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Chaya Brasserie

132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
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Ranked #281 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
80 helpful votes 80 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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
158 reviews 158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
62 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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Lone Tree, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This was our second time to visit Chaya and have enjoyed it both times. Their Manhattans are great with the true maraschino cherries. The menu has a choice of sushi, sashimi, seafood and steaks. We found the food delicious and really enjoy the views of the Bay Bridge.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The location faves Oakland Bay bridge, nice in the evening with all the lights of the bridge. Raw tuna was nice as a starter, fillet mignonette and lamb sirloin were tender and cooked to instruction. Chianti Riserva was good and cheaper any other wine on the menu. The host did not seem to have a grip of vacant tables, so... More

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Canton, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a great dinner experience from start to finish. Our table for 2 was strategically located by the window that offered awesome views! We started with Moët Brut Rose' and Oysters, and for our main course did the Ahi and Salmon (prepared like the Cod!) with Stags Leap! Highly recommend!

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