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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 - 23:00
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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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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Los Altos, CA
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The ambiance of this restaurant was amazing. Next time I am in the area I will visit again. It is on the expensive side, but WELL worth it. I did make reservations because we had a large party, but the place filled up quickly. The food was AMAZING!

Thank missouritravel5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for close to 20 years now. Love having an early dinner sitting at the bar they always have some infused vodka pineapple etc which is always delicious and they make a great cucumber martini! They have totally redone the main dining room and made it more casual looking with dark green chairs but we were a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

What a nice meal for a last evening in Venice Beach. Very tasty food. One of the dishes did come a few minutes after the other but that's the only negative. Our server, a charming guy of Japanese origins, was friendly and helpful.

Thank Stormbel
los angeles
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have been going to Chaya Venice for the past 13 years, and it has always been great. This saturday night however, sadly was the last time for us. Whatever remodeling they did to the place, has fallen short. The menu has changed, and not for the better. I ordered sea bass, which had an extremely fishy taste that would... 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
USD 30 - USD 40
Sushi, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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