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Wabi Sabi Salon

8.9/10
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94 Smith St, 3066 Collingwood (VIC)See map

Average price $30

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $30
Signature Tokyo Shoyu Ramen
$19
Pumpkin Stuffed Mushroom Tempura with Teriyaki Balsamic Sauce
$21
Salmon Katsu Curry
$23

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Agedashi Tofu and eggplant

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.9/10
based on 83 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Marnie G.
    Marnie G.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Delicious food - everything we ordered was super flavoursome and generous portions! Staff were pretty great too - they made a small mistake with our order but this was quickly rectified. My small gripe would be that the venue itself was quite cold and stools aren’t great for everyone (my elderly mother and small 2yo probably would have preferred chairs). You can put this aside for the food though - delicious!

  2. Emma F.
    Emma F.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Beautiful decor and in a lovely spot on Smith. Service was really good and there was an extensive menu but the food was very bland, we had both starter and two different mains but thought both were lacking in flavour :(

  3. Katja b.
    Katja b.
    • one review
    10/10

    We love this little restaurant for its quirky vibe, great taste in music, good beer and wine list - and of course the excellent dishes they wip out! Starters especially are our favourites, with the crevice/sashimi absolute favourites. Thanks team ????????

  4. Mark W.
    Mark W.
    • one review
    6/10

    Food was great. Service was lacking. The wine prices were not on the menu and came as a surprise on the bill. Overall the experience was positive, but they need to work on the service and whay not put the wine prices on the menu like everyone else ?

  5. Iain S.
    Iain S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Smallish restaurant with different levels. Good, was unlike any Japanese we have ever had. Very interesting flavours. Friendly and very genuine waiting staff. The restaurant had a really good vibe. Very enjoyable.

  6. Jean-Michel H.
    Jean-Michel H.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    They served a beef dish without any beef, only onions, and when we complained they brought us the beef 20 mins later while the rest of the dish was left on the table getting cold. We were expecting them to replace the whole dish. New winter menu not as good as it used to be

  7. J L.
    J L.
    • 4 reviews
    6/10

    Menu seems to have changed since last year.

  8. Matthew H.
    Matthew H.
    • 23 reviews
    10/10

    This is a great little find for either a quick bite or a long catch up. We decided to do five dishes between us and added a couple of Yuzu Margaritas and Nashi Sours - everything was delicious. Definitely will be back and recommending to friends.

  9. Simone C.
    Simone C.
    • 6 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great food in cosy busy restaurant. Cute decor. Would recommend to visit when less busy to avoid long wait times for your food. Staff all very friendly

  10. Helen W.
    Helen W.
    • 2 reviews
    4/10

    I was looking forward to good Japanese food as this place features on Broadsheet as one of Melbourne’s best Japanese restaurants. The food was fusion, and executed poorly. The rice was over cooked and sloppy, and the vegetables were not fresh and were over cooked . The place looked trendy and cool, and the staff were friendly...so go for ambience but not the food.

  11. Gillian S.
    Gillian S.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    The food is of a really high standard and plentiful. I would say though that the service could have been better. It was very busy being close to Christmas and they were understaffed. We had to wait a long time for drinks but otherwise everything was great.

  12. Michelle r.
    Michelle r.
    • one review
    9/10

    Small yet delicious menu choices. Bit on the expensive side. Great atmosphere! Friendly staff and greet nik naks. Get music and not too loud. I would recommend.

  13. Brent L.
    Brent L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic. Highly recommend. Food, service and atmosphere was all good..............................................................................

  14. Haily t.
    Haily t.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Excellent food as always. Fresh, flavoursome and generously portioned.

  15. JULIE V.
    JULIE V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fast and efficient service, great fresh food. The outdoor seating area at the back porch has a very chilled and relaxed vibe perfect for group dinners.

  16. Sandra Z.
    Sandra Z.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    Nice food but a bit pricey

  17. Jasmine C.
    Jasmine C.
    • one review
    10/10

    The Tofu Katsu curry is to die for, literally have been waiting all of lockdown to eat this. The food is always exceptional, and the house sake goes down smoothly.

  18. Emily L.
    Emily L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A really beautiful little restaurant, really great atmosphere even considering that it was their first night back after lockdown. Such good food and the service was great also.

  19. Mark M.
    Mark M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A tasty culinary experience for our first post covid lockdown restaursnt dinner. A few understandable teething problems for their first open night in several months.

  20. David R.
    David R.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Cool and funky atmosphere with so much to look at, good value and surprisingly large servings. The vegan options are very decent as well and I look forward to dining here again.

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

94 Smith St, 3066, Collingwood (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Collingwood, Melbourne North East

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Asian, Ramen, Sushi, , Christmas and New Year,

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