Must-try Katsu: Saboten Express at SM Megamall

Our favorite luxurious cutlets from BGC are now available in Ortigas – SM Megamall! You can now enjoy the same original taste of Japan and irresistable crunchiness at a more affordable price at Saboten Express located at Mega Food Hall, SM Megamall.


You can easily spot the japanese cutlet express shop from the entrance of the Mega Food Hall ūüôā


It’s my first time to eat at the food hall and the ambiance is quite similar to Hole in the Wall PH at Century Mall, Makati. It is very carefree, spacious and the chairs are so colorful and unique. There is a spot for couples, small groups and big families.


I have already tried Saboten BGC (READ: Saboten BGC Full Review) and the main difference is the menu arrangement and of course the service. Since it is just an express meal shop it is more self-service but fear not cause the taste is exactly the same! Menu is also more simple here, while they offer sets with unlimited sides in their BGC branch, here they offer fixed sets that are more affordable, sandwiches and the best coffee jelly i have ever tasted (no exaggeration!).


After ordering you can freely choose your spot from the cute seats and wait for the light to  come up from this round indicator.

Recommended: Tenderloin Katsu Set


Comes with Japanese Rice, Miso Soup, Katsu Sauce, Cabbage Citrus Dressing and Japanese Pickles


Close-up. I can’t get enough of this super crunchy cutlets that are well seasoned and perfectly fried giving incredibly crispy coating and juicy meat inside.



This set starts at Php239. I can’t believe how affordable it is! Their Katsu can match other upscale Japanese Restaurants offering the same popular japanese dish.

Recommended: Traditional Katsudon


This deep-fried Tonkatsu with eggs are cooked in a sweet yet salty broth comes with Japanese rice and Japanese pickles. Set starts at Php199.


The japanese rice is so soft and authentic and the tonkatsu meat is so is golden outside yet moist inside.



For just less than Php50 this coffee jelly cup is the best of its kind that I have ever tasted. It is a cream pudding that melts in your mouth generously filled with jelly blocks. I will definitely be hoarding next time!


Saboten Express for those short yet sweet Sundates


Or end of week Japanese treats after days of hustle & bustle



Food Hall, Fifth Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

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Jaey x

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Disclaimer and Transparency Clause: Information such as prices, menu, contact numbers are subject to change without prior notice. Our meals were sponsored but this review is based on a hundred percent ‚Äúheyjaey‚ÄĚ hands on / tasting experience and personal views.¬†We may or may not be always on the same page but hey thanks for dropping by anyway! Feel free to drop in some comments/suggestions.


Published by HeyJaey

I have been blogging for 11 years and have seen the ups and downs of internet marketing. I love blogging about travel and comfort food while I work full time as a Digital Marketing Manager for an IT Company. On my free time I play the piano and love to do online window shopping. I am obsessed too with city lights at night.

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