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Chaya Venice
Chaya Venice

Chaya Venice Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thechaya.com
  • Phone: (310) 396-1179
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner Monday-Thursday: 6:00pm-10:30pm; Dinner Friday-Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm; Dinner Sunday: 6:00pm-10:00pm; Late Supper Served: Monday-Thursday: 10:30pm-11:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 11:00pm-Midnight; HAPPY HOUR 7-DAYS A WEEK 5PM-CLOSE!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Eurasian
  • Executive Chef: Shigefumi Tachibe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer Full-Service Catering at Your Location or Special Event Planning here at the Restaurant. We offer quality food in a professional manner that will impress all, for any size party.
  • Private Party Facilities: Onsite or not we will cater to your needs. Restaurant buyouts are available with advanced notice.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Becker (310) 396-1179
  • Entertainment: TV in the Bar/Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking and Self Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the restaurant. The entrance is located on Navy St.

A word from Chaya Venice
CHAYA Venice is located in the heart of the Venice beach community and imparts a neighborly feel to diners. A well-loved dining destination for 22 years, Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe creates innovative cuisine that blends European and Asian flavors. A lively and comfortable atmosphere, the spacious dining room features high ceilings that draw attention to the dramatic hand-painted Japanese-inspired mural overhead. Expansive windows allow diners to have a full view of Main Street. From a variety of Euro-Asian dishes to a full sushi bar and full service bar, there’s something for everyone at CHAYA Venice.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Great spot for happy hour or dinner with friends. Food was pretty good. We got the soy glazed cod and the lamb burger special. Both were delicious! A little pricy but hey it's Venice."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Mix up about our booking initailly which they could not find even though I received proof email. Sushi was great though bit pricey. Staff very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service is always excellent from the time walking in the door until leaving following a wonderful meal. The salmon and sea scallops are recommended. Even harder to pass up is Chaya's desserts."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have written many good reviews about this wonderful restaurant. This time I focus on the wine because at one-half off the wine list price, one is able to try new and "newly affordable" examples from the list. Our waiter, Josh, was as knowledgeable and helpful as ever, and led us to great choices. Food continues to impress."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Excellent food. The wait staff was competent. We arrived early for our reservation and staff graciously seated us right away."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food here, especially the very salad and cod! Ambience is lively and yet not too noisy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "When reserved advised it was our 40th wedding anniversary. When we arrived were seated by bathrooms at back of restaurant. When asked for another table was advised none available. Place was only 1/2 full at the time. Server was incompetent. When asked a question about champagnes she did not know answer. We ordered a bottle. When served we were given warm glasses, obviously just out of dishwasher. When I told her she said she would get some ice. Never did. Never poured our wine. Sorry, unacceptable. Appetizer ok. Main courses just ok. No desert. No acknowledgement that it was our anniversary, which would have been nice. Have been there often in the past. Will NEVER go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had a great meal at 10pm which is practically unheard of since places close earlier. Excellent pasta and salad and drinks. Service lacking a little but it might have just been the vibe of the place."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had our first bad meal/experience here last weekend. Cocktails were almost lukewarm, crab in sushi was almost nonexistent and falling apart, order came out with wedge potatoes instead of fries as requested, waitress indifferent. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I came here for my graduation dinner. I had the steak and my friend had the halibut Oh Emm Geee, both amazing dishes. Chaya, you never fail me. Previously, I made reservations for my mom's birthday and had family and friends join. Again, everything about this place went perfect. Never a complaint with Chaya's food, ambiance, waiters...etc."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Very professional and attentive wait staff and hostess. Food choices and quality is amazing! My date loved it!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Service can be pretty slow, especially for cocktails. The energy and attitude of staff has gotten much better (more welcoming and positive)."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Black Cod was delicious! Went with 5 girls and it turned out to be a boozy lunch... they have great cocktails! Our food was delicious and there was something for both the carnivores and the vegans at the table. Easy parking and a nice beach location. I have also been there for dinner. Very lively bar scene and great for fun occasions. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "With the many visits, we have never been disappointed. The service, food preparation, presentation and quality have always top notch. This visit was no exception. We truly enjoyed our dinner and our server was terrific. An enjoyable evening was experienced by all. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Two words: lobster enchiladas. I don't know why these enchiladas are listed as a "starter" . . . maybe because once you start eating them, you can't stop! The sweet potato fries were crispy, beet salad was delightful and the beautiful ambiance is a winner. I've been to Chaya before and will certainly be back. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great sushi selections, fresh fish, all in all great place to dine."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Chaya Venice is always like attending a great party."