Wasabisabi
Wasabisabi

Wasabisabi

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.wasabigroup.com/
  • Phone: 2044157878
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waverley
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Wasabisabi
Every day, our chefs create innovative and tasty dishes designed to make your mouth water and inspire you to try something new. Our use of the very freshest ingredients from all corners of the world is a part of our dedication to offering you a unique experience every time you visit us. We consider sushi to be an art form, encompassing a delicate balance of elements; and, like all great art, each dish is created to order and presented with the attention to detail that we have become well-known for. Great food cannot be rushed. We think of the extra time we take to create your meal as an opportunity for you to relax and savour every aspect of your experience with us. Welcome to Wasabi. You are in good hands.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Wasabisabi reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)special occasion (16)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (12)hot spot (9)romantic (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Mother/Daughter date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My 7 year old and I had a wonderful date night at Wasabi. The server was very friendly. Our favourite is sitting at the Sushi Bar so we can watch the chefs create their dishes. Made for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best sushi in Winnipeg
    GraemeVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    maybe Canada. AMAZING. Cant wait to go back. I wish I could make this a once a week habit to eat at Wasbi. I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They were closed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was closed. We tried calling and there was no answer. Would definitely not recommend this place, nor book another reservation! This was supposed to be our lunch stop during my sister's bachelorette!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delivers.
    Tran
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have high expectations for my sushi as we are lucky enough to have a lot of places in our city to choose from, but I am always happy with Wasabi. Never fails to deliver. Always fresh. Always creative. Always delicious. Definitely more modern take on sushi. If you feel like traditional though, I'd say it can keep up but there are other places that are a little better for that -- just because Wasabi is so good at the modern take. If you have a chance, try at least once to do bar seating by the kitchen; spark conversation with the chefs and watch them work diligently at creating each plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic sushi and incredible appetizers. Best meal we've had in a long time. Celiac-friendly options are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome for Vegetarians
    vegediner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I are both vegetarians. Wasabi was a treat for us where we didn't just get the usual sushis. They were creative and delicious. I highly recommend Wasabi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than sushi, more than good!
    0nawhim
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pay attention: this is not another all-u-can-eat mediocre sushi joint. This is a pay-more, get-a-whole-lot-more, top notch quality restaurant. I love that their menu includes both traditional sushi (which is perfectly fresh, and boasts an impressive selection), as well as "new style" dishes that are creative, delicious, and gorgeously presented. And a nice side-benefit of this adventuresome menu is: they actually offer stunning desserts as well. None of this "green tea ice cream" nonsense; they offer a ginger creme brule that is out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushie/server sucked
    sushiesupper
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    great food, but service was a little stand offish and was not at all wanting to engage us. also was a little surprized that there is no wine by the litre and had to order buy the bottle got a little pricey as we ordered 3 for our group of six.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Manitoba
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Enjoyed the evening as a repeat customer as the food is delicious .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi
    mmlo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Party of six. Friendly helpful staff. Comfortable atmosphere, had table upstairs where we could watch sushi chefs at work. All 10 dishes ordered were great, especially the "Bob Marley" Will be back! It was a great sushi dining experience for group to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was great, service alright
    thatlovelyguy
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food was delicious and I would definitely go back for that but the service could have been a little quicker. The server asked if we needed more time in which we politely said a couple more minutes, but he did not come back till about 15 minutes later. The server was nice and all but wasn't as quick as I would like.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the Wasabisabi reviews archive.
  • Good food, service not so much
    Hmbnicholson
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A power failure took out the lights & air conditioning moments after we were seated. We dined by candlelight & they cook with gas so the meal was unaffected. Food was quite good, if a tad difficult to see. However, once our order was taken, we never saw the server again - until it was time to deliver the bill. No one offered a second drink or refilled our water, except for delivery of food, we were ignored & has to flag down someone to ask for another drink & some wasabi & ginger to accompany our food. When the server made her reappearance with the bill, it was to inform us that they were closing the kitchen. The food was still quite good, but it was really lousy service considering the bill was over $100 for just two people!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 3rd Location!
    DKSmooth
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wasabi on Broadway has always been one of the (if not THE) best sushi restaurants in the city - and Wasabisabi's menu is just as good, in a more casual atmosphere. The sushi was top notch, there are some cool new "fusion" dishes - and the service was polite and friendly as usual. We'll definitely be back. Highly recommended! A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Pegmann
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our first time at sushi restaurant. Our server was very helpful explaining the menu options to us. We ordered and shared an appetizer and ordered three main dishes. This was a good amount for the two of us. We were seated in the back room and were the only ones there when we first arrived. But as it filled up it got quite noisy. The main area may have been a little quieter since it has the higher ceiling. We would definitely go back since food and price was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We are never disappointed with the excellent quality and variety of the sushi.....distinctly tasty and artfully beautiful...always a treat to the palate and the eye. Ambience is comfortable and fun; place is buzzing with activity and service is friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps on delivering
    theclevercouple
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Again, Wasabisabi delivers great food and service. The sushi is fresh, fresh, fresh and the menu continues to delight us with its changing items that are always tasty and beautiful to the eye. Our only reservation ever is the cost; we go on special occasions as the Sake prices (while delicious) are super pricey and when coupled with food it is difficult to leave without a $200 tab for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite!
    wsjs
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Have dined here several times, always impressed with the quality and presentation of the dishes. Usually service is excellent especially during busy times, however this most recent visit the service was just was I would consider fair, at best. Otherwise the food was great as usual. Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi at it's best!
