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About Chaya Venice

Come join us at the newly renovated CHAYA in Venice, a well-loved dining destination for over 26 years! We are located in the heart of the Venice beach. Enjoy a meal or grab a drink in our bar, lounge or main dining room and enjoy a lively and comfortable atmosphere. We feature fresh seafood flown in from Kyushu, Japan as well as a variety of local selections. Make sure to check out our Kaisen Market, where seafood selections change daily!

110 Navy Street
Venice, CA 90291
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Contemporary Asian, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Hours:
Sunday | 5:00pm - 10pm
Monday | 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10pm
Tuesday | 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10pm
Wednesday | 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10pm
Thursday | 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10pm
Friday | 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 11pm
Saturday | 5:00pm - 11pm

Join us for all-night happy hour from 5pm to close every night!

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 396-1179

Website:
http://www.thechaya.com/

Catering:
CHAYA Venice offers full service catering, at our location or yours! Contact Kristel Kim at kristel@thechaya.com to set up your next event today!

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

FREE PARKING DURING LUNCH MON-FRI!

Executive Chef:
Yuichi Natori

Private Party Facilities:
CHAYA Venice would love to host your next event!

We do it all -- from birthdays, corporate lunches, conferences, and other celebrations. We have a brand new private dining room that is the perfect enclosed atmosphere for your group.
Restaurant buyouts are also available with advanced notice.

Private Party Contact:
Kristel Kim: (213) 500-7220

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
CHAYA Venice offers full service catering, at our location or yours! Contact Kristel Kim at kristel@thechaya.com to set up your next event today!

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Chaya Venice Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (12)
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Special Occasion (9)
Healthy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Recently remodeled - great ambiance and styles - Food was outstanding - somewhat minimal in size on several dishes, but very tasty nonetheless - Great wait staff and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Bring back the old....the new ambiance is like everyone else's, the new food portions are minute, the new food is average, the new menu is sparse. Chaya has been our go-to Restaurant for years because they always had a big round table to accommodate our large family. ...
There are no big family tables, just your average barroom scene....the price point for the average food with small plates is obscene.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Robert was exceptional.
Food excellent.
Had fun
Thank

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We hadn’t been to Chaya Venice in years, now we can’t wait to go back. The food was terrific!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As usual had a great evening , great food & great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The online menu is quite a bit different than the menu in the restaurant. The online menu has far better pricing and a much better selection of food. When I ask the manager why did menus have changed he said several weeks ago they changed the menu in the restaurant but decided not to change the online menu. I believe the online menu is what attract people to this restaurant and then when you arrive you find that the prices are dramatically higher and the selection is different. He had no other excuses and did not offer to make my stay more pleasant. I'll never go back to that restaurant again

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Another great meal at Chaya. A great place to share different dishes. Started with the lobster and steak rolls. Next came the black cod, salmon and garlic noodles. Great staff and the bar is always full.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

excellent food as always. Enjoy the eclectic variety of tastes. Would go back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They didn't have a table for us and said the wait could be more than 30 minutes. We were able to get a table in the bar on our own so that was great and fun. And hosts didn't seem concerned or overly apologetic. More like "that's how it is"

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had such a great night. On top of the amazing food our server, Robert, was on top of his game and made our anniversary feel pretty special and fun.
The food was so very good. The space is comfortable and lively and fun. Again, the service and treatment by all the staff was amazing.
Over our meal we talked about how we'll be returning more often.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service(waitress) not up to previous experience...very inattentive..Fish-fillet and sushi great as was the guy who brought around the fish...

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Accommodated a last minute booking for 10 people & we all agreed a great find. Fresh ingredients & interesting mix of dishes on the menu. The sushi & sashimi was a highlight.
Good wine list & efficient service.
My dessert was a let down but others were more than happy.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Incredible space and service. The meal and drinks were fabulous. Knock out punch with the chocolate croissant bread pudding with Dulce de leche ice cream. I don't even like bread pudding!!! Our waitress, Britani was 5 star. Recommended to friends who were visiting and they went the next night.
Much aloha!

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love the food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We return over and over again. Good food, nice ambience. We are lucky it’s one of our neighborhood restaurants.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

coffee machine broken and they had NO alternative; astonishing! Slow service, my cocktail took a long time to arrive, although the wait staff were nearby; I am not sure I like this place as much as I used to --- the new tables/chairs are uncomfortable; also lots of babies! The food was fine, but nothing too special...

