Homestyle Cebuano Cooking at KKD STK+BBQ Restaurant

If Cebu restaurants have referral programs, I would earn high points in recommending KKD STK+BBQ which is located at M.C. Briones St., right in front of Malacañan sa Sugbo. When people ask me what's a great place for a homemade meal, I always suggest KKD restaurant.

They really do live up to their motto of, "Serving Good Food here, there, and everywhere".

A few months ago, I wrote about 15 Cebuano Homegrown restaurants, and I've included KKD STK on that list because it propagates how Cebuanos enjoy their own way of preparing food.

Balbacua: glutinous oxtail stew

For the past year, I've been to this place several times even though it doesn't have any air conditioning. This shouldn't deter you in trying out the restaurant. They do have an al fresco seating on their second floor which would be the best place to have your meal during lunchtime or early afternoon.

Even if they don't offer AC, it's the food that reels me in each and every time. Their homestyle Cebuano cooking has attracted crowds of devoted fans and I'm one of them.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

The quality of food that they serve to their guests speak volumes of the care they put into preparing it. Their menu items are familiar to many of us. Dishes that we normally get to eat during fiestas or special occasions are made available to us by KKD STK.

What I love about this restaurant is the consistency that's shown in their dishes. I've never been disappointed by any of the food that I have eaten here. I try to order differently during my visits but I end up always gravitating towards my favorites like their very affordable Crispy Pata (PHP 290).

They fry the pata evenly, you won't taste any burnt part nor would you have a chewy skin. I also enjoy eating their papaya atchara which is unusual for Cebu.

Crispy Pata

I won't include their food prices in my post since it might change in the future. Needless to say, if you have a budget of PHP 500 for two people, you'll feast like kings.

They also make their own chicharon which is a best seller among loyal patrons. I'm always out of luck when it comes to ordering this pork staple.

I'm going to list down some of the other food that I've so far eaten during my visits here: Balbacua, Garlic Butter Shrimp, Sisig, Monggos (the broth has a thick consistency which I like), Isaw, Kinilaw, baked Scallops, Pancit Canton, Manok Bisaya, Pochero, and Sinuglaw. As you can see, I've tried all of their cooking methods: Sinugba, Tula, Kilaw.


I also like how the owners of KKD STK repurposed an old warehouse and converted it into a restaurant. It has that industrial vibe design which is gaining popularity in the country. Something old becomes something new.  I hope more restaurants follow this route to preserve more heritage buildings or architecture. 

Wooden pallets as ceiling decor

How appropriate that they're located right next door to historical sites Plaza Independencia, Fort San Pedro, Compañia Maritima, and Malacañan sa Sugbo. After a quick tour to these places, tourists and locals alike can head on over and have a sumptuous repast in this restaurant.

It also helps that a MyBus station is right beside it so that commuters can have access to KKD STK+BBQ.

For those who would be bringing their cars, they do provide parking at the back of the restaurant.


Chocolate Leche Flan
I don't normally order dessert in the same place since I don't want to feel like a glutton but you shouldn't miss out on their leche flan which comes in two flavors. The classic one which has a prominent citrus flavor and the chocolate leche flan. To make it a little Cebuano, it's topped with a slice of ripened mango. 

Their fruit salad which features in-season fruits only has a small dollop of cream; good for those who want a fresher approach to their desserts.

For Pinoy foodies, it's sometimes difficult to recommend eating places but this is one restaurant you won't go wrong with any of your choices.

As of now, their operating hours are from 11 AM to 10 PM (Sundays to Thursdays) and 11 AM to 12 Midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).

Contact information: 032 231 6378 & 63 917 700 0499

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