Yo! Panda

4/F Mega A, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Yo! Panda
3.6
3.5 Stars

51 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 20
  • 3 stars 20
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 53 Reviews
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Category:
Dessert
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6327183796

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

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Menus:
Dessert
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Ygie Marielle M.
5.0 Stars
6

Yo! Panda serves HongKong inspired dishes and dessert such as noodles, rice bowls, baos and egg waffles. They currently have 3 branches which is located in SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and SM North Edsa. They are also part of Booky Manila’s Top 100 restaurants and offers buy 1 get 1 of their famous bubble waffle via the bookyapp.

These are the dishes that we ordered when we tried it at SM Megamall:

1st pic: Buy 1 Get 1 Italian Bubble Waffle. — be reminded that their BOGO promo was changed to Buy 1 Get 1 Plain Bubble Waffle. — The flavors we tried were Chocolate Fudge and Mango Cheesecake. Downside of this is that you could make this at home! But not all of us have the time to make one, so this is the best place to try it!

2nd pic: Cantonese Style Beef Brisket, a tender beef brisket, beef tendon, braised radish, soft soy organic egg, and steamed rice.

3rd pic: Crispy Fish, a crispy fried fish fillet topped with salted egg sauce and Japanese pickles over rice.

4th pic: Scallion Chicken Chop, a crispy fried boneless chicken chop served with sunny side up organic egg and Korean green onion salad over rice.

5th: Crispy Pork Chop with Cheese Noodles, a crispy fried pork chop served with sunny side up organic egg over instant noodles with cheese sauce.

6th: Burger Steak & Rice, Seared cheese-stuffed burger steak served with sunny side up organic egg and Japanese pickles over rice.

*you can upgrade you rice to salted egg rice, just add 40php 9786

Too bad we didn’t get to try some Milktea 128532 Hope I can eat here again and try other dishes! 9786️ I do recommend this! 128077🏻

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Vanessa D.
4.0 Stars
2

Im a fan of egg waffles or bubble waffle so tried this Yo Panda branch in SM megamall. I order the cookies and cream flavor and my husband ordered the tres leches. It taste so good and i liked it. You should try it too if you want a dessert or something to eat 128077. I think 1 order will cater 2 persons.

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Anne K.
4.0 Stars

Kahit ako'y busog na busog na sa aking tanghalian, may nakareserbang parte pa rin para sa panghimagas. Napadpad ako sa Yo Panda, isang restawran na kilala sa kanyang sorbetes at waffle na kay ganda ang itsura sa instagram. Pagpasok pa lang ng restawran, kami ay nabighani sa ganda ng paligid. Parang nakapasok kami sa isang hardin na nakakarelaks at kung saan masarap makipagchikahan sa mga kaibigan. Binati rin ako ng nakakagutom na amoy ng bagong lutong waffle na may mga bula (bubble waffle). Nang ako'y naupo na, nahirapaan akong umorder dahil lahat ng mga pinagsamang waffle at sorbetes nila ay mukhang masarap. Maraming flavor ang mayroon sa Yo Panda tulad ng choco fudge, mango cheesecake, matcha, cookies and cream, tres leches atbp.
Dahil paborito ko ang kukis at krema, ito ang aking napili. Pagkatapos ng labinlimang minuto, dumating sa akin ang isang dessert na kaakit-akit. Pinigilan ko ang aking kamay na humukay at sumubo ng sorbetes dahil kailangan ko ng litrato nito. Nang ilapit ko ang baso sa aking mukha at huminga, nagulat ako ng lumipad ang ibang durog na kukis sa hangin. Napagpasyahan kong siguro oras na para kainin ito, bago liparin ang mga durog na kukis at mawala ng tuluyan. Isang malinamnam na ulap ang dumaan sa aking bibig ng aking isubo ang sorbetes. Ito'y di masyadong matamis at akma lamang sa mga durog na kukis. Sunod naman ay aking tinikman ang waffle na may mga bula. Lumaki ang aking mata nang ito'y aking kagatin. Ito ay naluto ng perpekto. O kay sarap ng waffle na may bula bula, ito'y mainit, malutong sa labas, pero malambot sa loob. Lahat ng sangkap ng himagas na ito ay akma lang para sa isa't isa. Huwag niyong mamaliitin ito, dahil ang isang order ay muntik ko ng di maubos. Malaki pala ito, buti na lang malaki rin ang aking gana at tiyan. Natuwa naman ako sa aking himagas dito sa Yo Panda. Sa susunod, susubukan ko rin ang iba ibang ihinahain nila dahil lahat ay mukha namang masarap. Nagustuhan ko rin ang serbisyo ng mga tagapgsilbi doon. Mabilis nilang inihain ang aking order at nagbigay sila agad ng baso ng tubig kahit di ko pa to hinhingi. Salamat Yo Panda dahil napasaya mo ang aking Linggo.
#loolooweeklychallenge

