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38 East Street, Horsham RH12 1HL, England
+44 1403 788140
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The first authentic Japanese restaurant in Horsham, Wabi offers a modern...
The first authentic Japanese restaurant in Horsham, Wabi offers a modern Japanese fine dining experience with a cocktail bar and a simple yet elegant decor. Easily accessible within 10 minutes' walk of Horsham rail station and Horsham Park, Wabi showcases contemporary Japanese cuisine from it's celebrated chefs. Each dish combines traditional Japanese culinary techniques with quality local ingredients, making for a modern Japanese dining experience. With a stylish design throughout, Wabi is split into three main areas for dining. Enjoy Wabi Bites and cocktails in the lively atmosphere of the bar on the ground floor, or sample delicious Japanese specialities in the main restaurant on the first floor. Signature dishes include the Smokey Dragon Roll, Crispy Squid Kara Age, Alaskan Black Cod in Miso, Tea Smoked Lamb Chops & finish off by digging deep into a Kuro Mori dessert. Private booths and a traditional tatami mat seating area are also available for corporate meetings, special occasions and large parties.
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  • 162
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 26
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service, expensive, keep for a special occasion!

First time we had visited Wabi since the refurbishments made to the place after it burned down some time ago. The bar, cocktail lounge downstairs was lively, an attractive décor and had a very good selection of drinks, including Asahi Beer on draft which is unusual but as this is a Japanese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
philiphove72
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had visited here a few times before the refurb and didn't get chance to go back till now. Firstly the refurb made so much more sense and a much nicer environment. The grub was even better and the tasting menu was just perfect and all 4 of us had difficulty picking just 1 favourite course. Service was excellent, attentive... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

First time we had visited Wabi since the refurbishments made to the place after it burned down some time ago. The bar, cocktail lounge downstairs was lively, an attractive décor and had a very good selection of drinks, including Asahi Beer on draft which is unusual but as this is a Japanese restaurant, it does make sense.The food was excellent,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Overrated, over priced and need to get over themselves. Snobs at the bar serving drinks whilst looking down their noses at customers. Would never visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My friends took me here for my 30th birthday meal and it was really lovely. We were sat upstairs in a private booth and were not disturbed by anyone else (I can only imagine that people talking about a noisy atmosphere were sat downstairs). The service was excellent - everything was well explained and our waitress was attentive. We weren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing food. Amazing service. Brilliant atmosphere - pleasantly surprised at the bill!! Possibly the best restaurant in Horsham!? Would go again - love it. 10 out of 10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I've visited Wabi on a few occasions for cocktails, we had our engagement party there back in September last year. I was a bit apprehensive to eat there because I am very fussy with my food and thought it was mainly fish on the menu but I spoke to a lovely man Rob who helped us pick a lovely 5... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sunday evening we popped in and had the place to ourselves. Shared a couple of huge cocktails which were very tasty but very expensive and still got charged table service even tho it was only us there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My friend and I went for drinks. This was the first time I had been to Wabi and it is a nice place to go occasionally - it is pricey. I had the Black Shiraz wine (Australian) which was lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Bento box was a treat and up to the standard I would expect from Wabi. I have eaten here a number of times and never been disappointed. We waited about 15-20 minutes for our lunch despite being the only diners. The bottle of water had an unusual flavour so we asked for it to be replaced. At the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fantastic Food, Cocktails, Service, Decor. We've been to the newly refurbished Wabi twice now in 2 months and it is delivered on both occasions. Everything they did well at before they now do even better. As a couple looking for a romantic evening out we cannot recommend Wabi enough. The staff are exceptionally well mannered and really friendly and accommodating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 East Street, Horsham RH12 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 788140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 130
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

Description

The first authentic Japanese restaurant in Horsham, Wabi offers a modern Japanese fine dining experience with a cocktail bar and a simple yet elegant decor. Easily accessible within 10 minutes' walk of Horsham rail station and Horsham Park, Wabi showcases contemporary Japanese cuisine from it's celebrated chefs. Each dish combines traditional Japanese culinary techniques with quality local ingredients, making for a modern Japanese dining experience. With a stylish design throughout, Wabi is split into three main areas for dining. Enjoy Wabi Bites and cocktails in the lively atmosphere of the bar on the ground floor, or sample delicious Japanese specialities in the main restaurant on the first floor. Signature dishes include the Smokey Dragon Roll, Crispy Squid Kara Age, Alaskan Black Cod in Miso, Tea Smoked Lamb Chops & finish off by digging deep into a Kuro Mori dessert. Private booths and a traditional tatami mat seating area are also available for corporate meetings, special occasions and large parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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