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“Trendy and expensive”
Review of Chaya Brasserie

Chaya Brasserie
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Ranked #285 of 5,711 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Mission & Howard
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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“Trendy and expensive”
Reviewed November 30, 2004

Went to Chaya, last week.
Had made reservations beforehand and so only had to wait for about 3 minutes to get a table. The decor of the place is nice and the location is great with nice views of the San Francisco bay. Unfortunately our seats were next to a divider and so I did not have any view as such.
Definitely try the crabcake as an appetizer. It was really amazing.
The wone selection is nice.
The entrees are small and expensive but are very well cooked and are a pleasure to consume. Would highly recommend this place.
EXPENSIVE. Cocktails-$10, Appetizer-$15, Entrees- $25+

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