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Wabi-Sabi

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1635 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744
+1 310-314-2229
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Richland, Washington
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409 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really glad we found this place, great food, great staff. A little noisy with so many people. Waiter Nicolas was fantastic, very attentive

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Thank Ranbud
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Incredibly fresh and delicious food! Am visiting LA for just over 2 days and the food and service was so great after discovering this place, that we came back the next day. With all the amazing restaurants in LA, that says something. Staff so helpful and friendly. Considering the flavour of the dishes it's relatively great value (if you don't... More 

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Thank dodidodi123
Sydney
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service and really nice space. It's a little pricey, other than that, we couldn't fault it...

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Thank Julian B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Its a good location and cool designed restaurant but that's also it. The food was pretty average, not pretty presented, the waiters were slow and more busy having fun with each other and being hipsters. It was expensive and not very good. We have eaten at many other restaurants on Abbot Kinney and they were all much better!

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Thank Thomas K
Sydney
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Good Restaurant. Great location along Abbot Kinney Bvld.. Its not Nobu but the food is fresh and very nice sushi. Nice Miso Cod..

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Thank chris b
Los Angeles, California
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238 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This has become our go-to place for sushi in Venice, especially since the redo. The food is excellent and the preparations interesting. Try something different and you will not be disappointed. Booking is safer.

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Thank Henri C
Mr M, General Manager at Wabi-Sabi, responded to this review

We Love having you! see you soon! More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stopped in this place right before the Dodgers Vs Cubs game. They were very welcoming and service was Great! We got some Apps and Drinks and they were awesome. Loved this place. Highly recommended

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Thank Mike H
Mr M, Manager at Wabi-Sabi, responded to this review

Come Back Again! we Loved Having you! More 

Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This place has recently undergone a renovation and now the bar looks very cool. Pretty good drinks, good service at the bar, but I would recommend staying up front at the bar. The restaurant had pretty good service but the food is only average. Also a little pricey. And the music is uncomfortably loud.

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Thank Rendell J
London, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Used this place to feed the family. Great value, tasty high quality sushi rolls, edamame, vegetable tempura and soft shell crab. Really friendly staff and would return again. Recommended.

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Thank Lee B
Mr M, Manager at Wabi-Sabi, responded to this review

Thanks for Getting Wabi to Go! We just added a whole bunch more to the To go menu! Let us know what you think! thank you again! More 

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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Went to Abbot Kinney with friends to walk around and grab some lunch. Since we were so close to the beach we thought why not get sushi. Wabi Sabi is definitely a cute place. The ambience and decor is stunning. They have a beautiful chandelier hanging from the center of the walk way. Now, we popped in time just for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-314-2229
Description
Wabi Sabi gets the Freshest fish and honors the ingredients while adding complimentary flavors like white soy, shiso and fresh seasonal fruit. Chef Rain says ,"Fruit is to sushi as butter is to French cuisine. Amazing". Wabi Brunch is unique and Delicious. Customers Love the designed interior by architect Sam Marshall which makes Wabi Sabi a stand out on the Abbot Kinney strip.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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