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CHAYA Brasserie
Japanese Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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132 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105
132 The EmbarcaderoUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94105
$$$Japanese Restaurant, Bar
Japanese Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Californian Restaurant
New American Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:30 – 9:00 pm

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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An inventive menu mixes French & Japanese influences in an upscale space with Bay Bridge views.- Google
"The chocolate bread pudding was delicious!"
"Fun place to go for happy hour."
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bradley berry
a month 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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Steve Strange
7 months ago
I was very impressed with the food and the service. We ordered a wide selection of sushi rolls, appetizers, and entrees, and all were quite tasty. The rib-eye steak was perfectly done as ordered -- between medium-rare and rare. Very nicely done. Half-price wine bottles on Sunday nights! Wide selection. The half-bottle of Sancerre was excellent. We will be returning soon!
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Deanna S
a year ago
Came here for my birthday with a group of friends. The ambiance is nice-- definitely a chic place with a beautiful view of the bridge. This spot is perfect for date nights and happy hour. I'd say the food is pretty good, but nothing too great. The restaurant is a little overpriced since you're really paying for the atmosphere and location.
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Raymond Kim
4 months ago
Great for large groups. Easily accessible from downtown SF.
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Natalie Weizenbaum
3 months ago
I'm not usually a big fan of fusion cuisine, and French/Japanese is a particularly odd pairing. But I was quickly sold by the quality of the food. I particularly recommend the bacon-wrapped mochi, which makes great use of disparate textures, and the chocolate-raspberry dessert cocktail.
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Elliot Schwartz
6 months ago
High ceilings and big windows let you look up at the Bay Bridge even from the back tables. Fancy dishes prepared with care. Pleasant, casual service.
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Mira Torres
a year ago
They have the deep fried pangko-covered rice cakes topped with spicy tune that is just to die for. I would treck to this place in rain or shine for that appetizer alone. They have great outdoor seating that overlooks the pier from a blocj away and valet plus an excellent hppy hour menu. The space is ecclectic with dim lights and an Asian-inspired theme. There's plenty of seating, making it perfect for a fun date night or business dinner.
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Rich Neville
9 months ago
Food was excellent, but the health care surcharge is exploitative. When you charge $30 or more for entrees, you don't deserve an extra 4%. Avoid this place until they remove the surcharge


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