very good food, sushi bar
very good food, sushi bar service excelent and very inovative menu. Definitely will return. Reservation recomended, because the place is full.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time there and I love
First time there and I love this place! The service is awesome, everyone was very friendly. I only ordered the basics from the happy hour menu, but it was delicious! Everything was reasonablypriced. I've already got my menu planned for my next trip there. Go check this place out. You won't be disappointed!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything looks so good,
Everything looks so good, be careful not to overorder. This isn't the top sushi in town, but its very good and reasonable for a place to go regularly. As our waiter said, no "hollywood rolls", but good basic rolls. Good service, decent food, decent prices. Seems to have a lot of kids for a friday night, so must be family friendly. Seems like a lot of regulars, known to staff, but as a "newby" you don't feel left out, very friendly waiter. Will return.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food in Venice
We don't eat sushi, but love the rest of the menu which is fairly priced and outstandingly prepared. Our sushi-eating friends love the sushi... fresh and tasty. Drinks are generous, often with an inventive special cocktail. Wait staff are excellent. No attitude at this Venice eatery, always a plus. Try the Happy Hour, too!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food. It was our
Excellent food. It was our third dinner in 10 days. Love the food, but you should know that the noise level can be VERY energetic.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good experience from start
Good experience from start to finish. Will definitely return!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
There's a lot of good choices for sushi in LA, but on the Westside, this is one of the best. Have literally tried and loved everything on the menu. Cocktails are excellent as well. It's lively and noisy, so not the spot for a quiet romantic meal, but it's in tune with the Venice/Abbott-Kinney vibe.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! T!he food
Love this place! T!he food the staff are outstanding! Could eat here every night
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Service
The title says it all! A little loud, but a great meal!!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, great service
Delicious food, great service and they serve one of the best vegan soups I have ever had!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, but pricey.
Overall, I recommend Wabi Sabi I went there using a Blackboard Eats discount of 30% on a meal of at least $20 per person. We had some vegetable tempura (yummy), a Tiger Roll (a special at $19), and a bowl of sashimi. It was all very good. Service was good as well. However, due to the price, I likely would have skipped it had I not had the discount for a regular meal out.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Option
I really like the combination of location close to my home, fun atmosphere, good (not phenomenal but good) food, good drinks and terrific service. I enjoy the peppers, the ceviche and the eggplant every time I go. Not sure i would travel across the city but if you are near the beach you could do far worse!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sushi in Venice!
Our neighborhood favorite, year after year. The fish is always fresh and delicious, the menu has food for everyone, even if you don't like sushi (ribs, duck, salads,) and, I finally ate dessert and can't believe I had been missing that all these years (warm chocolate tart with ice cream and fruits-mmm and the banana fritters with almond ice cream-double mmmm!) The martinis here are also great and worth the price for Abbott Kinney restaurants! The staff is consistent and the service is excellent! We love Fumi and Gina and how they coordinate everything and are so genuinely sweet and welcoming. We don't sit at the sushi bar, but, that is always a scene!! Love Wabi Sabi!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on Father's Day which was an od night at Wabi Sabi. The waiters seemed overworked. Pleenty of young children which adds to some delay. The food was great as always,
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can always count on Wabi-Sabi!
Always delicious! Being a big meat eater I am always amazed at how hearty and rich the "vegan" mushroom soup is! It's sublime. All sushi, salads and cooked foods are equally great.
