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About Permanently Closed - Chaya Brasserie
This restaurant is permanently closed. Inspired by the flavors of Japan and the harvests of California, CHAYA Brasserie serves Contemporary Japanese food with strong New American/French influences set to sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge.
(between Mission & Howard)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Japanese, French / Japanese, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Monday | 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday | 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday | 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm
Thursday | 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday | 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
Saturday | 5pm - 9:30pm
Sunday | 5pm - 9pm
Happy Hour 7 days a week! Bar and Patio Only.
Monday- Friday 4 pm - close
Saturday and Sunday 5 pm- close
Mission & Howard
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chaya offers specialty catering off-site. They work with each client individually and prepare menus to each client’s personal liking. If you have any questions about special events feel free to contact our Event Manager, Jena Leventhal at 415-777-8688 or through Email at: email@example.com
Chaya Brasserie offers valet parking directly in the front of the restaurant. Lunch Valet: $18 - Dinner Valet: $18
Walking distance from the Ferry Building. Embarcadero & Folsom, Metro Embarcardero Stations
Private Party Facilities:
Chaya can host private and semi private events in our Bay bridge room for up to 100 people for a standing reception, or 60 people for a seated meal. In addition. our lounge offers the flexibility to host standing receptions for up to 30 people and seated meals for up to 12 people. In keeping with CHAYA's tradition of exceptional hospitality inspired by generations of knowledge, the special events manager works directly with each guest ensuring a truly memorable experience
Private Party Contact:
Jena Leventhal: (415) 777-8688
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chaya Brasserie - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Food was amazing, everything the 4 of us had was absolutely fantastic, mouth watering and perfect sized portions. However the service fell short, especially when I was trying to make it a special lunch birthday for my sister where my whole family made great lengths to meet in SF for this.
It seemed like the entire restaurant was only waited by one waiter ( I wish I was wrong) and à sommelier and a hostess. It took a good 10 minutes before we had our waiter come by to take our orders, then waited another 20 Minutes for food to arrive, mind you we're on a lunch time frame. Then when we were done with our meals, the waiter asked if we wanted dessert. I was annoyed at the fact that I had already specified during booking on Open Table that it was my sister's birthday and to please include a dessert with a candle on it. So basically the surprise was ruined, and I had to ask for the dessert with a candle in front of my sister, and my brother was already antsy, having to leave to get back to work. The waiter was kind enough to give us 4 truffle pops.
For me, the waiter really tried his best to serve us the best he could while waiting on the other tables in the restaurant, so I can't say the fault was with him. But the fact that management only allocated one waiter for the entire lunch service was just bad call. And whoever was supposed to relay the Birthday dessert request to him pretty much ruined the visit and surprise for my table.
Chaya was a magical experience. We went at sunset so we was able to see the oakland bridge light up . The resturant moved our table closer to the window without us even asking. The staff themselves were amazing and so friendly. Overall amazing experience. This place is a must for anyone visiting San Francisco.
We stopped at Chaya almost by accident but made it early enough to get an outside table. So it was both beautiful and noisy because of the Embarcadero traffic. We had a selection appetizers and I really enjoyed the meal and the company. You can go their to create a similar meal. The company is up to you.
Went with a friend from Indiana and she absolutely loved her experience in SF, especially with dinner at Chaya! My friend from SF recommended it because he loved the view of the bridge and the service, and I absolutely agree that the location of the restaurant (RIGHT next to bay bridge view on the edge of embarcadero) and the service is amazing!
My wife and I and a friend were really looking forward to eating at this restaurant. My wife hadn't see her friend in 35 years. The food was really good the atmosphere of the restaurant was nice but the server that we had was really very bad at the end of our meal. The server kept on coming to our table asking if we were done eventually she pushed us to leave. Now this was on a Sunday evening and the restaurant didn’t have anyone waiting to get a table that I could see. We're spending over $175 on our meals I didn't expect this type of treatment. This unraveled all of the enjoyment of our restaurant experience.
This was the 2nd time in one week I was at Chaya. The 1st for casual dinner with a friend. Easy access for folks coming in from out of the City. We grabbed a table in the bar area....nice atmosphere. But noise level not too loud that we couldn't talk and catch up.
The 2nd time was for a business lunch. Again, good food, good service and a well lit place to have a casual business meeting. Nice job to the Chaya staff....very friendly.
