Exile on Main St.

Kapitan Tikong St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

Exile on Main St.
4.0
4.0 Stars

32 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 18
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 35 Reviews
  • 8 Recommend
  • 32 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+639162205097

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Bianca Q.
3.0 Stars

Exile has got to be my favorite go-to hole in the wall restaurant in Taft. You can never go wrong with their chicken wings! Also, end the meal with their very own Y Tu Mama Brownies Ala Mode. It's the best! Everything's affordable too!

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Denise A.
5.0 Stars
9

Exile is one of my go-to restaurants in Taft. There's only few places in taft na worth it balikan if you're left with no choice where to eat. Exile is one of them. I've been here around 5x already and probably i'll be back again some time in the future.

It's really hole in the wall cause it isn't easy to find. It's small and located on the Street Along St. Scho which isn't really the instant go to place of students during break time. Medyo tago din siya and inuman place yung mga neighboring restaurants so if you won't really look for it, you might not be able to find it right away.

What keeps me going back here is the ambiance. Masarap tambayan with friends and the food is really good!

What I Usually Order:
127831Chicks-Shall-Fly (Buffalo Wings)
Serving 12pcs P205 / 6pcs. P125
Flavor:
Escape to China - Wings in Savory, Soy Coating with a tinge of spicy finish
- Like this one among all the flavors. Sobrang tasty, even with a tinge of spiciness nakakain ko siya. Yes medyo sweet siya pero mas nangingibabaw yung lasa ng Soy Coating which I really love!
Escape to Texas - Wings coated in thick slow cooked tomato based bbq sauce with smokey hum
- It's a little Sweet and Sour in taste. I didn't like this much cause I hate savory dishes na hinahaluan ng "sweet". I love salty foods lalo na pag ulam, so medyo naturn off ako dito. 128530

127837Pasta
The White Stripes P155
"Pasta with Fennel sausages, made in-house, and tossed in roasted garlic and basil cream sauce
- The only pasta I order on Exile cause it is claimed to be their best seller. Hahaha! It's like a better and personalized version of carbonara. Nothing extravagant but super nakakabusog na siya for one order. Malaki yung serving nila.

127863Calamansi Iced Tea P35/ P85 Bottomless
- OMG! Mah fave! Sa lahat ng natry ko na Calamansi Iced Tea in my life, ito talaga yung favorite ko. Minsan they ran out of stock of this pa 128546 sobrang balance yung asim at tamis ng iced tea. Perfect na perfect pang alis umay sa buffalo wings and pasta.

Overall Rating:
4.5/5 11088

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Ron M.
4.0 Stars
3

What seemed to be a badminton night suddenly became a pigout night 128055

Boedrey A was so eager to let me taste their wings and so despite the workoutless thursday we still went for it. We ordered a dozen of their wings, half with the oriental flavor and half with the texas flavor, oriental had an umami taste, it had sesame seeds on top and it was slightly spicy, yeah it was too subtle for my liking so i asked for some hot sauce to go along with it, the texas however had a sweet-sour barbeque flavor, check was deep fried to perfection and the well coated with the sauce, alongside it we also ordered 4 shroom pie and the longanisa wanton, pies crust was delicious, complimented the sweet cheesy mushroom filling, one pie ain't enought and the wantons were also great especially when dipped in the black vinegar on the side, overall it was great and i would definitely come back for more

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Kenrick C.
5.0 Stars

This is my go to place if ever i want to take a break from all my schoolwork. This place is the best place where you can hangout with your friends, listen to good music and drink peacefully 128517

This place never ceases to amaze me because the place is really relaxing except when you get placed in the front of the aircon 128565 haha, but overall, i love it.

I never once went here without ordering their infamous "4 SHROOM PIE"."never". It is the best mushroom themed pie i have ever tasted. HYPE IS REAL. But in all honesty, i really love it and i hope when you get to eat here, you'll also love it! If i remember correctly, 6pcs of wings is 120php! I'd say that's worth every single penny 128513

The road going here is abit sketchy at night but it is worth it when you don't get mugged 128514 I usually go with my friends.