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Absolutelyt my favorite restaurant in LA for over 20 years. Always fabulous!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Organic, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I don't think the new concept is working. Chaya was always bustling in the past, and since the recent move away from Thai fusion to way overpriced Japanese fusion, it's pretty dead. It worked okay for my recent business lunch, since it was very quiet and we could talk. But Chaya has definitely lost the hip & happening vibe that it had in the past, and the new prices are not justified by the quality of the meals. Not likely to go back very soon!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service could be better

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

It has been at least eight years since wife and I dined there. This was first time for lunch. Only regret is that we allowed that many years to elapse. When we arrived, server Masha figured out that I had called about half-hour before to inquire about parking. She validated our ticket even before we sat down. She provided informative, charming service throughout, as did the other staff. I believe it was the manager who stopped by during the meal to check on us also. Wife had the Chaya classic bento. I had today's teishoku special combo. Blew us away with the appearance and flavors - creative touches that really work for our taste buds. The unique beni imo (purple sweet potato) cheesecake topped off this memorable experience. Free two-hour parking in the building with restaurant validation is fantastically convenient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Exceptionally well sourced food, well prepared with care and attention. Impeccable, casual service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

By far the best plae in Santa Monica/Venice place to get great creative food loved it !

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This use to be a favorite restaurant for us. Haven't been back since the remodel. Was surprised at the new menu. Ordered 2 Martini's. ($38.00) Ordered the ahi tartar with avocado on a rice cake. Rice cake stuck to our teeth. No flavor. Asked for some wasabi and it was not spicy either. The waiter was great which helped. He brought us a on the house cheese plate with two little pieces of bread and some cut up over ripe mushy fruit. Our main entre arrived. We split the entre. Two pieces of chicken with a little mustard sauce and a small pile of delicious french fries. ($38.00) A glass of wine. Bill was $115.00 not enclosing tip. Service was great but won't be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent birthday evening celebration on their divine patio. Food was wonderful, flavorful and well presented. Super nice staff. It was a great event. Highly recommend the papaya salad, the wontons, and the chicken entree

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Organic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Have to say, miss the old Chaya Venice. We've eaten there for 25 years and was looking forward to our rare trip over the hill for our favorites from before. We were surprised to see the new look and menu.

Can't say it wasn't good, but not what we were expecting. Frankly, getting a little tired of the Japanese sushi scene, as well as, the small portion or tapas/sharing style. It's everywhere these days and certainly not unique.

The spicy octopus was very good, and a few other things. Waiter recommended the fries which we thought we be different given the rest of the menu, but they were plain old fries and seemed very out of place with the rest of our meal. We may have tried the whole fish option but we weren't hungry enough to justify that kind of money. Hope they make some moves in the menu back to what kept them in business for as long as they've been there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

I left a note this was for my wife's birthday dinner and they forgot about it

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Arrived around 6:15 pm; quiet then got noisier as the evening progressed. Still, great ambiance in a beautiful restaurant. And the food matched the ambiance.
The 4 of us enjoyed the $55 seafood platter and then had a yellowfin tuna part sashimi, part sushi and part grilled. Added two fabulous desserts - banana, banana and banana, and bread pudding croissant. Lots of food; including tip it was $278 per couple, but did not feel it was overpriced for what we had.
Will return for special occasions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fish wasn't fresh

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The menu is... eclectic. Any time you can combine sashimi and steak (to please the broadest clientele, I assume), you have to give the restaurant credit for pulling it off. And they do.

Though I've been here several times, we always ask to sit as far back in the room as possible. In the private dining area, if possible. That way, we know we can hear one another while speaking at a normal tone of voice. I realize that buzz and bustle are (supposedly) signs of a popular spot, but there's nothing like noise to aid indigestion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Omg, this.place is not to be missed! Outrageous fish!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Has been around for years and still great good and service. Live out of town but always happy to make it there. Food is always delicious and service very good ... waiter brought a dessert because we waited a few minutes before he saw us after we sat. The drink poured was a full glass not a measured shot (that scores many points)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (México)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was surprisingly not that attentive for a Monday night with our group of 7 being one of the only tables in the house. We felt a little rushed and as such were not impressed. Food is great and I would definitely come back on a busier night to enjoy the ambiance this location has to offer.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Had a great lunch there. But I went back for dinner and my Scallops were very dry and over cooked.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Chaya is a perfect place to meet and/or celebrate with friends. The food is excellent and the menu has lots of interesting surprises. There is truly something for everyone. The wine choices are very good and the desert menu is wonderful. We had a table by the window so we could people watch, which was fun in Venice. The service was excellent and parking is easy as there is a garage right next door. We will return very soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

food was wonderful as usual, especially the cold seafood entrée which we shared as an appetizer for 4. the service was unusually INATTENTIVE. we hardly ever saw our waiter.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The seafood paella was superb. The large plate was a substantial dinner for two. A medium plate of tempeh, kale and curried lentils made for a complete meal, and was richly flavorful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great new design, loved the fish monger and the fish which came with it. The fish was phenomenal and how much fun to be able to have all the different options; sushi, sashimi and grilled, a great way to dine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our go-to place before a performance at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice. We love the small plates and the service is exquisite; this place consistently does it right. A real treat every time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Amazing from start to finish service was top notch

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

we gad not veen there for a while. We enjoyed dinner and the convivial atmosphere. We look forward to returning

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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