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Chaya Downtown

525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #146 of 8,619 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Salvadoran
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th
Transit: FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE provided to and from major entertainment venues in Downtown Los Angeles. It runs every 15min beginning at 6:45pm.
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Pasadena, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This place was great! Valet parking was validated, which took away the downtown parking anxiety. I loved the tempura-battered squash flower appetizers stuffed with short ribs and goat cheese. I ordered the steak for dinner but wish I had ordered the venison, which was much leaner and not too sweet, despite a blueberry glaze. The bento box also looked fabulous.... More

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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The sushi is wonderful and fresh; the ambiance is subtle and apt for our business meeting. It is located conveniently and within walking distance from hotels. You must definitely stop by and give it a try!

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Monrovia, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The LA Phil has a "Get Your Phil" dinner and concert package. We lucked out that one of our season ticket nights coincided with the dinner package, so we chose Chaya on October 24th. Free shuttle pick up from the concert hall, prix fixe $25 3-course dinner, then a shuttle back to the concert. Kudos to Chaya for participating in... More

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Nipomo, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

the decor and the patio are unbelievable!! I was here for a birthday dinner!!! Amazing sushi and Japanese cuisine. On par with Nobu, Matsuhisa, or Katsuya, but less expensive.

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I sat at the bar because I was on the mood for sushi and a glass of wine. I visited the location in San Fran earlier this year so I was excited to try out this location. Like in San Fran, the sushi was fresh and delicious. I also had the scallop crudo which was out of this world. I... More

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Long Beach, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had a $50 gift certificate from a silent auction and my husband and I decided to spend it on a Friday night after work. I researched the menu and the certificate beforehand only to realized that we had to strategize how to stretch our budget and we were not able to directly use the "happy hour" items. We parked... More

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Los Altos, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was here for a Wednesday-night happy hour with about a dozen co-workers. Plenty of wine choices. The sushi is fantastic and so were the desserts (warm chocolate cookies!). We are still talking about how good the food was. It's noisy in the way after-work drinks places normally are, but not as bad as some others in the neighborhood. There... More

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Vacaville, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Met some friends for dinner and we were pleased with our appetizers and meals. We especially liked the tapenade appetizer. I enjoyed the selection in the bento box, which was perfect sized sample of about 6 different items. The bread pudding, made with a croissant and lightly speckled with chocolate chips, was divine for dessert. Being from out of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

A good try to innovation, got lost a little bit in the menu. At the end opted for a more familiar selection. Yes, the dragon roll and the bento. Both were excellent. Thank you Antonina (our waitress) for your recommendations.

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Malibu, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had dinner with a friend. I started with the soft crab, which was fantastic, my friend had a kale salad which was equally scrumptious. For entre my friend had the Sea Bass which was beautifully done and I had the 8oz rib eye, which was cut too thin to make it cover more of the plate. It would have been... More

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Additional Information about Chaya Downtown

Address: 525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone Number: 213-236-9577
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Salvadoran

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