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Wabi Sabi

4.7
458 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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  • People Watching
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Wabi-Sabi exemplifies the Abbot Kinney vibe. Truly beautiful, modern architecture encompass this hip spot full of neighborhood regulars who find the fun atmosphere relaxing. Japanese in concept, fusion in flavor, one can choose from an extensive market fresh sushi list or indulge in our Pacific Rim cuisine. Fresh Fruit Dappled with Chili preserves paired with Big Eye Tuna is just one example of how Wabi Sabi is bringing you the best flavors that sushi has to offer. Wabi Brunch has quickly become the new favorite on the street!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Pacific Rim, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11:00pm, 4pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm
Happy Hour: Daily: 4pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 314-2229
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Wabi can prepare signature Platters and Set ups for your next Private or cooperate event.
We can send a Sushi Chef to your location and create an evening your guests will never forget. Holiday parties and business gatherings alike
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Free parking is available on the street.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 458 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Our server was nice but was a little spacey and not super attentive. Was weird to be served sushi and be delayed by having to ask two other staff for soy sauce. Food was good but we’ve had better for the price. Loved the atmosphere and energy. Good retro music. Enjoyable lighting. A place to be.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding creative take on Japanese fish cuisine and amazing cocktails... flavor explosions... wonderful service. Signature dishes are exactly that and the Creme brulee is really very good.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Really friendly welcoming staff who knew their food and wine. We asked about the wine and were offered a taste - all four of us in our party, not just one of us.
Food was good quality, well prepared and served. It has a vibe and is great for a social night out. Tables are close to each other so would'nt be great for a business meal.
Def coming back

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great! Love the aesthetic and amazing selection!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Quirky sushi restaurant in a great little area. The food was delicious, delivered really quickly. There was a slight mix up with our order but we were given some free sushi to make up with it and the servers were extremely apologetic. It is quite expensive, not much more than other great sushi restaurant but not cheap.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

One very cool place on Abbott Kinney. The front of the house is a standing room only bar, and the back is a casual, yet sharp dining room. Food is excellent from the miso cod to the fresh sashimi, seaweed salads and crispy rice.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Best vegan roll ever!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Everything about Wabi was perfect! We’re excited to call this our new neighborhood Japanese restaurant. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was just as good as we imagined (and heard).

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Girl’s weekend

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great ambiance. Food was delicious. Management needs to slow down a bit. Server rushed us to order but then rung up the wrong item, didn

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Love the place but very loud and challenging especially when you’re on a date and trying to have an intimate conversation:) but the the food and service are excellent. A little overpriced but it is Abbot Kinney.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The waitress charged me and my friend triple the cost of our meal each and we have been unable to get in contact with the restaurant as they are being unresponsive.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We went for our anniversary and had the BEST time. The decor is on point, the food is fun and satisfying, the drinks were delightful — honestly we’re desperate for an excuse to go again.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The service and stuff are amazing but the food is ok

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Although me and my husband live in Venice it was our first time here. I was a little taken back when the host told us we had about 1 hour to sit and eat due to “over bookings” we ordered mainly sushi so we were able to eat within 35 mins. Sushi was good , and server was very accommodating. It won’t be a weekly place or even monthly due to its high volume and and weird “over booking” situation felt rushed but may come back in the future only cause of the quality of sushi.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good vibe and decent food. Good place to get together with friends

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Wonderful sushi with lots of variety to satisfy both traditional sushi lovers and those who like American additions such as cream cheese. Friendly service. Delicious lychee cocktail! They told us ahead of time that the seating at a table is 2 hours; we had no problem with that.

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We didn’t even sit down. We stood waiting for our table for 10 minutes. The staff did not even say hello they just looked us up and down rudely and carried on with what they were doing. It was so unwelcoming and pretentious that we left and ate elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great place to eat.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was ok. Food good, noise level high, space between tables was beyond minimal so you are cramped and everyone is listening to your conversation. The only saving grace is the waitstaff. they are attentive and just terrific. Other than that, the only thing important is really your credit card.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was a good, fun date spot. I chose this location for a first date and it worked out very well. Ambiance was great. I didn't order well but the hand crab rolls and spicy tuna crispy rice were good.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very fresh and great tasting sushi in dark, ambient space.
The Venice cool crowd

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I LOVE this place. Exceptional on every level. "The fist stinks from the head" and in the case, it smells deliciously good.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food is incredible.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wabi Sabi exceeded our expectations. We were visiting from out of town and took a chance.
The ambience was great, loved the decor, the service and food were outstanding.
Delicious, interesting preparation and delicate spices and flavors. Had the fried cheesecake as a
bday treat, Wow! Highly Recommend

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great sushi, great atmosphere, great everything. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Dinner with my girlfriend! It was a great time and the food is always amazing

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food was excellent and very fun ambiance! We will definitely go back :)

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good food. Friendly wait staff.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We challenged the waiter by saying surprise us, we want 2 rolls and a grilled entree. All of his choices were AMAZING. I will most definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Had a spectacular 3 year Anniversary date!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Usually everything is amazing, service was not this time due to the holiday. My sister came in town for this meal, she loved the food and ambiance but our meal lasted over double what it should have in timing.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was fresh and very good. The scene was very lively.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Always good food, service and atmosphere at Wabi. :)

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I would recommend this place for night out with friends as the atmosphere is very lively and energetic. However at this particular time I was a bit disappointed since I was looking for something less loud and little more romantic. The cocktails were good, however the food was just okay and so I wouldn't recommend the value.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Server and Manager were very helpful and we enjoyed having there presence. Food was good!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and ambiance was great. Felt a bit rushed by the services staff, but the food arrived in a timely manner.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was poor, sashimi was average, cocktail was average, remodel was pleasant.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great looking location with the decor and a packed bar scene. The sushi just didn't equal the overall style of the restaurant. The crispy sushi rice was overall the best item we had.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Keep it strictly to drinks and an appetizer! High priced mediocre sushi. Pretty insulting, although nowadays people in Venice appear to be more concerned with looks than substance.

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