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Chaya Venice

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110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2553 (Main Street)
310-396-1179
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
"wellness" fee

This restaurant is quite popular, but overrated. On a recent trip, it was very crowded, loud. Service was very slow. Food was mediocre at best. To add a little insult to injury, they charged a 3% "wellness" fee. It was explained that this went to healthcare for the employees. While I would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant is quite popular, but overrated. On a recent trip, it was very crowded, loud. Service was very slow. Food was mediocre at best. To add a little insult to injury, they charged a 3% "wellness" fee. It was explained that this went to healthcare for the employees. While I would not have minded this charge had we been... More 

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Maybe it was the timing -- we went during Dine LA, and tried the Prix Fixe menu. It was our first time there, despite wanting to visit for several years. We got a reservation within 30 minutes of dining -- perhaps, not the best sign, but as we arrived, the place was packed. We arrived about 10 minutes early and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We arrived early for our reservation, so we went to the bar. The happy hour included some excellent options. The bartender, Mitchell was fantastic!!. The food as always, always excellent

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this place - it has an old school Italian familiarity. The is always fresh and their Mint Tea is to die for.

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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We rang in the new year here with another couple and it was a blast! The price was good and we brought our own wines as the was a 20$ corking fee. The food was delicious. A couple if issues were first, they seemed overwhelmed and service fell behind with getting ice buckets for our wine and champagne, which got... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had dinner here our first night in Venice. Really nice atmosphere, with very good food at reasonable prices. Waiter was friendly and helpful, and although the restaurant was crowded, we didn't feel like we were on top of the people next to us.

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Irvine, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was our first time at Chaya. We got there early and decided to have happy hour appetizer & a drinks. Drinks were really good and strong, and enjoyed our appetizer. Later on we moved on to a dining room and, I have to tell you, its been a while since I was impressed by food that much. Every dish... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you have to do business lunch in Venice, this is a good choice. Bright, airy and good for conversation. The menu is large and the food is very good. The service is top-drawer and friendly. This place can handle large groups: we had 8 at a single round table.

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Smithtown, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

There were 7 of us at a small family reunion in a rented house Venice, CA and wanted a nice meal out for the last night there. There are several places on Abbot Kinney that looked expensive, but Chaya (which is right on the border with Santa Monica) sounded good and had no problem accommodating our party. We arrived at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Angus Beef Carpaccio was good. I had a box with Korean BBQ style meat and kimchi rice, but I couldn't taste the kimchi. The waitress was nice.. until she stopped caring.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2553
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310-396-1179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

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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
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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