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Chaya Venice

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Venice
Japanese, Sushi, Pacific Rim
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110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2552 (Main Street)
13103961179
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Los Angeles
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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91 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars 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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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It a been awhile since I had been to Chaya Venice. Walkable from my apartment. My cousin likes salad at lunch. The menu is extensive. Restaurant is light and has open feel. Also, you are not sitting on top of other patrons. We started off with non alcoholic cranberry lemoade, so refreshing. We both got grilled chicken over brown rice... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Chaya Venice with my buddy for probably over 18 yrs. No... Not a typo. 18 years! It all started when we were working as young associates at a local bank and we somehow discovered this place. We've always liked the vibe, the food and location.. and of course, service.Jeffrey, our waiter who has been there the... More 

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Thank TommyLACA
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

A very nice place with a bar area and a restaurant. The bar offer a bar menu as well so you can either eat in the bar or the restaurant. Food is really great, difficult to choose from the menu card. And excellent wine card as well.

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Santa Monica, California
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74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chaya Venice is on Main Street in Venice,CA. It sits right on the corner of Maon and Navy and has window views of Main St. The inside ambiance is vibrant with an open sushi bar/kitchen. The menu is a variety of seafood and meat dishes and all are prepared with precision.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighborhood Profile
Venice
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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