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Chizbun - Cherrie P.
5.0 Stars
7

I think I have found my newest favorite dessert place. It's got a panda on its logo, with cool shades and an afro! Yes, it's Yo! Panda ;)

Yo! Panda is a fusion of modern Asian cuisine, most specifically Hong Kong, but don't be fooled, it is proudly a local brand. From its interiors to its even cooler food styling, Yo! Panda takes the cake in being the hippest place to dine and snack, as proven by how trending its bubble waffle snacks have been on IG.

Their actual kitchen is located at the back while customers can sit in tables that resemble an outdoor dining spot. Yes, you feel like you are outdoors with that fake grass and wooden benches. Very hip indeed!

Another distinct feature of their restaurant is the waffle station near the customers' tables. Yes, you can actually enjoy seeing the staff prepare your bubble waffle treats on their hot griddles. A whole assortment of fillings and toppings can be found on this station, and I know I might not be able to control myself and put more toppings on my bubble waffle soft serve!

Besides their famous bubble waffle soft serve ice cream, which comes in a multitude of flavors like Choco Matcha Jelly and Chocolate Fudge, they also have savory treats in store for hungry patrons out there. And they come in budget friendly sets too!

Their scrumptious lunch set at P1599 includes one whole Lechon Macau Pizza, Yo! Panda Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Chops and Pork ribs. The Lechon Macau Pizza, which normally fares for P450 has generous toppings of crispy roasted pork, Chinese chorizo, and ground beef, on thin pizza crust. Definitely a loaded pizza, made more appetizing with lots of cheese and a drizzle of special Korean BBQ sauce. The Scallion Chicken Chops were tender and crunchy, while the Pork Ribs, although on the thin side, were still flavorful. The Yo! Panda Shepherd's Pie is a hit for me! The fluffy mashed potatoes and cheese topping make this one incredible starter. The beef stew balances the whole thing and makes it even more appetizing. The set comes with drinks and butter rice good for 4 people. You will never go wrong with this set!

We also had Shrimp and Cheese Balls (P290). These reminded me vaguely of cereal prawns, with it's cereal-like batter topped with pork floss. Enjoy this dipped in sweet soy and Japanese mayo. Can also be eaten with rice or on its own. 

Another new offering they have are their sweet and savory Chicken and Waffle Cones. Imagine yourself eating this heavenly cone of chicken popcorn inside the cinema. And they have 4 delightful flavors to choose from - plain, maple and gravy, spicy Korean and garlic parmesan. I am torn between the spicy Korean and Garlic Parmesan. but all flavors pair well with the thin sweet waffle cone that serves as its edible container. 

No wonder you will always find hordes of people in line to get a dose of the hip Yo! Panda snacks and sweet treats. They are absolutely addictive! I would go back and try to finish one whole serving of the bubble waffle soft serve! The Choco Matcha Jelly is calling out to me!

