Wabi Sabi

4.7
509 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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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Parking details
Free parking is available on the street.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 509 People Are Saying
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BL
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wabi Sabi continues to hold the top spot on Abbot Kinney for beautiful food, fun and excellent service!

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JG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thx for the yummy fun time. We had a great table and I he waiter was on his game.

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j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wabi Sabi's decor is really artistic and exotic! I loved the energy of the place. I requested a romantic table and didn't get it but we had so much fun we didn't care! The food is pricey but superb. We will be back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very loud music for a

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LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food! Coming back soon for sure

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GM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time dining with friends and would also reccomend the bar afterwards.

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c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Service overall was quick and we felt very taken care of. The Japanese eggplant was one of my favorites. Will definitely be going back to try more of the menu!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 2ambience 1

Yes great good niggt witv friends

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RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was great but what really did it for me was the amazing and attentive service we received.

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AP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Service is a little slow and seems like the bar can't keep up with the demand as often times (not just us, but even tables around us) drinks either took a long time to come or were just forgotten entirely. Would definitely go again, but just be prepared for a bit slower service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Amazing ambiance and good strong cocktails. Our table was very wobbly and it was set in a slope, so it was uncomfortable.. Our appetizers were served before our cocktails, probably because the bartenders were really busy. Our appetizer plates weren’t cleared until after we had finished our last course which was also uncomfortable because our table was tiny. The chicken karaage was alright, it needed a lemon wedge or some kind of acid but it was moist. We also had two rolls which were not memorable. I think one has wagyu beef and the other was so bland that all I remember was the arugula served with it was fresh. I enjoyed eating the arugula better than the roll. Overall I’d go back for the cocktails. Maybe.

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L
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing margaritas.

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LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi place in Venice. Nice place, very trendy usually packed & crowded. Very noisy, so if you’re trying to engage a conversation, think elsewhere. But be aware that you’ll miss some excellent & delicious sushi! Nice cocktails and selection of asian beers too!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff was so accommodating to our large group with two toddlers. Thank you!!!

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TN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went with my family as we were on vacation. Fun venue very busy food was really good.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was terrible. The sushi had way too much wasabi. We were seated next to a table of douchebags. The hostess and server were wonderful. Everything else was torture.

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CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Go elsewhere if it’s a weekend night. They try to get you in and out super fast.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun, and crowd!

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow I loved this place. The best food in LA by far. Pricey, but that might just be because of the atrocious exchange rate from GBP. But, worth every penny. The wagyu beed carpaccio was out of this world. The cocktails were also incredible. I’m so sad we’re leaving, I could dine in this place every darn day.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Bento box tempura was cold and hand roll seaweed was soggy. Fish quality not very good and the restaurant had a very strong fishy smell. Eat here all the time, this was the worst the food has ever been. Left feeling sick

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CE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and beautiful. Justin our server was lovely.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful ambiance. Meh food. Definitely not the food of the old Wabi Sabi but the rebrand and decor is very pretty - however, I came to eat. 😐

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UW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance, was busy so servers were not that quick but overall definitely will go back. Our group loved it!

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It’s super scene-y and this can be fun if that’s what you’re lookin for. The food is def good, but not mind blowing. It’s not authentic though in anyway and can be boarderline silly with how the describe things. Definitely a frat house vibe. But can be fun if that’s what you’re looking for. Also, if you’re looking for sake with your sushi the options are highly limited and I don’t get a sense they know much about it, but again it can still be a fun spot

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j
London
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic! Super tasty sushi. Get the Sashimi Plate and some rolls. Delicious!

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KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hostess from NYC as well as all other staff members. Everyone was very attentive. Excellent service..the food and drinks were delish!

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OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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AN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I’ve been to Wabi Sabi several times, the wait staff is consistently rude, inattentive, dismissive and snobby .... The food is excellent, why I gave it few tries.... but honestly? Maybe a crash course in hospitality and good manners is warranted

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place but we were seated in tables close to sushi bar. Those are worst tables in the house - too close to people sitting in the sushi bar and light is way too bright vs rest of restaurant. In addition, corner table was small and did not fit 4 people comfortably.

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FW
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Wabi - food and wine were delicious, the staff was very friendly and professional and the atmosphere was vibrant. So it was the perfect choice for a Saturday diner in Venice.

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RW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The sushi here is incredible, but they really pack you in! Our table was so close to the next table, that you could not walk between the tables on either side. The sushi was really great though!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, was made very special by Leah Hendle!

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SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

great food, but they play music TOO loud. It doesn't have to be that loud especially in the dining area.

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FF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and wait staff go above and beyond.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had 7:00 pm reservation scheduled for over a week. As soon as we sat down the hostess told us that despite the fact we had a reservation we would have to get up and give our seats to another table at 8:30 pm. My sister had just flown in from Toronto and it was the first time I had seen her in years. We told the hostess we would do our best but not make any promises. We spent over $600 at dinner and was greeted so poorly that I would not recommend going back. That pretentious attitude deserves a tactful manager to discipline the inexperienced hostess and to place clients first and approach each guest with respect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made the reservation through the app about 2 hours prior, our table was set and ready to go as soon as we arrived. Server was awesome, food and drinks were great. 10/10 would go again

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Oklahoma City
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our first time visit to Wabi everything was perfect and fresh! Service was fast and friendly. 5 stars!! We loved it so much we went back again!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Not the best sushi but the ambience was nice. Service was good.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with girl friends! Delicious food and cocktails, really cool ambiance. Trendy spot! A little loud and quite warm inside...

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