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Tinderbox wine and deli shop

Delicatessen, Wine Bar
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Banilad Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
07:30 - 00:00
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facelift is ok, and expensive. But I still love the older Tinderbox. But the service never changed. And that makes me coming back. And whoever the chef of Tinderbox is, my warm hugs to you. You are my mom's personal favorite.

Thank Regal O
Makati, Philippines
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358 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I had coffee here while waiting for a friend. The place is clean, well lighted with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The delivery doesn't seem to offer as much as before. Same with their wine section. There wasn't as much to choose from as before. But the place had undergone sizeable renovation and still gets a good crowd. Good luck

Thank Jeff Y
Orange County, California
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287 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

After a memorable dinner upstairs at Anzani Prime, we decided to wander downstairs to the Tinderbox wine cellar for a nightcap and dessert. Hadn't been to Tinderbox in almost a decade. There was a small Japanese group celebrating English course graduation, but still several empty spaces at the long wine cellar table. We asked their permission to sit at the... More 

Thank Wonderer1961
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Cebu city. The food is delicious and the wine collection is good too! Nice place

Thank Sissel C
Cebu City, Philippines
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

time was when tinderbox was very much the place to go to for good food. now, unfortunately, the food is still fairly good, but now looking pricey compared to other eats available in the city. the ribs i ordered were a fraction of the size and nearly twice the price at other places i order good ribs from. the renovation... More 

Thank bulakbol76
Makati, Philippines
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Tinderbox before heading to The Distillery bar during Sinulog and boy were we happy. Aside from having a cozy atmosphere and a great wine selection the steaks are Fantastic! The staff were quick and helpful at all times. There was a party on the 2nd floor which was blaring loud edm music which disrupted the cozy atmosphere but... More 

Thank Mitch_Malli
Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Tinderbox has long been an icon in cebu, it has been around forever, it started out as a smoke shop specializing in emported cigarettes and cigars, and now they are a fancy, high end restaurant that offers a variety of wines. You would think for the prices they are selling their food and wine at, the wait staff would be... More 

2 Thank Mai A
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Everytime my american brother in law visits cebu he craves for the lamb blue cheese burger and tinderbox is always in our itinerary. The best lamb blue cheese burger in town.

Thank jet t
Cebu Island, Philippines
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I love this place! Great and varied wine choices and the food they serve is tops! Deli fare and their ice cream brands are yum too.

Thank Gie_Martin
Cebu City, Philippines
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I love good wine and I found a good selection of fine wines from around the world at Tinderbox. They also have alot of cheeses in their delicatessen. I had a nice steak (cooked well) at dinner.

Thank Phillip Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Delicatessen, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banilad Street, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?