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Bar, British, International, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed July 10, 2023

Great spot for a good meal within a historic building full of ambiance. Nice menu with good quality food and imported steaks. Fine range of wines. Also a pool table for those inclined.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

Love ❤️ this place and owners , special place for my family been visiting since opened , English owner not there this trip hope to catch him next time although his lovely wife there

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

We visited the Dakota on a Sunday evening at 8pm. We didn't feel any kind of danger in the area. This part of Ermita is usually fine. We had nice food and a friendly crew. There were 2 singers and the music was not to...loud so the atmosphere was fine.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 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...to finish it. Certainly one of the best restaurants in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 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...have a quiet conversation . The restroom are spotless which makes a change from the vast majority of establishments. Their addition of Sunday Roasts is very popular.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 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...Amongst ermita Run by Edna and her assistant Gary N the bar n wait staff are welcoming N pleased to make your night enjoyable Do ya self a favour n drop in Relax have a game of pool You be pleasantly surprised to find a bar like this in ErmitaMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 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
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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,...great menu try the Chicken) extremely clean, fantastic sombre music , I see some people on these reviews mentioning smoking in the bar its PH Law, don't worry as an ex smoker it did not bother me...just had another beer! Capt RobertMore

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed May 11, 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...round great atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Helpful?64  
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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...room that can serve as a non-smoking area, but it must be reerved in advance. My understanding is that this practice may not be completely legal, but in any case, I will not be going there again.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Helpful?39  
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Garry B, Owner at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 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 18, 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...a touch of the UK if you want a taste of home. The Curry Kiev is outstanding! Wonderful friendly atmosphere and within 5 minutes you are made to feel like a friend. Will be looking forward to coming back again and will visit Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro again as soon as I can.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed January 26, 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
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Reviewed December 11, 2016

The bistro is a cozy place to hang out with friends for drinks, billiards and karaoke singing. Food is average, so is the service.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic find, thanks to trip advisor. Completely unique with Dakota technical drawings on the wall paper, tastefully themed lights and great bar. Service and food was excellent and the owner Gary a really nice guy, so refreshing to find a unique bar. Only...downside was smoke in the bar which meant we went into the front room. Don't let that put you off as it's definitely worth a visit. We will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Garry B, Owner at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Hi Stuart We are happy you enjoyed our small place, Sorry about the smoke. Shame I didn't know a little earlier you could have had your dinner in the vip room Away from the smoking area. Hope we shall see you again soon. Take care...More

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TravelerFromTokyo
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
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mattstuart
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
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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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Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5