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“Looking forward to another visit”

Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar and Bistro
Ranked #63 of 1,015 Restaurants in Manila
Price range: US$0 - US$22
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I'll be coming back to Manila soon for another long term Project. One of the first social stops I'll be making will be here. Great bar, great staff, great food, great atmosphere. A new benchmark for bars in Malate, offering so much above and beyond what was previously available. See you soon, Edna & Garry, hope you've got plenty of the cheese sticks ;-)

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89  Thank GaryTable5
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The bar itself is set in a beautiful old building and is quite unique compared to its surroundings. It certainly stands out and that is before you enter the place past the life sized statue of an aviator in full flight gear and through the mock fuselage section of an aircraft. Once you enter the place you are greeted by all the staff with a warm hello sir / madam and you immediately feel at home. Before you take a seat and order one of the many beverages available or browse through the extensive menu catering for all tastes, it’s worth taking a look around. The bar is themed all around the DC3 Dakota aircraft. If you are not familiar with this aircraft then a quick glance above the pool table at the large model may help remind you. Failing that there are numerous pictures and fixtures and fittings which will certainly make sure you do not forget. The staff even wear flight attendant style uniforms some evenings, which adds to the feel that you are onboard an aircraft and with the space, comfort and service you are definitely flying first class all the way! A glance at the menu will certainly get your mouth watering and my personal recommendation would be to try the Chicken Kiev. This dish wasn’t previously on the menu, but one that I certainly miss from my home in the UK. Having discussed my love of this dish with the owner, a very friendly and talkative man called Garry, he offered to make me one. His chef quickly went about fixing my order and within 10 minutes I was tucking into my very first Chicken Kiev in the Philippines! Pure bliss! After genuinely feeling at home following my first few visits, this is a place a now frequent 2-3 times a week. They never miss a beat or drop the ball and each time I enter I am greeted with the same warmth and charm as during my first visit. Garry, his partner Edna and their team are great, they are friendly and very accommodating and I hope you will experience what they have to offer yourselves. In fact, after writing this review I feel the need to pay them another visit and tuck into another delicious Chicken Kiev. Chef, the usual please…

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88  Thank krisking1977
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Right in the heart of smarter ermita district, the bar/resto is where you go for one but stay for a few good more. And that's just the ladies. Feels like a cool bar in Barcelona, but with better looking candy in price and good value. Well done on design and service. This is true manila.

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88  Thank stephenmccorry501
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

HUNGRY????.
DAKOTA CABIN is the best place for you weather you are alone or with a group. It is a place for all you need specially when you are hungry and tired. It is also ideal to a Family because the setting exactly made for all ages.This is the only place where you will feel at home while having food and drinks..all the staffs are friendly and accommodating...Come visit and experience the magnificent service and reasonable pricing of food and drinks...

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90  Thank Vivian L
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

An excellent addition to the bars in Ermita . A great deal of time and effort has gone in to making this bar incredibly unique . Well worth a visit just for the decor alone . Drinks are reasonable and the food great . Highly recommended and a pleasant change to the other bars/cafes in the area.

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89  Thank DublinGwailo
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