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Chaya Brasserie

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
SoMa
American, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201 (Mission & Howard)
+1 415-777-8688
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very impressed with Chaya. We started off with good cocktails and were liked the menu. They offered some interesting combinations and delicate flavours which were beautifully served. As well as sushi there were a variety of other dishes to choose from. We particularly liked the soy glazed Monterey black cod.

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Thank lmm10_12
Potomac, Maryland
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338 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had business meeting/dinner here. Excellent service and quality food. The fusion dishes were prepared well and presentation was great too. Highly recommend this place!

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Thank GL726
San Francisco, California, United States
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124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the eclectic combination of Asian Japanese fusion Tapa California style fresh exquisitely presented cuisine....seven for a birthday dinner....each course was a delight and the service was excellent.....loved the clean no fuss uncluttered atmosphere.....and terrific view of the Bay Bridge!

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Thank Christine C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome. Perfect location, great service, good atmosphere, and sushi was fantastic. Everything was fresh and tasted really good. I was so impressed I even tipped the cooks. Highly recommend.

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Thank Skip435
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sushi and atmosphere was very nice. Quiet enough to talk. They also had outside seating. A beautiful walk after dinner with a full moon by the bridge.

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Thank sld62010
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a brunch there with my crew. that was excellent and as contemporary cuisine "Japanese style American food"

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Thank 991정규박
Los Angeles
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are cheerful, food is excellent, atmosphere is electric, overall a great experience. There five of us for dinner and we shared everything which they pulled off perfectly.

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Thank LosAtraveler
Coral Springs, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Asked to make sure no pork was In my food but tasted bacon all over it. To top it off our server was terrible and had an attitude from the moment we sat down.

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Thank tapreme
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food for this visit was fantastic. We started with some Sushi Rolls which were lovely, not too much sauce and very interesting flavours I had the Salmon for main which was cook beautifully and sorbet for dessert. The atmosphere was great and although we sat inside, both the outside area and the bar looked like fun.

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Thank Peter B
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I don't usually rate places poorly for not having vegetarian options. After all caveat emptor. However , here is a place that features in most lists for vegetarian food. Well I got some chicken noodles with vegetables without the chicken while being charged the same as the chicken eaters. Grrrr. The view of the Bay Bridge was good though.

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Thank Vibha R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
American, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
    (Mission & Howard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-8688
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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