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STK ta bai! at Paolito's Seafood House

) #25 of 634 Restaurants in Cebu City €€ - €€€ Philippine, Seafood, Asian
26 Orchid | Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 253 4732
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  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
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“seafood” (34 reviews)
“tuna” (17 reviews)
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Philippine, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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26 Orchid | Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful meal Great service tasty food and good value. Went here for lunch in spite of some reviews. The food was great. Backed clams were amazing as were the ceviche in coconut milk. The grilled squid was great, a challenging dish from my previous...More

Thank ofanoa
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant prides itself on fresh seafood prepared great. Their tuna, grilled on an open hibachi, has to be tasted to be appreciated.

Thank mbugal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here with our daughter, two of our niece, and three close friends. What a feast! We ordered many items on the menu, to include the grilled eel. Delicious! The restaurant has been around since before WWII. In fact, from what...More

Thank Da8u66as
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we followed the lonely planet guide and went there for a meal with my wife. As I’m a chef myself I was really looking forward to the visit in such a highly recommended seafood restaurant… We walked into and yes, very nice decor…attentive staff,...More

Thank Skunkavenger
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Best food during my 2 weeks in the Philippines. If all of the food in the Philippines was this good everyone would rave about Filipino food. The food was cook and seasoned perfectly and is some of the best local food. They are very busy...More

Thank tfr0ck
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Firstly this place was a little difficult to find, and once found, parking was difficult. We entered from the rear door as this is where the car park is, and walked through a rabbit warren trying to find the front. There was little help from...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

To me being in Cebu means eating at STK! Even if I'm just passing through, if I only get to have one meal in Cebu, this place would be it! My favorites include grilled scallops, kinilaw, sinuglaw, panga and their deep fried battered shrimps! I...More

Thank Ticienti
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Before we were always happy with food and service at StK. Today was all disappointment. Waiting time about an hour, and not many guests. First the grilled squid came and got cold while waiting for fish sinigang and hot and spicy shrimps. We got the...More

Thank BengtHUlm
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Appetizer. Had the scallops,loaded with white sugar,disappointing, Thai soup was terrible, service poor,don't waste your money,you will be better off at a street stall for quality

Thank goodbyeby
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is truly one of the local restaurants here in Cebu City that you must dine. Food taste, excellent. Price range, super affordable. We ordered Tinolang Isda, Grilled Tuna Panga, Kilawin Tuna, Grilled Pusit ( must-try so juicy ) and our bill, just 1,335! Happy...More

Thank Lei L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Orchid | Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 253 4732
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First of all, it's hard NOT to remember the rather longish name. STK stands for the local dialect's term for grilled, sour soup, and pickled, a description of the type of food one can order in the restaurant. The ambience of this seafood house is unique. It's actually an old house with 1930s-1960s memorabilias and antiques. Their POS is even this old cash register. Their phones are the old ones with dials. Then the food. They serve authentic grilled Filipino dishes like the jaws of the tuna fish ("panga" in the local dialect) and innovative creations like curried crabs. Finally, the bill...US$7/head and you head out with a doggy bag! Good ambience, excellent food, and great value for money.