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Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro Restaurant

) #54 of 876 Restaurants in Manila ₱₱ - ₱₱₱ , British, International
1335 Unit 1-B a Mabini Street | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1100, Philippines
+63 2 310 7753
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (4 reviews)
“cottage pie” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, International, European, Asian, Pub
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1335 Unit 1-B a Mabini Street | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1100, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

10  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

12  Thank Australiamac
Garry B, Owner at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

32  Thank Seasalt7
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...More

32  Thank Martin G
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

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...More

34  Thank David H
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

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

33  Thank Flip v
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

45  Thank Robert V
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.

46  Thank Doy K
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...More

47  Thank mattstuart
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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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
January 20, 2015|
Response from Garry B | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Good Morning Tracy. Sorry i did not reply earlier. I did not see your question. We have a main web page dakotacabincafe This has the menu. But its all being updated to our new menu. I,m sorry but as of this moment the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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 2 310 7753
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