    Sushilover
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food and service never disappoint. This is definitely the best sushi dining in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • who serves wine in a plastic bottle
    Foodluver69
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My girlfriend and I went there the other night food was good. But ordered wine and it came in a plastic bottle. I mean really? Who serves wine in plastic bottle I paid $38 for a bottle wine and it came in a plastic bottle and is wasn't very good. Don't order the crappy plastic bottle wine. Bad
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service and Food
    holi
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We have enjoyed our dinners and the time together each time i have come here with family and/or friends. The food was very good and the service was excellent this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite sushi restaurant
    pcarn
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Pro's: - Innovative dishes - Grilled sable fish was stellar - Friendly service Con's - Has to be the most expensive sushi in Winnipeg - If you're going to charge top dollar, make sure that your menus aren't falling apart. That might be expected in a lesser restaurant, but it reflects poorly on a better restaurant. - The special roll of the night was delicious but exceptionally expensive, and it fell apart as we ate it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy, inattentive, mediocre
    cdagoldengirl
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The atmosphere was incredibly noisy to the point we couldn't even have a conversation at our table. The service was by far the worst I have ever had at Wasabi, server was barely there and was quite inattentive. As for food, it left me disappointed for the price considering I have been many times before. The food was inconsistent I quality in comparison to past visits. I waited 20 minutes for my mango prawns while the rest of my table was eating their maki rolls. When they came, the server just said sorry and didn't even attempt to discount our bill. We won't be back.
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  • Over priced and had to wait
    Matt
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Over priced and had to wait to long with a reservatio .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, High Quality
    Brendan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was excellent, great atmosphere as well. If you like sushi, this is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    dasama
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Went with a group of friends for birthdays, it was fantastic! We had our own little corner to ourselves, very private in a busy restaurant. Food was outstandingly great! Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly, great recommendations. We really enjoyed the special, the Bob Marley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and atmosphere are
    DineOut7
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food and atmosphere are wonderful. We went on a busy night and our food took far too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter was very knowledgable
    JanetL
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Waiter was very knowledgable about gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    Jessica
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Wasabi sabi never let's you down. The food is spectacular, the service is good, this has got to be in my top 3 for restaurants ANYWHERE. Hats off to the owner and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • presentation of the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    presentation of the food was nice but was extremely over-priced. A 10 dollar roll there is 5.5o any where else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food service slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Great food but service was extremely slow. Our waiter was slow and food service slow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful but pricey
    Thought4food
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Excellent Japanese food, don't bother with the menu, ask the chef to provide a meal, and, as you eat, tell your server one course or two before you think you are full. Ambience is good, but it can be noisy. Plenty of free parking: restaurant does not look like much from the outside. Booking early a good idea, ask for a seat near the kitchen to see the chef in action or upstairs for a cosy, romantic dinner. Wine list is good but expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    monkey
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Service OK. Waitress didn't seem too keen on having us do Sake Bombs. She gave us stink eye. Otherwise food was pretty good. Great atmosphere. Good overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab as always!
    Foodfan
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Wasabi is always a favorite with everyone I talk to...good parking, good location, great food, I could go on and on..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed the mark
    MJR1
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Usually expect the best from Wasabi group. This time was different. Service was VERY slow and unattentive. The quality of food was fantastic though. Will think twice about returning.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Beautiful Sushi
    Vivian
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Helpful server when choosing items for sharing. Unhappily,out of our group of 8, two who chose a meal instead of sharing the sushi were left waiting until the last of the rolls were served to the rest of us. All the food was excellent. Very attentive to allergy concerns.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Jafo
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We went to Wasabisabi based on recommendation from a friend. The food was great and the service was also very good except that the server wasnt really well versed in what pairings went together and which sushi a novice could enjoy. The food was presented well and in a timely manner with very little delay between dishes. I found the cost to be a little exorbitant for the amount that you received (perhaps $5 per scallop isnt exorbitant but what do I know), the room was dark to the point that it was difficult to read the menu. In the end I was wondering what all the fuss was about.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, Service slow
    Sportygal
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Food was decent but pricey for the quality and quantity that you receive. Had New Style Sashimi assorted and ended up getting tuna and salmon anyways. Hot Sake wasn't hot but luke warm the 1st time around, had to ask the waitress to make it hot for the next round. Mahalo roll was expensive and okay but I wouldn't recommend, 8 pieces for $22 so not worth it. Chocolate bling for dessert was too sweet and it has changed since the last time I had it there. It has a gooey super sweet white chocolate inside just under the hard chocolate shell and then the dark chocolate ganache underneath. Waitress brought the bill and took my friend's coffee cup away without asking if she wanted another cup. We had to ask for her another cup of coffee.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poorly designed
    frustrating
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We were seated at a table that was so dark that we could barely read the menu. Had to use the light from a cell phone. Missed the cup when pouring tea; the server had to mop up twice. More help in ordering from the menu would have helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    dukhudo
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Been here a number of times, never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful sushi
    Brianhis
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Food is the best quality in winnipeg. Love the atmosphere. Service was just ok.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.