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Wabi Sabi Salon

Collingwood · Japanese · $$$$
Wonderful
5.6/6
7 Reviews
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About Wabi Sabi Salon

Wabi Sabi Salon is the more down-home sibling to Wabi Sabi Garden, a gourmet Japanese fusion food institution in St Kilda. Here in Collingwood, the same attention to detail is lavished on every dish, and the same ethos of nothing-but-the-best-and-freshest is maintained, but the hip factor is amplified over and above the fine dining atmosphere associated with its sister. Wabi Sabi Salon’s Smith Street premises offer Japanese dishes just like you’d find in Tokyo’s culinary hotspots, emphasising a great range of vegetarian and vegan (and gluten-free) options to keep Melbourne’s health-conscious foodies happy. Check back regularly for the seasonal menus created by Wabi Sabi’s expert chefs, and remember to bring a good crew to share a bunch of dishes for a Far Eastern tapasesque experience.

Address

Wabi Sabi Salon
94 Smith St, Collingwood
Melbourne 3066

Opening Times

Closed today

Chef's Choice

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Entrées

Wagyu Beef Wrap

Wrapped with Daikon and Sesami Sauce
A$9.00

Chicken Karaage

with Teriyaki Mint Sauce
A$15.00

Pan Seared Rare Scallops

Drizzled in Coriander Sauce
A$18.00
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Dishes

Rice Flour Mushroom Tempura

Stuffed with Soy Cream Pumpkin Gratin Teriyaki Balsamic Sauce
A$24.00

Duck Breast

with Soy and Mustard
A$29.00

Thinly Sliced Teriyaki Wagyu Beef

with Wabi Sabi Teriyaki Sauce
A$31.00
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Sushi

Scorched Scallop Sashismi

with Apple Cream and Beetroots Sauce
A$18.00

Lightly Scorched Ocean Trout Nigiri Sushi (6p)

A$18.00

Fresh Tuna Sashimi

Marinated with Wasabi Leaves and Soy
A$21.00

Further Information

At the time of writing, Wabi Sabi Salon had released its new summer menu, curated by master chef Chingo Tochimoto. It’s in part due to this seasonality that Wabi Sabi’s Collingwood outlet inspires such loyalty among discerning gourmets. Never a dull moment down Smith Street with this Japanese restaurant’s perfect balance of colourful, robust and delicate dishes, all created from ingredients that the team go to great lengths to procure during their daily trawls of Melbourne’s markets. Plus, with a range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes on offer, all cleaving close to traditional Japanese fare (with a modicum of impressive fusion flair), many have made Wabi Sabi Salon a default destination on their culinary maps.

While the seasons reign supreme over Wabi Sabi Salon’s offering, the restaurant is also true to its name and true to Japanese form in that its menus are really rather impermanent entities. The weekday special dinner bento changes up daily, meaning there’s always something novel to indulge in whether you select the meat, seafood, vegetarian, vegan, or sashimi bento. That said, you can expect standbys like the Wagyu beef wrap and Wagyu sashimi, prawn or kale tempura, gyoza and agedashi tofu with eggplant and shiitake to regularly make an appearance on the dinner menu. A highlight that draws crowds of adventurous diners to this Collingwood hotspot is the selection of sashimi Carpaccio – salmon with sweet chilli and lime, scorched scallops with apple cream and beetroot sauce, a simple serving of wasabi leaf and soy marinated tuna sashimi, and the white-fish-of-the-day with carrot and onion sauce. Plus, if you’re looking to host a function or private dining party, Wabi Sabi Salon offers some of the most beautifully appointed surrounds in Melbourne, with a main dining room accommodating up to 32 guests, a mezzanine for 10, and an atmospheric Japanese garden that can seat 16. Book in advance.

7 Wabi Sabi Salon Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Charles S.a year ago · 1 review

A cosy place with friendly service and well made tasty food. We will definitely be back. The drinks list include some less commonly available items such as Kirin Cider.

"Excellent"6/6
Owen B.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Absolutely fantastic. One of, if not the best, Japanese restaurants in Melbourne. The staff and atmosphere are just as great as the food. Each time I go is better than the last. Highly recommended.

"Excellent"6/6
David N.2 years ago · 1 review

Wonderful modern take on Japanese food without loosing any of the special taste & fantastic service that make it special. I'd certaily make Wabi Sabi my regular.

"Excellent"6/6
Jane C.2 years ago · 1 review

Definitely a re-visit place! Food quality is excellent! Family of 6 had almost a dozen place of food and it came out to only $60 a head!

"Good"4/6
Thibaut T.a year ago · 2 reviews

From our first visit, it's a good Japanese restaurant with an excellent salmon sashimi with a line and chili sauce that mixes Vietnamese and Japanese flavours. The soft shell Tempura was disappointing. It felt it was re-heated in a microwave, it was a bit soggy. The miso black cod was flavourful t was re-heated in a microwave, it was a bit soggy. The miso black cod was flavourful but the texture was a let down compared to the other black cod i had. The pork belly was really tasty especially with this Yuzu sauce. I will come back to explore there menu

"Great"5/6
Angus Y.a year ago · 2 reviews

Had a great night with my work mates! High quality awesome food! Venue is nice! Really enjoyed the outdoor Japanese garden seating area! Customer service is good! Will come back again!

"Excellent"6/6
Janine & James M.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent food with great variety. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Great atmosphere and decor with outside area for dining also. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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