Absolutely delicious with wonderful service! We 3 women all agreed....we shared every delicious and wonderfully presented dish:
Ahi tuna tartare, Cara Cara orange salad, Crab, shrimp avocado sushi roll, Scallops with asparagus and risoto, Salmon burger, Crispy Brussels sprout leaves, and Chocolate croissant bread pudding with caramel sauce. Have it all!
Our server who also sat us (female, Venezuelan), was attentive, friendly and knowledgable ((we're sorry we don't remember her name)! We loved her....
But all the wait staff helped each other and every single person was friendly and welcoming
Haven't been here in awhile but raw oysters were spot on and drinks/wine went down smooth. The scallop/risotto was the only disappointment, it was a green color like from a Dr. Seuss book but everything else including the sushi rolls were delicious. Our waiter Jeremiah was very professional and provided outstanding service. View of Bay Bridge is always super !
We were originally having a small birthday get together for my sister, pre the big celebration. At the last minute she was unable to attend so it was just my brother, my husband, and myself. We were seated promptly and ordered some delicious food. My husband had a cocktail with mescal that he really liked. The citrus salad was wonderful, refreshing and tasty. We also had the shrimp cocktail, gnocchi, and seafood sushi roll. All were good. Our dessert – the mochi pound cake was spectacular, better even than the croissant bread pudding. My brother had 3 glasses of pinot noir, I think he liked it and he is a wine person. He also enjoyed the foie gras, gnocchi, sashimi, and cheese plate. Service was excellent.
Really enjoyed the hospitality of the staff the most. The host, server, and support staff all worked well together to ensure we had everything we needed. Steven our server was very attentive, had great recommendations and paced our meal perfectly. The food was equally amazing and the staff was well trained in all of the components. The fresh seafood platter was a perfect start to the meal and the Tako Tacos were a nice twist on traditional octopus tacos. You must save room for dessert, the chocolate and strawberry soufflé was one of the best things we have eaten while living here in SF. We will definitely return.
Slow service, had to ask for my drink 3 times(6:30pm). Finally got the attention of the hostess. Also was told that I had a window table ( not, 3rd row).
The kid @ the next table was making loud noises, hard to talk or listen. My ribeye was tasteless. Not a fun evening at Chaya. Extremely disappointed.
We love Chaya! The service is great, the small plates just right and the large ones are generous. The view of the lights on the Bay Bridge can't be beat. Always quiet enough to talk but lively enough to feel casual. For fine white table cloth dining that isn't fussy and for sincerely great service, and fresh, fresh seafood and sushi, Chaya cannot be beat in the City.
The Japanese inspired menu is fabulous! The cod melts in your mouth. Creative rolls! Not inexpensive but worth it every once in a while or everyday if you have a trust fund. The two of us had a couple of appetizers, couple of main courses, and 4 glasses of wine and the bill was almost $300. We did have a unique culinary experience though.
I was disappointed in the food and the value. I started with the Scallop Ceviche. It was fresh but lacked substance and at $18 it was way over priced. My main was the Monterey Bay Black Cod
with pea tendrils brown rice, tempura vegetables. The portion was very small and the sauce was overpowering. I couldn't taste the fish. Also, the $33 was over the top and not a value at all. My waiter was pleasant but seemed disorganized. I was looking forward to the experience, but doubt I will return.
Been here many times over the years with different chefs and menus. Found the flavors lacking. Our waiter made up for what lacked in flavor in our dishes. Went to my old standby Bolevard around the corner for a dish of scallops which was far superior in flavor profile. Good time however needs some work!
As advertised, Chaya Brasserie is a tasty blend of Japanese and French cuisines. Food is more Japanese influenced and ambiance more French. We primarily went for the Wagyu and were delivered taste, quality and value - it is a must! The cod was equally divine and the tako tacos starters were awesome. We capped our meal off with two incredible desserts: the coconut mochi pound cake and the chocolate croissant. Read pudding. From the reception, to our waitress and the help - a well run staff! Kudos!
We were very excited to try Chaya - and in arriving, the decor and ambiance was decent, but the food was sub par and did not wow our expectations - specifically the sashimi - which was not very fresh and cut into super wide, thick chunks - not a pleasant eating experience.
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