Upscale NUSTAR Aims for Broad Market in Mall’s Restaurant Options
When NUSTAR opened in Cebu City in May 2021, visitors could immediately start playing in the table games at the casino, check in at the locally branded Fili hotel, and eat at only three restaurant options within the property. Those three dining outlets were Fina, which serves Filipino cuisine, Il Primo for steaks and fine Italian food, and Chinese-themed Xin Tian Di, which is located inside the casino. All served quality food but hardly provided options for more discerning diners.
In mid-2023, NUSTAR finally opened its retail wing, with luxury shops like Celine and Chanel, and Cebu’s first Louis Vuitton store coming soon. The mall also provided space for more restaurants that offer an array of cuisines not just for gamers but for a broad market of NUSTAR’s visitors.