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525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #140 of 8,699 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
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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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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Chaya for their Sunday $29.50 four-course tasting dinner before attending a concert at Disney Hall and it was a great experience! The food was outstanding and the portions were generous, especially for the price. The service was the only thing that wasn't perfect (our server seemed a bit distracted), but it wasn't enough to mar the experience.... More 

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49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Greatest Japanese food in Downtown Los Angeles follow by Kirin draught beer. Great service with nice music in the back ground.

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Pasadena, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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132 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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