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About Wabi Sabi

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!

1635 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Pacific Rim, Japanese

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 314-2229

Website:
http://www.wabivenice.com/

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

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

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Wabi Sabi Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great experience at WabiSabi. Food and ambiance were outstanding and all parties had an excellent time. Very successful dinner meeting

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wabi Sabi is exceptional! Such a fun time great food and awesome service

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great fish

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service, great food, great vibe.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was so incredible for our party of 12. We were really taken care of by our gorgeous server. Perfect from start to finish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Really loved the interior of this restaurant. Food was also good. great area

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food & drinks were great as usual. Waitstaff &
Hostesses are wonderful & very accommodating . Love going here

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wabi Sabi is our favorite spot! Great food and great, energetic vibes!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of my favorite sushi joints.....the food is always great and consistent. Some favorites are the yellowtail sashimi and the spicy tuna on crispy rice. There bar areas open to the street is wonderful during late afternoons.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always the best! Staff are amazing and so are Chef Rain's special sushi dishes. Favorite spot on Abbot Kinney!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service lackluster and the food is no Sugarfish. Design is very cool, but you can't eat it.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A great sushi and extended menu, hip vibe place...a staple in Venice!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Where to start? we waited 45 minutes for our food. Sashimi arrives and 2 minutes later a waiter comes and takes the plate away. Wrong table.. At least they took the sashimi out of the bill but I will not return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I took my mom that was visiting for a nice dinner. The server kept forgetting our food but the overall experience is good. The place is really cute. The food is overpriced but most are in this area.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

worse japanese restaurant I have been to in a long time. Not only was the value horrible but the food quality was so bad. It was a meal that cost over 500.00 (i have no issues spending money on food, just spent well over $700 for same family members two nights earlier)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Rachelle the hostess was sweet, decor is gorgeous & uni was super fresh. Great happy hour ! I’ll be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The location and ambiance is great. However, the server was terrible and extremely rude and argumentative. Under no circumstances would I recommend or return to this establishment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I was really looking forward to date night at Wabi Sabi and left super disappointed. Service was awful.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fun, trendy spot! Service was a bit slow but not a big deal, will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The sushis were fairly simple for the price...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Consistently one of our favorites spots for sushi. Wabi Sabi never lets us down!

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Although we had to wait 45 min past our reservation time, the waitress and manager were very apologetic and made up for their delay w a bottle of wine and a complimentary app. The food was great and we enjoyed our dinning experience despite the slow start.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent experience with innovative, fresh food and first class service. We felt very welcome even though I was a visitor from NorCal.

Recommendation: Go and go again. I'll be back soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Attractive, good food, interesting menu, excellent and attentive service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I don't often eat sushi, but when I do it needs to be very fresh and tasty. That's exactly what dinner was like at Wabi Sabi. The staff was very frie6and extremely helpful. I will go back soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good food but expensive.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great evening at Wabi as always - creative food, cool scene, awesome staff! Our neighborhood favorite!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love going to Wabi Sabi! Went here with a friend just to catch up. The food is always good... yummy typical sushi. Not the best sushi in LA for sure, but very good, and the prices are reasonable too. It's also just a lot of fun with the cocktails and the scene is high energy. Perfect for a Saturday night. The only reason I am rating the service so poorly is that it took 25 minutes for the waitress to take our order, and then she basically forgot about us again and it then took at least a half hour for us to get her to bring us the check. Basically she just seemed super overwhelmed, which didn't seem to be her fault as much as the restaurant because it honestly seemed like the area we were in was pretty understaffed for a packed Saturday night. The host was awesome though and everyone was really friendly!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were visiting from the east coast and found this place via Yelp. Great bar scene with diverse selection for cocktails. Bartender wasn't very friendly though. Cool atmosphere with really good food. Server was attentive and helpful with describing sushi. Glad we went and would definetly go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Miso cod was great. Sushi mediocre. Quite loud and hard to have good conversation.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The ambiance is amazing, the bartenders were very friendly, the server forgot the water, and had to remind him several times of dishes that were not showing up. The food and overall experience were good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Everything about our dinner was so lovely. The manager was really friendly and generous and our server was spectacular , and the food was delicious and super fresh ❤️

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Love this Sushi bar, had it's ups and downs but they have great chef now always the highest quality fish. Too pricey, but great bar.

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