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Ron S.
4.0 Stars

It's my first time to try this Italian Gelato Soft Serve Bubble Waffle from Yo! Panda and I instantly liked it when I saw it on my table. Lol I never thought that the serving is that big. Lol will try the mango cheesecake next time.

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Diane N.
3.0 Stars

we tried the buy one get one promo on booky (sorry sa plugging) and it worked LOL char lang...

this is their italian gelato bubble waffle chocolate fudge flavor
verdict SUPER TAMIS well what do u expect di ba.. brownie fudge plus chocolate syrup equals umay galore..ndi ko siya naubos masarap lang yung waffle syempre pag medyo mainit pa pero i dont like the combination parang pag naubos mo siya tataas blood sugar mo hehehhe

kinarir yung presentation ng dessert para maging instagram worthy yun lang lol

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Camille S.
3.0 Stars
4

A friend and I decided to go to Yo Panda to avail their B1T1 promo on their soft serve bubble waffles. Since it was also dinner time, I decided to get a dish for myself and my friend ordered a side because she was full.

I got their Crispy Pork Chop with Cheese Noodles which was priced at Php 280. I personally think that this dish is good for two people because of the cloying factor. The pork may be enough for one person but the amount of noodles is inside is too much. In terms of taste, the cheese sauce of the noodles is something’s that can easily be cloyed. Not sure if it’s the amount of cheese or the taste itself or maybe both. The noodles was super so-so. The description on their menu is that it’s “instant noodles” and the noodles delivered. It tasted instant and gave me the impression that this dish is very overpriced.

My friend got their Salted Egg Fries. Again, the serving’s good enough to share but the taste is not that good. I gave up after 2-3 fries. Similar to the cheese noodles, it leads to cloying and there’s nothing significant about it.

Their soft serve bubble waffles still delivered (which saved my overall rating) and it was really tasty and stomach-filling. Their bubble waffle alone is something I’m gonna go back for, even without the soft serve.

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Haidee C.
4.0 Stars
2

Been curious on how it taste like... Bubble waffle taste like the sugar cone of the ice cream. Ordered the chocolate fudge and banana split. It was just ok it just really looks nice. It would be better if they have other types of gelato rather than just vanilla and chocolate.

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Ira B.
3.0 Stars

I'm giving the store a 3-star review because there's nothing "wow" in it just the matcha powder on top with a little amount of pinipig. Though I am a matcha lover but it really did not satisfy my matcha addiction.

My friend ordered choco fudge. I tasted the brownie an guess what? it's dry and lacks sweetness.

So there goes an honest review for Yo! Panda.

Btw, we claimed the buy1 get1 from booky so we just paid 90 pesos each.

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Keisha R.
4.0 Stars
2

Bubble waffles were not too sweet, but the "italian gelato" part was quite misleading because it didn't seem to be one. I loved the milk tea though, it was authentic tasting.

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Jomarie A.
3.0 Stars

After having lunch, I wanted something sweet so I can eliminate the /very/ flavorful and meaty taste that's still lingering in my mouth. We were choosing between Merry Moo and Yo! Panda. Merry Moo did not have seats for their guests, and Yo! Panda had mixed reviews so I was not sure if it will be worth it. In the end, we srill chose the one where we can sit around to enjoy our desserts -- Yo! Panda it is, then.

Upon seeing the store, I was a bit excited to try their desserts since: the place was cute (okay totally unrelated, but aesthetics is very important for me), and you can actually see them preparing your dessert! 128156 I'm sold.

I let Josh pick our flavor (we planned to share our dessert cup since the serving size is big, and I don't want to be overwhelmed by the sweetness), since if I'm the one to choose, I will most probably choose the matcha variants. 128586 He chose Mango Cheesecake (he adores Mango desserts!).

