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Published on June 18th, 2015 | by timmyvista

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Yabu: House of Katsu, Alabang Town Center Review

This one’s for the special days out with friends. Yabu’s not your everyday Japanese place.

Being quite high end, the place is always well-maintained. The staff are also courteous. One time, we ate here and got a free dessert just after we complained that the air conditioner in our area was too cold. Yabu is all about keeping their customers satisfied. No wonder, they always have patrons coming back for more.

You never have to worry about seating, though, because this branch is big enough to accommodate guests inside or on the balcony area.

One thing you have to know, however, before you visit is that the food here can be quite expensive. Meals will range from Php 350.00 and above. Don’t worry, the taste will always deliver. They also offer balanced and healthy meals without serving overly health conscious dishes. Katsu sets come with unlimited cabbage, fruits, rice and soup.

The cabbage can be paired with three types of dressing: Asian, Caesar or Wasabi. The rice also comes in two variants: brown and white rice. They also serve sesame seeds that is to be paired with their own special katsu sauce. In the past, customers could grind the sesame seeds themselves.

However, according to the staff, there have been a lot of reported breakages when customers use their mortar and pestle, so they discontinued the practice. This is honestly a little sad because it’s supposedly part of the experience.

Nevertheless, you can never go wrong with Yabu if you’re looking to fill your stomach with quality Japanese food for the rest of the day. They serve a variety of viands ranging from chicken, pork and seafood. I’ve personally tried out their Chicken Katsu Set and Salmon Set. I look forward to having both dishes again. They are flavorful, and they come in hearty servings.

They also have unique appetizers that you should definitely try out. I would recommend the Wakame, which is seaweed topped with ebiko.

What makes Yabu even better is their birthday promo. No catch. Just good old free katsu all for you. On your birthday month, they e-mail you about your free birthday katsu. Just make sure to give them your e-mail address when you visit.

So what are you waiting for? Go visit the Yabu branch nearest you! Click here for more information on their menu and list of branches.

In my opinion, Yabu’s not merely a house of katsu. My experience in Yabu has proved it is home to katsu.


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