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Cowrie Cove at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

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Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
+63 32 231 8224
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We have enjoyed this lounge & Restaurant many times over the last 7 years. Every time we are in Cebu we make sure to visit the Shang to eat here. Excellent relaxing setting with grreat music and food.

Thank Marsh604
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have been going to the Cowrie Cove for at least 10 years and the place is till amazing. Be it for a romantic dinner for two or for a group the ambience, food and service have never disappointed. Loved the lobster and grouper. And the walk through the garden.

Thank Willy C
Manila, Philippines
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117 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Wandered in and found this gem of a spot to celebrate the end of a business day in the quiet, calm and soothing ambience of this bar/resto... while not dining there, did partake in what was a wonderful deal of a happy hour - 2nd drink comp... Outstanding WIFI, rich and peaceful ambience... Absolutely an oasis for a good day's... More 

Thank Merril Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

the food was excellent i love lobsters with my green salad...love the music especially when they played our favorite song as the cake and flowers were handed to me...so romantic. best of all the friendly and efficient staff...kudos to the management!

Thank Jocelyn T
Singapore, Singapore
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Came here for dinner on a Father's Day, quite a busy Sunday but they were able to book us a table with a seaside view (did a phone reservation on the day). Feasted on a delectable seafood platter - got everything from grilled fish, lobster, tahong, shrimp, squid, and a crab salad with guacamole plus a mango shake to beat... More 

Thank Busdik
Cebu City, Philippines
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

food is great. of course a little bit pricey but its shangrila, right? the view is perfect and you get to sample some of their nicely mixed drinks that come as buy one take one at 5:00 - 7: 00 p.m. and 10:00p.m. - 1:00 a.m. it is also family friendly and the food servers are friendly.

Thank maitaicf
Manila, Philippines
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I came with a friend who is from India. The lobster and the tahong was great. Service was fast and beer was almost automatic. It is a bit pricey ($100) for both of us for a 2 hour stay at the bar. Tip: Make sure you reserve a seat. We ended up in the bar coz all the tables were... More 

Thank Levelalpha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend ate here on the last night of our stay at the Shangri la and had heard great things about the restaurant. However we found the experience underwhelming. The setting is stunning however both food and service left something to be desired. We both ordered beers which the (presumably inexperienced) waitress then poured into the glasses from... More 

Thank Kevin W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This was our favourite restaurant during our stay. The menu options are quite limited, but there is enough variety to cater for most tastes. The service was very good too - be sure to book a table as it does get very busy and you aren't guaranteed to get a seat without a reservation - although you can order food... More 

Thank AMD333
Manila, Philippines
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Called at 7:20 for a dinner reservation and was told I can't get in 'til 8:30. Waited patiently. The hostess seated me in a room seemingly privately occupied by a big family with two screaming babies. I wanted to listen to the live music outside but there I was, feeling like an alien in a room full of one big... More 

Thank TubOfRoses

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Seafood, Asian, Fusion
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Punta Engano Road | Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Mactan Island  >  Lapu Lapu
  • Phone Number: +63 32 231 8224
At Cowrie Cove, guests can savor fresh seafood under a canopy of stars and with the sound of ocean waves directly below the alfresco deck. The newly renovated Waves Bar is the perfect venue for guests to enjoy signature cocktails at sunset.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?