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Chaya Brasserie

Chaya Brasserie

Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, San Francisco
111 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • chocolate croissant bread pudding
  • sushi
  • bay bridge
  • scenic views
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  • Papa S.
    Papa SMay 15
    Good sushi place with nice view of the bridge
  • Eva W.
    Eva WeiMarch 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Will is the best bartender!
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenDecember 20, 2015
    Chocolate croissant bread pudding was heavenly.
  • Teresa
    TeresaOctober 21, 2015
    If you are going to eat here (preferably on an expense account) at least get one of the Japanese-French fusion plates. Sushi better had elsewhere.
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShumAugust 31, 2015
    Yummy sushi. Very trendy
  • Team S.
    Team SlobbrAugust 25, 2015
    This place has a super dog-friendly, dog friendly outdoor space!
  • Juliana C.
    I'm really upset with the service at the Chaya restaurant in San Francisco. Last Friday i had my purse stoled at the restaurant and the servers couldn't do nothing about it.
  • Ping
    PingMay 8, 2015
    Over priced items with pretty good food. Cod was tasty, so does asparagus.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BulkowskiFebruary 22, 2015
    fish and wine at the bar. romantic place to get out of the wind.
  • George
    GeorgeFebruary 13, 2015
    Salmon cerviche is am excellent appetiser, and they do unfiltered sake here as a drinks option.
  • Luka
    LukaFebruary 6, 2015
    A stellar restaurant and bar with a spectacular Bay Bridge view. Get Pan Roasted Wild King Salmon, it's amazing Read more
  • Cathy M.
    Cathy MuldowneyJanuary 3, 2015
    Get the American wagyu roll - seriously melts in your mouth
  • Martin F.
    Martin FleischerDecember 7, 2014
    Sushi is great, attention really good and the environment really comfortable. A walk in embarcadero after dinner can't be missed
  • Carolyn C.
    Carolyn ChathamDecember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All night happy hour in the bar area - with some specials for food also (I love the spicy tuna which is only available in the bar area), or you can order off the regular food menu if you want.
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MullingsDecember 4, 2014
    Their ravioli is probably the most delicious thing I've ever put in my mouth.
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenNovember 27, 2014
    King salmon is not a king size, but extremely tasty
  • Dean T.
    Dean TalanehzarNovember 17, 2014
    Happy hour is great and you get deals on sushi.
  • Lucky
    LuckySeptember 28, 2014
    Great service, chatty barkeeper, food good --> skip Ahi Tuna Tartare, rolls good: American Wagyu & Rainbow Sashimi & Seaweed Salad (6.5/10) except 'From The Grill', cocktails worth while
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuSeptember 4, 2014
    Their fish entrees are okay. Definitely isn't mind blowing
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SandbergAugust 29, 2014
    Lamb is super good
  • EArchitect
    EArchitectAugust 12, 2014
    Great location! Awesome ambiance! Superlative sushi!
  • Angie H.
    Angie HAugust 8, 2014
    I love coming here for special dates. The best view of the Bay Bridge all lit up. Ask for a table next to the window.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedAugust 7, 2014
    Get a table at the window looking out at the bridge. All the sashimi options are amazing and leave you room for a steak.
  • Fabio F.
    Fabio FerrianiJune 22, 2014
    Escape From Alcatraz roll, must have!
  • Sudhir
    SudhirMay 28, 2014
    Chocolate croissant bread pudding is to die for..
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeibMay 22, 2014
  • Michael A.
    Michael AtkinsonMay 8, 2014
    Download the Dishero app and see amazing pictures of the menu
  • Gloria B.
    Gloria BurkeApril 28, 2014
    Amazing Braised Lamb Shank with potato puree and baby carrots.
  • Collette M.
    Collette McCrayMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Eric, Abe, & Said are the best bartenders & I love me them shrimp cigars!!!
  • Negi A.
