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CHAYA Brasserie
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Today 5:30–10:30PM
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132 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105
132 The EmbarcaderoUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94105
(415) 777-8688thechaya.com
Japanese Restaurant, Bar
Japanese Restaurant
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Fine Dining Restaurant
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Today 5:30–10:30PM
Saturday 5:30–10:30PMSunday 5:30–9PMMonday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMThursday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10:30PMFriday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10:30PM
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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.  www.thechaya.com

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An inventive menu mixes French & Japanese influences in an upscale space with Bay Bridge views.- Google
"The tuna tartar was great, also loved the wagyu beef roll."
"It tried to do Japanese fusion and failed."
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Ajay Thomas
2 months ago
I ordered the sashimi platter and the kaizen platter. Sashimi was very fresh. One of the best I've had. The kaizen platter was great too but not worth the 150 dollars. Great view of the bay bridge as well.
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David H
3 months ago
This place had the freshest sushi and sashimi I've had in along time. The place was not as spectacularly fancy that I would have expected but still a nicely decorated place with a view of the bride from the front of the restaurant. There are only a couple of tables that are directly next to the window so you need to reserve or go early to get those tables. Service was excellent and food was good. We went there for our anniversary and they gave us a dessert on the house as well with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plates. I only mentioned it in our reservation so it was thoughtful of them to keep hat in mind. It's a bit pricy to get full but worth it if you want to indulge once in a while.
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Carl Narcisse
2 months ago
The Santa Barbara whole cod is where it's at. My girlfriend and I shared it and cleaned it head to fin. Great service and beautiful ambiance along the Bay Bridge.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Carl, Thank you so much for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and we can't wait to have you back in the restaurant soon. Best, Rachel Marketing Dept. CHAYA Brasserie
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Zackery Douglas
a month ago
Friendly and knowledgeable staff serving delicious food in an elegant venue, I loved my experience at Chaya Brasserie.
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Frank Chun Yat Li
a month ago
It tried to do Japanese fusion and failed. The ceviche had way too much liquid. It was like a soup. The bread pudding was similar, lots of liquid and not solid. I had the black cod. That dish had too much going on, tempura and an overly salty paste covering the main ingredient - black cod.
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Boyce Calvert
5 months ago
Its been awhile since I've been here, due the the service I received the last time. I love the free muscles they provide wit the meal. The rolls are large and very tasty. For the size of the rolls, they are put together nicely and don't fall apart on you. Rolls come out quickly and service was good. Final Thought:CHAYA Brasserie is back on top!
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Chip Green
5 months ago
Seated quickly late evening and found great service providing some extra special sushi rolls and other dishes we enjoyed sharing.
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Peter Au
3 months ago
Food here is decent. Dessert is quite awesome. Best time to go is during happy hour as you get the best bang for your buck.

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