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38 East Street, Horsham RH12 1HL, England
+44 1403 788140
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I suffer from chemical food intolerances and the staff tried everything to accommodate me. They were well informed and were happy to discuss food preparation and cooking down to the last detail to make sure my requirements were met. Needless to say that I ate my fill! I'm sorry to read the previous review about the unavailability of a turkey... More 

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Thank Peter F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for an early Christmas party and obviously they don't do a traditional turkey dish for us westerners but they could have made more of an effort. We were hurried through the bar, even though we wanted to stay in there for a while enjoying our cocktails. Instead we were taken upstairs to a private room, lovely idea... More 

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Thank Misti B
West Sussex
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were told when we phoned up to book that we must choose either 7.30 or 8.30 pm. We opted for 7.30. 8.30 pm came and went and we couldn't help noticing that nobody including us seemed to be getting any food! It was said that something had gone wrong with the ticket system in the kitchen and all... More 

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Thank Moonflower3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here on a number of occasions and never disappointed. The menu is not cheap, but worth every single penny!!!! The tasting menus are fantastic. The presentation of the food and the service in general are outstanding. It is expensive..but don't deny yourself the experience!!!!

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Thank Brent A
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When Wabi first opened (many years ago) lots of people were 'up in arms' about the prices and gave it a minimal staying time. Wabi have quite rightly proved the critics wrong.The food is always the best quality, fresh and cooked to order exactly how you want it. The staff are attentive and well trained. I love the tempura prawns,... More 

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Thank heidifrancisjoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Last minute booking for a child's birthday lunch. Kids bento box went down well, with extras shared from my delicious deluxe bento box from the lunch menu. My daughter was thrilled with her special smoking raspberry mocktail which the staff unexpectedly provided as a birthday treat. Lovely meal.

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1 Thank Nicola B
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was excellent. Very well presented with some surprises. Food was so tasty . Service was very friendly and efficient.

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Lindfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Met a friend here for lunch one Tuesday in October. Have to say it was excellent. Food was tasty - we both had the mini bento, which was more than enough for lunch and keenly priced at £12. Thoroughly recommend it- food is high quality. The waiting staff are good, although a little bored I think, as we were one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I had a great night in wabi for my birthday there was 8 of us there and we all got a seat. They make amazing cocktails which are all served with a fun twist! It's got a good vibe there and is open till 1 ish. Great Friday night!

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1 Thank Foodie999999999
Pedro M, General Manager at Wabi, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know of your experience at Wabi. We are happy to see you enjoyed your night with us. Every weekend we have a dj right till 2am so we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I had big hopes for Wabi having heard favourable reports from a friend. Sadly this place got it badly wrong. We waited and waited and waited for our courses to come up. Food was OK but not special. There were times when I thought we had been forgotten about completely. Perhaps it was the table of 9 people that screwed... More 

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2 Thank darryl c
Pedro M, General Manager at Wabi, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. I am so sorry that you felt forgotten and I can only assume this was your first experience with a Tasting Menu. Our 7 courses Taster Menu is served one at the time and the average time to enjoy it is 2.5 hours. We don't rush our guests... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$108
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 East Street, Horsham RH12 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 788140
Description
The first authentic Japanese restaurant in Horsham, Wabi offers a modern Japanese fine dining experience with a cocktail bar and a simple yet elegant decor. Easily accessible within 10 minutes' walk of Horsham rail station and Horsham Park, Wabi showcases contemporary Japanese cuisine from it's celebrated chefs. Each dish combines traditional Japanese culinary techniques with quality local ingredients, making for a modern Japanese dining experience. With a stylish design throughout, Wabi is split into three main areas for dining. Enjoy Wabi Bites and cocktails in the lively atmosphere of the bar on the ground floor, or sample delicious Japanese specialities in the main restaurant on the first floor. Signature dishes include the Smokey Dragon Roll, Crispy Squid Kara Age, Alaskan Black Cod in Miso, Tea Smoked Lamb Chops & finish off by digging deep into a Kuro Mori dessert. Private booths and a traditional tatami mat seating area are also available for corporate meetings, special occasions and large parties.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?