GOLDEN COWRIE FILIPINO KITCHEN : Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Deeply rooted in the heart and culture of every Cebuano, Golden Cowrie has become an institution for bringing generations of diners together for 35 years. With already 30 branches nationwide, it adds Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen at the Garden Area of Ayala Center Cebu to its growing family.

Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen (3)

The premium brand under the Cebu Golden Restaurant Inc. portfolio, the restaurant celebrates culinary creativity and highlights dishes that are made in the heart of the home.


“At Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen, one savors both traditional and refreshingly Filipino flavors. It offers the same taste of tradition that families keep coming back for while offering a glimpse of where and how far local cuisine can go in terms of modern execution and play of flavors,” Director for Product Development Kristine De La Riva-Kokseng explains.


Serving Filipino favorites with a side of nostalgia, Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen aims to highlight the festive food culture that brings Filipinos together. Its menu features classic recipes to pay homage to the heritage of Philippine cuisine and new flavors to explore its potential. Baked Bantayan Scallops remain a favorite as well as Sinigang na Hipon and Grilled Tuna Belly. Their signature Crispy Pata and original Lechon Belly are quintessential Filipino staples in every feast.


Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen brings something new to the table by reinterpreting classic dishes. Among their creative culinary creations, must-tries are Miki Negra with Squid Ink sauce, Fresh Pomelo Salad with singkamas and calamansi dressing, Pinaupong Manok aptly called as such for the way it is cooked in a sitting position on a bed of salt and the Pocherong Katag, deconstructed bone marrow served with soup, crostini and onion jam. Other must tries are Zarzuela de Mariscos, a seafood stew and their own versions of popular street food such as Manong’s Real Balls and Salinas Kwek-kwek, breaded quail eggs using beer batter. Vegetarians will delight in the Vegetarian Sisig, Meatless Dinuguan, and many more innovative dishes. Cap off the feast with Chilled Taho, fresh silken tofu in original or chocolate flavors with sweet sauce and sago pearls, served in a bucket of ice.

Pinaupong Manok by Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen
Zarzuela de Mariscos by Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen
Tahong in Coconut Milk by Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen
Vegetarian Humba by Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen


The restaurant can accommodate up to around 50 persons inside its 125 sq. m main dining area and an additional 70 persons in its al fresco seating. The restaurant’s interiors are reflective of its menu – traditional with a twist. Laid-back and inviting, it conveys the warmth of the Filipino home and uses local materials with walls made of Mactan stones. A touch of modernity is evident in its furniture and finishings.

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Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen (1)

Located at the Level 4 Garden Area of Ayala Center Cebu, Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Visit for more information and contact 0995-4292561 for reservations.


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