New resto bar opens in Apas-A A +A
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A BUSINESSMAN has opened a restaurant in Lahug that will serve native cuisine prepared on smokeless charcoal grill.
Manggahan Restobar in Barangay Apas. Cebu City was conceptualized by businessman Jim Anthony Uy.
Uy said they opened Manggahan in Apas because the community is active and there are many business process outsourcing companies in the area.
Uy said he was looking for places to go to with family and friends, he thought about putting up his own restaurant. It took him two years to put up the restaurant in an old house on Wilson St. in Barangay Apas with a “grilling while eating” theme.
Manggahan is the Cebuano word for an area where mangoes are planted. At the back of the restaurant is a big mango tree.
He said he invested about P500,000 for the 800-square meter dining place with a seating capacity of 150.
On the menu are grilled items that cost from P6 for a stick of chicken intestine to P299 for grilled lobster. Signature foods are sizzling crocodile sisig and pochero at P168 and P148 per serving, respectively.
Uy said they source crocodile meat from Manila, hito from Mindanao and seafood here in Cebu.
Manggahan is the 15th business venture of Uy in food and KTV nationwide. The restobar is a project of Opportunists Inc., a business collaboration of entrepreneurs with Uy as president. Uy’s other ventures are Wat Ever Family KTV and Big Flat Bread in Panagda-it Mabolo.
Manggahan’s special features including the bar, which serves “below zero” drinks, grill tables with safe exhaust ventilations, live bands and al fresco dining in the garden.
Manggahan will be in full operation on Jan. 18, in time for the Sinulog revelry.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 17, 2013.