J Center Mall is a very conveniently located shopping mall near the bridge that connects Mactan Island and Cebu City.
Recently, Toyoko Inn, which is familiar even in Japan, opened directly connected to J Center Mall, and it became a hot topic. On the 6th floor of Toyoko Inn, there is a large pool facility called Skywater Park where families and friends can play together.
In addition, a large food court has been completed in the mall, and J Center Mall is a mall that we can recommend to both tourists and foreign students.
This time, I will fully guide all the facilities such as restaurants, supermarkets, money changers, cafes and others in J Center Mall.
Introduction in J Center Mall!
1.Restaurant and fast food
First, I will introduce the restaurant fast food in J Center Mall. J Center Mall is small to medium sized, but there are plenty of restaurants, from Filipino to Chinese to Japanese, so I never get tired of it.
First, this is Joliby, a fast food restaurant more popular than McDonald’s in the Philippines.
If you come to the Philippines, please try it once. I recommend chicken rather than burgers.
There is also McDonald which is familiar in Japan. Overall it is cheaper than Japan, but the quality is almost the same.
It is good to take out and eat at the hotel as well as Joliby.
This is a restaurant where you can eat pork steak around 100 p. It comes with rice, so the cost performance is good.
This restaurant is also a famous chain store in the Philippines where you can have chicken with rice and BBQ with around 100 portions.
Osaka Takoyaki shop. We mainly serve takoyaki and okonomiyaki. If you miss Japanese food, I recommend this place. It’s cheap and easy to eat.
A pizza shop. If I pass by this restaurant, I smell good smell and get hungry.
It’s a restaurant where you can eat fresh salad and wrap sushi. It is easy to enter alone and recommended for women.
A design factory. In addition to desserts such as cakes, the large number of dishes is also a feature.
INASAL is a famous chain store in the Philippines. There is an unlimited rice service, and you can have another bowl of rice for free. I recommend this restaurant for men.
This is a bakery. There is a table, so you can eat in the shop. This is a good cost effective restaurant where you can eat bread at around 30 pages.
A restaurant that serves BBQ, pizza, tacos and burgers. They also serve vegan dishes.
NEONEO Grill. It’s a little hard to find. It’s behind the Toyoko Inn Hotel. It’s mainly BBQ.
A Philippine restaurant where you can eat as much as you like on 30 pages.
A Korean restaurant. Tteokbokki seems to be the main dish.
An authentic Chinese restaurant. There are many private rooms and you can use them for business or group meals.
A Japanese restaurant specializing in teppanyaki. This is an authentic dish that is baked in front of your eyes! I recommend lunch because it is cost-effective.
It looks like a karaoke room, but it has a variety of menus and can be used as a restaurant. They seem to be able to sing Japanese songs.
A restaurant that mainly serves chicken.
A restaurant that mainly serves Chinese dishes such as yumcha.
That is the restaurant fast food in J Center Mall. By the way, if you want to choose a recommended restaurant among those listed above…
1st place: TAO YUAN
The most delicious (? ) Chinese restaurant. The yum cha for lunch and the lamb sashimi for dinner are recommended.
2nd: NONKI Teppanyaki
A Japanese restaurant specializing in teppanyaki. The meat that is grilled in front of me is superb! There is also a private room, so it is suitable for business entertainment and large groups.
A Philippine restaurant. BBQ, pochero soup, and grilled scallop with butter are superb. There is also unlimited rice refills.
2.Cafe, store, convenience store and bar
Next, I will introduce cafes and stalls.
2-1.Convenience stores (Seven Eleven)
First, a convenience store. There is one Seven-Eleven in J Center Mall. But there are no onigiri, bread or bento like in Japan. You can buy drinks, snacks and steamed meat buns.
Next to Seven-Eleven is Boss Coffee, the most famous coffee chain on Cebu Island.
There is free Wi-Fi for 2 hours, so it’s a perfect place to rest.
