Wabi Sabi Garden

17 Wellington St St Kilda, VIC 3182

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Opening hours Tues-Sun noon-3pm,Tues-Sat 6-11pm,Sun 6-10pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Accepts bookings
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9529 8505

Welcome to Wabi Sabi World: a surprisingly big space, with labyrinthine rooms – a garden between them – collections of oddments and a mirror wall. The fun park analogy plays out with little surprises on the menu, which has the odd contemporary flourish, like kingfish sashimi with garlic chips and mint, or maybe a burger at lunch (wagyu, of course). But the menu is mostly pretty straight, with bento boxes at lunch (a crumbed fish bento may seem dry), mixed sushi and sashimi plates, and tempura with white rice and pickles. Marooned on the Windsor-side of St Kilda junction, Wabi Sabi is a world unto itself.