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Yabu

2nd Flr. Mega Atrium, SM Megamall | St. Francis, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 576-3900
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Ranked #2 of 276 restaurants in Mandaluyong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

After eating at two katsu restaurants in two succeeding Sundays, we decided to cap our katsu trilogy with Yabu. This is a review of thier Glorietta 5 branch in makati city. We decided to have our dinner much as the last two katsu resto outings. We were at the door around quarter to 7pm. Place was packed. Luckily we were... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Yabu, if I am not mistaken, is one of the first katsu restaurants which offered unlimited cabbage and rice in the Philippines. Over the years, it has not lost its charm despite the emergence of other katsu restaurants with the same offerings. I've tried their Kurobota, their Rosu, their Chicken and the Seafood Katsu set. All I can say is... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is one of our favorite Japanese restaurants whenever we crave for Katsu, and have a big appetite. Our favorites are the traditional Pork Katsu set and the Oroshi Katsu Set (Pork Katsu topped with grated radish and spring onions). Since we are not a fan of fat, we usually go for the Hire sets. But you like trimmings of... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was the 1st place I ate at when i went to Phil. I ordered Kurobuta ( they said is was the filet mignon of pork ) and Emie had the pork curry. The food was good ( although i didn;t think the pork lived up to the billing ) and each came with unlimited japanese rice, miso soup, japanese... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My Yabu experience at SM Megamall was awesome. The food was great both in presentation and taste but I've noticed that the reception area was always empty. My boyfriend and I even just went straight inside the place without a receptionist assisting us. I also saw some of the customers who just took and find their own seats because a... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Savory crisp pork/chicken unlimited japanese rice and lettuce, miso soup and fruits. Budget: 300 per person

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Love the katsu in Yabu, the taste of the pork is perfect. The cabbage salad is yummy and I love the taste of their sauce. Miso soup is perfect as well. Nice resto ambiance plus the CR is something to look into because of the frame with quote.

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Cheap food but tasty. We ordered rosu katsu and it was as tasty as ever. I also love the fruits that came with it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Looks like everyone had tried Yabu except me! Ive always wanted to try this place. But when i try new places, im a bit demanding. I want good ambience, and maybe something really unique. Found it all here in yabu. There's a ritual to eating (grinding the sesame seeds and mixing it with generous dollops of their special sauce...)...I makes... More

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Muscat, Oman
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11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

They're offering Katsu. It's the house of katsu anyway. So, I can deep-fry my own oily goodness right at home, but what makes this place special, for me, is the tenderness of their meat, I don't eat beef. Chicken is my choice of meat and then white-meat fish, and then Pork. They were so tender, I could cut them with... More

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