This cafe is next to Boss Coffee.
We mainly serve Korean shaved ice, but we also have honey bread and sandwiches. You can just drink as a cafe.
There is free Wi-Fi, but the connection is bad and the speed is slow.
Dunkin donuts. When you’re a little hungry!
This is a bakery.
Tapioca drink shop. You can drink sweet drinks such as milk tea with tapioca. It’s perfect for a break.
It’s a little bit hard to find, but there are some cafes. This is a shop called Cafe 99. It is crowded with local Filipinos.
This is a cafe for foreigners. You can drink authentic and delicious coffee. It is a little-known cafe where there are always few people because it is in the back and you can relax.
Traveler’s Cafe. It is recommended when you want to have a light meal and rest.
Next, I will open a store for the first time. It’s right next to J Center Mall. If you want to have a quick lunch or dinner, you can buy it here and eat it at the hotel.
First, from the shop I used the other day. It’s a sandwich shop.
Here’s the menu. You can choose the type of bread and the ingredients to put inside. If you don’t want to choose one, you can just ask for one of the examples on the right.
It will be ready in about 5 minutes. If you find it difficult to eat in a restaurant alone, it is recommended to take it out and eat it at the hotel!
There are many other things such as ice cream, French fries and Chinese food.
Drinks, too. There are many stalls selling fresh juice and tapioca.
The photo shows a fresh juice store that I recommend in Cebu Island. I love it so much that I use it more than 3 times during my stay in Cebu.
Here’s the menu. You can choose from shake, fresh juice and slash.
My special recommendation is a shake. Mangos, water melons, and bananas are very delicious because they are typical Cebu Island fruits. There are 4 sizes, but the size is very big, so I recommend the regular size if you drink by yourself.
It’s sweet with a lot of sugar, so you can ask for less sugar before making it.
There is a new bar on the 19th floor of Toyoko Inn rather than J Center recently. Of course, non-staying guests can use it.
Here are the details. It is open from 18 o’clock and open until 2 o’clock in the morning except Monday.
It was dark inside and very moody.
I recommend this window seat. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the night view.
Recently, a large food court has been built in J Center Mall and it is popular. It is helpful that you can use it easily by yourself and you can choose various kinds of food freely.
I will show you what kind of shops there are in the food court.
First, the inside of the food court. The ceiling is clear blue sky and there are many seats so you can hardly sit down.
This food court is a little reminiscent of European streets.
Then, I will introduce the shop.
Snack attack where you can eat potatoes and nuggets, and BBQ dishes.
PINOY seems to be able to eat Sisig, a Filipino dish.
Philippine food is available around here.
99 P ramen.
It was about 200 yen, but it was pretty good. Recommended!
LeyLam is also recommended when you are a little hungry.
This area is also Philippine food.
You can eat organic ice cream at bohol by farm. I recommend it.
A store that sells shaved ice and milkshake.
a shop where small snacks are sold.
This is a coffee bean shop. There is also a civet coffee using the feces of that famous civet. You can drink it on the spot.
Basically, I have an impression that there are many Filipino dishes. The finished ones are lined up and the ones cooked on the spot are served relatively quickly. And there are many juice shops.
4.Other stores and facilities
Next, I will introduce shops and facilities in J Center Mall.
First, ATM. It is located in a place where people can see, but on the contrary, it is safer. This is a bank, so there are security guards.
If it is a credit card with cirrus or plus mark, you can withdraw. There will be a daily withdrawal limit and a handling fee.
A massage shop run by Japanese. Especially it is cost-effective and you can get a massage easily. It is very crowded at night, so you can make a reservation.
On the sixth floor, on the same grounds as the Watersky Park, Rspa is run by Japanese. You can get a high quality massage.
A store that sells Asian sweets.
This is also a beauty salon. This is a shop run by Japanese and has a Japanese stylist, so if you are not comfortable with English or cannot express your request well, please use this. Besides cutting and coloring, we also do nails and eyelash extensions.
