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Chaya Brasserie

132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
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Ranked #250 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
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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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Zionsville, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a front table by window to see the new LED lights on the Bay Bridge which slowly change over a 3 hr loop which was a nice addition. The food was fantastic and the bread pudding, which our concierge recommended we get, was fantastic. We usually don't get desserts, but this was well worth it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were looking for a fancier yet cosy place near pier 39...Chaya is that place! The restaurant its a mix between french food and Japanese! At first it might sound strange but both were great! First time I had the salmon with risotto and second time I tried the sushis! Amazing quality and all the fish were fresh! Dont forget... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Average food but especially very condescending waiter and staff in general. On top, they close at 21:00 on Sunday but they are not mentioning that to you and propose you to book at 20:30 only to kick you out at 21:15 max. Unacceptable. Will never go back.

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San Jose, CA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The restaurant is just a couple blocks from the Ferry Building and it's on the other side of the street, across from Pier 14. Perfect place for a great view of the Bay Bridge, especially at night time. The seafood (raw and cooked) were very fresh, the wine selection was very good, and the service was excellent. Victor was our... More

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San Diego, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge who also made reservations- thank goodness because on a Friday night both the bar and dining areas were packed. We were disappointed because we thought we were going to have table with a view of the bay bridge- only a few tables have a view. The bar area was noisy but not... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Both lunch and dinner are just wonderful at Chaya. It's almost always crowded, but try to get a seat along the windows if you possibly can. During the day, there's a great view of the Bay. At night, the lights along the Bay Bridge add to the charm. Of course, the real reason to visit is the excellent food and... More

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Westwood, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Location: Great, if you get to sit outside or by the window, you'll be treated by the view of SF Bay and the Bay Bridge. Food: Very good, but it can be slow if you come in a big group Service: Very attentive and accomodating. Highlight: Bread pudding. I must say I had tried many bread pudding in many different... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Japanese and modern Californian cuisine that didn't disappoint. We've been here before and love their presentation, the happy hour, the food and drinks. They can be pricey but it's not somewhere you typically go all the time and when you do go it's a great dining experience. Highly recommend it in late afternoon or early evening when it's hopping with... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I ate here with my adult daughter. She wanted sushi and I was in the mood for a seafood entrée. This restaurant has menus for both. I ordered the sole and was not disappointed as the preparation was excellent. I ordered the gem salad with sliced apples and pesto garnish. It was one of the best salads I've had. The... More

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Adelaide, south Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Recommended by the concierge of the above hotel. Quite swanky, despite the name, had sushi and Japanese and modern Californian cuisine. We were pleasantly surprised by the Half price wine special on the day we went and the quality of the food, Despite the name, food was more restaurant quality. Some of the mains were impressive in presentation and taste,... More

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