✔ MANGO CHEESECAKE [with Vanilla and Chocolate Twist Soft Serve Gelato] (Php 190) - 11088110881108811088
The egg waffle was crispy on the outside, and soft and warm on the inside 128523 I like how its warmth contradicts the cold gelato soft serve, and helps the gelato melt easily as it reaches your tongue. We got the Twist gelato (vanilla and chocolate), and I'm glad we made the right choice! The taste was so balanced (not too sweet nor bland, contrary to the reviewes I've read), and the gelato was extremely creamy! 128525128158 This was topped with cheesecake bites and sliced mangoes, but I found the toppings to be lacking. 128546 There were just around 5 small cheesecake cubes, and a few slivers of mangoes. Good thing the mango was sweet, and the cheesecake bites tasted perfect. 128076 Though, I don't like how the bottom parts of the waffle are very soggy already since it was soaked in the melted gelato. 128557 The price is okay as 2 people can share this almost-200-peso cup, and get their much needed dessert fix in the form of this complex dessert item offering. 127846

Service was slow though. The place was not packed, but it took a long time before the dessert was served. There was just one person preparing the desserts, and since each cup has so many components to take care of, each dessert really took time to prepare. 128546 One of the servers seemed new, and was even reluctant to take our orders right away. 128530 I hope they can assign more people and have more equipment for their dessert area, so they can acquire more loyal customers who do not have to wait too long before enjoying their delicious sweet treats. 128076

#NewRestaurantsFor2017

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Joebel S.
4.0 Stars
2

The crispy pork bowl, YUMMY!! The Shrimp Chowder.. it lacks something... at first it rasted like bagoong shrimp.soup.. 128514128514 Then it's gonna frow on you, and eventually more or less like it. Dip the friend mantao or order rice. 128514

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Melody T.
3.0 Stars
2

I'd definitely recommend their Bubble Waffles - super yummy, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, I liked this better than the one in Hole in the Wall; but skip their savory dishes.

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Isha S.
3.0 Stars

Tried this with my friends a while back after we were enticed inside by the promise of bubble waffles hahaha.

The place actually offers a bunch of Asian meals in the 200-300 peso price range. But we decided to just stick to what we came for haha.

Their egg waffles come in cups with soft serve ice cream and various toppings. We picked the Mango Cheesecake one. It took foreveerrrrrr to be served. 128533 And when we finally got to taste it, it was quite underwhelming. The soft serve tasted kind of weird, the cheesecake cubes were crumbly and bleh, although the mango slices were okay. The waffle itself was quite nice, though.

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Myra L.
3.0 Stars
3

The best dish among those pictured is the roasted pork belly. Get ready to bite a juicy, tender meat with crackling crispy pork skin. Super yum! But just partnering it with an ordinary mustard sauce and fried egg makes it overpriced for P280.

I also like their shrimp chowder but the umay factor is strong on this one! It was missing something to balance the saltiness and creaminess. Still, I like it partnered with mantau. (Yun na ba yung balance factor?) They should also consider a curry crab version. That I will surely try!

Last dish is their spicy chicken bun, supposedly a best seller. It was ok, not very spicey for my taste. They used Korean chili paste (kochujang?) w/c is weird for a Chinese/HK resto.

Also I must warn you, the egg waffle station is located at the dining area, very strategic! It smelled sooo good, made it very tempting to order dessert as we finish our meals. 128517

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Jaymee C.
5.0 Stars
2

Vanilla soft served Bubble Waffle Mango Cheesecake 128522

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April H.
3.0 Stars
3

The management (or owners) really makes a huge difference in people's perspective of a place... Their reception of criticism is the difference between &$¥£\%!<}@ to hell and hmmm, ok I might give it another try... Such is the case for Yo! Panda...

I really had high hopes for these eye catching desserts! I mean soft serve with bubble waffles-- sounds like a good idea right?

