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Chaya Venice

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110 Navy St, Ste 1, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2552 (Main Street)
+1 310-396-1179
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Salina, Kansas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Have been a regular at Chaya Venice for a very long time. I used to visit every time I was in town and my friend frequented at least 4 times per week as he lived in the clown building. Soooo bummed when they made changes. The food changed to this strange fish/raw bar which isn't even an "on trend" thing.... More 

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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Awesome meal at Chaya last night. Great service and fantastic food. It was a little expensive, but we really enjoyed it. They bring a whole fish down, and then will cut up half as sushi, and the other half as grilled. Will visit here again when I'm in town.

Thank Joe M
New York City, New York
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I used to come here all the time because it's always been a great popular place with an amazing vibe and delicious food. I've never had a bad dish here. We ordered two entrees and both were mouth-watering. Great bar scene too!

Thank MercedesMercado1
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place had a nice service and real tasty food. Try the California Rolls - they are fantastic. Deserts: the cakes the three times Banana: both will end up in a smile in your face.

Thank lynmay_73
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went here for happy hour and ordered 5 dishes and 2 cocktails. All the dishes were very small, but tasted good. The chicken karage was at least a better-sized portion. Our cocktails were small and tasted watered down and were not good value. The staff were receiving a pre-dinner service briefing over to our left and it was very... More 

Thank NicN123
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

How lucky were my friends and I to wander into the right place at the right time last night. Happy New Year to Chaya Venice for giving me a place to let loose, dance and have a Michelin-style dining experience without being pretentious. In an area where if you don't want to drop hundreds on a mediocre prefix menu that... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Los Altos, CA
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a hip place with tables far enough away from each other that you can have private conversations. For appetizers we had the duck sliders, fried calamari, seabass croquettes ( all outstanding) The sushi is outstanding as well as the paella, seabass and quail. All excellent. We had to make reservations far in advance but well worth the visit.... More 

Thank GoUCLAbruins
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very good food, a big verity of lots of different dishes. A big and noisy place. Service OK ..They are trying...:-)

Thank YaninaNYC
Newton, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The restaurant is immaculate. Well lit, good room between tables so you can have enjoyable conversations, music that was not overpowering. However, we had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reservation time to be seated. We were offered a drink as compensation, but did not want liquor, just a good meal. The service was very slow, and the appetizers for... 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
US$30 - US$40
Sushi, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
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
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

Neighbourhood 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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