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Wabi Venice - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
540 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (310) 314-2229

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Wabi can prepare signature Platters and Set ups for your next Private or cooperate event.<br />We can send a Sushi Chef to your location and create an evening your guests will never forget. Holiday parties and business gatherings alike

  • Private party facilities

    Wabi’s Hanging gardens room and Peony room are perfect for any private event. We host baby showers, birthday parties, wedding planning events, and more. Call us today to find out how Wabi catering can turn your next function into an experience that will never be forgotten.

  • Private party contact

    Brent: (310) 314-2229

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • 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 540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. KJ

    KJLA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go to. So sad it burnt down the next day 😔
  2. SK

    SKPasa

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great California Sushi. Nice Cocktails. A bit loud but fun for a night out.
  3. ML

    MeghanL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our regular go-to's and neighborhood favorites. We're always well looked after and love the ambiance.
  4. AR

    AlexandraR

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Yummy spot. Service was good not great, but the food was terrific. Would come back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good happy hour menu and great with kids early evening. Great food. We love this place.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and interior.
  7. NR

    NicoleR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sterling is amazing and appreciated the stand out customer service.
  8. M

    Maverick

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Server was so nice , catered to our crazy whim's. The Ambiance was fun and lively. Food was delicious and I can't think of one bad thing.
  9. GA

    GraceA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Mediocre, small portions, expensive food Indifferent service. 4 people $250 w/tip and then we went down street to eat since were still hungry
  10. P

    Ptz57

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere, excellent food!
  11. CA

    CAOM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Not only is super extra expensive, but we found the dishes poor of quantity and flavor. The place has a beautiful design, but it was all ruined by the service, every 5 minutes we had the waitress asking if we were done or if we wanted something else. We were a group of old friends that wanted to enjoy great conversation for a couple of hours, not be disrupted all the time by a very bad mannered waitress. The quality of the served wine was terrible and too expensive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the food to the drinks, everything was wonderful!! Our server, McKenzie, was OUTSTANDING!!! She was knowledgeable, attentive, and absolutely positive and cheerful!! She made our experience perfect. The Pinot Noir , California roll, short ribs, Japanese fried chicken, and miso cod were spectacular!!!
  13. P

    Phyll

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Japanese Restaurant I have been too from service to food to value for money
  14. YL

    YoungLocal

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Great tasting food, but unreasonably expensive. There were no good options of value here, you are paying for the scene. Better sushi options all around.
  15. L

    Lisa

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I really like Wabi! I love the food and the scene. It is quite noisy though.
  16. CK

    CailenK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I have been to wabi sabi many times however, this time was really bad. I do not know what it was about the resturant but I do not think I will be going back anytime soon. It is a great ambiance and amazing service however, the food was really off. For that price it needs to be on par every time however, it was gross. This is one of my favorite places and in a couple months i will return but I am going to need a break.
  17. C

    Catchingfire66travel

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice spot with cool music playing. Reminds me at the old days of 70s 80s. Menue has good variety. Quality of food was very good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2018

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Horrible food
  19. MM

    MaxM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was so fresh, melt in your mouth quality fish! Very pleased with the cocktails and the selection of unfiltered sakes. Overall amazing experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went with my sister and it was a great place to have a cute sister date! Lively enough but not overwhelming.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Felt like a nightclub. Not ideal for conversation but decent food. Definitely too expensive for quality and overall experience. Beautiful decor.
  22. c

    carlesj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is my second time at the restaurant I had a lovely time and would return again. The food is good the price point is good the atmosphere is great!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! Amazing food, great atmosphere!
  24. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wabi was a treat . Great sashimi platter. One of the best I’ve had. Terrific service friendly and attentive. Seating wasn’t great as we were seated right behind the hostess. There aren’t many two tops as most couples sit at the sushi bar. Otherwise a memorable meal. Don’t forget to order the homemade mochi!
  25. AF

    AlexF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was too loud inside. We had to yell our order so the server could hear us. Food was ok.
  26. J

    Jguemes

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service and atmosphere and the food is consistently great. My favorites are the Miso Cod and the PB&J sushi roll.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was exceptional. Portions are smaller for price
  28. BL

    BarbaraL

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wabi Sabi continues to hold the top spot on Abbot Kinney for beautiful food, fun and excellent service!
  29. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thx for the yummy fun time. We had a great table and I he waiter was on his game.
  30. j

    jondia

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2018

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    I love their food. Their service needs help. I love their sushi menu and their cocktails are super yummy and always changing. I wish they would get a better service team that cared more about the patrons. I’ve eaten here over 10 times and I can’t ever remember a great night of service, which is too bad.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very loud music for a
  33. LA

    LAperson

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and awesome food! Coming back soon for sure
  34. g

    gigi

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time dining with friends and would also reccomend the bar afterwards.
  35. c

    colleen

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food1service2ambience1
    Yes great good niggt witv friends
  37. c

    customer1

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! Best quality sushi. I would definitely reccomend
  38. RA

    RobertA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food and the service was great but what really did it for me was the amazing and attentive service we received.
  39. AP

    AmitP

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    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.

FAQs

Wabi Venice - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 540 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Pacific Rim, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available on the street.

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 314-2229

  • Catering

    Wabi can prepare signature Platters and Set ups for your next Private or cooperate event.<br />We can send a Sushi Chef to your location and create an evening your guests will never forget. Holiday parties and business gatherings alike

  • Private party facilities

    Wabi’s Hanging gardens room and Peony room are perfect for any private event. We host baby showers, birthday parties, wedding planning events, and more. Call us today to find out how Wabi catering can turn your next function into an experience that will never be forgotten.

  • Private party contact

    Brent: (310) 314-2229

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