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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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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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
Great food great price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

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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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

When you are lucky enough to get to Santa Monica,CA you must make it to Chaya Venice for a great seafood dining experience. The atmosphere is vibrant,the service is excellent and the food was remarkable. We started with Snow crab and mizuna salad and crispy calamari with spicy mustard sauce. Our main dishes were Santa Barbara uni and squid ink... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

So I'm compelled to write a review and on of our fav LA spots. We have been going to Chaya Venice for years and loved it. This pushed me over the edge. I ordered a Glass of Matua sav Blanc .... No shock there. They charged me $12 !!!! I pay 6.99 at Costco for a bottle of this stuff!!!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great place , must go . The restaurant is nice and the food is great . Very nice atmosphere , live . Good prices. . Service is good

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food in this restaurant is fantastic, and the variety of different type of dishes is ideal for all types. The happy hour is one of the best in LA. Good luck finding a table but well worth it especially on thursday and friday. 5 stars!

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Fitzroy, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place to go for a quick meal and sit at the Sushi Bar, or sit down to a full service table menu.

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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was impressed by Chaya, a neighborhood hot spot for a long time. The tuna tartare, prepared at your table with fresh avocado, was absolutely delicious. Also great was the sake list. The dessert, a simple warm pistachio chocolate cookie, was a perfect ending.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I could definitely recommend for lunch. They food is excellent and staff is friendly. You wouldn't be unhappy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'm always nervous about Asian fusion restaurants, as I usually find them very half baked. Chaya is different. It's honed to perfection, and is really THE definition of Asian fusion. This was actually my second time here, by accident. The first time was with a large group of coworkers and clients at least 3 years ago. The second time was... 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 to 40
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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