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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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Sydney
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Restaurants in shopping malls are usually bland and bad. This one may not be as good as the equivalent Tonkatsu place in Tokyo but its not bad. Its busy at meal times but the staff are friendly and efficient. And.... the pork tonkatsu is pretty tasty. If you have to eat in Megamall this is the best I have encountered.

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Thank ZippoD
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me, they serve the best katsu. The size of the meat is relatively big. The sauce is great! Service is good. Wished there were more choices in the menu, though.

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Thank Ajie A
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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 22 November 2016

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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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128 reviews
61 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?