Overall, i love this place and i don't know what i would do if it closes down. Maybe study in Ateneo because there is another branch in Katipunan 128518 The atmosphere is really for people who wants to take a break from school, eat good food and relax your a** off. 128517

Oh. And remember to order their dessert "Yu Tu Mama's brownie with ice cream on top" if i remember correctly...
it's the bomb!128521

Anyone agrees with me? 128587

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Charles M.
5.0 Stars

A freakin table on the ceiling

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Ming C.
4.0 Stars

I've been craving for a good "lutong bahay" food bc it's been awhile since I went home to our house in Bulacan then I remembered that this place offers a yummy Tinapa Monggo.

We had Tinapa Monggo, Baboy o Riley with texas sauce, Tinapesto and their award winning brownie!! 128069

Food and servings are great, im really satisfied.

Price is fine also.

We had to wait for about 10-15 minutes outside because it was full by the time we went there and also the place is quite small. Plus, we kind of rushed to go agad after eating bc yung iba sa loob na nagwwait it felt uncomfortable. Crowded na masyado 128560

Unlike from the others review, the servers when we ate were attentive and friendly. Hoooray for that!

Not having to try their brownie will result to missing almost half of your life, really! 128557128069128069128069128586128076128523

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Roy T.
3.0 Stars

One of the famous restaurants in the La Salle area. After a long time of wanting to try, I ended up having dinner here when I was not supposed to, thanks to the crazy Friday traffic last week that I did not get a ride home. 128530128530 this traffic situation is getting worse and it's empty-ing my wallet too! Haha, i end up binge eating out of stress. 128541

I ordered their wings and that white pasta i forgot the name, White Stripes i think. 128514 you can choose what rub or sauce for the wings. I got the asian one which was a bit spicy. The cream pasta was an okay. It's good for the very cheap price! The noodles used tasted pretty ordinary, so as the sauce. Pretty good deal for i paid less than 300 bucks for that two orders.

Service quite sucked for me. The server assigned to me had not an ounce of friendliness and accommodating personality. 128563 I was asking for recommendations and he simply dropped the names and left me at my table. Best in courtesy award. Worry I have to drop one star for this!

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King Francis O.
4.0 Stars

Got the two flavored wings and both were finger lickin good. I prefer the spicy one though. 1285139996

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Jackie A.
5.0 Stars

(I don't know if this is the same address we went to but it's the same place + Malate so okay)

My friends and I continued catching up + dinner & drinks here. The place is small and rustic-looking; their food has a rustic feel to it as well.

I ordered the 4'Shroom Pie which is a vegetarian's dream, in my opinion. It's an eggless and meatless pie with four types of mushrooms (enoki, shitake, button, and I forgot the other one) and creamy herbed cheese. 128525

Yes, it looks kind of small but the cheese makes it filling. Or, if you have a big appetite you can orser two for yourself because it's only costs P115. 128513

I also tried their Drunken Dory which is dory cooked in Cerveza Negra batter. So crispy and juicy! 128513

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Chilita B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Francis Charles M.
4.0 Stars

Went here for the first time and ordered 12 pieces of chicken wings for myself and I had no regrets. The food was great I would suggest the chinese sauce if you're a fan of spice food otherwise the texas sauce would do well.

The venue was a little bit small and service was just average but the flaws was easily forgotten as soon as I saw and tasted their food. Servings were generous and I could never have enough. So excited when move near taft this july making it a walking distance from us.

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Allana J.
3.0 Stars

My friends and I went here for lunch and ordered three 12 pcs wings in texas & chinese sauce ( i recommend the chinese sauce if ur a spicy food fan like me haha) it's really delicious! We didn't get to try their desserts and the famous board games that they offer but my friend brought playing cards so naenjoy din naman namin yung tambay namin don kahit paano. You can also order alcoholic drinks here if you're feeling a bit fancy! I saw hard drinks like Black Label, Jack Daniels, etc in the counter but I'm not sure if they serve that
MINUS 2 STARS BECAUSE: one, it's not recommended for large groups like us who eat na maramihan talaga. Tho they have this spot reserved only for those who are 5 and above pero nagiisa lang yon. The rest, pang apatan or dalawahan na lang. You guys offer fun games and alcoholic drinks tapos ang sikip ng space? Pano ko naman maenjoy yon? And lastly, MASUSUNGIT YUNG STAFF. This is actually the reason why I didn't insist on ordering dessert, kase nakakapikon yung nagseserve samin. As if we're not customers. AS IF YAMOT NA YAMOT SIYA SA GINAGAWA NIA! Nakakasira ng awra nung resto and mood ng customers I SWEAR ganon siya katindi sumimangot 128514
Not really sure if I'll come back tuloy kahit na masarap naman yung food nila haha! Kapikon lang talaga that guy 128548

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Ann Margaret L.
4.0 Stars

My friends and I were looking for a cafe which we can hang out and play so we tried searching on spot.ph the top 10 cafe/restaurants with food and board games, and Exile was included in it.

