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2nd Flr. Mega Atrium, SM Megamall | St. Francis, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 576-3900
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yabu Review at Megamall

Japanese food that is served in a different manner. Interesting presentation. However, this restaurant in NOT for people who are into healthy eating like me. Everything is highly fried and oily.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
lilyann_tan
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Japanese food that is served in a different manner. Interesting presentation. However, this restaurant in NOT for people who are into healthy eating like me. Everything is highly fried and oily.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We never expected to wait since it was early dinner when we arrived. Apparently, they have event (I think) inside. Again, it would be better if we call the place before going to. Any place. haay.

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Manila
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We ordered the noodles and curried tuna - I loved both. Their side dishes are authentic and so yummy! If you love Japanese food, go treat yourself, here!

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Quezon City, Philippines
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I love eating Japanese and I have had a lot of tonkatsu in regular food chains around the Philippines. At first, I was wondering what the fuzz is all about why this restaurant was always full and had a long wait-list. We checked their prices and it was a bit expensive for me, ranging from P300+ to P500+. After some... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Always a favourite. I may have had *better* katsus but Yabu never fails to instantly satisfy my katsu cravings even when im not exactly rolling in money. (LOL). Affordable food and great service - always. Even in other branches (SM Magnolia, ATC) the service is superb. Dont go here during lunch and dinner time because the lines are super long.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

They say it's overrated. We disagree. Yabu is definitely and by far, one of the best Katsu restaurants in the Metro. The line was long but since there's two of us, it didn't take a while until we were seated. And yes, true to its reputation, the food was great. I ordered the Hire and it was soft and tender.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Yabu has a good selection of Japanese meals, with unlimited salad and rice. We can also get to prepare our own dip / sauce the way we want it. They even offer brown rice, though it's not available. Their meals are even affordable. My son loves Japanese food and yes, we love eating at Yabu in SM Megamall.

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I love Tonkatsu, this is my favorite at the moment. Today I tried Hire Curry. It has a huge pile of rice bathing in curry sauce and nice chunk of Hire meat in it. My only problem is that its not as "hot" as I wish, I want to feel the taste of chile burning in my mouth. I wish... More 

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants because of its delicious kastu and miso soup. I like the variety of dressings for the cabbage and how the rice was cooked perfectly. Staffs are nice and attentive.

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Manila
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Simply great food. The place serves more like complete set menus but it doesn't disappoint, plus you can re-order (no extra charge) the salad, miso soup, rice (they even serve organic brown rice) and dessert (fruit of the day). It's quite filling but you won't get overstuffed. I recommend coming early as it fills up fast.

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Restaurant Details

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: (02) 576-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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