A store that sells SIM cards for smartphones and data communications. In the Philippines, the two main SIM card companies are the Smart in the picture and the Glove in the next article.
It is a glove shop. However, if you only want a SIM card, I recommend you to buy it at the place introduced from now.
This is a store called a loading station. You can sell SIM cards of data communication for tourists, and purchase load and prepaid cards.
They will set it up, so if you can’t do it at the airport, you can buy it here.
Internet cafe in Japan. Mainly local Filipinos play games.
It is a shop that supports visas, tours and airline tickets.
J Center Mall is small but includes a movie theater. There were two movies shown in the picture when I visited. Because it is an English version, it is also an English training. The movie theater is at the back of the food court area.
A sports gym called Gold Gym. You can use it on a daily basis.
There are supermarkets and convenience stores, but there are also small-scale mini supermarkets. Because it is run by a Korean, such things are mainly placed.
Fish spa. You can experience doctor fish. It’s straight ahead of Toyoko Inn Hotel. It might be a little hard to find the place?
Watersky Park on the 6th floor of J Center. I also join a club on weekend nights.
5.What’s in the supermarket
Next, I would like to briefly introduce what kind of things are sold at the supermarket in J Center Mall, focusing on what you can buy as a souvenir.
There is only one supermarket in J Center, SM Super. SM is rather local and cheap.
We are open from 10 o’clock to 21. It’s the same as the opening hours of the mall.
What we buy at the supermarket are souvenirs, drinks and food. This is the soap section in the daily necessities section.
A variety of soap is popular as a souvenir from Cebu. At around 80 p each (180 yen), it’s a real bargain. The photo shows coconut soap and papaya soap. These are also popular.
The most popular one is this papaya soap! The one in the picture is 75 p and contains one. Papaya soap has whitening effect and is popular among local Filipinos.
If you are staying for a long term, I recommend you to buy one and use it.
We even have carrot soap! 86 p.
These banana chips are popular as souvenirs from Cebu. The price is 146 p. It’s much cheaper than buying it at the airport or at a souvenir shop, so it’s better to buy it at a supermarket.
Alcohol disinfectant. It is used to disinfect your hands quickly during your stay in Cebu or before eating at a restaurant. Recommended for people with a weak stomach or with small children.
Sunsilk shampoo conditioner popular in the Philippines. Even though it is cheap, this one will make it smooth. You don’t have to bring it all the way from Japan. You can get it cheaply there.
The supermarket is large and has miscellaneous goods (Plate, cup, knife, etc.).
There are also plenty of fresh foods. Not only fresh mango, but also vegetables. They are sold by weight, so after you put them in a bag, you should give it to a nearby staff to measure and ask them to put the price on it.
There are imported liquors like this at the entrance of the supermarket. We have wine and liqueurs. Many of them are a little more expensive than Japan.
6.Exchange office in J Center
J Center Mall has 3 exchange places in total. The rate differs depending on the place, so I recommend you to check all 3 places before exchanging.
2nd floor of J Center
Go up the escalator at the place where the money exchange counter is, go into the mall, and go to the money exchange counter on the far right. If you want to exchange money at J Center, I recommend this place basically.
We are open from 9 o’clock to 20 o’clock. Please note that it is 1 hour earlier than the closing time of the mall.
In the supermarket
The third place is in this supermarket. It’s in the supermarket, so it’s easy to find and safe.
If you want to exchange money, I recommend the second floor, not here. However, there is a possibility that it changes depending on the day, so please go around these 3 currency exchange offices and check before you exchange.
It was already closed before 20 o’clock. I don’t know the exact time, but I think they close around 19 o’clock.
How was it? J Center Mall is small to medium sized but still has many restaurants and cafes.
The mall has become more popular especially since Toyoko Inn opened. There are a sky park, a food court and a bar on the rooftop. Please use it.