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Chaya

Asian Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, Los Angeles
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  • Where Los Angeles Magazine
    "Summer Japanese Beer Garden on the patio offers pitchers of Kirin"(2 Tips)
    Ted K.
    "Warm milk chocolate croissant bread pudding"(2 Tips)
    Christina X.
    "Happy hour in the bar all night every night!?!!! I'm in heaven."(10 Tips)
    Dan T.
    "Bento box is a great lunch with a nice variety - Good portions too."(3 Tips)
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  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksApril 14
    For a tasting of delectable A5 Japanese wagyu beef, in both ishiyaki and shabu shabu style, head to a Chaya location this weekend to treat your tastebuds at the Euro-Asian themed restaurant. Read more
  • Amy L.
    Amy LyonsApril 12
    Awesome sushi and the kicker is the dessert...fresh warm chocolate chip cookies..
  • Eve P.
    Eve ParadoxDecember 16, 2014
    1st date elegant atmosphere. Sometimes the flavors get muddled. Pass the pumpkin gnocchi.
  • Jeanette R.
    Jeanette RomanSeptember 3, 2014
    Wagyu beef roll and Olive tapenade.
  • Teryl B.
    Teryl BasingerAugust 30, 2014
    Happy hour!
  • Jeanette R.
    Jeanette RomanAugust 17, 2014
    Lobster enchiladas.
  • Pooja N.
    Pooja NairAugust 17, 2014
    Happy hour all night!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Marcel Vigneron, chef of Modern Global Tasting, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Hamachi sashimi mole. Read more
  • Philip
    PhilipMay 21, 2014
    Beware! Parking attendants downstairs are very shady & PURPOSELY MISCHARGE & STEAL your money. They wanted to charge $28 then changed to $21, & then $5. Complete RIP OFF & SCAM ARTISTS here!
  • Minsoo P.
    Minsoo PakSeptember 14, 2013
    Very good!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PanzarellaSeptember 13, 2013
    Very reasonable for downtown LA. Great service and great food in a muted and clean atmosphere
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa ASeptember 13, 2013
    Best martini in all of downtown
  • Mitzi Y.
    Mitzi Y.August 31, 2013
    When in doubt, go for the bread pudding. Croissant bread pudding at that!
  • Elena I.
    Elena IsaevaJuly 25, 2013
    Very nice patio, good food. It's fully packed during lunch hours, though.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TannerJune 18, 2013
    Chopped Cajun Shrimp Salad- delicious but prepare for a very powerful vinaigrette!
  • Art H.
    Art HealeyMay 20, 2013
    wonderful food and ambience, great staff I will go back and would send friends and clients, I can still savor the sea bass
  • Alisha B.
    Alisha BlandFebruary 24, 2013
    Bread Pudding is great with Sea Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • Mondo S.
    Mondo ScottOctober 26, 2012
    Braised short ribs are delightful!
  • Christine K.
    Christine K.October 11, 2012
    This place is a disappointment, especially for the prices. If you're going to serve bland seafood, it better be the freshest available and it's just not.
  • Talar
    TalarJune 8, 2012
    Guillermo is the most amazing waiter and I ate the best filet mignon of my life!
  • Dan T.
    Dan ThomasMay 1, 2012
    Bento box is a great lunch with a nice variety - Good portions too. Try it with a cup of soup to start! - Perfect!
  • Yvette C.
    Yvette CApril 4, 2012
    Happy hr till 10!
  • MetroWize
    MetroWizeFebruary 28, 2012
    Try out the Seafood Tartar Roll with tuna, yellowtail, salmon, avocado, cucumber and arare for just $7 alongside a $4 Sapporo or $5 signature cocktail. Read more
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SteeleJanuary 31, 2012
    The spicy tuna roll is fantastic
  • Edwin S.
    Edwin ShenJanuary 23, 2012
    Four hour parking validation. Then a flat $7
  • Nan
    NanNovember 6, 2011
    Move your hand closer to the faucet to get the water to turn on in the restroom.
  • Frances Z.
    Frances ZapantaOctober 18, 2011
    happy hour all night.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesSeptember 21, 2011
    One of the greatest happy hours in Downtown! Mon - Sun (5-10:00 PM)
  • Hailey C.
    Hailey CrowelSeptember 18, 2011
    New favorite downtown happy hour spot.
  • John T.
    John TarnoffSeptember 8, 2011
    Tuna, Tuna, Tuna!
  • Steve M.
    Steve MuellerSeptember 6, 2011
    Try the Bento Box at lunch - a great sampling of 4 dishes.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampbellAugust 17, 2011
    Happy Hour all night! Friday robata menu is delish! Nice outdoor patio too.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BaldoniAugust 15, 2011
    Alllll night Happy hour!! Aaaand Sunday's they have a phenom 4 course fixe for only 25 bucks & half off wine! Nom.
  • DTELS LA
    DTELS LAAugust 9, 2011
    Happy hour from 5-close nightly.
  • Rosaline
    RosalineAugust 9, 2011
    The uni is so fresh!
  • Where Los Angeles Magazine
    Summer Japanese Beer Garden on the patio offers pitchers of Kirin, Asahi Dry and craft beers like Ginga Kogen; in addition to cocktails like Sake Sangria, sake flights; weekdays 5-close.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 1, 2011
    An outdoor beer garden with a smoking grill will be a top draw this summer at Chaya downtown. [Ultimate Al Fresco List] Read more
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy C.May 4, 2011
    Lovee sitting outside in their heated patio! Great cocktails and don't miss out on their rib-eye.
  • Sebastian M.
    Sebastian MontoyaFebruary 28, 2011
    Apps are amazing , great sushi..it's really fresh tasting, HAPPY HOUR a must. *****
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2010
    Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Julie W.
    Julie W.November 7, 2010
    The Manhattan's are strong.
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SchwayzeOctober 20, 2010
    Bread pudding was awesome!!!
  • trice the afrikanbuttafly
    trice the afrikanbuttaflySeptember 1, 2010
    Try the Bento's 2 Go, only 12 bux! A taste of everything good!
  • trice the afrikanbuttafly
    Monday night - Japanese Beer Garden + Yakitori 4 a whopping $2 bux per item - affordable + delish... A MUST DO!
  • John
    JohnJuly 27, 2010
    Sit down at the Sushi bar with Sam. That is all you need to know. Best sushi in LA. Most talented sushi chef in LA. Period. And yes, I realize how substantial of a statement that is.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJuly 14, 2010
    Head straight to the crudo menu. Though you can order sashimi from the sushi bar, at Chaya, crudo is part of the main menu and features raw seafood with more than the traditional Japanese garnishes. Read more
  • Christina X.
    Christina XenosMay 30, 2010
    Happy hour in the bar all night every night!?!!! I'm in heaven.
  • Chavar H.
    Chavar HarrisMay 10, 2014
    Sun; 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMMon - Fri; 4:00 PM - 10:00 PMSat; 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM happy hour
  • Jina P.
    Jina ParkMay 15, 2013
    와이파이 패스워드 팩스넘버........영어 너무 잘한다며; ㅎㅎ
  • Scott A.
    Scott AndersonAugust 31, 2011
    Run away!!!!
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