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“Maintaining High Standards Over the Years”
Review of De Bonte Koe

De Bonte Koe
Ranked #13 of 512 Restaurants in Davao City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $50
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Dutch
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant (open since 2000)is located in the back of the compound, away from street noise. You can enjoy an open or Air conditioned environment. De Bonte Koe has a cozy intimate ambience. We over a quality conscious menu with variety of entrees, (Soup, Salads, Graved Lax, Pate, Clams, Mussels etc.) Main courses (meat and vegetarian)and Desserts. Our Beef is imported and prepared to your preference (grilled)while keeping the natural flavors. All servings are generous and complete with a tasty Sauce, Vegetable and Potato on the side. Next to our Beef we serve several Pasta, Fish (Salmon,Cod,Squid, Malasugui, etc.) Chicken and Pork (Spare ribs, Snitzel, Cordon Bleu) dishes, not to forget the International dishes like, Paella, Nasi Goreng and Shoarma. we offer small children menu and Vegetarian dishes like Soup, Salad, Lasagna, Pasta and Paella. Dessert: home made Apple Pie and Deep Fried Ice Cream. Our bar offers a variety of Foreign Wines, (home brewed)Beers and Liquors. On Thursdays from 3 till 10 Pm Expats living in Davao are gathering to share experiences and blow off steam, a great opportunity to make new friends and valuable contacts We are looking forward to welcome you in our Home away from Home. Opening time: Mondays we are Closed. Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri and Saturday we open at 12.30pm till 4.30 pm. have breaktime and open again at 5.pm till 10.30. Sundays we open at 5 pm till 10.30 pm The kitchen will close at 10 pm
Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've been visiting De Bonte Koe, and its proprietor, Henny Smits for more than ten years. It's one of the few restaurants in the Philippines in which the same high standard has been maintained unflaggingly over time, and for that reason alone is worthy of the rating.

I ate there again, with three companions, last week and, as usual, received excellent service together with an excellent meal, which in my case consisted of pork cordon bleu; thin slices of pork tenderloin surrounding excellent slices of ham and cheese, presented with perfectly cooked French fries and green beans that were thoroughly cooked but firm. One of my friends had the pepper steak, prepared exactly to her specifications. This is still, in my opinion, the best steak in town.

The restaurant is extremely attractive, well decorated, comfortable, and with sufficient table spacing that, even when full, it never feels crowded. As always, Henny was attentive, charming, and an excellent host.

The menu is extensive, and offers everything from friend calmare (which we had and which was also excellent) to the somewhat unusual mustard soup (also excellent) and an array of meat, fish, pork and chicken dishes.

This is a restaurant that never disappoints, never delivers less than expected quality, and maintains consistently high standards of food preparation and service. It's well worth several visits.

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Thank Michael L
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This has been the best meal by far during my trip in the Philippines. Everything from the atmosphere to the food exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be going here again

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Thank Jim R
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I went here for dinner with coworkers, a vendor and clients and the only bad thing was trying to chose what to have off the menu. The five of us and a few soups and salads to start with, each was so good people who had met only at dinner were sharing tastes and bites. Our dinners were wonderful, everyone cleaned their plate and raved about how good their dish was. The owner, servers and chef were incredibly attentive our table, without taking away from other guests. Great meal, great service the only shame was we couldn't try dessert as we had to get to the office, next time.

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Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

And little difficult to find but worth the time, a tip; it is located at the very back of the compound, the food, service, ambiance all are excellent, highly recommended for those special occasions a must try.

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Thank Peter W
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Best Central European Food of DC. Labing lamí ang ilang meals. Das ist für mich das beste Restaurant in DC mit mitteleuropäischer Küche. Var saa godt det smaker fint

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