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Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro Restaurant

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1335 Unit 1-B a Mabini Street | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1100, Philippines
+63 2 310 7753
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

2 Thank Seasalt7
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

3 Thank Martin G
Arlington, Virginia
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.... More 

Garry B, Owner at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

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 booking of the VIP room is for business or private party/karaoke. We hope 1 day... More 

Milton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

5 Thank David H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

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

5 Thank Flip v
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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

17 Thank Robert V
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

18 Thank Doy K
kuala lumpur
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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... More 

26 Thank mattstuart
Garry B, Owner at Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

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 Regards Edna & Garry More 

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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is an excellent food place - great menue, fantastic service and tempting specials. The food on offer is great - but there is only so much one can eat.

29 Thank Australiamac
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163 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

My friends and I tried their Curry Night one Thursday. I ordered Mixed Seafood Curry while the others had beef... serving size was average for the price of P449 which came with 3 bottles of San Miguel. Curry was quite lacking in flavor. Ambiance is nice but the place needs to have more people. I miss this place when it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, International, European, Asian, Pub
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?