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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 7
    Average
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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
Delicious Katsu

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
jlareza
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Stockholm, Sweden
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The unlimited miso soup, rice, side dishes, etc just made the whole dining experience so worth of what you paid for. Of course their katsu was good. I had tried almost all katsu meal they have and I can say that it never changed! Simply satisfying!

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I ate there with my 2 children for our dinner. Katsu was delicious and they have an unlimited refill of cabbage salad,miso soup and rice. the price was not so expensive and the service was ok.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Was taken here by my girlfriend who is local to the area, and told to expect the best katsu in the country. She was not wrong! Succulent, tasty and filling... clearly see why this was voted best restaurant by Esquire Philippines 2012. All the parts of the dish were superb and very satisfying.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Despite the rise of katsu restos around the metro, nothing beats yabu katsu. I've always loved their hire set with the succulent meat wrapped in the golden breading that doesn't crumble or fall off from the meat. The flavor is just right and is very much enhanced by their special katsu sauce which is the best i've tasted so far.... More 

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Caloocan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

if you love eating Japanese food and want authentic katsu, then yabu is the place. Do not expect to find other japanese cusine in the menu as this is typical of the japanese restaurants where they only serve their specialty food. To keep you busy they give each diner a bowl of black and white sesame to grind while waiting... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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