The big question is: What is the future for W.S. ??? Been rumored forever that they were closing....sure hope not!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
Wabi Sabi has always been a wonderful experience - from the food, which is innovative and always interesting, to the ambiance, usually abuzz with all kinds of people. It isn't quiet, but it's lively and fun. Try the back room for a little less bustle. If you have a large party they can accommodate with some notice. Reservations are always helpful here, as it's been discovered. Recommended - the scallop salad, and the duck (unusual for a sushi place). Go early for happy hour and reduced prices on sushi, wine, and some sushi.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, very friendly,
Excellent service, very friendly, and delicious meals.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Add Wabi Sabi to your list of favorite sushi places. Skip your usual miso soap and order the delicious seafood soup. Japanese ceviche is great, dragon roll is terrific, soft shell crab sushi, ikura and massago (each with a quail egg) were delicious. All in all, an excellent meal worthy of the better sushi restaurants in town.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we asked for a quiet table and they put us in the back room. perfect. we could hear ourselves talk. very attentive staff, food was very good. i always eat too much here as everything is so good. it's a perfect place for small or large groups. if you want to be part of the action sit at the bar or in the bar room, if you want moderate activity and sound sit in the back room, if you are in between, sit in the middle room which has an out doors feeling to it.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi with a twist
I have been here a lot and the service and food is always consistently great!
I completely recommend it.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basil Grapefruit Martini - Delish!
Always love Wabi Sabi. Basil Grapefruit martinis plus spicy edamame and vegan miso soup. Perfection! And Judy is the best server! :)
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The drive from Santa Barbara to Venice was so worth it to enjoy the evening celebration of life's journeys with my two grown children at Wabi-Sabi, a favorite for us. Food GREAT, Saki - YUM, service GREAT, company at the table THE BEST. Until next time....
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Cute place in a neighborhood that is up and coming. I had the black cod which was probably the best I've ever had. Not cheap, but worth it. I have to mention the wonderful coffee from a french press, which is outstanding. Normally you don't find coffee in a Japanese restaurant, but this one is a real find.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place in Venice. Would
Nice place in Venice. Would recommend that you check it out.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wabi Sabi is consistently
Wabi Sabi is consistently good and reliable. I like that the wait staff has very little turnover....you see the same people each
time. I like to mix a bit of the happy menu hour with the regular menu.... a great deal and delicious food.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome as Always!
We live in Venice and Wabi Sabi is our local spot. Service is always good and food is delicious. Be sure to have one of their signature cocktails - my favorite is the Basil Grapefruit martini!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & god service
I have visited them several times and never been disappointed. Food quality is great and service is very good overall
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
They had a really nice happy
They had a really nice happy hour, although the menu was limited. Food was good. Our waiter, Almond, was fabulous. We would definitely come back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty much everything we've had here has been great. Love the mushroom ravioli appetizer and the spicy tuna on rice crisp. A good place to bring a group of varied eaters- something for everyone.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great eggplant appetizer! Decent cut rolls but not my favorite. Love the ambience though!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Venice
Excellent, well-priced sushi and more. Full bar with generous pour. Fantastic, knowledgeable wait staff - no attitude as is sometimes found in hot spots. Fun atmosphere, too, on popular Abbot Kinney.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a great meal!
My huband and I always meet our good friend s here .. it's our "go to place". The food is always terrific. The sushi is fresh. the quality of the fish is grade A . the cooked dishes are different and superb. and we always have fun. The yellowtail sashimi in Ponzu / jalepeno is not to be missed.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Atmosphere, very good
Nice Atmosphere, very good sushi. Price is still moderate for the quality. I really like Wabi Sabi! Best Miso Soup ever!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Japanses-Californian food
Not authentic Japanese(I am a Japanese) but interesting food and all my Japanese friends visiting us love them.
Because there are so many never seen before Sushi rolls in Japan. They are different but fun and good,
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have loved this place ever
I have loved this place ever since they opened years ago. The quality of fish is always top notch. We are moving to the neighborhood soon, and I'm sure we will eat here often!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grear spot in Venice
Wabi Sabi is a first rate Japanese Restaurant on Abbott Kinney that combines special dishes and excellent sushi. Their appetizers and salads are outstanding (especially the scallop salad and the seaweed salad). They always have specials that are really special. Some really good hot entrees too and an excellent list of cold sakis. And their special rolls are superb. Great scene too - lively but not too noisy.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM