Cebu’s prime destination for tasting the bounty of the sea, Isla Sugbu Seafood City is now delighting us Metro Manila’s denizens with its fresh “paluto-all-you-can” concept. With its extensive array of fresh and live seafood that can be cooked in whatever way we like, we can be sure that all our seafood cravings will be sated, all in one place!
The name Isla Sugbu comes from the local name of Cebu, giving tribute to the place of the restaurant’s origins.
So how exactly does “Paluto-All-You-Can” work?
First, choose from Isla Sugbu’s fresh and live seafood selection what you’re craving for.
And what a selection it is! Take your pick: fresh fish such as kingfish, lapu-lapu, tuna, salmon, pompano and more; and other marine bounty such as scallop, crabs, squid, shrimp, octopus and a whole lot more.
And if you’re feeling extra indulgent, go for the premium stuff like the live lobsters, alupihang dagat (mantis shrimps) and mud crabs which you can buy by the gram.
Second, let the staff know how you want them to cook your chosen seafood.
Feeling adventurous? Why not go with their recommendation?
Third, dig in to the wondrous variety of dishes that seafood can be made into.
Check out what my foodie friends and I feasted on when we went to Isla Sugbu Seafood City in McKinley’s Venice Grand Mall:
Salt and Pepper Calamari
Black Pepper Crab
Salted Egg Shrimps
Scallop Broccoli with Veggies
Steamed Pompano with Tausi
Baby Squid Adobo
Baked Scallops with Cheese and Butter
Octopus in Coco Curry Sauce
Garlic Butter Shrimps
Salt and Pepper Sea Mantis
Singaporean Mud Crabs
We also enjoyed non-seafood dishes such as Grilled Pork Ribs and the classic Pinoy Pancit Canton.
And I’ve confirmed that Pink Moscato wine really does go well with seafood!
And finally (and here’s my favorite part), repeat! Feel free to order and dive in to your old and newly discovered seafood favorites again and again!
So treat yourself, your friends and your family to a seafood feast at Isla Sugbu!
Thanks to the lovely people of Isla Sugbu Seafood City for having us!
With Isla Sugbu’s Paluto-All-You-Can Promo, you can enjoy all of the above for only Php848 for lunch Mondays to Thursdays and for Php888 for dinner Mondays to Thursdays, and lunch and dinner from Fridays to Sundays and on holidays.
Better bring a huge appetite when you go here, though. Leftovers are charged Php1,450 per table.
Isla Sugbu Seafood City is located at the Second Floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City, open weekdays from 11am to 11pm and weekends from 10am to 11pm. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 998 9662990.
Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I attended a foodie meetup held here wherein food and drink items were served to allow us to sample the fare. These were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.
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