Yabu: House of Katsu (G/F Robinsons Magnolia)

PhotoGrid_1376060132830Date visited: June 2013

What we ate:

Chicken Mixed Set (Chicken, Black Tiger Prawn, Squid, Oyster)

Taste = 4/5

–          When we first ate here, we knew that they had the best-tasting katsu in Manila. The crispy batter was both tasteful and was cooked perfectly, the meat was always juicy and perfectly cooked and the sauce was extraordinarily special – we had to make it ourselves by grinding roasted sesame seeds then adding their sauce. When we took a bite out of the katsu, we could tell that they knew how to cook perfect katsu dishes all the time. So why 4/5 only? For both Lyn and I, the taste got old fast. After our third time eating here, we knew that we should only eat here once a year (at the most) or we’d be risking not wanting to eat katsu forever.

Service = 3.5/5

–          For some reason, this particular branch is almost always full. Unfortunately, their service is also almost always sub-par.

Ambience = 4/5

–          The dining area was well-lit, there were a lot of available condiments on the tables and the presentation of the food was good. The only problem we noticed was the tight spaces in between tables inside the restaurant.

Value for money = 4/5

–          The prices of the menu items were on the expensive side but the quality and taste of the dishes were great. This restaurant definitely has the best katsu we’ve tasted.

Click here for their website.

2 thoughts on “Yabu: House of Katsu (G/F Robinsons Magnolia)

    • rey & lyn says:

      It did add a lot of sesame flavor to the sauce that made it stand out from the rest. Also, kids really love doing the grinding themselves. This made them enjoy eating the katsu more.

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