Our boss treated the team to a pre-Christmas dinner at Yabu House of Katsu located in the newly opened Ayala Vertis North Mall.
Katsu sets are another of my favorite cuisines, and Yabu is among the few resto chains that offer quality katsus, so I welcomed the opportunity to dine in a new branch.
The place was packed when our group arrived so we had to wait for 5 minutes or so (no biggie!). The table was a bit of a tight squeeze for our group of 6 but we didn’t mind so much.
The staff were polite and helpful, though a bit overwhelmed with the volume of people that we had trouble calling some of them to request for refills.
Still, we thoroughly enjoyed our orders, which included:
- Mozarella Katsu Sticks (Php270) as our appetizer
- 4 orders of Rosu Pork Loin Sets (Php440/180g; Php385/120g; Php350/80g). These consist of thick cuts of juicy pork loin cutlets with some fat trimmings.
- Menchi Katsu Set (Php385). This consist of spiced minced beef and pork stuffed with cheese.
- Rosu and Prawn Set (Php530). This consists of pork loin katsu with black tiger prawns also coated in panko.
Our orders included unlimited soup, rice and fruits.
Consistent with my experience in other Yabu branches, the pork katsus were well seasoned and juicy, justifying several requests for rice refills.
Check out my review of another Katsu resto: Katsu Sora.