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“Good food, good service”

Yabu House of Katsu
Ranked #5 of 1,810 Restaurants in Quezon City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Luzon, Philippines
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I believe that good services would make the food taste even better because you are happy even before you receive your order. Despite having a full house, the receptionist made an excellent job in accommodating us and she was even apologetic that we have to wait more than 10 minutes. When we finally got our table we were treated to a feast of good Japanese food. I would give a perfect score but their rice is not what I expect just in other excellent Japanese restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“THE BEST!”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Yabu is the best. they took over the tonkatsu restaurants around. best yabu branch is in North Edsa and Robinsons Magnolia. The 2 branches has the best service crew.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank LanceClamor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Katsu Craving satisfied!”
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

I like Yabu. Their consistency in taste wherever branch you may dine, is fabulous. With their refillable cabbage, soup, rice and fruits, I think you will get what you pay for aside from the great taste. They have good customer service especially in Atrium, their Manager will definitely visit your table at least one time to check on how you and your meal is doing. Overall, great experience.!

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Iamsacha
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Quezon City, Philippines
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I have been to Yabu: The House of Katsu several time, I am always pleased with the level of customer service as soon as you walk up to enter the restaurant. From their warm greeting, to the thank you for coming when you leave, will giving you the feeling they truly are happy you chose Yabu: for your dinning experience.

The food is very good, nothing like I have tasted before, here in the Philippines and from the US (where I am from). The breading on all the meats, and seafood makes the food so much better. Though the other times like the soup, cabbage, rice, and pickles items are the same as you can get at other restaurants, when you combine it with the awesome meats and seafood you have an outstanding meal.

On top of the food, the customer service is far above most restaurants in the Philippines, even at 5 star hotels and restaurants. I never have to ask for drink refills nor food refills. They pay attention to what you need and when you need it.

I would recommend Yabu: The House of Katsu to anyone at any locations.

The new location at SM North (EDSA) was just as good, and just as customer friendly.

Keep up the great work, and you will always have many customer who will be happy to eat there.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank JerryW6
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Manila, Philippines
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“Katsu is Katsu”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

After 3 visits, perhaps you get the taste of Katsu in mind. Trying out the condiments may vary your next visit

Good :
- Since Yabu is known to have long queues, they managed to implement an electronic buzzing system up to some considerable distance. The device will buzz telling you that your seat is ready.
- Cabbage and cabbage - most of the set meals include unlimited fresh cabbage salad with an unlimited bottle of salad dressing. Excellent taste and healthy.
- Rice is really soft and filling
- Set meals also include a small serving of fresh fruit (sliced pineapple and watermelon). I tried requesting a second serving my wish was granted. thanks. I also requested my watermelon to pineapple and was granted.
- Free Wifi
- Free water

Not so Good:
- regular meal hours will require you a long wait. Katsu also takes a while to cook. If your time window is limited, consider this....
- you may have difficulty calling the waiters attention... At the start of your order, a waiter will introduce him/herself that he/she will be attending to you. Calling other waiters at times can be a challenge
- a set meal of 350 for a person with a unlimited is not bad. Above that you may consider a group meal from instead

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Elmo B
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