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132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
415-777-8688
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Ranked #321 of 5,004 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
Neighborhood:
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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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm just a small town Midwest boy, but I don't think I have experienced the level of rudeness and arrogance that that was on display at the Chaya Brasserie. It was a busy Friday night and the crowd was active. My wife and I arrived early for our reservation and decided to have a drink in the bar before dinner.... More 

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Upper Coverdale
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I had customer to a meal at Chaya in December. The view of the Bay bridge from the restaurant is amazing. The restaurant specializes in seafood and didn't disappoint! The scallop ceviche was amazing. A number of people had the black cod which was amazing. If you need meat, try the lamb shank. The topper for the whole evening was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

No reservation necessary in this casual restaurant. Started with a bottle of Duckhorn white wine (50% off wine on Sundays!!!). The biggest challenge was deciding what to order. So start with a few types of sushi and then order more. The following link takes you to the actual menu: http://www.allmenus.com/ca/san-francisco/45422-chaya/menu/

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have to say it was a great experience visiting this place. The food was great as was the service. The view outside the restaurant was priceless. All in all, I enjoyed that evening very much and I won't hesitate going there again.

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Veracruz, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
113 helpful votes 113 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 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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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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