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Wasabisabi

4.3
134 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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Wasabi Sabi in Winnipeg, Manitoba provides a fantastic sushi dining experience. Everything about the eatery is special from the modern looking décor and the cozy atmosphere to the fantastic food offered on the menu. Some of the raw specialties you might want to try include the fresh oysters, tuna tataki, red tuna carpaccio and the salmon carpaccio.

Wasabi Sabi has some tasty starters, too, such as the edamame, seared tuna salad and the black garlic scallops. Naturally, you can find plenty of fantastic sushi options on the menu, too. However, Wasabi Sabi has some hot specialties, as well. Consider the Wagyu beef, spicy king crab and the soft-shell crab.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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.
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Phone number
(204) 415-7878
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waverley
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 10, 2015

A little pricey or we would be here weekly! Great ambience, never busy at lunch but always need reservations for dinner if you want a table.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

My experience at Wasabisabi was amazing! The food was excellent and our server exceeded our expecatations! Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2015

Definitely will return With other friends, highly recommend this restaurant! Great sashimi and sushi, nice service, romantic atmosphere. This is probably the best Japanese restaurant in Winnipeg! Online open table is so convenient, I left the message to them and said it's a private birthday meal, so find us somewhere quite, and they did it! We had a lot of fun here!

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Nice down tempo music playing with fast service!! The rolls are plentiful and exciting and sashimi is fresh and scrumptious!

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2015

Great sharing food. Nive nooks to keep ambience comfortable. Quick and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2015

Once again Wasabisabi fails to disappoint...always delicious! MY friends and I make a point of meeting at least once a month to catch up and have a nice dinner. Wasabisabi is one of our go to places.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2015

Wasabi's sushi is always so fresh and the presentation is beautiful. I am expecting and was pleased to see non-alcoholic beer on the menu as well as lots of options with cooked shrimp and vegetables.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2015

I reserved a table for my birthday party and did not realize that they also have private rooms. Once I arrived and saw the room, I requested if we can move and have our party in the room instead. The staff was very nice and helpful. All the dishes were hot and yummy! Excellent service! I had the best BD party ever.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2015

As usual, all was excellent. Important also - parking is really easy . Would recommend to all ages who enjoy "modern" Japanese food

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2015

We waited at least 5 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us, would be acceptable if the restaurant wasn't dead (Jets game). We got out first dish "Yuzu Truffle Butterfish" and wanted to try with Soy Sauce- server nowhere to be found, flagged down another server. He brought it for us, then gave a snooty remark saying "we don't serve that with the butterfish". Sorry, don't really enjoy under the breath remarks about how to eat the food we pay for! We've been to restaurants where the server explains this is the way the chef wanted us to try it, but this particular server made us feel like we were incompetent and not worthy to eat at their restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2015

Very over-priced for the amount of food. Presentation was fine, taste/flavours very good. Some gluten-free but limited. Service was good - prompt.

Nice for an occasion but have no plans to return.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2015

The food is beyond outstanding. It tastes great and is appropriately priced for the most part. The drinks are expensive. The service needs to be faster....you'll probably end up waiting for 30 minutes before your food comes out...that's the only downside. The Mahalo roll is a must try on the menu!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2015

Loved the alcove room with a round table. Like a private dinner party with our friends! Fabulous choices and delicious. Server was attentive but not intrusive.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2015

The food was delicious and $$$$
The meals were not served at the same time with the shared appetizer
Arriving at the table last
Yes, we will be back

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2015

My wife and I frequent Wasabisabi on Taylor quite often and truly enjoy the back room area and are accommodated with a nice table when we make reservations ahead. The menu is quite extensive but make sure to inquire about items which are not on the menu as there are often some real gems if you ask. I might suggest that they update or change their off menu specials...the Bob Marley Roll is excellent but has been the special roll for way too long. Maybe add to the primary menu. The Valentine's Day Specials were absolutely fantastic. We really enjoyed the Crunchy Lobster Roll with apple slices and the fried crab claws lightly breaded were wonderful with the cream sauce and well presented. My wife usually is not a crab fan but was really into these as an appetizer. For those that are not into the raw items, such as my wife...they have some excellent hot plate items. My wife raved about the Cashew peanut crusted chicken which she said was perfectly done and moist. I have been to many Sushi Restaurants from Vancouver to Montreal and would not hesitate to recommend this location as one of the very best for quality and taste. Andy is one of the best sushi chefs around.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2015

