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Chaya Downtown

525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #119 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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89% Recommend
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Vacaville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I must say I was impressed with this Gem in Downtown. Great Ambiance, the customer service is on point, the sushi is amazing!! Ordered the spider roll, ans spicy shrimp roll. The tuna tarte appetizer was delish!!! To drink I ordered the Russian Blues:-) Will definitely be back!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants that I have tried. As good as Tomo in Atlanta and Morimoto in NYC. The beet and orange salad was very good. Scallop cerviche was fresh and different from other cerviche that I had. Yellowtail/scallion sushi was my favorite. Yellowtail crudo with jalapeño was ale very good. Dessert was OK. Love the... More

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Los Angeles
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155 reviews 155 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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