There are so many things to love about Japanese foods. I love the fact that their foods are not often fried and contain so little oil, if any. I also love that their barbecue is different, and you can grill it
Often times, these Japanese foods are sold at pricey Japanese restaurants. Yet, there are a few Japanese restaurants in Cebu that will not break the budget.
For one, there is Nonki Japanese restaurant, located at SM City Cebu. Well, Nonki is not really that cheap. But it is not too expensive either. The food is not exceptional, the ambience is quite sad actually. It was dark, with piles of unwashed dishes and dirty tables. The service left much to be desired, with the unfriendly staff. However, they do serve authentic Japanese dishes such as Maki, tempura bento and sashimi. Their salmon salad was their saving grace as it tasted better than most salads.
Another more affordable Japanese restaurant in Cebu City is the Tempura Japanese Resto, still located at SM City Cebu Northwing. The atmosphere is definitely more lively than Nonki. The restaurant is clean and brightly lit and there are a lot of options on their menu. Their are also set meals for families. The prices are not too bad. I would not mind going there again. Oh, and their ramen soup is to die for. Between the two, I suggest you try this one.