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Wabi

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38 East Street, Horsham RH12 1HL, England
+44 1403 788140
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Today
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: 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 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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 18
    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
The Wabi cocktail bar...

Last night my partner and I went for what we thought would be a civilised drink in the bar, but we're horrified by the experience we had. Very rarely would I take the time to write a review about an experience I have had because they are always subjective, but I fell it necessary to do so now... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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305 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Last night my partner and I went for what we thought would be a civilised drink in the bar, but we're horrified by the experience we had. Very rarely would I take the time to write a review about an experience I have had because they are always subjective, but I fell it necessary to do so now. First the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The quality and value of their Lunchboxes are outstanding .Well worth the visit with professional and non intrusive service. We have been going to this restaurant since the very beginning and it continues to improve.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great for a night out but hold on to your wallets at about £8 a cocktail. Not a lot a seats either and a very loud dj on the corner of the room

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We booked this awful pretentious place for a friends birthday night out. The table was booked for 7pm but by 10pm all we had been served with was a bowl of peas. The venue was packed with pretentious 'look at me's' but the service was appauling. The cocktails are overpriced, poor quality and lacked imagination. The bar staff and waiters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went to Wabi on a family evening out. We were very disappointed by Wabi and felt that the cost of the evening was not worth it. What was good: Pre dinner cocktails were good albeit a bit pricey Food tasted very good What was not good: It took ages between courses to get our meals - the "reason" was... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went on Saturday with a group of friends for a birthday and I have to say I was extremely impressed. The food was beautifully presented and tasted just as good. The stand out dishes were the Beef, soft shell crab buns, lamb chops and black cod. I cannot wait to go back! Very nice to have a restaurant of this... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 - 126
  • 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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?