Execution is always a different story. They make their waffles from scratch, within view of the customers. I honestly found it annoying when I saw the staff more intent on gossiping rather than serving the customers. Case in point, we fell in line for the cashier. When it was our turn, I asked what was good. The cashier lady made a face and showed us the menu, pointing to the tres leches, matcha and chocolate flavors. I asked about the different soft serve & eggette flavors and she pouted once more before explaining the different kinds. Excuse me ate girl, it's not like you work at Starbucks where everyone is familiar with the menu. It's not like you only sell one kind of soft serve either! Don't give me your nguso face, it's unbecoming and 100% annoying.

After settling on tres leches for me and chocolate fudge for the fiancé, we were told that our orders will be ready in 30 mins. I think that information should have been volunteered before we paid for our orders, to give us the option to backout in case we were in a rush. Ate girl nguso kasi, super busy kasi. So we paid for our phone bills first and inquired about different plans. Looked at phone cases too, just to pass the time. When we came back, our orders still weren't ready. Nakakaikli ng pasensya kasi wala man lang apology. So we sat down and asked for water while we waited.

After 45 mins has passed, our orders were served. It was pretty with no layers-- sweet on sweet on sweet. After the initial excitement for picture taking, it was boring. The eggette was bland and the soft serve wasn't really milky. The white chocolate was super sweet, even mixed with the waffle. I found it expensive for the taste and of course the service. So NOT WORTH THE WAIT. I didn't bother to try the fiancé's order. He said it was too sweet and ended up not finishing the contents.

I already wrote off the place... However, the management's response to my negative experience made me feel valued as a consumer... I felt that they were geniunely apologetic about the experience and would truly make steps to improve the guests' experience. I wouldn't be surprised if they have already improved... Plus, they have succeeded in making me see their establishment in a better light...

Now, isn't that very sincere apology so much better than:

1) Bullying the customer about a negative review that will likely trend on social media? Well, I paid for the experience and I am obviously a savvy consumer. So why shouldn't I voice out a sucky experience? Aaaah, social media-- the double edged sword strikes again...

2) Creating accounts to give the place 5 stars to improve the restaurants rating? (Read: BUHAT BANGKO reviews) As if the users can't tell who are bogus reviewers, right?!128519 (oh, and that changes NOTHING)

3) Demanding to take down reviews (or remove their restaurant from the database) because it hurt their feelings? In the restaurant business, you have to have thick skin... Not everyone will like your resto and you can have off days. Unless the customer was super unreasonable, you can always learn from criticism. Chalk it up to experience and aim to IMPROVE.

MIC DROP.🎙

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Kate R.
5.0 Stars
2

How can you possibly devour that beauty??? 128561128525

Choco Matcha Jelly is a masterpiece! 128079🏼

I was walking with my sister at Megamall and we both felt the hunger 128513 Then magically we passed by Yo! Panda. Hey! I love panda so I was intrigued!

We had their waffle since the picture on their menu is sooooo enticing! I love matcha (well, who doesn't?) plus chocolate. 128523
Choco Matcha Jelly is the perfect choice! We ordered it in a hurry haha! After several minutes , it came! 128561128522 I cant explain the feeling I had when I saw the waitress walked towards our table. Oh my! Such beauty! 🙂

My first scoop was memorable, the flavors of matcha powder on their vanilla ice cream is massive! 128523 Their vanilla ice cream is full and milky. I love it so much that I had to blog it, agad agad! Hahaha

This is my new fave place for waffle desserts!

Btw, i don't know if their other foods are as good as their waffles or not, but I am settled for their desserts! 10084128525

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Inna A.
4.0 Stars

I'm a dessert person, so I liked this.

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Kim L.
3.0 Stars

After reading some mixed reviews about this place, we had to try it out for ourselves. I was interested with the giant xiao long bao but it was already phased out while other appetizers were unavailable. We opted for their tres leches dessert instead and sadly, it didn't meet my expectations. The soft serve gelato was watered down, the powdered milk was obviously store bought and the egg waffle was gummy and unappealing. It's sad that the food here are only IG-worthy; such a waste of concept.128542

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