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Chaya Downtown

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Salvadoran
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525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Between 5th and 6th)
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE provided to and from major entertainment venues in Downtown Los Angeles. It runs every 15min beginning at 6:45pm.
213-236-9577
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic and affordable Sunday prix fix dinner!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Dijou
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Los Angeles, California
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

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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231 reviews 231 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (Between 5th and 6th)
  • Public Transportation: FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE provided to and from major entertainment venues in Downtown Los Angeles. It runs every 15min beginning at 6:45pm.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213-236-9577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Salvadoran

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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