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Chaya Brasserie

132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
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Ranked #282 of 4,937 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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225 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
56 helpful votes 56 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Yes, we were all very happy with our dinner there. the food was great. we had American Wagyu Beef Tartare and Raw Madagascar Shrimp sashimi as appetizers; cod fish, ahi tuna and duck breast as main courses; and then their bread pudding as desserts. they were all perfect. they offer half price for all bottled wine on sundays and we... More

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Twinsburg, Ohio, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went with a large party. We tried several apps including the beet salad which were all good. Had a steak and potatoes which was cooked just right. Finished with a salted caramel ice cream sandwich.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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