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Chaya Venice

110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2552
+1 310-396-1179
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (25 reviews)
“sea bass” (9 reviews)
“paella” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2552
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had dinner at Chaya Venice. We enjoy Japanese food, and know that it is more than just about sushi platters and sashimi boats. Chaya Venice definitely met our expectations. The (cold) sake our server recommended was actually good. For two persons,...More

Thank C J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Sushi upon chef's recommendation, wonderful white wine and service; all in a nice setting with enough quietness to have conversation.

Thank Raimund M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was our fourth meal at Chaya over the course of the last two years, the previous three visits were nice, especially the valentines day dinner we had in 2016. however, this years dinner was a big disappointment. 1/ the kitchen seemed to forget about...More

Thank divenuts
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Came with a large group in a semi private room for a special occasion. Pre-selected menu and all dishes well above average. Sea bass very well prepared; wagu beef rice bowl somewhat disappointing. Special sushi and salad appetizers very nice. Deserts also tasty.

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A bit a strange kind of restaurant, it looks more japanese on the outside but the menu is actually fusion on many cuisines. I had lobster, my colleague steak, and they were both of good level. Price are medium/medium high, around 30$ per main dish....More

Thank Fabio B
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

All I can say is average. Very average. Service was good and they did adjust the bill, but the food was bland. We expected a lot more. Food was not very Asian...

Thank spencermit
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Have gone here twice, once with a very large group of diners for a business meal and another time with two girlfriends. The food (seafood is usually what we order) was fresh and interesting. The people-watching is fantastic and the atmosphere very lively!

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Chaya Venice is one of my favorite places for quiet, classy, and quality lunches. I typically order one of their delicious fish entrees. Lately, my favorite has been the poke and theirs is, by far, more delicious and fresh than what you find at the...More

Thank J V
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. My husband and I ordered a selection of small plates and shared the meal as we didn't quite know what to expect. The seafood was superb with excellent sized portions (not over-sized as in so many restaurants). We...More

Thank michele401
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to hang around. Just to sit in the bar gives you some nice experience. Bartender is really friendly and the sortiment is good. Didn't eat my self, but persons around seemed to enjoy the food alot.

Thank Thulle
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do you have sashimi plates
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-1179
  • E-mail
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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