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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 275 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
Norwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had fun doing the sesame grinding before eating - its aroma seems to boost my appetite. They have very courteous and attentive staff plus the food is superb with large servings - really worth our money. Oh and by the way, the unlimited serving of sliced cabbage is nice alternative to rice if you're on a tight diet.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Have eaten here several times already, often with Japanese guests, most of them say that Yabu is the closest here to the ones they have in Japan. Well though I have been to Japan so many times, it was interesting to note that the first time I have actually done "Goma Suri" Sesame seed grinding... was in Yabu. This means... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Their food and service is excellent specially the manager. During my last visit, there was an incident with a family who had a baby with them. When their food was served, the mom started panicking because the baby was turning blue. Apparently, he was having a convulsion. Family quickly gathered their things to take the baby to the hospital. The... More

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