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Chaya Downtown

525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
213-236-9577
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Ranked #111 of 8,471 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Salvadoran
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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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English first
Los Angeles
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147 reviews 147 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Finally went here after living nearby for awhile and enjoying the other venues in the area. It was both better than I expected and disappointing. The ambience was cold and on the formal side, like a good business and formal-friends place. We had the Wagyu beef carpaccio (pretty good), the jidori chicken (nothing special), the rib-eye (way too played with... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had the bento combination dinners before the LA PHIL. and it was warm enough for us to sit outside in the beautifully lit courtyard. However, the white tableclothed tables we passed on the way to use the bathrooms looked so elegant that next time, we will sit inside. Our server was cool and the service was fast. It was... More

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Kamloops
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a great place for a meal in downtown. Try the daily Bento for a great variety of tastes. Not overly expensive but not a budget place either. Very good quality and a reasonable value.

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Lordgin1
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Chaya is a vibrant, hip restaurant in the heart of Downtown LA. The food is amazing and filled with flavor. The Tuna Tartar melts in your mouth. The Grilled Sea Bass is the best I've ever had, both tender and flavorful! The Lamb shank also falls off the bone and is not too dry as Lamb can be. The service... More

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El Segundo, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Had a wonderful meal. Good service, good wine list and I loved the bread. My partner had Black Cod and I had the Paella. The cod was so good it melted in your mouth. The paella was one of the tastiest I have ever had. And that god that the noise level was below average. Hate noisy restaurants. Would love... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

You could be mistaken for being unsure whether this is a Japanese restaurant or not but in a good way. The dishes meld some European classics with Japanese delicacy. The wine list is excellent, the decor artistic and the service crisp. Not disappointed!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chaya has great ambience, and offers a great selection of food and wine. It is casual, yet upscale, and affordable.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I came here for the Dine LA preset menu. For those that are not familiar with Dine LA, restaurants throughout LA put together a preset 2-3 course menu at a fixed price. It gives you the opportunity to an appetitizer, entree, and a dessert at a discounted price when I would usually only eat an entree. The food was so... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Had a great experience here. The food was great and the server forgot to remove the bacon from my steak salad and without promoting he apologized and gave my friend and I a free dessert. Speed of service is great too. I highly recommend for food and ambiance.

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Los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is delicious. It has parking. The tuna tuna tuna is to die for!!!! The bread is great.....everything really delicious.

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