I have already tried Yabu twice. My first visit was at their Glorietta 5 branch and second at Megamall.
Yabu is the most lined-up for katsu restaurant I’ve seen. When I saw their Glorietta 5 branch didn’t have any line and because, honestly, I couldn’t think of anywhere else to go, I thought why not? Their restaurant has huge manga prints on their dividers and in their menu which I thought was cute.
They have chicken, pork, seafood, and some special sets. I opted for their fat-less tenderloin or hire.
I thought the shredded cabbage was too few for the initial serving. Maybe if they had put more, it would keep people who love those shredded cabbage from having to keep calling for refills. But that and the rest except the pork are refillable. Also, their bowl of fruit is just single slices of pineapple and watermelon. 😛
And our other order…
I wish I had that. T_T The eggs look delish; cooked how I want an egg should be.
The hire was tender, not dry and oily, and tasty. It definitely didn’t have any fat and I liked it better than with the rosu which I had in my second visit. The fat-less pork made me feel less guilty with all the pork I already had then. It hasn’t been a week since we had katsu at Saboten. 😛 I just didn’t like I felt like I was at a school cafeteria because of the noisy customers. Their table that’s good for two isn’t so. I know they have to accommodate many, but I’d be somewhere more comfortable without the noise But, for the food, I would recommend Yabu. Besides the katsu sets, they also have salads and other appetizers.
Food price range at Yabu is from PhP450 to PhP600. Currently, they have nine (9) branches within Metro Manila. They’re not hard to find. 😛