    Negi A.February 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Salmon Lovers sushi roll & the delicious fries are the best!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin Chen December 15, 2013
    RIght along the Embarcadero, great place to relax and catch up with friends.
  • paula p.
    paula polleyOctober 26, 2013
    order the salmon w/ squash purée
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SOctober 23, 2013
    Too much salt on most dishes!
  • Juan C.
    Juan CardenasSeptember 9, 2013
    Half price in all wines on Sundays
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongAugust 21, 2013
    Kale salad and duck breast both really good dinner options.
  • Laura Jo F.
    Laura Jo F.August 15, 2013
    Great view of the bay bridge. Good for groups. Happy hour. If you get an appetizer get the duck confit rolls.
  • Elle F.
    Elle FerrerJuly 6, 2013
    One must have: chocolate croissant bread pudding.
  • @Dayngr
    @DayngrJune 5, 2013
    The filet is to die for & be sure to try the Blood Orange Margarita!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't let ppl steal your stuff!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeeApril 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best HH in SF. Half hour prices from 4 to close.
  • Anni
    AnniApril 19, 2013
    Truffle oil mac and cheese
  • Mario S.
    Mario SundarApril 7, 2013
    The duck breast is nearly perfect. Also, the sashimi - priceless.
  • Ryan Y.
    Ryan YuMarch 31, 2013
    The black cod taste like butter.. Melts in your mouth.. Fire!
  • Jinah C.
    Jinah ChoiMarch 26, 2013
    Love their happy hour menu!
  • Jerry H.
    Jerry HongJanuary 24, 2013
    Get the chocolate croissant bread pudding!
  • Elyse A.
    Elyse AntoniaDecember 28, 2012
    Had the soup and it brought me back to health. The sushi is Nice and fresh. Try 1 of the lemonade flavors... So so good
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaDecember 15, 2012
    Incredible sushi and sashimi. The black cod and boat scallops dishes are both amazing too.
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour spot. Order the grilled lamb sirloin sliders and the mini cheese burgers & fries and couple it with the blood orange daiquiri.
  • Ben K.
    Ben KapurSeptember 14, 2012
    Happy hour is awesome. Get there early since it fills up pretty quick
  • juliet s.
    juliet schatzbergerSeptember 3, 2012
    Half price wine bottles on Sunday!
  • Ali B.
    Ali BergerJuly 31, 2012
    Scallops are cooked to perfection. Excellent cocktails as well.
  • Meenal T.
    Meenal TambeJuly 29, 2012
    The dark chocolate croissant bread pudding is SOO good. There's also really good happy hour specials until 10pm!
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiJuly 27, 2012
    tried hamachi yellowtail...n black cod...both were good...overall prices r a bit high..
  • Sudhir
    SudhirJuly 19, 2012
    Try the grass fed angus beef burger.
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Sushi Sampler W Spicy Tuna Roll - Very good!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fois gras - What could be wrong?
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Paremsian Egg Scrambled Pork Belly - Need I say more?
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Banana And Pecan Bread - Amazing!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Jalepeno And Bacon Cornbread - Awesome!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the FoodSpotting
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Foodspotting Sunday Brunch - So much fun! Met great people and more food lovers!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the French Toast - Foodspotting Brunch!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Mimosa
  • Mona
    MonaJune 3, 2012
    Try the Foodspotting Sunday Brunch
  • Mona
    MonaJune 3, 2012
    Try the Muffin
  • Liuyin S.
    Liuyin SongMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The white chocolate bread pudding is worth every penny. Delicious.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanApril 10, 2012
    one of my all time fave apps in the city: the spicy tuna over crispy rice cake. I could have (and have had) three of these in one sitting!
  • Brian T.
    Brian TarriconeMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    run through the happy hour food menu at least once
  • Rishi N.
    Rishi NMarch 18, 2012
    Great place for drinks (happy hour drinks till close at the bar *every day*, very friendly staff).
