Isla Sugbu Seafood City: Ultimate Cebuano Seafood Experience

Last updated on July 15th, 2019 at 09:56 pm

If you’re looking for authentic Cebuano food that will top up your Cebu experience, look no further. Isla Sugbu Seafood City is the place for you!

Here, you are guaranteed to be served with just the freshest seafood in the metropolis. This restaurant is known for its Sutukil, a Visayan culinary term pertaining to a set of seafood-based dishes cooked in three different ways, namely sugba (grill), tuwa (stew), and kilaw (eat raw). 

Isla Sugbu Seafood City does not just bear the name “seafood city” for nothing. It is famous for its Paluto-All-You-Can (paluto, meaning have someone else cook for you) that you handpick from an abundance of sea products, and get firsthand taste of Filipino cooking in its purest form. 

Isla Sugbu Seafood City

What sets Isla Sugbu Seafood City apart is that it elevates your Paluto-All-You-Can dining experience a notch higher than everybody else. They do this by offering you the widest selection of fresh and live seafood, while taking pride in its sanitary and food storage measures.

Choose from an impressive array of seafood dishes. These include live and frozen Lapu-Lapu (Grouper), Pampano (Pomfret), Tanigue (Spanish Mackerel), Maya-Maya (Red Snapper), and Katambak (Sea Bream).

Isla Sugbu Seafood City Sutukil
Sutukil Image by Carlo Olano of Kalami Cebu

You can also choose from other fresh dishes such as Lobster, Slipper Lobster, King Crab, Scallop, Diwal (Angel Wings Clam), Ibmao (Mangrove Clam), and Halaan (Manila Clam). All dishes are guaranteed fresh from the tank! You even have a chance to observe it through its open kitchen allowing you to view the chefs as they cook your food. That’s how you know their methods are safe and exemplary.

Being presented with a diversity of food options may find you quite overwhelmed. But worry no more. Isla Sugbu Seafood City has grouped Paluto-All-You-Can packages, which makes it a whole lot easier for you to choose. This includes a set of Sutukil dishes with an appetizer, a serving of the Dish-of-the-Day, and a platter of steamed rice.

Isla Sugbu Seafood City

You’re probably thinking seafood can be unreasonably pricey and potentially unsafe to eat. But with Isla Sugbu Seafood City, you can be assured of the opposite — excellence in food quality that is reasonably priced. Finally, a go-to seafood place in Cebu that highlights your whole Cebuano dining experience.


Herbert Kikoy

Surigaonon by birth, Butuanon by heart and now an adopted son of Cebu, Herbert is a hobbyist photographer who focuses on Food, Sports, Travel and Festivals photography.