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2nd Flr. Mega Atrium, SM Megamall | St. Francis, Mandaluyong, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 576 3900
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yabu is a much better restaurant than Tonkatsu. The taste is much better, pork is softer and love the salad dressing more.

Thank Dennies S
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like being transported back to Japan!! The chicken and pork katsu set with its presentation, the sauces, the panko crust, the shredded cabbage salad, the miso soup, choice of white or brown rice....and free refills of the soup, salad, fruits and rice!!! What a bonus! And you need to try their panko-crusted tofu appetizer. One of the best tofu... More 

Thank Masayaka
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been in the restaurant before This time with our grand children Was happy with the Kids Meal choices We had our favorite set meals and as usual, we enjoyed our dining experience as always In here, there is no reason not to enjoy a meal. There is alway a right set meal for every Japanese food lover.

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and mouthwatering. I ordered Menhci Katsu Set. It was savory and really tasty. They serve unlimited rice and fruit dessert. It's a nice place to eat with friends. They only have limited japanese menu. They don't serve gyoza which I think a very famous japanese food. If you really want to eat authentic japenese, try other... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We've been going to Yabu eversince it opened its first branch in SM Megamall in 2011. Back then, they were just heating up the foodie scene with their katsu offerings and impeccable service. We remember their first manager, Sir Mon with fondness because he always welcomed us with warm smiles and attended to our requests personally. Now, 6 years later,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Restaurants in shopping malls are usually bland and bad. This one may not be as good as the equivalent Tonkatsu place in Tokyo but its not bad. Its busy at meal times but the staff are friendly and efficient. And.... the pork tonkatsu is pretty tasty. If you have to eat in Megamall this is the best I have encountered.

Thank ZippoD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

For me, they serve the best katsu. The size of the meat is relatively big. The sauce is great! Service is good. Wished there were more choices in the menu, though.

Thank Ajie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We're always satisfied and feel full whenever we eat here. I like their complete set that have soup, fruits and salad.

Thank Kaye P
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Yabu's Katsu is so far the best one I had considering both the price, the serving and of course, the food itself. Comparing it with other Katsu I've eaten, Yabu's has a crispy outside and tender inside that says it's freshly prepared and cooked. Plus the dip, the sesame (and the experience of grinding the sesame yourself) are really plus.... More 

Thank Aileen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

By far yabu has the best katsu you can find in manila. Maisen in megamall only ranks 2nd to Yabu. But that is my own opinion. To start off their rice is white, soft , fluffy which means its high grade rice. Their veggies are also very fresh. The katsu i had was the tenderloin. So soft and juicy. Unli... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: +63 2 576 3900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?