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Wabi Sabi on Abbott Kinney?

mollyomormon Nov 1, 2006 12:24 AM

Any thoughts? Is it better to stick with the sushi or cooked food? Or just go somewhere else?

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    calabasas_trafalgar RE: mollyomormon Nov 1, 2006 03:51 AM

    I've only been to the one in Chino, but I would stick with teppan yaki. The sushi is very ordinary.

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      glutton RE: mollyomormon Nov 1, 2006 03:55 AM

      The sushi is pretty good, for those more fashionable sushi places. I have not had the cooked food. The whole menu is relatively pricey, but you're paying for fashion as much as food.

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        Liquid Sky RE: mollyomormon Nov 1, 2006 06:47 AM

        If I were you, I would go somewhere else for Japanese. Found Wabi Sabi to be overpriced for what you're getting. Wasn't crazy about the waitstaff either. A bit pushy and impatient.

        Instead check out Azami Sushi on Melrose for great sushi, tasting menu, etc.

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          tissue RE: mollyomormon Nov 1, 2006 07:07 AM

          Yeah I'm not a big fan of Wabi Sabi, it's really overpriced for what you are getting.

          1. liu RE: mollyomormon Nov 1, 2006 05:30 PM

            Agreed! Wabi Sabi is not about food. I am not sure what it IS about -- it was quite good when it first opened, however.

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              EREDSON RE: mollyomormon Nov 2, 2006 12:41 AM

              Wabi Sabi's food has gone downhill. But on the plus side, I've seen Frank Gehry eating there twice. It's a fun place if you have the money to spend. For food alone though, not worth the $$.

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                glutton RE: EREDSON Nov 2, 2006 12:57 AM

                It would be cheaper to join Gold's Gym and see Frank Gehry lift weights every Saturday morning. Two people could pay monthly gym dues for half the price that they would pay for dinner at Wabi Sabi, amazingly enough.

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