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Kuya J Restaurant Review

Kuya J Restaurant is an all-Filipino cuisine restaurant. It all started in Cebu City and have soon made it's way all over the country. 

No, it's not Jericho Rosales' food chain, if you wondered about that too after seeing his posters and standees. 

Kuya J Restaurant

Kuya J Restaurant Review

But how does it fare? Here's a short review with more photos than words, for a disclaimer. I enjoy eating and taking photos of the food, more than talking about it. XD

These images span several visits by the way and not in one dining. 

Kuya J Restaurant Review


Starting with the most important aspect, food. You can choose from a good list of delectable dishes in the menu. I recognized some with Kapampangan origin and there are those which are popular in the south. After all, Kuya J began in Cebu. 

In this first food snapshot, there's chicken, chop suey and dinuguan. The latter uses crunchy pork (much like lechon or pork chop cuts). The chicken is definitely inasal (Bacolod style barbecue). 

The crispy pata is possibly the most expensive among everything we have tried. It's crispy and delicious as expected. The serving is also good enough for several people though (but may depend on one's appetite). 

The typical ginisang munggo (mung bean) is different too. It tasted of gata (coconut milk) with chicharon bits; hence, it's called ginataang munggo. It's certainly something new. 

All of the ulam (main dishes) won't be complete without rice. Kuya J offers several types. Above is the crab rice platter. 

That's the seafood and corn soup above and below are desserts - water chestnut delights and mango pandan. Both sweet servings are okay. I'm not into desserts anyway. It's for the kids I was with. I'm a sabaw (soup) fan though so I have to comment that the seafood and corn was superb. My hungry tummy can be full just with it alone. 

Update June 2017

This ube flavored halo-halo is a good addition to the menu. Most tables order this a lot last summer. 

Although this doesn't offer a lot in terms of ingredients, it's filled with flavors from the ice alone. The crushed ice's texture is velvety soft; comparable tp Korean or Japanese halo halo versions. 

Price Range

As for the prices, it's budget friendly for families and groups. I've noticed how most branches have groups dining waiting by the door, waiting for the receptionist. 

The ambiance is like a typical family restaurant and the service is good. 

So overall, it was a good experience. 

Kuya J Restaurant Information

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  1. Wowie April Alpasan 30 mins for halo-halo!!!! SERVICE [email protected]!!! They showed no remorse at all! It was as if it was an everyday occurrence! To think we were the first one there at 5pm. They had the audacity to charge us ala cart even though we ordered medley. The manager did nothing. We ate there monday 6/12/2017. If that's how they want to be known...For their BAD SERVICE!!! We had to follow up on our order twice! First i asked the lady standing at the door, then the waiter who was as if he was about to short circuit (follow up ng order nyo ma'm? sabi ko : opo. inulit niya ulit. waiter: follow up ng order nyo po ma'm? I was ready to boil over and just tip my spout!!! Still no order. Then I stood up went to the cashier. It's unbelievable this people! After three follow ups you would have thought...sense of urgency! But no I had to stand up the fourth time to finally cancel my order! CLOSE YOUR SHOP AND RETRAIN YOUR PEOPLE!!! We deserve better!!!