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2nd Flr. Mega Atrium, SM Megamall | St. Francis, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
(02) 576-3900
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Ranked #1 of 280 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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Manila, Philippines
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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58 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Best katsu place full stop. It's more than a restaurant, it's an experience. Having said that, why did I give average rating? I'm not a katsu person, I'm not a fried pork kind of girl. But I have to give credit where it's due. Too pricey for me, but you can taste quality ingredients in your plate.

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Manila, Philippines
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is our 2nd visit in the same branch (SM Mega Mall) Food selections are adequate in its class. Variety of Dips and sauces - enhances the taste on whatever food you ordered. Refillable food items such as salad, soup and steamed rice, fruit desserts etc will surely guarantee that you leave the place "full" and have enjoyed your meal.

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There are a lot of Japanese katsu restaurants in Manila, but many would defeat the quality of their food items with rancid tasting oil, thicker breading than meat, awful customer service, or lacking in taste. Yabu maintains the high quality of their food, while the training and the attitude of the staff are amazing. My favorite branch is the one... More

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Quezon, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Service at Yabu in SM Mega Mall is truly superb. Fast, efficient and friendly. It's hard to get a table during weekend lunch and dinner time but they always have a staff who handles the wait list and reception area. Their Katsu set is definitely my comfort food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

At first, I thought that these kinds of restos are very expensive. But when I tried it first with a friend, both of us were first timers here in Yabu, I didn't regret trying it. Apart from the katsu, all others are unlimited (when you order the meal), all you can eat rice (perfectly cooked and really matched with the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was a toss up between a Ramen place or Yabu for our weekend family lunch. We decided to go to Yabu as there seemed to be more variety on the menu. It was odd to not have many options for sushi on the menu. But there were several different choices of set katsu meals. Most of the set meals... More

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149 reviews 149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've dropped in to the Mega Mall branch of this outlet many times for lunch and it's always been consistently good food and service. The only deviation was when I visited a week or so ago and our order was quite clearly forgotten! We waited for about 20 minutes - most unusual for Yabu - and we observed diners who... More

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