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Chaya Venice

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110 Navy Street, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Main Street)
13103961179
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: The Chaya restaurant family originated when Hikage Chaya opened in Hayama,...
The Chaya restaurant family originated when Hikage Chaya opened in Hayama, Japan. From this initial tea house, that opened 390 years ago, the Tsunoda family has expanded into French bistros and pastry shops throughout Japan and introduced the brand to the U.S. in 1984 with the opening of Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills. Since then, Chaya has opened locations in Venice, San Francisco, Downtown Los Angeles, and LAX. The cuisine at each restaurants can best be described as modern Japanese though each restaurant has a distinct personality reflecting their different locations. Corporate Executive Chef, Shigefume Tachibe is best known for pioneering modern Japanese cuisine and his contributions to the Asian-Fusion movement. His chef coat and knife are in permanent display in the Smithsonian. The most important tenet of Chaya's philosophy is high-level omotenashi (hospitality), bringing the Japanese teahouse tradition of warm and personal service to each guest.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
On of the better places in Venice

A very nice place with a bar area and a restaurant. The bar offer a bar menu as well so you can either eat in the bar or the restaurant. Food is really great, difficult to choose from the menu card. And excellent wine card as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jørn S
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming to Chaya Venice with my buddy for probably over 18 yrs. No... Not a typo. 18 years! It all started when we were working as young associates at a local bank and we somehow discovered this place. We've always liked the vibe, the food and location.. and of course, service.Jeffrey, our waiter who has been there the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place with a bar area and a restaurant. The bar offer a bar menu as well so you can either eat in the bar or the restaurant. Food is really great, difficult to choose from the menu card. And excellent wine card as well.

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Thank Jørn S
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chaya Venice is on Main Street in Venice,CA. It sits right on the corner of Maon and Navy and has window views of Main St. The inside ambiance is vibrant with an open sushi bar/kitchen. The menu is a variety of seafood and meat dishes and all are prepared with precision.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Friday dinner for 6 with not reservation. Manager put together a table in a couple of minutes. Perfect service all night. Great wine. Wonderful food. There is a reason why this is one of the few places that has been around for ever. Fantastic Happy Hour too!

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Dusseldorf
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

if you are looking for excellent food in a no arrogant restaurant for a reasonable price, Chaya Venice is the place to be. I am not a meat fan, but I decided to have a steak, not cheap but very good, exactly like I wanted it, medium rare ... perfect. Nice vegetables, mashed potatoes ... seating very elegant, good looking... More 

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Thank Hugo V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The Chaya sushi restaurant is a great place to go to have a Diner. Service and Waiter was highly skilled and friendly. I had the table made Tartar wich was a delight for the gourmet and later on the Inhouse sushi wich turned out to be absolutely delicious! Quality and price are totally affordable and the variety of dishes, drinks... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Been here with my wife for a dinner and it was worth it. We had sea bass and the cod and both dishes were prepared to perfection. Wine was excellent as well. Unfortunately the desert was excellent and we absolutely finished it to the bottom. I can fully recommend going there.

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Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food and service were excellent; the menu was very interesting and varied. The restaurant is open, light, and minimalist. I had the salmon, which was excellent, with salad--my only comment was it wasn't much food for the price, but then again, you might see a celebrity. The rough bread with herb-infused olive oil was very good. A good place... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Our plane arrived late so we rushed to restaurant in hopes they would honor our reservation and they were kind enough to do so. The ambiance is delightful.The waiter was very attentive and our dining experience in this small but fine restaurant was fabulous so much so that we went back for another dinner prior to traveling overseas a few... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I booked Chaya Venice for a business dinner with 2 Japanese colleagues. I didn't want a 100% Japanese restaurant but wanted some Japanese influence. The food didn't disappoint. I saw Hamachikama on the menu (Yellowtail Collar) so had to order it. We also got some West Coast Oysters as well. The main dishes were all fish and we're all great.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Navy Street, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 13103961179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

Description

The Chaya restaurant family originated when Hikage Chaya opened in Hayama, Japan. From this initial tea house, that opened 390 years ago, the Tsunoda family has expanded into French bistros and pastry shops throughout Japan and introduced the brand to the U.S. in 1984 with the opening of Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills. Since then, Chaya has opened locations in Venice, San Francisco, Downtown Los Angeles, and LAX. The cuisine at each restaurants can best be described as modern Japanese though each restaurant has a distinct personality reflecting their different locations. Corporate Executive Chef, Shigefume Tachibe is best known for pioneering modern Japanese cuisine and his contributions to the Asian-Fusion movement. His chef coat and knife are in permanent display in the Smithsonian. The most important tenet of Chaya's philosophy is high-level omotenashi (hospitality), bringing the Japanese teahouse tradition of warm and personal service to each guest.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighborhood Profile
Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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