Top of Cebu: Dining with City View

Cebu is one of the most developed and prosperous provinces in the Philippines. Well, it has the prime attractions both in northern and southern parts. A lot of factors are making Cebu as one of the most sought-after places in the country by both local and foreign tourists. But, how can we say it’s a tourist attraction without mentioning the must-visit restaurants. When you’re not a local, finding a good restaurant especially at night can be difficult. Don’t worry because Busay in Cebu has a lot to offer. One of the must-visit restaurants at night in Busay, Cebu is the Top of Cebu. As the name suggests, it is located at the top of Cebu where you can have a good view of the city. Daytime or nighttime, whether you are with your family, friends or special someone, Top of Cebu can give you an unforgettable dining experience.

HOW TO GET TO TOP OF CEBU

My best friends and I went the other night to Top of Cebu to have some sort of reunion and an advanced birthday celebration. Although getting there is a little pricey because there are no direct jeepney, and it is somehow not accessible from the city proper, we never regretted because of what it had to offer. I admit it was really difficult to go there especially when you are in a big group and don’t have a private vehicle.

In our case, we first decided to ride a taxi going to JY Mall in Lahug. There in front of JY Mall, you can find habal-habal (motorcycles) that will transport you to Top of Cebu. It was rush hour during that time, and we couldn’t find a taxi. After 30 minutes of waiting, we luckily found one (an Innova type of taxi) that can bring us all (we are 7) directly to Top of Cebu. We gave him P1500 (roundtrip). This fee was somehow a gift to him for waiting for us to finish our dinner. Although we could have just ride habal-habal, since we are a big group, the taxi was much more convenient given that it rained also later that night. Thank God!

However, if you wish to save more, you can ride habal-habal in front of JY as mentioned and pay P100 to P150 (roundtrip per person). It really depends on you on how well you bargain.

THE EXPERIENCE

Being there at night gets it more romantic and intimate, especially when you get to witness the majestic view of the city lights and feel the cool breeze with your family or special someone.

Top of Cebu: City's Best Night Restaurant
Presenting the city lights!

When you enter the restaurant, a big wall painting of the map of Cebu province will welcome you.

Top of Cebu: City's Best Night Restaurant
Map of Cebu Province

The second one to welcome us was this acoustic singer confidently serenading the audience with romantic love songs while they enjoy their food and the majestic view of the city lights.

Top of Cebu: City's Best Night Restaurant
Love songs fill the air.

The restaurant has a good number of armies delivering great and fast service to customers. They serve all-time favorite Filipino food. Aside from that, they also serve American and French dishes.

If you wish to have a closer view of the city lights, there are also tables set one floor down. However, the problem in this area is when it rains, people have no choice but to evacuate. That night we went there, it rained.

Top of Cebu: Best Late Night Restaurant in Cebu
Green Wall Art of Cebu
Top of Cebu: Best Night Restaurant in Cebu
Bring your special someone here and get a bottle of beer, or two!

 

Top of Cebu: Best Night Restaurant in Cebu
MC, Allen, me and Hanna: Celebrating 13 years of friendship and Allen’s Birthday! Cheeeeers.<3

As mentioned, it rained that night for a few minutes only. After the rain, fog started to envelope the place – how beautiful.

Top of Cebu: Best Night Restaurant in Cebu
The fog enveloping the place after the rain.
Top of Cebu: City Light Dinner
Yves and Hanna <3
Top of Cebu: Best Night Restaurant in Cebu
Hanna, Yves, Sunshine, MC, Allen, me and Joshua

THE FAREWELL

After eating, of course, we couldn’t let the moment pass without taking a picture with the city lights. Although it was just a short night for all of us, the gathering we had left something to look back in the future. We may be distant from that night on, but the friendship is cherished and is made to last. Not to forget the year added to Allen’s – HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLEN! <3

Image may contain: 7 people, including Allen Respecia, MC Kevin Belimac and Cha Esper, people smiling, people standing
My closest confidants celebrating a decade of frienship! <3
Top of Cebu: City Light Dinner
Top of Cebu: City Light Dinner

Have you also been to Top of Cebu? How was your experience? If you like this article, let littlemisadvencha know in the comment section.

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littlemisadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, M.S. student in Structural Engineering and a fur mom of four-legged babies. She writes about her experiences to inspire and educate.

9 thoughts on “Top of Cebu: Dining with City View

  1. I love seeing other Filipinas in the blogging realm! I’m reading more of your posts now since this one caught my eye. 🙂 My family is from Pampanga!

    Eril | erilm.com

    • Thank you!!! My pleasure. By the way, your family should really dine here. The view of city lights is superb – making the experience more intimate and romantic. Very perfect for dinner. <3 Let me know once you're here in Cebu. 🙂

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