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Wabi Sabi Salon - Great Japanese on Smith St!

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Where to go for lunch on Smith St? So many choices. Wabi Sabi Salon is an award winning Japanese Restaurant that offers great value. Walk in to a dimly lit longish and narrow establishment featuring interesting use of wood (check out the beams). Funky Japanese artwork on the walls. Has a cool ambience.



The sushi looked great – and is a popular take away for lunchgoers. But I was always going to go for the lunch box. Exceptional value for great Japanese food. Loved the lunch bento box with terriyaki chicken – it was amazing. Some quality Japanese rice and Japanese salad plus pickled vegetables and excellent chicken. Have to say Japanese food fills me up but I never feel heavy for the afternoon shift back at the office.

I'm not sure how to drink miso soup out of a bowl and looked pretty stupid holding it up to my face and slurping it everywhere. Very tricky when you’re wearing a suit and tie! Think I must lower my head closer to the table…

This place even has an outdoor garden. Took a photo of staff when paying my bill just for the blog – possibly insensitive by me as this guy looked shocked as I snapped while he handed me my change. So sorry! Love there's several great Japanese places in Smith St.


Wabi Sabi Salon, 94 Smith St Collingwood – Japanese - Food 9 Ambience 9



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David Hagger is a bald headed man with a penchant for finery, convivial dining, and festive culture. He honestly believes Melbourne is an impressive global city.


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