Cebu

Kayu Kitchen + Bar seemed intimidating to me at first. I had seen and heard about them on social media (where else?), I had asked numerous friends who’ve been there about it yet, I had never actually made an effort to go there. If memory serves me right, my friends described the place as interesting, in the higher price range and worth trying- looking back at it now, I had reserved my visit to Kayu for a special occasion perhaps with family or a loved one. Luckily for me, I got a special invite before those two things actually happen!

I’m not a food blogger, which is why I will keep my opinion to a minimum, mostly because I don’t know much about the process that went behind the creation of these dishes. I mean, just take a look at those dishes, it takes a professional or someone who really knows their stuff to give this place a fair review and that is obviously not me so…
Don’t be disappointed in me, guys, I don’t even think I’ve ever had most of these dishes before nor is it something I would imagine myself craving for on any random day… all I know is that they look pretty and that’s already a +1 in my book! lol.

But if you really wanted my opinion, I would generally describe Kayu as a date place or somewhere you would want to go to celebrate a special occasion perhaps a birthday, a family gathering, an anniversary or for a fancy dinner (if that’s what you like to do…) . It’s roomy, it has a great view and the entire place just oozes of sophistication! The scenery is amazing, it’s very romantic and truthfully, the food is another experience itself.

So less chatter, more photos… Here are Kayu’s Kitchen + Bar’s dishes:


Beetroot salad/ P270.00
goat’s milk ricotta, tzatziki, guava gel, orange garam masala vinaigrette

Tomato Sriracha Soup
Spiced Bleack Beans, Chorizo [included in lunch set]

Scallion Appetizer/ P380.00
USDA ribeye, house pickled slaw,  chili bean aiolo, honey glazed peanuts

“Fish Taco”/ P 320
crispy fish skin, spicy glazed tuna, pear, sesame

Belly Chips/ P190
Pork Belly, Nuoc Cham


Glazed Salmon/ P590
Sushi rice cake, bokchoy, teriyaki

Duck Confit/ P 490
soy bean cassoulet, strawberry glazed cabbage, cilantro

Braised Shortrib/ P950
cornbread puree, braised shallot, beech mushroom, demi glaze

Poached Red Snapper/ P450
Coconut rice, banana puree, gochujang foam

Charred Octopus/ P450
Squash risotto, grilled grapefruit, romesco

Pork Pork Pork/ P650
grilled apple puree, sauce chasseur, braised cabbage, shiitake risotto


“Potted” Chocolate Tiramisu/ P240
sabayon, crunchy hazelnut meringue, coffee sponge, chocolate sand, strawberry gelee, vanilla sauce

Sizzling Caramel & Banana plate

    Here’s the full menu:

Sanson Road Rockwell Cebu, Cebu City
(032) 406 3095

Operating hours:

Tuesday – Sunday
LUNCH: 11:30am – 2:30pm
DINNER: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Friday – Saturday
10:00pm – 12:00mn



Issa P.