Yabu

LG/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd. cor. Dona Hemady St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Yabu
4.4
4.5 Stars

361 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 198
  • 4 stars 119
  • 3 stars 34
  • 2 stars 7
  • 1 star 3
  • 442 Reviews
  • 376 Recommend
  • 361 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6329614975

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Jomarie A.
3.0 Stars
4

I used to be quite shy as a kid and teenager, which is why many people, including myself, are surprised to know I am enjoying meeting foodies every chance I get. 128522 I had a quick catch up with Chelsea D over lunch last Sunday, a good friend I made through one of the |ooloo rendezvoos I attended before. 128156128153

Since she got sick during that weekend, she suggested that we meet at Robinson's Magnolia instead, since that's near her place. She wanted to try Yabu, so I obliged. Because I am trying to cut down on my pork intake, I decided to get their Chicken Katsu Set (Php 335 - 80g). Our food came shortly, and after I took a bite, I suddenly remembered why I haven't come back to this restaurant after my first meal here over 5 years ago -- Yabu's katsu might be crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, but that's just about it. I'm not sure why their pricing is so expensive, when it is just a normal fried meat. 🤔 Just a normal fried thing to pair with my (brown) rice. I enjoyed the refillable miso soup though! I had four bowls that day. The shredded cabbage, plus the pineapple and watermelon slices are refillable, too. 128156 To be fair, for a thick-cut fried chicken breast, it was extremely juicy. 128076

Service was good, though it was a bit hard to get noticed by the servers since we were sitting in a blind spot. Nevertheless, we got everything we needed as soon as we requested for it. 128522

Yabu's katsu might be one of the best of its kind, but I guess it's a personal preference issue when I say there's nothing special with it, and is just a glorified and overpriced breaded pork / chicken chop. 128517

#EatDrinkSplurge

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Dined here quite a few times already and food has been consistently good, the service is even more so. The refillable cabbage, soup, rice, and fruits will also always be a satisfying treat. Even though I don't eat katsu meals that often, it's almost certain that we'll never go wrong with this one.

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HungryManila P.
5.0 Stars

Last night's dinner with friends at @yabuph
Seafood Katsu : Ebi Patty Set
Its chunky shrimp katsu served with their special aioli and layu ponzu sauce. .
So good. Although, on a normal night, I wont eat here. I just have to satisfy my cravings once in a while. I love the cabbage and it's the best !

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Pauie P.
4.0 Stars
2

Its not like you can eat here everyday, but since its date night I requested for Yabu.

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Karla Francesca G.
3.0 Stars

This place was always packed when we visited RobMag during weekends. Last Feb 12, we tried it out to celebrate my sister's birthday. I must say the food was excellent. I just find the selections limited. If you want to experience a well cooked Japanese Tonkatsu, this would be your go to place. However if you want a variety for your meal, this place is isn't for you. I gave it theee stars since the food was excellent but everything else was just ok.

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars

Over all the Hire Burger was good, the bun became a little soggy because of the moisture of the sauce used in the cabbage.

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Aileen C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Aldwin D.
3.0 Stars
4

They still can get a crowd. There are still lines. What i don't like about the policy on the lines is when you get called and you are not around they would place you at the end of the line again. (Can't they just put you next when you are back?) Serving time was a bit longer. Just felt that it was not the same Yabu of before. The Chicken terriyaki was not good. No flavor at all. Tried the combi. It was okey. Maybe it would take a while to be back or maybe not at all.

#UnicornGiveaway

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Aileen C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Ms Y.
5.0 Stars

Never fails to satisfy my cravings for sumptuous Japanese food 128525128525128525128525 I love everything about Yabu :) Food.Service.Price worthy!!! 128525128525128525128525128525

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

weekly friday family dinner with parents..
cream dory and ebi tempura tonkatsu set 128077128077128077128077128077
potato and potato 128077128077128077128077

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

PSA: If you don't get your order within 20 (or is it 30?) minutes, Yabu will consider it free of charge. This has already happened to me twice, including this visit.

We ordered our usual Rosu set and we also tried their limited Ebi Patty set. Both were good. If you're one of those who pay attention to their Japanese pickles, you'll notice they don't serve that anymore. They replaced it with cucumber. No, actually, they just give you cucumber if you ask for the pickles. According to the server, not a lot eat the pickles anyway. And they're all the way from Japan. 128532

So there. Our katsu sets were free and also our additional unlimited rice/veggie set. We just paid for our beverages and the service charge.

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Rosey D.
5.0 Stars
3

We had the mozarella sticks for appetizer which we instantly finished in just 10 mins hahaha we all love it. The katsu set comes with miso soup, cabbage and fruits. It wasn't oily at all. Wanted to try their ebi next time since my family are all allergic to seafood.

But will keep on coming back here. Though the place is always packed even on weekdays.

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Jessica N.
4.0 Stars

Ordered Rosu and Salmon katsu set its crunchy outside but tender inside.all katsu sets comes with unlimited white or brown rice, miso soup,shredded cabbage, and fruits. Cabbage+ Goma sauce is soo good! 128076🏻

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Jo C.
5.0 Stars

Ok nman very yummy esp their ice tea hmmmmmmmm

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
6

Yabu katsu is still one of the best in manila. Their rosu 80g set is very filling for 350php. Katsu is perfectly fried and it isnt oily at all.

I had the (chopped) shrimp katsu. It was pretty good, but i got oversatiated halfway through.

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Kyla B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
4.0 Stars

Katsu dinner with my college besties for some long overdue chikahan about anything and everything under the sun.

I had the Hire Katsu Curry with unlimited white rice, cabbage, miso soup and fruits. I love how only a part of the Hire Katsu was immersed in curry. The dry parts I dipped in the katsu sauce with sesame seeds. I should have requested for the normal spice level instead of the mild as the mild one was not spicy at all. The curry was good but lacked the kick. The potatoes and carrots were soft but could still be picked up with chopsticks. Loved the creamy sesame dressing for the cabbage. We had to really shake the container though as the thick dressing was slow to come out. The serving size was huge so I didn't request for more rice or cabbage.

Overall, great food with awesome company.

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
2

my daughter wanted to eat lunch here yesterday and i just gave in because I didn't know where to eat.

she had her porkchop with 2 bowls of rice. I ordered the prawn and cream dory katsudon 128077128077128077128077. i also ordered iced tea 128077128077128077128077 which came when i was half done eating my food. the French fries arrived when i was almost done eating. the place was not packed. i only ate a fry and told the server to doggy bag it. thanks to the manager who didn't charge us for the French fries.

also, in the middle of me eating, one of the servers (I think he's an ojt) asked if he can bus out my food. i said I'm not yet done. he didn't bus out my daughter's plate (she was done eating).

I would have posted 3 stars but they gave the fries for free so it's 4 stars.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
2

I normally order just order a Hire Katsu Set when we visit Yabu but on their standees outside the restaurant, they were promoting their Katsu Pairs so I chose the Salmon + Rosu set. 128077🏼

I normally don't order seafood since it's not on the top of my favorites list but it's salmon, so it was worth trying. 128513

I enjoyed the salmon katsu! It came with a different sauce, which was tasted salty rather than sweet and sour like the normal katsu sauce. It complimented the salmon well. 128077🏼 The cook on the salmon was just right.

Dad ordered an extra katsu burger just because he wanted something extra and the fries. 128514 We all took a bite from the katsu burger, and I have to say it was pretty good! 128077🏼 Maybe next time I'm looking for a lighter option, I'll go with the burger.

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