The House of Katsu

If you would let me choose one restaurant with a great place, relaxing ambiance and superior food and service, no second thoughts, I'd definitely pick Yabu!

Yabu is a restaurant owned by Mr. John Concepcion (father of Mr. Mike Concepcion of Greater Good) and it just opened November last year. It is also the first and only authentic Japanese katsu restaurant in the Philippines.

While we were waiting for our orders, the server handed us bowls of sesame seeds. He demonstrated to us the grinding ritual for the katsu sauce.

Sineryoso ko talaga. Chos! :p It was so addictive!

Pouring the katsu sauce to the sesame seeds, then we mixed them afterwards.

We didn't expect that the servings would be this huge! Happy tummies! *_*

Japanese pickles

Miso soup

Fruits - pineapples and watermelon

Japanese rice

Ordered Yabu's Chicken Katsudon. THE BEST I'VE EVER TASTED. Yabu didn't fail our expectations! We also loved the unlimited cabbage! Yummy!

With Sir Mon, Yabu's manager. Thank you so much for the world-class service, Sir! Everyone was so kind and accommodating. I seriously can't wait to go back there and try their other katsu dishes! Thank you, Yabu Philippines!

Yabu is located at SM Megamall's Atrium, 2nd floor.
Like Yabu Philippines on Facebook here.


Alpha said...

Thanks arnie for this great review!This added to my curiosity and surely, i would like to visit this place sometime. The food pictures look great by the way! :D

Unknown said...

Great to know that you finally tasted #katsucraze! awesome right!?


Gellie Abogado said...

You look awesome Arnie! I love Japanese food. Would love to drag my sister here :D

AVA TE-ZABAT♥ said...

your GC is still with me!!:))

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Ate Alpha, haha! You should really try it! ♥ Ate Aien's asking for a Yabu date on Wednesday. Let's go? :) Miss you ate!

@Vergil, REALLY AWESOME! I swear it didn't fail my tummy's expectations! :p Miss you V!

@Gellie, AWW Thank you dear!! We both love Japanese food so... let's settle for a date soon? :)

@Ava, yes!! Hahaha soon na lang pag we see each other ulit. Miss you!! :) Thank you!

Melai said...

Masarap talaga jan sa Yabu!! :)

Melai of Style and Soul

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Melai, yes super!! Really "lasang langit" hahaha! xx

Wonder Woman said...

I am FINALLY going to Yabu on Friday, too!!! :D Can't wait!!!

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Angel, yay finally!!! :) Can't wait for your review/blog about it! Next time tayo naman together! :D

thestyleflux said...

Yay finally! their food is so delicious noh? :)


Arnie Villanueva said...

@Kaye, yes super!! :) Especially their service, yun pinaka-love ko! ♥ Let's dine here soon!