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De Bonte Koe

29 J. Rizal Street | Habana Compound, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
+63 82 282 2353
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bitterballen” (4 reviews)
“pea soup” (2 reviews)
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European, Dutch, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
29 J. Rizal Street | Habana Compound, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I have been coming here for years every time I am in Davao I always try something different and never disappointed this time I had a bacon wrapped steak of which was so fresh and tender I maybe will have again next time the staff...More

1  Thank The_Nomad_11
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for a European dinner. Excellent menu and great service. Will certainly be back again. Try the pea soup; it's the best I have had anywhere in the World.

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Always visit this restaurant in Davao. Great dining experience and consistent high quality. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is a little bit hard to find, because it's hidden behind another building (Krisna). So when you step inside, you've got this strange feeling: somehow you'll feel welcome in this warm, cozy, Dutch decorated restaurant! The menu is enormous, so many options, it's...More

Thank Raymundes
Henny s, Owner at De Bonte Koe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your nice write up. We are working on the excess and better visibility from the street. Hopefully to be realized within a few months. It was absolutely our pleasure to meet you and welcome you to our (family) establishment. Henny

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We visited De Bonte Koe (The Colourful Cow) on a Sunday evening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The place wasn't that busy so the staff had plenty of time to take care of us. The owner came out of the kitchen to introduce himself and have...More

Thank lucio623
Henny s, Owner at De Bonte Koe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review, happy to see that you enjoyed the Soup and the remarkable Mushroom sauce. Its always my pleasure to get acquainted with our guest and make new friends. Offer a good meal and stay in my home away from home....More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Lovely, complete European menu... Steak Tartare was sublime, Salmon Gravlax - yummy, friend had the Beef Stroganoff - hit the spot... AND, at reasonable prices... rounding off the experience - a charming Euro setting and warm, engaging service AND, the owner also! Will be back!

Thank Merril Y
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Rock solid and reliably excellent. I consider this the best restaurant in Mindanao without any reservation - not just based on the food but whole package. Fun on a Thursday evening when expats descend on the bar on patio.

Thank ThanLong2017
Reviewed 1 January 2017

After a month and a half in Davao, I was in need of familiar food. I found De Bonte Koe on TripAdvisor and thought I would give it a try with my Filipina wife. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is set well off the...More

Thank SigP220
Henny s, Owner at De Bonte Koe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for this mighty fine review. During our 17 years of operation we always look forwards to please our customers and make their visit with us a pleasant and memorable experience. For the young and old(er). The appreciation we receive from our guest is...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Wow, how I like this place. Henni is really a strange and funny and nice guy. Always behind the staff training them. I wonder how he can stand the always changing employees. Phantastic food. Clean. Good toilets. Strong wifi.

1  Thank DonDan16
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I first started going to De Bonté Koe years ago, and thought then that it offered a varied, creative selection of European food (many with a Dutch influence), all carefully and lovingly prepared. As it was then, so it remains, and the "hands-on" approach of...More

Thank Michael L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 J. Rizal Street | Habana Compound, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Davao del Sur Province  >  Davao City
  • Phone Number: +63 82 282 2353
  • E-mail
The Restaurant (open since 2000)is located in the back of the compound, away from street noise. You can enjoy an open or Air conditioned environment. De Bonte Koe has a cozy intimate ambience. We over a quality conscious menu with variety of entrees, (Soup, Salads, Graved Lax, Pate, Clams, Mussels etc.) Main courses (meat and vegetarian)and Desserts. Our Beef is imported and prepared to your preference (grilled)while keeping the natural flavors. All servings are generous and complete with a tasty Sauce, Vegetable and Potato on the side. Next to our Beef we serve several Pasta, Fish (Salmon,Cod,Squid, Malasugui, etc.) Chicken and Pork (Spare ribs, Snitzel, Cordon Bleu) dishes, not to forget the International dishes like, Paella, Nasi Goreng and Shoarma. we offer small children menu and Vegetarian dishes like Soup, Salad, Lasagna, Pasta and Paella. Dessert: home made Apple Pie and Deep Fried Ice Cream. Our bar offers a variety of Foreign Wines, (home brewed)Beers and Liquors. On Thursdays from 3 till 10 Pm Expats living in Davao are gathering to share experiences and blow off steam, a great opportunity to make new friends and valuable contacts We are looking forward to welcome you in our Home away from Home. Opening time: Mondays we are Closed. Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri and Saturday we open at 12.30pm till 4.30 pm. have breaktime and open again at 5.pm till 10.30. Sundays we open at 5 pm till 10.30 pm The kitchen will close at 10 pm
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