Once you see nature at its best, you become responsible for it. This is what usually happens to most outdoorsmen who took by heart their love for environment. The same goes with the man behind Moalboal’s newly-opened restaurant – Kugita Seafood and Charcoal Grill.
After moving from Iligan City, Chef Jay Garife, conceptualized a more sustainable way of running a restaurant by patronizing local produce and going forth for renewable resources. His experience of working with Erwan Heussaff and Kris Aquino allowed him to become more creative with his dishes. So last December 2019, he opened Kugita Seafood and Charcoal Grill in one of Cebu’s prime destination, Basdiot, Moalboal.
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Kugita Seafood and Charcoal Grill
Bringing out a perfect mix of class and chill vibe, Kugita Seafood and Charcoal Grill takes pride of their cocktails and unique concept of fusing sushi and barbecue. Pulling off a distinct twist on the local seafood produce of the municipality, the restaurant offers signature sushi rolls that would totally awaken all the senses: Moalboal Rolls, Kugita Rolls, Bruce Lee Roll, and Calamari Roll. For a minimal amount of P380 – P800, guests can already enjoy the restaurant’s main course – like the perfectly seasoned pork belly, juicy medium rare rib eye, and delightful set of salad – which can be best experienced when paired with their classic cocktails.
Enjoy their Happy Hours Promo of Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on their cocktails from 4pm – 10pm.
Aside from supporting the locals of Moalboal, the restaurant also advocates the sustainability of resources by supporting the plastic-free movement. As of the movement, they are trying to partner with local brands that can supply bamboo fiber straw. Moreover, they are pursuing the plan of reducing carbon footprints by aiming for 60% use of renewable resources through the installation of solar panels as source of energy.
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All these in just few months after opening. What more if they operate for a longer period of time? The possibilities are infinite. Support their advocacy and experience a new kind of gastronomic adventure after swimming at Bas Daku or freediving with sardines and sea turtles at Pescador Island.
Visit Kugita Seafood and Charcoal Grill located beside New Modern Summer House before Basdiot Barangay Hall.
Kugita Seafood and Charcoal Grill’s complete address is Panagsama road, Barangay Basdiot, Moalboal Cebu, 6032
All Photos from their official Facebook Page. You may send your inquiries on their page or you may call them at (053) 568 1012 or at 0917 772 5191.