Joed’s Lutong Hapon : the Japanese Karenderia

Japanese food to most of us have this stiff notion to come as really an exorbitant way to snuff out our hunger. it may still not be as popular as the Chinese Dimsum to the ‘masa’, but it has in a way gained a niche in the Pinoy taste buds and the food industry in the country as well (insert tokyo tokyo and other japanese fastfood chains).

But, if your in Cebu, and you are craving for Japanese food – CHEAP Japanese food, then you must try Joed’s Lutong Hapon! the city’s (and probably the country’s) only Japanese Karenderia!

this karenderia, is situated in a residential house situated in a small street just in Mabolo Cebu City (pls read this for directions). BUt now, they have already transferred to a new and bigger location to address the growing multitude of ‘parokyanos’ who frequent the place. pls see the photo below for the address.

besides its cheap and mouth watering array of Japanese meals, what really is interesting about this restaurant is that it was only thru word of mouth that this has become known among many Cebuanos. the owners themselves (Joan and Edgar), who was once a chef (Edgar) from Japan do all the cooking and food preparation. thus if you come during peak hours, you might have to wait for some time before the food is served. the waiting though is all worth it, you get the best Japanese cuisine cooked by a former chef at half the regular price – that’s more than value for your money! they are also very accomodating to all their costumers, they’d chit chat to them and ask them suggestions about the food.

Joed’s Lutong Hapon menu

so here are the stuff i ordered in Joed’s Lutong Hapon


Ebi Tempura at 120P


crab tempura at 50P – dirt cheap ei?


gyosa at 75P


beef teriyaki at 95P


the 65P- california maki….only in Joed’s

Restaurant Hours:
Open Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 2am
Sunday 6pm to 2am

Check out their Facebook account here: facebook.com/joedslutonghapon
Telephone Number: (032) 413-8343