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Yabu

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2nd Flr. Mega Atrium, SM Megamall | St. Francis, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 576 3900
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We're always satisfied and feel full whenever we eat here. I like their complete set that have soup, fruits and salad.

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Thank Kaye P
Quezon City, Philippines
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yabu's Katsu is so far the best one I had considering both the price, the serving and of course, the food itself. Comparing it with other Katsu I've eaten, Yabu's has a crispy outside and tender inside that says it's freshly prepared and cooked. Plus the dip, the sesame (and the experience of grinding the sesame yourself) are really plus.... More 

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Thank Aileen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far yabu has the best katsu you can find in manila. Maisen in megamall only ranks 2nd to Yabu. But that is my own opinion. To start off their rice is white, soft , fluffy which means its high grade rice. Their veggies are also very fresh. The katsu i had was the tenderloin. So soft and juicy. Unli... More 

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Thank Roderick L
Quezon City, Philippines
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yabu is a great experience. From grinding your own dip to the meal itself, it's one very satisfying treat. The delicious rice, the wonderful miso soup, bits of fruit, shredded cabbage can be "refilled." One cannot go wrong in ordering any Katsu meal. It is a delight, pork or shrimp or a combination of both Highly recommended

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Thank vicarbo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant lives up to its name. It never fails to give good service and great food. Great job to everyone behind this restaurant! 👍👏

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Thank Tom Edwin M
Davao City, Philippines
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Been here before and yet I cannot stop myself to crave for it again. I was alone and happens to be at SM so I decided to drop by. Again, it was a great dining experience and the staff were accommodating. The food was great and I want to eat another more but decided not to because I am so... More 

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Thank Miler15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Its good katsu and good service. Value wise for the food is quite too high. The price only sets me back coming too often :)

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Thank Seong L
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I always make it a point to eat here at least once a month or whenever I feel very hungry. I usually order the Ham and Cheese Katsu Set, comes with unlimited salad, rice, miso soup and fruits (pineapple/watermelon). Really good value for money!

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Thank Nix1020
Virac, Philippines
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Their Katsu is addictive. It comes in a different variant and each has a distinct taste which will satisfy your palate. I tagged along my Mom on my second visit and she enjoyed the food. The Katsu is juicy and crispy enough but won't give Seniors specially those wearing dentures a difficulty in every bite. Their serving is good enough... More 

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Thank Virtual_Angel888
Manila, Philippines
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159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I generally don't order fried food but when I tried the salmon katsu set with its crispy coating I was hooked. Pairing the salmon with brown rice and a super tasty sauce is sheer addictive. The miso soup and the unlimited order of shredded cabbage - provided you don't drown it in sesame dressing - help balance the richness of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2nd Flr. Mega Atrium, SM Megamall | St. Francis, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Mandaluyong
  • Phone Number: +63 2 576 3900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?