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“Very good Japanese food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wabi Sabi Japanese Restaurant

Wabi Sabi Japanese Restaurant
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Ranked #52 of 123 Restaurants in Collingwood
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very good Japanese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

Visited for lunch with friends on a weekday. The place is quite nice and cozy on the inside.

The menu is good, with a good mix of dishes. The sashimi platter is very well prepared and presented and the Japanese curry chicken dishes have that authentic taste. Portions are large enough for most people. The drinks menu is quite good with a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Service was pretty good if a tad slow, but the restaurant was a bit full at the time.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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404 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This little place has fabulous food. It's presented in a very easily accessed format (not always the way in Japanese restaurants). Highlights within the tapis style starters were the gyoza (pork and vegetarian), the soft shelled crab and the calamari. The tonkatsu was fabulous. Service is friendly and efficient.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HofH999
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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Authentic Seasonal Japanese Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Wabi Sabi serves seasonal Japanese food that is clearly authentic. The menu is a little different from the normal Australian Japanese restaurant but the food is very good and reasonably priced. On the night we went the disservice was a little slow as they were short staffed but they were very apologetic. The seasonal dishes we ordered were both very good as was the cod which was cooked to perfection.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank R0bSing
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not what it once was, but still good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

I've been dining at Wabi Sabi for about four years now, in fact it was my introduction to Smith St and no doubt part of the reason I bought an apartment there!

They had change of direction with their menu a few years ago, which pushed the prices up and switched from more traditional Japanese food to a more modern fusion style. The food is still very good, but I prefer Peko Peko most times I want good value Japanese food.

Wabi Sabi is still a great place, though. The atmosphere is a little more cosy and the service a little better than Peko, so it's worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jackson B
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food and atmopshere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

I had lunch there twice and enjoyed the food served by the friendly wait staff. The bento boxes are good and enough to satisfy one's appetite.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Alexis539
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