Yabu: House of Katsu @ Robinson's Magnolia

Many people have been raving about Yabu because of the good katsu they serve here. That's why we came all the way to Robinson's Magnolia to try their famous Katsu. Judging by the pictures I saw, it was a sure try.

Tonkatsu Sauce

Hire Tonkatsu
One bite and you will know the value of this magical dish: The delicate crunch of the bread batter coating gives way to soft, lightly salted pork meat that is close to the softness of sponge cake.

Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. YUM! Now that's one kind of katsu dish that I would love! Their selections were a huge contrast to the katsu meals that I have been eating. 

Chicken Tonkatsu Meal
And then comes the katsu cutlet, with its entourage of miso soup, rice, cabbage and a few slices of fruit. For the light eater, this can actually be good for two. We were surprised by the size of the platter when it was served. It occupied the half table already. I guess their tables are really small. Some of our things fell down during our lunch that time.

I'm definitely going back here because I enjoyed my first experience. As the saying goes, first impression lasts. This place deserves a repeat visitation.

Restaurant Ratings
Taste = 5
Environment = 4
Service = 4
Clean = 5
Price = 4

Yabu House of Katsu | Facebook | Website
The Atrium,SM Megamall, EDSA corner J. Vargas Ave.,
Brgy. Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City

Robinson's Magnolia
Doña M. Hemady Ave.,Quezon City, New Manila


  1. I love tonkatsu. I would like to try the Yabu House version.

  2. Got to see great posts from Yabu...Mejo d lang kse ako fan ng Tonkatsu..Hopefully, I can give it a try pag nasa metro ako.

    Jinkee Umali of www.foodsonthespot.com

  3. I miss yabu!! There are days when i just crave for their tonkatsu.. And unlimited cabbage with roasted sesame dressing!!

  4. I ate here a couple of weeks ago. I must say I enjoyed the unlimited cabbage. It was delicious and made me forget about the bottomless rice.

  5. It's goo to know that there's a Japanese Restaurant the specializes in katsu dishes. I must try dining in this place when I go to Manila =)

  6. I love Yabu! :) Lovely blog, too! Glad I stumbled upon it :)


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