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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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234 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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82 reviews
51 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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san francisco
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

had dinner with friends at wabi- sabi. i was surprised that the sushi wasn't rolled tight enough and it was large which was nice but hard to eat in one bite Fish was fresh, service was great - atmosphere - LA glam.

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Thank joan g
Mr M, Manager at Wabi-Sabi, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in we appreciate you ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Read the reviews and they do not lie. The food and service was great. Awesome setting and food portions are very reasonable. I'd recommend a cut role, sashimi salad, grilled eggplant and some chicken karaage. With an Asahi beer and a ginger beer, the bill came to approx $80 (incl. tax + tip). Very reasonable.

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

Thank you for your Review! Wabi Guests really are the best! More 

Los Angeles, California
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234 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

After rumors abut closing down, the recent renovation was a nice surprise. A few changes to the menu (for the better), a much nicer lay-out in the back makes us want to come back over and over again.

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Thank Henri C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I think we loved our experience here so much because we sat at the sushi bar in the back of the restaurant and chatted with sushi chef Cody all night. We asked if he would just give us a tour of the best fish he had available that night and he did not disappoint. Everything we had was fantastic.

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Tappernoeje, Denmark
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Good sushi and great service. Its my first time in LA and the staff was super friendly and recommended some local sights. Jon, Denmark

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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, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, 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 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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