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Chaya Venice

4.5
1278 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Contemporary Asian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 396-1179
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joji Inoue
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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.
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Private party contact
Bibiana Dever: (213) 500-7220
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking and Self Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the restaurant. The entrance is located on Navy St.
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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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Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine
What 1278 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The sushi was very good. The service is top notch. My new favorite restaurant in the Venice area.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A beautiful environment : helpful knowledgeable staff . A new chef from
Japan has brought Chaya cuisine back to the glory days . Fresh fish perfect sushi good bar scene

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and I had an event to go to and were dressed nicely. We didn’t have plans to go our for dinner, but I suggested we take advantage of being dressed for dinner to actually go out for dinner. We scanned OpenTable for restaurants and were struggling to find an ides unit I remembered how much my wife loves Chaya Venice. We made a reservation, bought some tacos to give to our kids, and headed out. Table was ready, service was attentive and food was great. My wife raved about the chocolate croissant bread pudding for quite some time. We will certainly be back again and again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Incredible service. Nathaniel was the best! Drinks were perfect and food very tasty. Only negative was a little noise

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great place great food great service! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

A Venice staple. Always great food, atmosphere and people!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very disappointed! Miss the old Chaya!
Food was far far better!!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent Black Cod

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Worst food ever, they didn’t even get the Mac and cheese right, never go there

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I wasn’t impressed with Chaya Venice. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful place with great ambiance but, personally, I don’t think food is good. I had a miso glazed black cod for dinner. It was salty. My husband had a steak. He said it’s a good quality meat but wasn’t tasty.. at least we gave it a chance. Crossing off Chaya from my list.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great sushi and rolls..The tasting plates were also good..Beer selection excellent..only drawback was that the icecream in the hot fudge sunday was not of the better selection, seemed refrozen..otherwise very good dinner...

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a wonderful time here. The only small issue was that we didn’t get seated at the time of our reservation. We asked for a particular area and to no fault of the restaurant, the people who looked as if they were leaving took an extra half hour. We were fine though and actually saved a little money by having cocktails at the bar vs our table since the bar had happy hour! The food was amazing! We tried a bunch of different things. The pork belly and the Paella we my favorite part of dinner but the bread pudding for desert was AMAZING!!! So much more on the menu to explore. Our son wanted clams and unfortunately there were none on the menu but the manager quickly reacted and had some made since they have them in stock for the paella. I think he was trying to make us happy after the long wait, but that’s exactly what any good business should do so great job!! For 4 adults and one hungry child (8), our bill was $200 which I personally thought was great considering all the dishes we ordered. I will be back soon and recommend you to visit!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I have been going to Chaya for at least 15 years. I always told my friends that this was my number 1 restaurant. But alas no longer. The menu has changed substantially. The appetizers have changed also. One of my favorites fried calamari is no longer the same. It tastes liked fried onion rings. I’m sorry but I don’t think I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This has been my go to restaurant for 21 years in Venice. Not only reliable but I think my last visit was the best ever. Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently good food with a comfortable atmosphere

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

DineLA menu was fantastic. Would definitely return

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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