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Wabi

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38 East Street, Horsham RH12 1HL, England
+44 1403 788140
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 sushi 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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Such a lovely place for drinks!

Wabi is such a lovely place for drinks. It always has a lovely atmosphere and the decor is beautiful. The cocktails are amazing and they have a wide variety of cocktails and other various drinks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jessica W
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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299 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pulborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wabi is such a lovely place for drinks. It always has a lovely atmosphere and the decor is beautiful. The cocktails are amazing and they have a wide variety of cocktails and other various drinks.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went to Wabi a number of times before the fire and very much enjoyed the experience particularly the booths upstairs and this was our first time back! We booked a large table for a birthday dinner and on arrival were greeted by 'bouncers' who 'aggressively asked' if we had a table booked! It's a Saturday night, Horsham I suppose... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We went to wabi for a friends birthday. We ordered the tasting menu to be able to try a wide selection of different dishes! We had a few people in the party with special dietary requirements and the staff couldn't of been more helpful with advising what was and wasn't suitable as well as preparing some dishes off the menu... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Great service and attention to detail. We had the tasting menu and were glad of it. Wednesday was 2 for 1! There was a vegetarian tasting menu so it was perfect for us. The nature of the sauces meant that the vegetarian dishes were more salty than I am used to but not too much. We were served quickly and... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went as a group of 5 for lunch and the food was great - couldn't fault it in anyway. Let down by being seated with a draft (it was freezing outside) and staff who said the cared but body language didn't match words. We will definitely go back

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were welcomed by being informed that my 23 year old Daughter had to be ID'd. Perhaps for a Night CLub, but not for a restaurant booking, accompanied by parents ! The ambience is great, with a tranquil Japanese garden to enjoy. We selected a sushi based menu and the quality of food was exceleent and with some unusual dishes... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I love this restaurant. The only downside is the meals are quite small so you need to order lots. Then it becomes a very expensive night out. You looking at £60 per head + But once every now and then it's a real treat. Love it! Love it! :-)

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had the tasting menu which took over 2 hours to get through. At no point were we rushed and staff were very knowledgeable about the food which was really nice. Restaurant it self is very spacious with plenty of space between tables making it feel really intimate even when full. Not for someone on a budget but is worth every... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Beautiful food but awful service. Rude staff, not attentive, ignored us for the best part of the evening. Valentines night at Wabi very disappointing will not be back. Let's try Tristans again!!

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Brighton, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Horsham is a sleepy market town - and to find a restaurant as stylish as this one was something of a surprise. We'd tried, on a couple of occasions, to book for a Saturday night - but tried too late; it was full both times - so took the decision to try on a Tuesday night. As you would imagine,... 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 - 131
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 sushi 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 - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?