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Chaya Venice

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110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2552 (Main Street)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been going to Chaya Venice for the past 13 years, and it has always been great. This saturday night however, sadly was the last time for us. Whatever remodeling they did to the place, has fallen short. The menu has changed, and not for the better. I ordered sea bass, which had an extremely fishy taste that would... More 

Thank negin63
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I just had dinner at Chaya Venice with our son & his fiance. It had newly opened (from remodeling?). The experience was fair-to-good. A number of small details need to be fixed and I assume they will be in the near future. The host was an older, long-term Chaya Venice waiter who was gracious and accommodating. Our... More 

Thank Jerry P
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good traditional restaurant with a good sushi menu as well. We've been here often and have always liked it. Don't let the hobo-ballerina stop you. The atmosphere inside is great.

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Thank JDToellner
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Have not been to Chaya in about 6 years. Stopped in on a Wednesday night and had dinner. Service was good and fast. The food was good different menu which was disappointing so stayed with Sushi. Always a fun scene and good food and fun people watching. They are a little over priced, but I recommend this as a standard... More 

Thank JRCAL67
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by friends and were not disappointed. There is a dinner menu which is very convenient at $49 and the starter of seafood (oysters, bursts,salmon) was excellent as were the ahi tuna and beef as mains. The wine list is extensive and very diverse with reasonable options. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere quite lovely... More 

Thank mrscatalano
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This corner is like a relic, and odd throwback to the 90's...maybe earlier. While the location is prime, and service remains dependable, the shine is long gone and the inside a bit tarnished. While the food is typically fresh, the offerings seem a bit forced and "classic California", and they seem to suffer from the how much for how much... More 

Thank Jemima W
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was able to have dinner and Chaya twice this month the first was a graduation celebration for my daughter with 12 guests and the second was a business dinner. I had spoken with Eric one of the managers to coordinate the large dinner for my daughter it went so smoothly everything was wonderful. Eric was kind enough to stop... More 

Thank becauseIcan
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

As I live not far from Navy Street, Venice, CA. when I am in The States, I am a frequent visitor of Chaya and have been for decades - I am ending my lengthy relationship with this eatery. Why? 7dollars for a bowl of edamame - that would be one reason and the portions of the fish atop the nigiri... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

This review is for dessert only. Chaya is super close to our apartment, and each time we walk past it, we only wish it had more veggie options! They have a tofu dish that's priced at about $24 and some veggie sushi. Considering how close Abbot Kinney is with LOTS of other well-priced veggie options, it just doesn't make sense.... More 

Thank Jackie_R_7289
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

I have been dining at Chaya for over 20 years, happily. I don't live full time in the area so many months go by before I return to this location, I went to their sushi bar on Saturday and ordered what I usually request - a few pieces of sushi, tuna tartar and a hand roll ( not lobster) along... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2552
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 13103961179
The Chaya restaurant family originated when Hikage Chaya opened in Hayama, Japan. From this initial tea house, that opened 390 years ago, the Tsunoda family has expanded into French bistros and pastry shops throughout Japan and introduced the brand to the U.S. in 1984 with the opening of Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills. Since then, Chaya has opened locations in Venice, San Francisco, Downtown Los Angeles, and LAX. The cuisine at each restaurants can best be described as modern Japanese though each restaurant has a distinct personality reflecting their different locations. Corporate Executive Chef, Shigefume Tachibe is best known for pioneering modern Japanese cuisine and his contributions to the Asian-Fusion movement. His chef coat and knife are in permanent display in the Smithsonian. The most important tenet of Chaya's philosophy is high-level omotenashi (hospitality), bringing the Japanese teahouse tradition of warm and personal service to each guest.

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Staying in Venice

Neighborhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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