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Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro

1335 Unit 1-B a Mabini Street | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1100, Philippines
+63 2 242 1504
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Hours
Bar, British, International, Asian, Pub
$$ - $$$
1335 Unit 1-B a Mabini Street | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1100, Philippines
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed October 10, 2018

The food here has always been good and they still have the same Chef since it opened. However I do think the food has moved up a notch and last nights meal was excellent and the portions large enough as to my not being able...More

Date of visit: October 2018
5  Thank NikB605
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Its nice to find some stability, this restaurant has now been running for four years, with the same owners and the same Chef. The menu changes from time to time and the prices are very reasonable. It is relatively quiet so a good place to...More

Date of visit: December 2017
19  Thank NikB605
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Back again For the Tuesday night curry special 499 peso N your choice of beef chook Pork prawn fish or veg Plus 3 San Miguel All fa 499 Bargain N curry cooked to your style of temp A la carte menu Is great An oasis...More

Date of visit: July 2017
46  Thank Ian M
Reviewed July 31, 2017

This is still one of the best restaurants in the area - same staff, same owners, same cook. This time the food was a little oily. I'm sure the chef will fix this. I will be back

Date of visit: July 2017
48  Thank Australiamac
Garry B, Owner at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Hi Mac Sorry to hear the food was " a little oily" I hope you reported this to one for the Crew so we can advise the Chef. Hope to see you again soon Regards Edna & Garry

Reviewed May 14, 2017

This has been my Local every time I go to Mabini (my last review was 2014) . Great food, Great staff and of course great beer! a wonderful location, Chef Rod wont disappoint you...as a Scotsman I ordered an English Breakfast ! , wonderful meal,...More

Date of visit: February 2017
64  Thank Seasalt7
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Having visited the Dakota Cabin numerous times it still remains one of my favorite go too places in Malate. With great staff and good choice of food both western and local in superb and nostalgic surroundings. The Hosts Edna and Garry add to an all...More

Date of visit: April 2017
64  Thank MartinG1397
Reviewed May 5, 2017

I was interested to try this restaurant because it sounded interesting. Unfortunately, when we asked for a non-smoking area, they said that their seating was all smoking. I then mentioned my allergy to cigarettes and the person attending us said that there is a VIP...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Garry B, Owner at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

We must apologise for the confusion. The VIP room has been since day 1 a non-smoking room. That said the rules for the VIP room was changed recently. It seems the member of our crew misunderstood our new rules. My sincere apologises for this. The...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Came to Manila for the first time in Feb/Mar 2017 for a friends 40th B'day. Had a couple of nights at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro and my friends B'day. Had a great time on each occasion. The food is superb and there is...More

Date of visit: February 2017
63  Thank DavidH7173
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Aircon, good food, great music, nice atmosphere; would defitinely recommend this place if you're around!

Date of visit: April 2017
60  Thank flipv2013
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Good selection of feed well cocked , friendly staff , air con very good From the outside this bar looks small but once inside it is very large and well decorated

Date of visit: December 2016
71  Thank Robert V
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Questions & Answers
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Garry B | Property representative |
Yes the inside is completely non smoking. smoke outside in the garden area only
July 30, 2016|
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Response from Garry B | Property representative |
Hi sorry for the late reply Yes we do a Sunday dinner. Roast pork or chicken. 499P With 1 free local beer. Regards Garry
Bella A
August 24, 2015|
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Response from Garry B | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bella Sorry for the late reply. We often have family with children. We have a private room or a back garden if you wish to use this. Or you can stay in the main part of the restaurant. But please be aware this is the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Unit 1-B a Mabini Street | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1100, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
  • Phone Number: +63 2 242 1504
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