Since we're in Manila we went here and gave it a try. I was so excited because I am really looking forward to experiencing a cafe that offers their customers food and board games 128514128517 Unfortunately, there were no board games at all. All I saw from their small shelf are books :( and again, i got disappointed 128517128557

Anyway, we ordered their Headliners - Chicks-Shall-Fly: Escape to Texas (12pcs, 205php), Chuck Berry Apple Pie and Y Tu Mama Brownie with vanilla custard ice cream (both desserts are super delicious!!! Super sarap i swear 128525128077).

Pero parang hindi approachable yung waiter nila. Ang sungit niyaaaa and i hate those kind of waiters na parang walang gana sa ginagawa nila 128548 buti na lang masarap yung food nila so bawi bawi lang 128517

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Noelle A.
4.0 Stars

The most notable dish we ordered from Exile was their Chuckle Berry Apple Pie Ala Mode! It consists of classic apple pie filling of granny smith apples, lemon and cinnamon, all inside a butter crust. They even make the Vanilla Custard Cream themselves! We don't think one scoop of it is enough, so we'd recommend that you order extra scoops of ice cream. This dessert was so scrumptious that we finished it in a matter of minutes!

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Rizza P.
4.0 Stars

The pasta pesto is my new fav! It's a cozy place where you can chill and grab a beer or two with friends after work. Prices are cheap too!

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Lorenz L.
4.0 Stars

Had two piece thigh, China sauce for P130. While I thought the thigh was small, the sauce really brought it together. It had great spice, making me drink water but not the overwhelming type. Great flavor. Their water containers though appear to not have been washed throughly and tasted like alcoholic beverages. Oh well.

Also, try the brownie with ice cream. Delicious, creamy and makes you happy.

Would I come back? Perhaps.

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Camille P.
3.0 Stars

The pesto tastes good!but it's too thick for me..the serving is too many and no other ingredients.128517 but still tried it but wasn't that satisfied tho.128517

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Imee M.
5.0 Stars

BEST BROWNIE EVER!!!!!

Exile on main street is a small place where you can perfectly hang out. They serve rice meals and pasta which are good. Not super amazing tho. Alcoholic beverages are also available and they have the nachos which are best for pulutan. And you shall not worry about the price because they're reasonable!

What I love most: the brownie of course! Super moist, with cocoa dusting! It has choco chips and pecans! And it is really perfect with their own vanilla ice cream! For only 120 pesos, you can already taste heaven! Definitely coming back for more!

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Patrick M.
4.0 Stars

When you live in taft, you'll agree with me that there are tons and tons of restaurants and fast food places around. Most of these places offer the same thing but there are some who stand out. Just like Exile. This one's quite different. It's secluded, almost like it doesn't want to be seen. Exile on main st. offers this cozy feeling to those who stay in condos who are homesick (admit it, we've all felt this at some point) or those who are just looking for some comfort through food. In addition to that, Exile offers a variety of home made dishes with a twist (the good kind, don't worry! 128521). I recommend that you guys try the Monggo soup and their beer battered fish fillet for a perfect evening with your friends, family, or even by yourself if you'd like. And did I mention? They offer ice-cold beer ++ good music!

*Photo creds from 8list.ph

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Brian C.
3.0 Stars

Went back after a week to try some of their comfort food. After tasting their Y Tu Mama (loved it), we were excited to try their other offerings.

Tinapa Pesto Pasta - it was just okay. You can taste the pesto and the tinapa flavor but nothing out of the ordinary. Blanca R said that maybe a dash of magic sarap can give a little more life to the flavors. 3/5

Crispy Pork Belly - if Jollibee's chickenjoy had a pork cousin, this would be it! It would have been perfect if this came with gravy or mang tomas. The dipping sauce pulled down the score for this one. 3.5/5

Sa uulitin,
Chewy

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