Yabu The House of Katsu: Now Open in Mall of Asia.

Love tonkatsu?  Then you really have to try Yabu: The House of Katsu. 

T and I used to go to Megamall, even if it's a bit far from us, just to eat in Yabu.  They finally heard our prayers and opened a branch in Mall of Asia!

Why Yabu?  Their menu says it all.

"When you are served OUR Yabu Katsu, you can tell the difference right away --- the katsu is so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, you can slice it with chopsticks."

There's also a guide on how to create the dipping sauce.

I had T grind the seeds first.

Then we added the sauce and other condiments as we ate.

Their best seller is the Tonkatsu Set which comes with unlimited Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing, and a bowl of fruit.  There are two kinds of Tonkatsu Sets: Rosu (Pork Loin) and Hire (Pork Tenderloin).  I got the 100g Hire (P330/$8). 

 A closer look at my tonkatsu.

On the other hand, T got the Premium Tonkatsu Set (P515/$13) which also includes unlimited Japanese rice, miso soup, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing, and a bowl of fruit.   The set comes with Kurobuta which is the "world's finest pork".  What Kobe is to beef, Kurobuta is to pork.

A closer look at T's food.

T and I have not found a place which beats Yabu for the best tonkatsu in the Philippines.  Japanese has always been comfort food to us so we'll definitely be back soon!

My other blog posts about Yabu:
Yabu The House of Katsu: Now Open in Mall of Asia
What's New in Yabu? Iidako Salad, Chicken Salad, Miso Katsu, Oroshi Katsu, and Mochi Balls!
Yabu Dinner in Alabang Town Center

Yabu: House of Katsu
Dining Date: 30 January 2013

Contact Information

Second Floor South Arcade
Main Mall Atrium
Mall of Asia
Pasay City

Tel No.: (+632) 511-7202

Official Website
Facebook Page
Twitter: @YabuPH

Operating Hours

Monday to Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday - Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

*Where to eat in SM Mall of Asia?


  1. Do you still live in Alabang? Meron na rin sa Southmall!

  2. Yay there's a branch that's loser to us! I'm so happy. We went all the way to Megamall to eat there too last year. Just never got around to blogging about it. :)

    xo Patty

  3. YOGI. I heard! But is it open already? :)

    MRS P CUYUGAN. Me too! My Yabu Megamall blog post is still in my drafts folder :D

  4. If you're a cheese lover try their Menchi Set! Super sarap!

    This feb daw ata magoopen yung sa southmall :)

  5. i miss yabu na.. never heard negative feedback about them :) Best tonkatsu indeed! :)

  6. Should visit soon! I miss the seafood set already! :)


  7. have you tried katsu cafe a similar restaurant at a more affordable price?

  8. ERIKA. Got to try the cheese set already! Will write a review about Yabu Southmall soon :)

    PETER. Not yet. Where is it?


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