Chikaan Sa Cebu
2/F Northwing, SM City, Cebu
SM Consolacion, Cebu
- Credit Card
- Parking Space
Chika-an is a restaurant featuring Cebuano cuisine, where people dine in the ambiance of an old Filipino home. The restaurant has built a tradition of great tasting Filipino dishes developed to perfection throughout its 30 years of serving the Filipino families
I always order their crispy pata, which is deep fried pork leg. I would go for filipino-cebuano foods like monggo soup, salted fish (buwad) with tomato, seaweed salads. Surprisingly, their bicol express (chopped sword peppers, spicy!) is also very good, even if that is not a cebuano delicacy. Their kare-kare is also very good, which is meats and veggies in peanut/peanut butter based sauce, although the shrimp paste that goes with their kare kare is too commercial, I've tasted much better shrimp paste. Their veggies are above average, but provides a good balance for the meat dishes that are popular.
Again, chika-an is a winner, whichever branch you decide to eat in, because the service is good, the food is good, and most of all, it is not that oily as compared with other filipino restaurants offering the same type of food.
Visited September 2011
The tempura shrimp is very tasty and popular. The Crispy Pata is really delicious. Their mango shakes can sometimes be a bit on the sour side, but are also quite good. All of maybe 6-8 different Filipino dishes I, and some Filipino dining companions, have sampled at this restaurant have all be quite tasty.
I usually try to find the best (not at all necessarily the most expensive), most tasty and rewarding dining experiences (only just so many opportunities while traveling, right?). Because this restaurant is so reliably good, I have returned numerous times.
The staff was friendly and professional.
The food was very tasty and the portions were more than enough.
The restaurant was busy, but service did not suffer.
The restaurant is located in a shopping center, which detracts somewhat from the atmosphere, but not very much.
Clean. Quiet. Good food. Great place for conversation or business. Staff is attentive without being annoying!