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) #665 of 4,533 Restaurants in San Francisco €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
+1 415-252-7825
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gyoza” (7 reviews)
“vegan sushi” (4 reviews)
“tofu” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, between very good and excellent rating. Very high quality as you'd anticipate, great selection, excellent pricing. Perfect for lunch--It would be a bit simple and quick for dinner (unless you were looking for a delicious, quick casual dinner) Particularly great tempura and sea vegetable...More

Thank 2FriendlyManitobans
Reviewed 31 May 2017

So good, I ate here 2 nights in a row while on vacation. Both times I had to wait, but it was never too long. The food is incredible. Both nights I ordered way too much cause I wanted to try as much as possible.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I've lived in San Francisco over 40 years and go out to eat more often than not and Cha-Ya is my favorite restaurant. Cha-Ya is unpretentious and a good low key place to have a great meal with always very friendly service. It is Japanese...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Always good food, cheerful service and a multigenerational crowd. Soups are great and. All ingredients are fresh.

Thank Likesplumbing
Reviewed 10 February 2017

There's been a viral video going around social media lately of a restaurant that employs grannies as their chefs. The reason it's such a lovely thought is because don't we all remember our grandmas cooking for us fondly? The food was always the best, the...More

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My spouse and I love this restaurant. It's casual, friendly, calm. The wait staff are polite. We love the food. My advice is to try the less traditional dishes. At my last visit I tried the tofu custard. It was outstanding. I also the cellophane...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went to this restaurant recently based on the recommendation of a cousin.. wow.. it was such a good experience for us. we have never been to a Japanese restaurant as most of them don't offer much for vegetarians. But here the menu is only...More

Thank JupiterNine
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted some sushi, but my daughters are vegetarian so we compromised and went to Cha-Ya. I have to admit I thought going to a vegetarian sushi place seemed pointless but I have to admit I was wrong. It was all so nicely prepared and...More

Thank AdeCarvalho
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We'd noticed this little place on Valencia was always busy so dropped in for dinner last night. It's completely plant based and absolutely delicious. The staff were gorgeous, welcoming and very helpful. We can recommend the gyozas, the agadashi tofu, asparagus tips with Sesame sauce...More

Thank catherine1959
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I loved this place. It has a nice vibe to it and the food was delicious. I especially liked the Cha-Ya Nabe soup dish but everything we ordered was really good, Highly recommended. It's cash only, but they have an ATM.

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Mission District
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attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-7825
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