Our experience was fantastic!!!!!! my husband doesn't eat sushi but I do. He had the beef plate which was simply fantastic he said and I had two rolls that were the best. Our waiter asked us to try an appetizer which was the tempura prawns with delicious sauce and that was amazing!!! I would like to book for February 14, 2015 if I can.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2015

There are 3 friends who make a point of going out for sushi once a month. This is the spot we pick most. We all love the ambiance and especially the food. I was always convinced that Wasabi anywehre makes the best Bakudan Roll in the city of Winnipeg and now I have converted one of these friends to the same. Never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2014

Had a guest from out of town to entertain and impress and everything went well. The appetizers, main courses and drinks were all superb. It made for a wonderful evening and our knowledgeable guest expressed how impressed she was with the sushi. The restaurant is a bit loud but we knew what to expect.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2014

Another excellent night out at Wasabi. Special roll was outstanding, mango shrimp was as usual excellent, mmmmm butter fish sashimi topped off with a couple of bottles of saki and a good time was had by all.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2014

Second time at this restaurant, we had a great time. Great food, even for pregnant women who like sushi - vegetarian or with cooked seafood -. Might look a little expensive but worth it for the quality. We will go back.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2014

I found Wasabisabi to be a beautiful little place with a lot of attention to minor details that helped improve my experience before I even tasted the food. Once I did I was pleasantly surprised. The sushi is delicious but the appetizers were my favourite part of the night. The strongest deterrent to going back would be the high price of my meal.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

We took 2 friends with us that have never tried sushi before and they enjoyed the food and the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2014

This is by far our favourite place to eat sushi! The food is always amazing and you can order anything on the menu and not be disappointed! We have eaten sushi in Vancouver and Hawaii and it has paled in comparison.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2014

The staff and the ambiance were welcoming. When we asked our server about items she recommended, she included favourites of patrons and included her own preferences. We appreciated her input.
The food was phenomenal! Everything we had was delicious. We have every intent of going back for the honey plum tuna, spicy mango prawns, new style and mahalo rolls. Yummy!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2014

Visit Wasabi sabi as much as I can, and never fails to impress. Food, staff and atmosphere are always excellent. Keeps us coming back for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2014

Great variety of sushi rolls to satisfy everyone in our family...including those who are vegan or gluten-intolerant. Lovely presentation - the rolls were culinary works of art. The Wind Water Man sake was wonderful and smooth tasting.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2014

Fantastic as always! Sashimi is fresh and creative, unique flavors. Rolls are perfectly proportioned with rice, fish and so fresh! Delicious hand crafted cocktails. Excellent sized dishes great for sharing. Wasabi sabi is always our favorite and never disappoints.

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2.0Dined on October 11, 2014

Have been several times before and always look forward to the Butterfish.
This time however it was not very good at all. The presentation has changed and it was waaaayyyy too salty!!!
We were seated in the "silver" room which had no ambiance at all. It's lit up bright like a diner - no soft lighting at all and is separated from the main restaurant.
Rolls were just OK - nothing spectacular.
Might be a while before we go back.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2014

Love this place! Some of the best sushi I've had in Winnipeg. I enjoy the atmosphere and the staff are great Some of the tables feel very private, it's a great lay out to the restaurant. Also love that I can book the reservation online.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2014

Love the food so fresh so beautiful to look at and yummy !the waiter was very knowledgeable which helped us to pick the right amount of food with lots of variety.

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5.0Dined on September 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.

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4.0Dined on September 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.

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1.0Dined on September 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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4.0Dined on September 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.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2014

Fantastic sushi and incredible appetizers. Best meal we've had in a long time. Celiac-friendly options are terrific.

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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5.0Dined on August 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.

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3.0Dined on July 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.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2014

Great food 🥘

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2014

Enjoyed the evening as a repeat customer as the food is delicious .

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