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Chaya Venice

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Venice
French, Asian fusion, Japanese, Sushi
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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, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, 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
Romantic and reliable

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Santa Monica
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants, never disappoints. Service and food is always fantastic. The sea bass mets in your mouth, tough to chose between that dish or the cod. Only disappointment is they did not have the oysters rockerfeller on there menu any longer. Shame as they were always awesome. Go and enjoy!

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Georgian Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had dinner here with a party of 6. The service was spot on. Not intrusive but always available. The food was impressive. Flavor and presentation was fantastic. We dined on a Friday evening. The restaurant was packed. A trendy hot spot for dining in Venice. Make reservations ahead.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food of this famous institution was no question great but our server was amazing and even while she was juggling 4 table, we never ever felt that we were rushed or neglected and that too me is what will get me there again.

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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Chaya Venice

Address: 110 Navy Street, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone Number: 13103961179
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $40
Cuisine: French, Asian fusion, Japanese, Sushi

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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, Asian fusion, Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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