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Balay sa Busay

Balay sa Busay serves Filipino classic food and offers an al fresco dining experience. It is located along Cebu Transcentral Highway.

Busay Road in Cebu City was a favorite hang-out spot of locals in the 80s. As the road ascends, one can breathe in the view of the city while having a picnic, eating chicheria or merienda, drinking beer or wine – alone or with friends. Over the years, there has been a growing number of mostly Cebuano-owned restaurants where the simple experience of eating with a view is elevated.

Balay sa Busay, Cebu

Balay sa Busay is one of the restaurants in Busay where people can have such experience. Opening in September 2018, it is a Filipino-themed restaurant run by the Cebu Golden Restaurant Corporation, the company behind Hukad and Golden Cowrie. Balay sa Busay Restaurant serves modern Filipino food, offering a different interpretation of traditional Filipino and Spanish dishes.

The view at Busay offers an unobstructed view of Cebu, and in Balay sa Busay you can dine and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the skyline in their al fresco dining area. It looks like a typical house on the outside that seems almost residential; but the high ceiling, the home-like interior and the huge windows that let in more air and natural light are parts of their sophisticated bahay kubo aesthetic. The smell of the familiar yet mouth-watering lutong-bahay is just the cherry on top.

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Balay sa Busay menu

The menu in Balay sa Busay is composed of Filipino favorites like pancit, penakbet, adobong baboy, dinuguan, kinilaw, pochero, sisig, chicken skin and some other classics. They serve dishes with catchy names like Hamonada sa Among Bukid, Ang Paboritong Sisig Ni Tatay, Adobong Binisaya ni Bebe and Binagoongang Baboy Ni Tiyo. They offer local deserts and refreshments too like watermelon salad, banana cue ala mode,  matcha buko, and fruit shakes.

Their menu also consists of house originals like shrimps in buko, binagoongang baboy, and sisig served in a small shovel. How novel of a way to serve food, right?

Everything in Balay sa Busay is reasonably priced as the servings are good for 2 to 3 people. The price per dish ranges from Php120 to Php480.  For an A-grade al fresco dining experience where you can be billed for only Php2, 500 for a smorgasbord of at most 10 viands, desserts, and refreshments, it really is worth mounting the arduous Cebu Transcentral Highway and going there.

Dining space and function room in Balay sa Busay

Balay sa Busay opens their second floor to cater to more customers. You may have to keep up with the waiting list during peak time on weekends. To skip that, just call 354-7169 to make a table reservation ahead of time. They are only open from 10AM to 11PM daily.

For birthday parties and small conferences, they have two function rooms that can cater up to 30 people each. For bigger events, the function rooms can be joined together.

Balay sa Busay location and how to get there

The exact location of the restaurant is in  Brgy. Busay, Cebu Transcentral Highway, Cebu City. It is located along the road and is one among the many Busay restaurants lining on the thoroughfare. It is a 20-30 minute drive from JY Square Mall. You can get there via taxi, habal-habal , or through private transportation.

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