110 Navy St, Venice, CA | Directions 9029133.997124 -118.479516
Neighborhoods: Venice, West LA
this is how food should be: both healthy and delicious.go to chaya venice. you will be thoroughly pleased.the price was right, too.
The scene may be a little on the energetic side but the menu offerings and service more than make up for the happening atmosphere even if you are in the mood for a low key evening. An all night happy hour menu is offered daily and the sushi is not to be missed.
I had a business dinner where I needed a setting to discuss things without shouting over obnoxious music or being bothered to death. The Waiters here were extremely professional, very personable and never in a rush.
The food is always good here. The staff is casual, but they know what they are doing and are very attentive. We live close by and are always warmly greeted! The food is consistently good and the portion sizes are perfect.
I was pleasantly surprised by the bill - only $33. Great food, service and prices. Definitely coming back here again.
It used to be top notched. – I remember when I used to take a client or friend to Chaya and the wait staff was amazing and sweet, the food impeccable and a generally very enjoyable experience.
I hope my experience of last night is not a sign it is on the decline and just an anomaly, but I had a horrible experience and feel someone should know about it.
My wife and I took out of town clients out for dinner at Chaya and the waiter copped an attitude when I asked for no salt on the grilled fish. I hate doing that, but I have a very, very serious heart problem and can not have much salt.
The attitude was mirrored by the kitchen when my plate came the grilled fish was salted anyway, the vegetables looked like they found them in the trash and the were chopped with no finesse, bad tasting (woody carrots and tasteless) and it was plated like a crappy diner. The waiter chatted with the table next to us, but often ignored us when we signaled or ran away when we had questions.
I did not walk out or call the manager because I was with new clients, but this guy kept up his bad attitude throughout dinner and made us thoroughly uncomfortable. My client wondered allowed if he was a New York waiter. We never did anything offensive except ask them to hold the salt, which they did not, and this guy got bent out of shape.
Chaya used to be a favorite of mine, but I will never go again. Everything was not up to parr. Some things were awful and the service needs to be sent back to New York!
Best food in town – Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are delicious.
Theres plenty of places to park: theres a parking lot across the street and a parkin garage up the street within walking distance.
Most of the time I find myself looking at my watch waiting for the food to come, but here I was so entertained with the fun atmosphere that I was pleasantly surprised when my food arrived
One of my favorites on Main – This is one of my favorite places to eat in the Venice area. It can get loud and packed on weekend nights so be prepared for that. I've never been for happy hour but I have eaten in the dining area a dozen times now.
Staff is friendly, knows the menus, works together (I like that), and they've made honest suggestions when I've asked.
Went recently with a few girlfriends and we wanted to split a couple of entrees. Staff was great in making sure we all had plates, spoons and such. I love when places cater to you rather than say we can't do such and such.
You can park in the area but I've not had much luck getting parking on the street. There is underground parking so be sure to bring your ticket in for at least partial payment. I'll keep going as long as we can get a table.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Whether it's a Monday afternoon or a Saturday night, drinks or dinner, couples or a group of friends, this place is jam-packed virtually any hour on any day of the week. Celebrating 20 years of success, this original outpost of the Chaya empire had a facelift in early 2010 with a chic update on the airy art-deco dining room: sculptural light fixtures add a warm glow, hanging blackboards frame the open kitchen and organically shaped Chinese lanterns hover above the bar-lounge. The expanded menu--helmed by Shigefumi Tachibe--offers everything from fruits de mer and the famed spicy tuna tartare (Chef Tachibe is said to have invented the dish more than 25 years ago) to entrees like lobster-shrimp ravioli, the Chaya burger and grilled organic tempeh with curried coconut lentils. But the real star of the show is the seafood, including the always popular soy-glazed black cod served over Hijiki garlic brown rice and asparagus tempura. There is also a coquillage menu (think steamed mussels, bouillabaisse and paella) and full sushi bar, which offers happy hour all night, every night. (As long as you're sitting in the lounge area.)
Great Happy Hour Deals – Every ngiht they run specials, $5 for a whole host of drinks and sushi rolls, spicy tuna tartare, soup. Great ambiance and easy to get a table, sit at bar, or at sushi bar. Service was a little slow from server, but most of the food came from the sushi chefs in front of us- which was quick!
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