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Wabi Sabi Japanese Restaurant

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Smith Street, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3099, Australia
Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a delicious Katsu Don for lunch - fresh, vibrant flavours with delicate pickled vegetables on the side and a wild rice/brown rice which made the meal filling and healthy.

Thank quatro2016
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you want healthy Japanese fusion then this is the place for healthier bento offering; salmon salad with brown rice - may not satisfy those preferring the more traditional bento boxes. Sitting under a Japanese roofed ceiling listening to jazzy type music offers a different ambience. Service was polite & prompt just after 6pm on a midweek night.

Thank Viviann B
Footscray, Australia
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465 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

i was hankering for a bowl of warm ramen on this cold day and the buckwheat noodle ramen with chicken and duck stock with slices of pork belly and half an egg did not disappoint at all. the stock was rich, dark and smokey. the crispy pork bento box with pork tonkatsu was just as delicious with glutinous red rice,... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot if you want healthy, fresh, authentic Japanese food. The little teriyaki sandwiches with chicken, pickles and fresh herbs are to die for!

Thank Hel M
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We tried the banquet and the food was nice, but not outstanding. We were lucky to be seated outside in a private dinning area but unfortunately we were seemingly forgotten but the wait staff and had to wait some time to place our order and felt frustrated at various points having not received any service.

Thank kyliefields
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134 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We wanted a Japanese meal on our last night in Melbourne... Scoped the inter webs and found the reviews for Wabi Sabi... looked good. ...and it was, the food was fine, the service also fine, ...everything was fine. But not fantastic. The waitress was friendly - but preoccupied with her friend and phone. Our first drink order was completely mixed... More 

Thank canswiss
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Visited last week while down on business. Perfect place to sit outside and watch the world go by. Food was yummy, had the twice cooked pork belly..it really does melt in your mouth also the Yazu lime soda with mint leaves really hit the spot on a very hot Melbourne night. Very reasonable prices

Thank GreenTaraAustralia
Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

A friend took us here for a quiet dinner. It was the perfect place for catching up with long conversations over cool sake on a warm night. The food and service were wonderful. And they took extra care to make sure the dishes were gluten-free because coeliac. Looking forward to going again.

Thank monsterinthesnow
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We wandered past here on a day when it was cold and wet and couldn't help be drawn in my the "duck bone ramen with grilled pork" on their menu (as we'd only ever tried pork bone ramen). It was absolutely amazing - lighter but with more flavour than the pork bone types. Really reasonable price, great atmosphere (quiet enough... More 

Thank Elle121
Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Tried this restaurant because we wanted somethings g different, service was very quick, food fresh and tasty ,would recommend this restaurant but probably better to book as was very popular with many guest being tired away without booking prior.

Thank Judith B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smith Street, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3099, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: 94176119

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