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2nd Flr. Mega Atrium, SM Megamall | St. Francis, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 576-3900
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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
Best Katsu Ever!

Love the free rice and salad. Staff were friendly and demonstrated how to use the spices. Taste Authentic! Keep it up!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Love the free rice and salad. Staff were friendly and demonstrated how to use the spices. Taste Authentic! Keep it up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The place is always full. Be sure to book a seat in advance and get back to the restaurant after a few minutes. Katsu was very good and the miso soup tasty. Cabbage is unlimited so if you are a big fan of vegetables you'll have plenty here. The place gets a bit noisy so not good for romantic dates... More 

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Makati City
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My nephew who visited us from the States had a longing for a good katsu and for him Yabu is the best ever! He visited this restaurant about 4 times and his last day here before returning home he asked to eat at Yabu. He ordered his katsu and we ordered gyudon and katsu don. One thing I can say... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I love their katsu set meals, everything tastes great and a good value for your money. The quality of service is also good

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philippines
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110 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I love Tonkastu and Yabu offers the best katsu in the Philippines. I'm never disappointed with any order. The food is is very delicious. The serving size is big. And sets always offers refill of rice (white/brown), cabbage, soup, and fruits.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

i did a little research on the intert about nice restaurant at megamall and this one came up. during the weekends its always full...so I decided to visit during the week for lunch...and boy did I make the right choice. the katsu was awesome....loce their salad and the sauce.....its a must visit restaurant.....

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Manila, Philippines
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

i never missed to visit the place everytime I'm in Manila.Definitely the best simply because it tastes so good!I wouldn't mind paying a high price for an excellent way of delivering Katsu.I will nvr get tired of sampling their prawn katsu and just luv their miso soup not to mention it's unli together with the rice and shredded cabbage.The sesame... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had the chance to try this restaurant for at least 6 times and their katsu is consistently good...Get the "hire" which has fewer fats and more lean meat. I would avoid the oysters as the last time I had them, I had a bum stomach...would definitely go back for their katsu.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

They have great value for the food because of having big servings and delicious food with additional great customer service. you don't need to call their attention just to ask for water or extra rice because their staffs are attentive and friendly. You'll going to leave the restaurant with a great satisfaction.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Yabu serves different kinds of Katsu from meat to chicken to fish to seafood. All very savoury and well presented. Very good salad which can be served as much as you can eat. Likewise with rice. The service is good. Really good value for your money. Have been there several times and will surely go back overtime I am in... More 

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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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