  • Nury is S.
    The bread pudding is a must! It's made with croissants and chocolate. Hello lover!
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour all evening! Makes for a fun evening :) Load up on carbs!
  • Gabriela J.
    Gabriela JordanJanuary 26, 2012
    You have to try "Cosmojito"
  • Adeodato N.
    Adeodato NettoJanuary 25, 2012
    Best Sushi at the Bay Area... Not talking about the incredible view
  • Vivian H.
    Vivian HoangJanuary 18, 2012
    All night happy hours. M-F 4pm til close. Sat-Sun 5pm til close.
  • Henriette K. M.
    Henriette K. MelnæsDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect, just perfect!!!
  • Eunice M.
    Eunice MoonNovember 24, 2011
    Steamed clams in spiced coconut milk is delicious.
  • Niraj
    NirajNovember 15, 2011
    Chinese duck is amazing
  • Janel D.
    Janel DryanNovember 13, 2011
    Wasn't too into the atmosphere... And the sushi was only so so...
  • Piret S.
    Piret SeppOctober 17, 2011
    Kobe Beef sushi roll!
  • Steve G.
    Steve GuengerichSeptember 26, 2011
    Don't miss the half-price wine night - Monday's!
  • Marisette P.
    Marisette PomalesSeptember 18, 2011
    Amazing view of the bay bridge... so beautiful with the lights... :-) very romantic. Great quality/selection of food with a sushi bar too!
  • Annie G.
    Annie GSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    1/2 priced bottles of wine on Sunday
  • Comichael
    ComichaelAugust 28, 2011
    Crab cakes
  • Matt W.
    Matt WalrathJuly 27, 2011
    For a Wonderful Pinot Noir - Check out hope & grace 2008 Santa Lucia Pinot Noir!!
  • Tamara A.
    Tamara AlesiJune 27, 2011
    A go-to. Love Chaya. Great/fresh sushi! Fabulous beverages. Recommend. Read more
  • Toby C.
    Toby C.May 29, 2011
    oh u fancy huh?
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HaglerMay 20, 2011
    Get the Ginger Caipirinha. Perfect on a sunny day or evening or night. Midwestern peeps, it's like a Moscow Mule. Awesome.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityMay 10, 2011
    Dig into a Filet Mignon Rossini with foie gras and Périgueux sauce. Or stay on the lighter side with excellent sushi featuring the guilty pleasure of Toro Fatty Tuna. Order a CosMojito for kicks.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SteinApril 5, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    they have gluten free soy sauce here. full of win.
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SmithMarch 20, 2011
    Great patio seating and view of the golden gate bridge ( weather pending)
  • Ana Lucia N.
    Ana Lucia NovakMarch 8, 2011
    The happy Hr. Malbec is beautiful,crab and the choc croissant pudding
  • Ana Lucia N.
    Ana Lucia NovakMarch 8, 2011
    Get the wood grill platter steak
  • Gino G.
    Gino GoossensMarch 3, 2011
    Great and trendy restaurant. The starters are fabulous, the main courses vary between ok and good.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyFebruary 11, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT
  • Fatima
    FatimaJanuary 18, 2011
    Great dinner + happy hour!!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 14, 2010
    Try the molten chocolate cake with vanilla rum ice cream
  • Karen C.
    Karen CNovember 6, 2010
    Great quality food. Try the filet mignon and the crudo dishes. Yum
  • Erin S.
    Erin SymonsOctober 2, 2010
    Happy hour is 7 days a week 4 to close!
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RoseAugust 15, 2010
    Get seafood cigars!!!!
  • Marie M.
    Marie MalinaoAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    hamachi carpaccio and saffron rice croquettes!!!
  • Nlgn C.
    Nlgn CJanuary 7, 2016
    Jumbo prawn salad,desserts👌🏻👌🏻
  • Héctor
    HéctorJanuary 21, 2015
    Carnes a la parrilla
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