Friday, June 21

Joed's Lutong Hapon : Cebu City's ONLY Japanese Carenderia

Talking about Japanese cuisine, everyone loves to eat it especially if we talk about the common ingredients in the tradition which is fish. It is often grilled, however it may also be served raw as sashimi or sushi which is so popular throughout the world. Seafoods and vegetables are also their common ingredients. They also have meat-based dishes commonly known as tonkatsu.

If you are in Cebu City and you are craving for Japanese dishes which are very affordable like half the regular price compared to any popular Japanese restaurants out there, Joed's Lutong Hapon is the place to be. This is the only Japanese Carenderia in Cebu City that offers a wide array of Japanese dishes. Name it and they will cook it for you. What is good about this establishment is that the owners (Joan and Edgar Malapitan) will personally attend to your orders and Edgar who was once a chef in Japan, aside from being so accommodating, will do the preparation and cooking for you.

the carenderia's unique logo

Their first and original location was at their residential address in Mabolo but they moved to a bigger and better location at the G/F of Enmore Residence Hall beside Sacred Heart Girls' High at the back of Cebu Doctors' Hospital, Don Jose Avila Street. They also have a smaller branch at Panagdait right across Sarrosa International Hotel and Residential Suites.

G/F Enmore Residence Hall beside Sacred Heart Girls' High, Don Jose Avila Street   

the main entrance

I've been longing to visit this talk-of-the-town carenderia because of their affordable and delicious dishes until one of my friends invited me for lunch and without any hesitations, I accepted his invite knowing that it will be my first time to eat there. Joed's Lutong Hapon became so popular because of the word of mouth only.

When we arrived at the location, we did not waste any time but asked for their menu for we were so excited and hungry at the same time and here's what they gave us...

the menu

It took us how many minutes to pick what we want to eat because we were so overwhelmed with the prices for it was so affordable and knowing that they are mouth-watering and delicious Japanese dishes. At long last, we finally decided what to order...

Beef Teriyaki Php95.00

Calamares Php100.00
California Maki Php65.00 - my favorite!
Crab Tempura Php50.00
We were so full after we consumed everything and definitely we got the value of our money. We left the carenderia with full tummies and big smiles. Surely, we will visit this establishment again. Why don't you try and see the value of your money for a sumptuous lunch or dinner?  It's definitely worth it.

For more details and updates about Joed's Lutong Hapon, visit and like their Facebook page at

Hours of Operation:
Mondays to Saturdays at 11:00am to 2:00am
Sundays at 6:00pm to 2:00am

Contact Number:
(032) 413-8343


  1. OMG Sushi! I should try it jod kay its cheap. CHevy always tell me nga muanha na lage mi haha :) Imma try it here ASAP :)

    1. Yes, is very affordable and delicious! Go!

  2. Great review, Fred! Will try it out soon! xx

  3. tried out the place and the food rocks! thanks much for this post ;-)