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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:
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

Bar
Sun – Thurs | 5pm – 11pm
Fri – Sat | 5pm – 12am
Happy Hour | 5pm – Close

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 Bibiana Dever at bibiana@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.

Executive Chef:
Joji Inoue

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:
Bibiana Dever: (213) 500-7220

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

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

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Chaya Venice Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (7)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (7)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

I took two friends from out of town. I had not been there for many years. Everything, especially the food, was better than I remembered.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful meal for Valentines Day. Robert was our server and it was a busy night. We got lost in conversation and another course would appear. We were not in a hurry. Finally the dessert showed up late, we were still not unhappy. The atmosphere, food and the very well trained staff made for a very good evening. The staff apologized for delaying even comping a meal, we had not uttered a complaint. They were very apologetic and nice welcoming us back again. We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for Valentine's Day and unfortunately their service was definitely not up to par. The kitchen definitely didn't have a handle on the volume. Issues in planning perhaps....steak came out Luke warm and had to be sent back. Came back Luke warm again. Didn't bother sending back again. Waiter was good and tried his best but problem was in the kitchen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrible service. Slow to bring drinks, food. Didn’t refill water, didn’t ask if we wanted more drinks. Asked twice for check. Meals and drinks were very slow. Wouldn’t recommend for any occasion.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We met friends on a Monday night, so the restaurant was quiet. Staff was very friendly and efficient. The food, not memorable. I don't feel we need to go back to Chaya. We all thought the portions were not very generous, and that the found was nothing out of the ordinary, yet the prices were very high. The best dish was the paella probably, but again it was really a small amount of food for $38.00.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I loved this restaurant for over 20 years but they changed the menu and chef in the last couple of months and I do not think it works any more as a wonderful staple you can always go to. No healthy non fried veggies, no simple chicken and only one fish option as a main course. I would love to see their old menu back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Unfortunately, the new concept just is not working out. We used to eat there all the time. Gave up on it two years ago when they switched concept and the food went down hill. Tried again this past weekend. Just as disappointing. Too bad. It is one of those situation when the menu items descriptions look so good and just does not taste so good. It is not awful, but it is definitely not good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Best Japanese fusion restaurant I've ever visited! Great food, service and ambient.
I will definitely come back again and again for sure!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Unfortunately this restaurant has changed hands and is no longer the same Chaya Venice that we have known and loved for 15 years.
Different menu, redesign and pretty awful food. We were charged twice for two items, which they finally removed. We had 4 glasses of wine in total and the bill “only” came to $500.000. On the way home my husband and I both said to each other what an unfortunate and embarrassing experience to occur in front of special clients who are real “foodies”

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Always worth the drive from Westlake Village. Great service and I love the eclectic style of food on the menu. GREAT cocktails too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

All staff members were super sweet and caring, they kept checking in with us to make sure we were happy with big smiles.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food and staff were amazing! The wine selection and white Sangria was superb! Marsha was a super server with a sweet hospitable demeanor! I would most definitely visit again they had the tastiest yellowtail and some very unique menu items! Highly recommend!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I still hope they can offer fresh whole fish service everyday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing menu - food is unique and tasty. Service was outstanding - waiter took his time to explain menu items and made excellent recommendations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I eat here with clients for lunch several times a year and it NEVER disappoints!! Food is always beautifully plated and of top quality/taste. Service is always attentive. A true gem!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been coming to Chaya for many, many years. We were a party of 6, with one 4 year old. It was Sunday night before MLK holiday. Our waiter has only been with Chaya for 1 month. The service was slow. We are spoiled and used to our OVER THE TOP SERVICE here. Missing all of our favorite people, where did you all go??? Two of us ate the flat iron steak, T-bone unavailable. It was great! Scallop risotto very good. Sushi/Sashimi, very good. Everyone was trying to help each other out with the short amount of wait staff.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was a delicious meal and perfect for what we wanted.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The happy hour cocktails and bites were great. some items like a grilled octopus salad were tastier on the happy hour menu than the regular menu. We tried oysters, grilled calamari, sushi. All were good. The two items that were a total miss were two sides: organic grilled mushrooms and shishito peppers. The peppers were mostly too hot. Usually they are more flavorful and less spicy. And mushrooms were absolutely tasteless, as if the chef forgot to add any condiments to them. Overall, I enjoyed the place. It had a nice decor and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently good food with a comfortable atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food and service were good, the ambience was a little strange due to the bar being next to restaurant. I think there should be some seperation from the casual bar playing sports and the formal dining space.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 12, 2018

DineLA menu was fantastic. Would definitely return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food--great flavors, fresh ingredients--in a beautiful physical space. The overall vibe was awesome, too. All this plus easy parking made the entire experience wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went day before New Year's Eve. All of the food was dry/overcooked. Inadequate portions for the price and noise. Disappointed. We had a nice experience here before the remodel, but won't be coming back after this experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and atmosphere, but what I want to highlight here is their service and how they value customer's experience. I ordered the Angus steak, but we had waited for ~20 mins due to some miscommunication with the restaurant. After being noticed, the general manager responded nicely and quickly to us and treated us the steak as well as chef's special dessert. Sometime mistake could happen, but their timely and genuine apology successfully made up our dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My boyfriend and I had our Christmas Eve dinner here. Great food and service. Loved the remodeled dining area. Will definitely be back soon!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I had a very attentive waiter. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre, the drink runner brought me the wrong sake, and the food runner plopped the seafood kaisen platter on my table without any mention of what the different seafood components were. The nicest seafood pieces were over powered by some acidic sauce or other; the tuna tartare mushy and boring. Overall, a disappointment. But my waiter was very attentive.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Way too loud due to Holiday Party at the bar. Music too loud etc

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Robert was exceptional.
Food excellent.
Had fun
Thank

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 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 17, 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 16, 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 7, 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 4, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 27, 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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