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Wabi Sabi
Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wabisabisushi.com/
  • Phone: (310) 314-2229
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pan-Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available on the street.
A word from Wabi Sabi
Wabi-Sabi exemplifies the young,trendy Abbot Kinney vibe. Modern architecture encompass this hip spot full of neighborhood regulars who find the fun,crowded atmosphere relaxing. Japanese in concept, fusion in flavor, one can choose from an extensive market fresh sushi list or indulge in our pan-asian fusion cuisine.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "There are plenty of Japanese restaurants in LA, but I picked Wabi Sabi because we can walk there. The food is generally very good and the ambiance is hip and casual. It is a bit overpriced but all things considered, it's still a good dinning option for us who prefer not to drive to dinner after a long work day."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "It was my first time here at Wabi Sabi, and I had really looked forward to the dinner. I found when speaking to the sushi chef, at the sushi bar, that he was either unable to hear what I was saying or just completely ignored my requests. On the flip side, when I ordered menu items from the server, she seamed overwhelmed and promptly forgot my order. For something as simple as a bowl of soup, I waited for 45 minutes. I regularly dine at high end sushi bars and am familiar with ordering some things from the chef and some from a server. Usually, they at least are communicating and the orders come out properly and in a timely manner. While I found the food tasty enough, the management of service was so poor that I will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Love this spot. The Vegan Miso soup alone is reason to go. Miso eggplant, veggie rolls, delicious kale salad and oh the drinks! Wabi Sabi never disappoints. Go, dine, drink and have fun!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • " The sushi, sake and service was awesome. The freshness of your food keeps us coming back!!! Over and over again!! Great food, service, sake... A Venice find!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The hostess basically ignored us when we first came into the restaurant and it took us about 10 minutes to be seated even though the restaurant was fairly empty. Then our waiter took our drink order and appetizer order, but did not come back for a long time to take our dinner order. Might have just gotten bad luck with that one waiter, but didn't have a great experience overall."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The staff is great and the food is always great-love the atmosphere and its just a solid neighborhood restaurant-highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food is always good here, and the ambiance is great. Service can sometimes be slow, but not always. Can't go wrong with a meal here."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have travelled extensively in Japan and have fully enjoyed the best sushi Japan has to offer. Not until Wabi Sabi have I enjoyed comparable sushi in the US. Albacore was soft and delicious. Toro was very fresh as well. The Hakattsu (sp?) sake was fabulous. You must find this restaurant Nd enjoy a meal. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food is really good here and prices are moderate. Very attentive wait staff too. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've been dining at Wabi Sabi for years, but we usually go there for their excellent Happy Hour menu and our usual favorites (sushi, sweet potato fries, etc.). This time, however, everything we ordered was new to us (though they've all been on the regular menu for a long time). We had an amazing Dungeness crab salad with heirloom tomatoes, a pasta that was great, terrific sautéed spinach and a wild mushroom dish. Definitely going back soon!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The most gracious manager in all of Los Angeles! The food was excellent as always. Yellowtail with jalepeno sashima is the BEST in town!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service was great, attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and dining was relaxed. Great for meeting up with friends... yummy cocktails."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I love the food at Wabi Sabi, however the service is awful! It took over an hour to get our bill after we asked for it 4x!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My friend and I ate dinner here and had a great time. Food was alright but not the best sushi I've had. That being said, as we were signing the check to leave a waitress hurriedly came over with sake and cups in her hand. She said that some other customers in the corner of the restaurant sent over drinks and food. We said if they could send it back because it was awkward and we obviously already ate and leaving. The waitress demanded that we stay and put the drinks down anyway. This continues to get more uncomfortable. She sets down silverware and finally the food comes out. She leaves the food and walks over to the guys. We gave the food to the people next to us and got out as fast as we could. Talk about POOR customer service..."