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17 Wellington St | 17 Wellington Street, 3182, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9529 8505
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick, efficient, fresh and delicious. What else would you expect from an amazing Japanese restaurant. Authentic food served with warm hospitality. The Salmon Sashimi was a particularly yummy stand out dish. If you like Japanese food, you MUST visit this place. At short notice they even put together a Happy Birthday desert platter.

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Thank Dwayne C
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We always try our best to make your birthday special. Hope we see you again soon😁 and a very happy birthday🎂 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely evening last night with a few very interesting and delicious dishes. The serving staff are excellent and very helpful. The servings are a little small for me as I like big portions. When the staff noticed this some extra snacks arrived without me saying a word. We loved all the starters which were shared amongst us.... More 

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Thank Skybirdmax
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We allways have a little something thats not on the menu. Hope you will visit us again soon 😁 More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is the third time I have been to the place, and it has never disappointing. The food is amazing and the staff are fantastic. The bonus is they cater for many food allergies, they even had an exclusive menu without garlic and onion.

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Thank Luke R
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your repeat dinning with us. We believe that you should always enjoy a great meal regardless your dietary needs. Hope we will continue to provide you with a great dinning experience😉 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

took my family for a birthday dinner, really cool place not pretentious really friendly staff everyone enjoyed the meal. decor is awesome

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Thank Andrew Gary K
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Hope we see you agaim soon😉 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband & I have dined here several times, and never been disappointed or left hungry.... Last weekend for Fathers Day (not open Sunday's, so we Opted for an early Saturday night meal instead), we took our two daughters along for a cultural dining experience. They L O V E D it! It did help that we say under the... More 

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Thank Sara J
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Im so pleased to hear you guys enjoyed yourselves. Im greatful your daughter loved our miso soup. Its only miso soup but we make it from stock to ensure no chemical gets in and the taste is to our standard. Im so happy your family have great taste buds!🤓 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My friend and I went here for my birthday and although I enjoyed the evening, the restaurant did not quite feel like the place for a celebration.The decor is unusual, done on a budget it seemed. Some of it was very effective with the "tree" with "lanterns" dominating the room. However, when seated looking in another direction, the room seemed... More 

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Thank Rosiegypsy
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive review. It help us to be better. We have purchased a new air-conditioner and you will be comfortable the next time you visit👍 We will review our decorations as well. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Both the staff and food were excellent. The restaurant was very quiet when we were there. We had the miso blackened cod which was delicious. Also steamed veggies and a chicken dish. All fabulous. Definitely more expensive that the last few time I've visited (over 12months ago)

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Thank ElizaM88
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Hi. Grilled black cod is my favourite too! I hope you will try some of our new items next time😉 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We've dined here several times and the food is always incredibly fresh and extremely well presented. Strange decor and often noisy, but the food keeps us coming back. Best to book as we have been turned away when turning up by chance for a quick bite.

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Thank St3phyP
Miki Y, Manager at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry we had turn you away sometimes. We do our best not to. Hope we see you again soon. More 

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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The service is great! All the staff were so friendly and helpful! The food was small serves but very tasty and worth it. Overall was happy!

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Thank Frankie E
Miki Y, Owner at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Hi Frankie, thank you for your review. My staffs will be very happy to hear your review. We are updating our drinks menu. We are going to have more original cocktails and more Jizake directly from Japan. We hope you will come back again soon. Thank you very much:) More 

Blackheath, Australia
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

My wife likes this place, but I am yet to be convinced. The service is friendly and helpful. The lunch menu is fairly limited. My wife had the seafood bento box and was impressed with the fish and dumplings. I had the chicken burger, wondering what might be presented. My heart fell when I was asked if I wanted chips... More 

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Thank albear2007
Miki Y, Owner at Wabi Sabi Garden, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review. Please dont be discouraged. You might not have liked the Karaage burger, but we have Prawn katsu burger on lunch special from today. It is finger liking good, I guarantee! And our house made Croquettes burger is very popular too. Please try our hand cut sweet potato chips next time, it comes with house... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Wellington St | 17 Wellington Street, 3182, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9529 8505
Description
A little taste of Tokyo right here in St.Kilda Melbourne. We provide fusion style Japanese food, just like something you will have in Japan. Wide selection of careful selected alcohol range will enhance your dinning experience. We aim to not only feed and satisfy your tastes but also your mind! Come and enjoy our ever changing arts on the wall before being served beautifully plated yummy dishes. All of our arts are by Japanese artist either local or in Japan. Bring a little Tokyo into your life! Lookind forward to your visit.

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