Restaurant Review Worth the Weight

Dinner At Rustic Kitchen Restaurant

Rustic Kitchen Davao

A new restaurant has opened just 5 minutes away from home!

Technically, it’s not new-new because it’s been there for just over a year now, but it’s still an awesome new addition to our “small-town-feels” barangay. I love where I live (the highlands of Cabantian, Davao City!), but I must admit that the lack of good dining options (that is not Dexter’s or Santino’s Pizza or short order food counters) can be depressing sometimes. So when I saw Rustic Kitchen, I knew I should try it!

Rustic Kitchen Davao

We were finally able to try their dishes a month ago, during Mother’s Day.

I wanted my future house to be all white and minimalist, with clean lines and natural light coming in. I was conflicted when I entered Rustic Kitchen. I want a country-style cabin, too! Perhaps I should reserve the latter for a vacation house in the province. #librelangmangarap #becausewhynotchocnut

Here are pictures of the charming interior:

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Rustic Kitchen Davao

There were two levels, but I wasn’t able to check upstairs. Next time I’ll choose a table upstairs and take more pictures!

Anyhoo, here are the dishes we ordered:

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Baby Back Ribs – P199

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Parmesan Crusted Chicken – P140

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Baked Mac and Cheese – P175

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Tender Calamares – P175

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Texas Fried Chicken – P125

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Chicken Cordon Bleu – I forgot the exact price but it was around the P185 mark I think?

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Lumpiang Shanghai – I also forgot the exact price… perhaps around P120?

And because it was Mother’s Day, we were given 2 slices of cake on the house! We didn’t know about their Mother’s Day promo prior to coming there so it was a pleasant surprise.

Rustic Kitchen Davao

Verdict Time!


Wow their food is realllly good, like I have no complaints at all. My Baby Back Ribs were indeed tender and flavourful and so were the other dishes (I may or may not have gottenย more than a spoonful of each dish on our table). Their chicken was cooked perfectly and the calamares were nicely crunchy and savoury. Even the free cake was delicious!

Servings were adequate. The ratio of rice to meat is 3:1 in favour of meat, which I like because I’m a carnivore. Rawr.


Price is quite good, actually! For only around P200, you will get a complete meal for one. And again, they don’t scrimp on servings!


Initially, I thought that only Cabantian-ons (and those willing to go the distance to visit our place) will be able to taste their dishes, but I believe they recently opened a new branch nearer downtown. I think it’s in Legaspi Suites, if I am not mistaken. Quick, pay Rustic Kitchen a visit!

(I’m still partial to the Cabantian branch though. Visit me and I will treat you to lunch there. Or maybe just coffee or dessert. I’m trying to save money. Haha)


I am a big fan of Rustic Kitchen’s service! Rarely do I find local restaurants where each customer is asked about the meal (the other local restaurant with superb service of this level is Bon Appetit), and in Rustic Kitchen’s case, we were asked by the supervisor (I assume) in a professional manner — as opposed to intrusive. The waitstaff was attentive to our needs and made us feel at home.

Bonus points for the free cake!

Have you ever tried eating at Rustic Kitchen Restaurant?

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  • Reply Edel June 20, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    The meals there are so cheap! I want to fly to Davao now.. haha.. Kidding aside, I haven’t visited Davao for a long time. Keeping this in mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Eve June 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    This is wow! The meal is very affordable and the parmesan chicken looks yummy!

  • Reply Sheila June 20, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I think I saw a Rustic Kitchen in within the compound of Gaisano Grand Mall of Digos. I didn’t know there’s one–or two–in Davao City. The foodie pics look very inviting. I hope to try it soon.

    • Reply Maan June 20, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Ma’am Sheila! Let me know if you still want to have coffee hehe ^_^

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas June 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    wow free cake! haha. I agree super cheap prices. Love their theme too, di maka intimidate. hehe.

  • Reply Nini Perez June 21, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    How lovely! Affordable ng food and ang cozy ng place. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Mommy Levy June 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    The place looks cozy and mukha ngang masarap ang food nila. Natakam ako ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Mommy Anna June 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Lalo ako nagutom, Reasonable price compare here in Metro manila. Mukhang masarap ribs,

  • Reply Jerzee Benavente June 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    It’s so nice of them to give free cakes on mother’s day. The food looks amazing. And the baby back ribs– a steal for the price ha..๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply Denice June 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    The baby back ribs and parmesan chicken looks divine! Great that it is just near you sayang lang it is in Davao. I guess a must visit when we go there ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei June 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Food is so affordable everywhere you go there!

  • Reply Coi June 24, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Aww I thought it’s here in Manila. Sayang! Hehe! The interiors of the place are nice, I like that kind of interiors too. Parang presko hehe! The food looks yum! And the price are great, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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