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Went late on a Saturday night and the place was alive. My date and I had drinks, sushi and the oysters rockefeller. Everything was great. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Don't expect great service unless you frequent the place and don't even think about bringing kids - even teenagers. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Looking for Mother's Day on Open Table and picked out the restaurant by chance. After viewing their menu online, I took the plunge. Lovely young lady took care of us great wine, great fusion food, nice comfortable ambiance. My wife has a cook's palate and she was pleased. Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "everything was delicious and wine was 50% a bottle! SO DELICIOUS AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I was impressed with the wide array of choices for the prixe fixe menu, which is not usually the case at restaurants on special occasion prixe fixe menus. Brunch was a great deal and we had a great time!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants overall! Growing up my dad and mom took my 3 sisters and myself here quite a few times and I always thought it was expensive. Well, now coming here for the 1st time in my mid twenties and treating my mom for her birthday was amazing. The hostess was bubbly and great! Our server was super! I loved the style and ambiance of the restaurant. (from our pictures, it looked like we were on a vacation lol). I brought my mom, my friend, 2 sisters, and one of their boyfriend's here and we had a great time. Our reservations was at 6 and we were seated immediately on arrival at 6pm on a Sunday. (May 4, 2014). Our bill was pennies compared to what I expected to pay. It's by the beach which is superb!!!!!!!!!!!! Love!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "It's a family favorite - and never disappoints. Food was delicious, service impeccable and super friendly....and the space is very architecturally cool! LOVE it! "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Always a great experience. My family and I are always graciously welcomed and treated kindly here. Each year, Chaya is where we look forward to celebrating all our special occasions. The food and the ambience are fabulous."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Good food and excellent desserts. Highly recommend the bread pudding. Service felt rushed and our waiter was a bit overbearing. Noise level is high, but still has good ambiance."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The hostess gave our table away despite showing up to our res only 15 min late. Unheard of in la and in my experience of dining with high end restaurants. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is always very good. I usually have sushi and saki and my wife usually gets a chicken dish. Great ambience. Service is usually good although a little inconsistent. Very good dessert menu."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "very bad sushi, and other bad dishes. they lowered their quality in food. very disappointing...."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The ambiance suggests upscale and trendy. The food suggests a chef who is either burned out or overwhelmed. The Mahi-mahi special was tasteless. The salmon veggies were plain and unexciting. The cocktail special sounded great but was...boring and odd. For these prices a customer deserves better."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "On a busy Saturday night, they were at least 30 minutes behind schedule on filling our 9 p.m. reservation, but we just enjoyed a drink at the crowded bar. The waiter also mis-understood our check-splitting plan in a way that would have given him a 40% tip if we'd not been paying attention. But it's lovely venue, the bar scene was fun, and the ravioli special was to die for! I'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent diverse menu with interesting preparations Crispy whole Branzino very good Burger may be the most perfect looking burger I've ever seen and eaten Fun electric vibe without being too loud to talk with each other Absolutely going back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food, and the desserts were outstanding, particularly the bread pudding."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Truly special, especially for special occasion. Not inexpensive, but worth it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been coming to Chaya for 10 years, the service and food is superb. I love the fact that many of the wait staff have been there for 15+ years (Jeffery, Joey etc). They know how to provide great service and are very honest about the menu. Totally recommend Chaya, everyone I take there from out of town really enjoys the atmosphere and food. If yoy arrive early, you can sit in the bar for a cocktail, it can get pretty busy in there but it is a good place to hang out."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Been going to Chaya for years but hadn't been in awhile. Decided to return for my birthday with my parents and husband. The food was fantastic and so was the dessert. The manager, Maya, was helpful too providing us with some dining recommendations. Staff was attentive."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My wife's last day at a job she didn't like. A celebration of freedom. Marsha, the hostess, picked up on our mood (ebullience) immediately and gave us our favorite table. Joseph, our waiter treated us like old friends, even though we hadn't been there in months. The service was just perfect, the food was just the right amount and every bite of my Asian Chicken Salad was delicious!! They kindly bought us a delicious desert. A brownie with salted caramel ice cream. We walked home in a fog of good feelings. A perfect night."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "With reservations it took over 50 mins to be seated. It took over 40 mins to get our food after ordering and after asking for the check it took over 15 minutes to actually receive. What should have been an hour/ hour and a half dinner was nearly 3 hrs due to slow service. Not pleased being that it was a birthday celebration."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We loved Chaya Venice Shane our waiter was terrific. Great veg soup. Yummy burgers cooked just right and great ginger ice tea. Easy to park. And get validated. We will definitely return when we are back in Los Angeles"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Great food. Great wine list. Great time was had by all"
    Dined on 2/18/2014