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132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
415-777-8688
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Ranked #292 of 4,973 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Brasserie
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mission & Howard
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  • Japanese first
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Veracruz, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was in Chaya with a convention group, anyone reading this review should keep this in mind. The setting of Chaya is incomparable. Just by San Francisco bay and outlooking the Oakland Bay bridge. This alone makes it worthwhile. The decoration is on par with the view. The food we were served was fine, but nothing spectacular. Good ingredients cooked... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nicely located at embarcadero it is large and the staff was nice. Our waiter Constantinople was very knowledgable about wines and what was good to select on the menu. He also gave us tips on what other restaurants were the happening place. Food was timely and very nice. A nice combination of Asian and French cuisine. We didn't order Sushi... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

have visited this restaurant twice for sushi. excellent but pricey. nice view of the bridge. good wine list. young hip crowd

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Boston,MA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Chaya has a lovely atmosphere and the food is very finely prepared. While waiting for my meal, I had some fresh steamed edamame, My main meal was the fresh Monterey Sole. There was a medley of flavors in this beautifully prepared dish. For desert, I had the signature bread pudding, which is made from a croissant base and drizzled... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Everything was great at Chaya: the food, service and the atmosphere. We were there for a business dinner for 10 people but the waiting staff took it in stride. We had some great sashimi starters and then I had a brilliant miso-glazed cod. My only regret is that the waiter couldn't identify the deep-fried "poppers" I saw another waiter carrying... More

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I had a client meeting and I must say my client was impressed. The food was good and the location was great. Sitting outside watching the world go by. The food is nicely presented and tasty. Will come again

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Manhattan Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a SF native recommend Chaya Brasserie for a 'family and friends' meeting in the city. We loved the place. The staff was professional and friendly. Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine. We had a group and so wanted to try different appetizers before the main course. He suggested the right combination of plates and was right on... More

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Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Everything about Chaya is good. The service, the food, the cocktails. The view is outstanding. This would be a great place for a date night. It is right off the F/Market streetcar line.

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Amsterdam
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142 reviews 142 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We all had excellent food, like we expected. No surprises there. Good staff, well priced. Our biggest surprise was their sunday special offer: all wines at half the price! You can imagine enjoyde very good wines! We will be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Chaya brasserie. Patrick our server was attentive and recommended the best appetizer platter. We enjoyed our experience and felted very pampered. We would enjoy the dining here again. We had the pleasure of sitting in the quite side of the restaurant. When we were leaving we noticed the difference in the noise level of... More

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Additional Information about Chaya Brasserie

Address: 132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
Phone Number: 415-777-8688
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Brasserie

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