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CHAYA Brasserie
Japanese Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
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132 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105
132 The EmbarcaderoUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94105
(415) 777-8688thechaya.com
$$$Japanese Restaurant, Bar
Japanese Restaurant
Bar
Fine Dining Restaurant
Californian Restaurant
New American Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMThursday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10:30PMFriday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10:30PMSaturday 5:30–10:30PMSunday 5:30–9PMMonday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
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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."
"Quick tip: Chaya has all night happy hour in the bar."
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David H
3 weeks 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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Chip Green
2 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 weeks 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.
bradley berry
7 months ago
Very pretentious. Over priced for quality and limited menu items. We were told they had a happy hour menu that we could also order off of to get a California roll but we would have to move to the other side of the restaurant and be reseated instead of them simply providing us with the other menu. Ridiculously stupid. It wasn't even a matter of price just that they had a limited menu and had other items they could provide.
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Boyce Calvert
2 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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Linda Yang
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I seriously don't get the rave about this place. The food was just ok and the price is definitely on the pricey side. I wouldn't recommend it to people unless it's for business lunch/dinner and they want a view. Even for that, there is better place than this one.
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baldwin
a month ago
Delicious. Fancy. Nice view of the bay bridge. Good for new years
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mike im
2 months ago
This is a great restaurant with some darn good cocktails. have had lunch there numerous times and dinner once. Never had a bad meal there, always a good time here
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Hi Mike, Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you're a loyal customer. Happy Holidays! Best, Rachel and The CHAYA Team

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