Hotel Elizabeth

Lured by the prospect of having an all-you-can-eat steak and sushi dinner, I had the front desk of the hotel reserve a table for my siblings and myself one afternoon of December. It took us hours of preparation for this mighty event; and we had to fast for at least a day to make room for the countless dishes that are to be offered to us.

My first impression of this buffet dining space is that the place is too crowded for its own good. The dull throbbing music was a pain to listen to, particularly when there's too many background noise from the function room. The ambiance of this place is so-so, as if I would definitely get stomach pains during my dinner.

After acquainting ourselves with our new surroundings, I stood up and made a bee line curve towards the buffet table for an inspection. The food was not that extravagant, contrary to what many people think. Many dishes were either frozen solid (sushi) or overcooked. The steak of this place was too heavy and dry too. The only redeeming factors of this restaurant would be the leche flan and other such rewards.

Hotel Elizabeth Cebu
Archbishop Reyes Avenue
Camputhaw, Cebu City



Not worth the price. There are better restaurants out there. Stay away from this place unless absolutely necessary. Price is outrageous. Definitely not a repeater.

David's Kitchen

One lazy evening after a hectic day at school, my sister and I decided to chill out and unwind at IT park for the latest happenings and gigs in town. From there on, we took a quick stroll along the bazaar stalls situated in right at the middle of the open area and from there we breezed through our way towards this newly opened restaurant few steps away from Yellow Cab.

Hungry with anticipation to taste new food from this new strange place, we took our seat by the couch and immersed ourselves with easy rhythms played in the background. Our server promptly waited for us to get settled before handing us two tall plastic encased menus before scurrying off to the kitchen to get the next table's already waiting meals.

The place was clean and well kept, bright and pleasant to look at too. The music playing in the background, soft blues and revivals of old favorites from the 80's, just helped us settle in and enjoy the atmosphere. My sister decided to get a Wagyu burger while I got myself a medium well New York Striploin cut. Price-wise, it's extravagantly high for a burger and one piece of steak. In all honesty, I could get better tasting burgers at the right price somewhere else and a good kilogram of aussie striploin from the grocery for a little more. But beside the point, my order was cooked just right withn a hint of spice and its still delicious juices oozing from the meat fibers.

David's Kitchen
E-bloc 2, IT Park Lahug

Verdict: 3/5

The place is expensive, and the service was so-so. I'll give them credit for the aesthetic arrangement of the interiors and the innovative menus, but most of them are stuff even the common householder can do at a much cheaper price. It's not as satisfying as we thought it was (save for the steak. The steak was REAL good.)