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“empty at 8pm”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Jungle Restaurant - CLOSED

The Jungle Restaurant
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: Philippine, Asian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“empty at 8pm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

We saw tripadvisor's review and booked a table at this restaurant. There were 2 time slots 6pm/8pm and we picked 8pm. Reservation went well, and a crew (1 man + 2 ladies) came pick us up at our hotel in the "tuk-tuk" car. We were staying at the shangrila hotel, and took an almost 30 min ride to the restaurant in the middle of no where. We were kinda skeptical, since we thought the restaurant was a bit closer.

In the restaurant, there were like 10 staff waiting, we were seated and served the menu. After we ordered, they started the show... it was only us 2 in the entire restaurant.

The performance was impressive and the food was good. The only thing was that we were kinda forced to pay attention to everything they performed since there were just 2 of us there, it would be merciless to ignore them and eat, which in fact kinda ruined the dinner coz the whole time we were turning our face to the stage and gave reaction. But salute to the performers, they performed so well, as if there were a full house.

At the end, the waiter asked us about the comment, and told us there were 40+ Japanese tourists in the 6pm show. So I realised may be 8pm dinner is too late for Cebu's standard.

I would recommend this place, just that I guess it would be wise to check if there are other customers there with you.

  • Visited June 2010
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3 Thank bilbilbo
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Had a great time at the Jungle Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2011

We enjoyed the meal and the entertainment the night in December we were at the Jungle Restaurant. We were the only guests for the early show, but they played to us as if there was a full house. We participated in the dancing and they took lots of pictures for us.

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3 Thank Larry022
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Townsville, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The BEST Restaurant in Cebu !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2010

Friday, September 17th. With the company of my lovely partner, I attended the 'Jungle Restaurant', on Mactan Island in Cebu, The Philippines. We were greeted at the entrance by the happy smiling faces of the wonderful staff. We were then escorted to our table, and were totally 'AMAZED' at the quality AND quantity of the food we were served.

SOOO many dishes were brought out to us, AND at VERY reasonable prices too !! The quality was nothing less than superb !!! AND... the service was just 'outstanding' !! AND, to compliment our night, was a 'LIVE' stage show, in true Filipino style, of Filipino dancers which was just breath-taking !! ALSO, they include 'customer - participation' by asking patrons to join in with some of their dances. The 'Finale' simply 'exciting' !! LIVE, on stage, 'Fire Dancers' AND Fire -Eaters' !! WOW !!!

This TRULY is an experience I am happy to recommend to ALL visitors of Cebu !! In fact, it is a MUST DO !! You will not be disappointed !! Give them a call, make a reservation !! The Owners, Phil Patrick and his lovely wife Florence, will certainly take good care of you !!! A Rating ? Simple !! '10' !!!

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6 Thank OzSteve05
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cebu
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“just average , nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2010

When i read all the reviews here i get curious so decide to dinner there.
I must be honest to tell it was a little bit dissapointed and then especially the food.
The free pick up in Mactan is nice and was exact on time.
Nothing bad about the show, it was very nice and have enjoy it but have see better shows in resorts also. But then the food and drinks, just a beer 80+ pesos we have the menu from 800+ pesos. These are very high prices for the food you get, i dont understand all the reviews that tell the food is excellent. Really it is good but nothing special from the clam soup till the fruit just average. Beside that the food was just average, it where also small portions. For two you get 2 small sticks chicken en pork bbq, a small piece of lechon kawali for sharing ,must share a small squid, and you can count the vegetables. For me it was really not enough.
In short show is ok, service is ok but food just normal

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1 Thank guestcebu
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What a Country!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2010

I had the pleasure of visiting The Jungle three times while in the Philippines for 30 days. The first was with a group of co-workers and we had a blast. Phillip and Flo are terrific hosts. The show was exciting and the music was wonderful. The food was some of the best the entire time I was there. You can easily take anyone to the show. My 2nd return visit was as great as the first time. I took a different group and everyone was impressed. The third night only two of us went and since we were the only two in the place we passed on the show and sat and had Red Horse, We ate shrimp and chicken tenders. Phil joined us, we had a great evening. Phil knows the area and can help you find whatever you are interested in. His wife Flo is a gem.

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4 Thank John22546
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