Joules Lechon Manok
Cebu Food Restaurant Review

A lechon manok that’s worth queueing for

By on April 2, 2017

I’ve been craving for Joule’s Lechon Manok the past few days that’s why I decided to visit their small stall in Talamban. There are a handful of lechon manok (roasted chicken) options that are nearer my place, but I still decided to take a jeepney ride, under the grueling midday sun just to be at Joule’s.

This unassuming stall is named after the owners’ only son and has also been around for around 20 years. They serve an average of 80-100 daily orders and this number of course picks up during weekends and the holidays. Because of this success, they were able to open a branch at Consolacion in December last year.

Joules Lechon Manok - stall

My good friend who recommended this place, didn’t tell me about this backstory. He only mentioned that he often drives to this nameless ‘lechon manokan‘ in Talamban just to buy its flavorful chicken.

He’s just among Joule’s many, many loyal customers and no wonder then why it was hailed by Sunstar Cebu as the best lechon manok back in 2013.

Joules Lechon Manok - store

As expected, there was already a growing pack of customers when I alighted at Joule’s. I was a bit worried since the priority number that was handed to me was already 107. I felt a bit relieved however when I found out that the last number called out was somewhere in the 90s.

My number was finally called after around 30 minutes. I quickly left with my lechon manok (Php200) and an achara (pickled papaya Php20) takeout.

Joules Lechon Manok - priority number

There was no ‘priority number’ system the last time I went here so this is a welcome improvement.

What sets Joule’s Lechon Manok apart from the more popular franchises in the city is the flavor of their roasted chicken. Each is stuffed with their signature blend of spices, lemon grass and scallions. With this combination, you could imagine that their chicken does not taste overly sweet but leans towards the savory.

Joules Lechon Manok - chicken

One colleague even described it as the ‘chicken counterpart’ of Cebu’s popular lechon baboy (roasted pig). And I could only agree with the comparison.

But like all good things in life, you just have to be patient for your turn at Joule’s Lechon Manok. Trust me when I say that this humble lechon manok stall in Cebu is worth waiting for.

Joule’s Lechon Manok 
(beside Talamban Gym)
Talamban, Cebu City

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
+63-32 3447339

Joule’s Lechon Manok – Consolacion
Cansaga, Consolacion
(beside RNG Bank, near Jollibee Cansaga)
+63 917 933 2716

  1. Reply

    Ck and J

    June 22, 2017

    I love their chicken! Is this business available for franchise?

  2. Reply


    June 6, 2018

    I haven’t heard of Joule’s Lechon Manok, but will give it a try this weekend. Thanks for posting the review!


Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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