Yabu

2/F The Block, SM City North EDSA, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Yabu
4.5
4.5 Stars

174 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 109
  • 4 stars 53
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 2
  • 199 Reviews
  • 154 Recommend
  • 174 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Phone
+6323516983

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

Chen R.
5.0 Stars

Still the best and still the yummiest!!! 128512

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Iyah A.
5.0 Stars

Rosu. Great food en great service 128077🏻

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Jen S.
5.0 Stars

This place is perfect for katsu lover! 128149

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Judie Ann Princess M.
5.0 Stars
4

I YABU, Yabu! The Mozzarella sticks are the best! The Katsu was superb! Plus the good bonus were refillable fruit, veggies, white & brown rice, Miso soup and dips! I suddenly fell in love with you Yabu! Definitely not my last.

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Lorie Mae B.
5.0 Stars

My all time favorite!! 128576

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Sheila B.
5.0 Stars

We all know Yabu –yummy food, good service.128076

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Jo C.
5.0 Stars

Yummy rosu!!!!

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Julie J.
5.0 Stars

After all this time, you'd think that getting a table at Yabu would be easier 128517 No such luck, lines are still long specially during peak hours...

When we finally got a table & was handed the menu, we noticed that there were new items 128064 Yay! We opted to try out this 128070🏼Crispy Ebi Aioli @380 - crispy battered shrimp coated with aioli sauce & served with furikake chips 128076🏼 It was soooo good! Was impressed with the size of the shrimp 127844 & the crunchiness, it was deep fried perfectly & the aioli sauce also gave it an extra oomph!

I also ordered their Tori Menchi Katsu Set @390 - Ham and cheese enveloped in minced chicken, fried with fresh golden Panko breading... It came with unlimited white/brown rice, soup and cabbage salad. Since I love their salad dressing, I usually don't take rice, just refills of cabbage 128523

What I love about this place is the consistency, they know their Katsu & you really get your money's worth! Service is still pretty good too... It's also one of the few remaining places that has free service tea 128514 so yeah, I love Yabu!

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Con C.
5.0 Stars

Good food. Good service! 128513128076🏼

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Charo T.
2.0 Stars

Food was great but nothing spectacular. The staff were great. That visit was actually my 3rd time there. The first and 2nd visit, we were seated near the wall so we had no problem with the next table talking loudly and evesdropping to our conversation. The 3rd visit was the deal breaker. Not only did the people from the table beside us talked loudly and animatedly, they act like they were the only people there! I can't entirely blame them though. The tables were so very close to each other that if ever the people from the other table were whispering, we would still be able to hear them. Haaayyy, I love the food, and will be back only if I get seated perpendicularly on the wall.

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Kyle B.
5.0 Stars

Got their Menchi Katsu Curry set, should've gotten a plain Chicken Katsu Curry instead. The cheese doesn't go too well with the curry sauce. Nevertheless, excellent food and customer service, as always.

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Janine B.
4.0 Stars

Katsu plus unlimited cabbage 128525

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Pol K.
5.0 Stars

Cant ever go wrong with Yabu. Service was great, food is always great no matter which location. Wished they served Udon however

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Reicell P.
5.0 Stars

i am always a huge fan of YABU . Tried their appetizer mozzarella katsu sticks and it was crunchy on its every bite I can say that 260 is sulit and nakakabusog na talaga .:) plus yung hire set that i ordered .:) Loved it <3

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Pam L.
4.0 Stars

I tried their katsu burger. I didn't expect it to be huge! The patty was humongous! It was a delicious and very filling meal.

This meal comes with a side of either salad or fries. I chose the salad because #panggaphealthy. LOL

We also tried their new appetizer, which is basically mozzarella katsu. Sorry, I can't remember what it's called. It was delicious!

Service was top notch, as always.

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Migs C.
4.0 Stars

Rosu tonkatsu set in photo (tenderloin and cut with some fat). We also had the mozzarella sticks and they were quite good, too.

They were madamot with japanese mayo (and I usually prefer my katsu with jap mayo) and the service was weird (tinamad mag explain) so... I was tempting to give it 3 stars cos of that but their miso soup was so goooood so okay, 4 stars then.

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Yelrihs L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Cyrene C.
4.0 Stars

My first Yabu review!

I've been a fan of Yabu because of their food and service.
I used to get Rosu Katsu all time, but then I switched to Chicken Katsu and it became my staple order.

I tried something different today----
Chicken Katsu Curry (regular) - it was a bit spicy but I liked it.

I would've given this place 2 stars if not for the quality of their food. I've tried going here 2-3x already enough for me to say that service is pretty bad. There were many tables inside but no one's cleaning them. Other staff inside seem to be refilling cabbages and rice for the dine-in guests, instead of cleaning tables (so people waiting outside could get in).

Maybe if they help one another, they can accommodate more people inside. Others who have been waiting in line for a long time sometimes leave - disappointed because they see many unoccupied tables inside but no one's cleaning them. 128542

I would understand if they were understaffed, but I think the work distribution is not organized.

Well at least, I enjoyed my food. Will still go back to this branch. I hope there will be improvements with the service soon.

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Allyana Grace D.
5.0 Stars

Yabu will always be one of my favorites. Took my siblings there for the first time and I'm glad they liked it. The meal is definitely worth it, in my opinion. The unlimited rice, and side dishes, are a big plus for me. (There really are just times when I feel like having more than 1 cup of rice, and cabbage haha!) I always order Chicken Katsu though. I will keep in mind to try a different food the next time I visit. 128514🤓

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Tine P.
4.0 Stars

Ohhh its good to back here on LOOLOO!

I ordered their Pork Tonkatsu set. It comes with cabbage/coleslaw?, fruits, miso soup, a bowl of rice and 120g (i guess) of pork tonkatsu.

First they served this bowl with black and white sesame seeds. You need to crush and grind those seeds then add their tonkatsu sauce. Their tonkatsu sauce is a bit salty so my kuya added i think a teriyaki sauce to sweeten it and some powdered chili to make it perfect.

Coleslaw/ cabbage - tastes very nice together with their japanese sesame dressing. *refillable*

Miso Soup - same taste as teriyaki boys miso soup.

Fruits - it comes with watermelon and pineapple. *refillable*

Rice - its perfect for the chopsticks. Haha. Its sticky and tastes good. *refillable*

Portk tonkatsu - it was tender, flavorful and tastes really good.

For me, if i am craving for tonkatsu meals i will def. Visit their place. But i wont visit their restau regularly. Since ang dali kong ma-umay sa tonkatsu nila. Siguro once in a while pwede. Hehe.

Their staffs are really nice, friendly and accomodating. Its just you have to wait long for your seat. And i think youre not allowed to order unless you have your table na.

What i dont like is. Pagpasok mo amoy mo yung niluluto. I dont know if kulang sa exhaust fans yung place or they preferred na ganun talaga sya.

Any ways, its one of the best tonkatsu that ive tried.

Nice one YABU!

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