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“Summer Vibes All Year Round”

Shaka Hawaiian Resaurant
Ranked #231 of 860 Restaurants in Cebu City
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

On our last night in Cebu, we decided to eat out instead of going through the hassles of prepping, cooking and then cleaning the mess after by having the traditional “send off” dinner at home. So we headed off to Shaka. A Polynesian-themed restaurant nestled as a unique contrasts to a bustling business district of Cebu’s IT Park.
As soon as we stepped in, it was as if we were transported to another world. The lamp or block candle-lighted pathways, the carved totem poles, those kinda antique-looking surf boards, the plot of white sand, the sand castle, a giant pineapple, the sprawl of green grass and colorful umbrella shades, the coastal and colorful decors and furniture pieces, the staff’s uniform and their “Aloha, welcome to Shaka” greeting as well as the live band entertainment transform the whole place into an American tropical state! The setting is so nicely done that you wanna slip into your bikinis and scream for Piñacoladas!

The staff were polite and attentive. Well, not really and not their fault. The place Ive heard is almost always packed and we, a huge crowd of 20, just walked in without reservations. However, our needs were met at a reasonable time (we psyched ourselves to stretch our patience). Their menu offers a variety of uniquely named dishes with artsy presentation. Not all of them but there were a few I found to be interesting like the Spam Ramen Burger and the Spam Musubi. Im not even sure whether those were Hawaiian cuisine (what do they have exactly?) or just Filipino dish with a twist. The food tastes? Passed. Nothing wow but not disgusting either. The price fits right on the budget and alcoholic drinks are not expensive. I’ve learned they have a “happy hour” but we arrived past that. Thus, we knocked down 2 bottles of vodka while enjoying the food, the music and the amazing company of dearest family and friends before heading back to Dubai.
Except for my stupid stomach ache which was running for days, it was merry and full! Thats how our night ended. How could it not be? At Shaka, it’s a perfect summer vibes all year round! Less the beach, of course.

Thank Leoree
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

When we ate here, it unfortunately rained and we were seated upstairs so we had to rush downstairs. Nobody offered to help us and find us another table or even seats. The food is okay. Their band was really good.

Thank AliEatsAndTravels
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the venue. Enjoyed munching on their delicious freshly grilled tuna. The spam fries were a hit with my kids! The scallops with pineapple were a little dry (i still prefer the cheesy version). The taro chips were yummy but a my mouth became itchy after a while - not sure if I'm allergic to taro. The popsicles were a treat!

The waiters were friendly and respectful. The rates were reasonable. Overall, we had a lovely bonding time! Thank you!

Thank Faye G
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The location is fantastic, the ambience great even the band who played was good but the service was terrible, I had to call them several times to place our order..

The table was so sticky , I called the waiters attention to it he finally came and evenly distributed the stickiness all around the surface of the table...

The tables are so close together that you touch the neighbors that sit on the other table
The stickiness of the table was so bad that me and my partner both feel like washing our hands after we cancel the order and left the place...
Can't recommend this place.

Thank Alaya L
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

The ambiance is really a sight to explore but we were a bit disappointed with the service and how the food was served. Upon order the crew told us that our order would take about 15-20 minutes but our food was served past 30minutes. We considered it since we have ordered plenty but it was noticed that the larang was almost cold already and all the rest of the food seemed like reheated or recooked. We requested for tabasco for the tuna, extra glass with ice but until we billed out our request never came. It was not even a busy day since that was Tuesday night and there are only a few guest. I have observed 2 crew who frequently cater guest request, the rest just dont seem to care.

Thank Engkantadah A
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