Wabi Sabi Santa Barbara

$$ • Sushi, Sushi Bars

38 W Victoria St #119, Santa Barbara
(805) 770-5300


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Wabi Sabi Santa Barbara

This is long overdue, Wabi Sabi has become a staple of my Santa Barbara food experience! Probably the most underrated sushi spot in town, tucked away in the Public Market. Food - Some of the best bowls I've ever had, highly recommend the salmon and fresh water eel. I will admit it's a bit pricey for a sushi bar that doesn't offer a full dining experience, but I believe the quality justifies the cost. Ambience - The Public Market is an awesome place to hang out and have a bite...read full review

Seriously! 4.5 stars?!!!!!! I expect the food to be expensive in touristy areas. But this place is not worthy of more than one or two stars. Worst poke bowl I've ever had! Packed with fresh onions and cucumbers and the rice was soaked with hot sauce and it only had tuna. Avocado roll was minuscule and even the edamame was mediocre.

I was so happy to see they took my suggestion by offering a traditional hamachi and scallion roll. It was excellent, and the seaweed was right this time. But the Don't Cry Roll - that is super special! The thin slices, the creamy texture of the fish, the Thai chili! Next time I'm ordering 2. This is now my preferred casual sushi restaurant in Santa Barbara.

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Monday 11AM - 3PM
5 - 8:15PM
Tuesday 11AM - 3PM
5 - 8:15PM
Wednesday 11AM - 3PM
5 - 8:15PM
Thursday 11AM - 3PM
5 - 8:15PM
Friday 11AM - 3PM
5 - 8:15PM
Saturday 11AM - 3PM
5 - 8:15PM
Sunday 11AM - 3PM
5 - 8:15PM

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