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "With as many options in the area, I do not foresee my fiancé and i coming back here again. We did not have a bad experience by any means, and the food was (meh) okay, but we're pretty confident that there's a sushi place nearby with much better food, especially considering the price. Items we tried: Chilli garlic edamame (slippery and hard to eat but yummy) Spicy salmon roll (too much rice and kinda boring) Japanese ceviche (wasn't bad, but pretty small) Soft shell crab roll (too much rice and little flavor) Yellow tail special (good flavor)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I am a regular at Wabi Sabi but must say the service on my recent visit was horrible. Everything was very, very slow. the bar is exceptionally slow and downright painful. i am concerned if it doesn't improve that it will eventually shutdown which would be a shame since the food is fairly good and consistent."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We recently met a friend visiting from San Miguel de Allende at Wabi Sabi. She has been living in Central Mexico for a few years and mentioned she was really missing her favorite sushi restaurant in Los Angeles. We decided to take her to our favorite sushi restaurant and all of us were exceptionally pleased with our decision. Everything we ordered was delicious, the Friday night atmosphere was perfect and of course the entire Wabi team was amazing. This is a must try if you are in the Los Angeles area!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had lots of different sushi. All was no more than mediocre. Don't even consider - especially in an area with so many good choices."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Thi place is a neighborhood gem. The food is very consistent and always fantastic. It has a great sushi bar. We prefer table service as it is more relaxing for us. The menu is oustanding. We ordered an eggplant dish that was the best we ever had. Can't wait to go back! Love it!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I am a regular here. The sushi is consistently great. I also love their cocktails. The service is always great when I have a female server but only adequate with the guys. Why is that? Thanks for not blasting music so loud that no one can have a conversation (like way too many other places)"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I always have a great time at Wabi Sabi. Great food and fun energetic ambiance."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous sushi! We will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Black Cod with the crispy potato and pan fried broccolini - out of this world! Shrimp Gyoza with carrot sauce. OMG. A definite plate licker! We had 2 orders of this!! Udon Soup - simply divine. This is such a Venice gem. Hands down, our most favorite sushi restaurant ever! Celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary here. It simply did not disappoint! We are very happy customers!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Though it was a busy night, service was overall prompt and friendly. The Philly roll was our favorite--definitely a once-in-while treat. Our server was personable and the runners were very friendly. Overall it was a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wabi-Sabi never fails to please us. Their food quality, preparation and service are always top notch. The hostess(or owner) always has a smile, checks on you and wants to make your experience a good one every time. Must haves:diver scallop salad beet salad,black cod,udon with lobster and shrimp, albacore tataki w/garlic ponzu and the caterpillar roll. Try the asian pear sake. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Wabi Sabi is undoubtably the best sushi West of the 405"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was the worst ever at Wabi-Sabi. I would go back and recommend with hesitation, but not the service I'm used to."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great sushi, eggplant and mojito awesome. Only negative, portions were small."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant. Always consistent and good. The tempura is crisp and not at all greasy and the sushi is fresh and delicious. We go here almost once a week!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "consistently great food and service every time. Neighborhood winner. Love the early happy hour specials and kid-friendly staff."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal. We arrived early (6:30p) and missed most of the crowded noisiness. The waiter was miffed when I asked him to stop calling us "guys." I find it unpleasant and it seems to be the greeting of the day."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Very good food, friendly and professional service. Nice atmosphere and decor."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Wabi-Sabi has been a neighborhood gem for years. It's always a reliable spot for great sushi in a relaxed environment."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Awesome place with great service. The combinations are extremely fresh with great flavors that don't come across as too overwhelming. They also have some great beers and an amazing lychee martini. We love sitting at the sushi bar seeing everything prepared fresh and their communal table option is a nice change of pace for the LA dining scene."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food is amazing. My favorite dishes are the kale salad, the baked crab roll and the yellow tail with cilantro, jalapeno and a citrus mix. This is a great place to have some tasty food."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Fish is very fresh. Tempura is a little greasy and sauce is weird. The eggplant appetizer is very tasty. Good portion. Street parking stated on the website is impossible and valet is easy. Will return."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Get a reservation and they put the ten of us in our own little side room. It was great."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "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,"
    Dined on 11/8/2013