Chaya Brasserie

★★★★★
  • 132 The Embarcadero

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    Cross street: at Mission

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  • 415-777-8688

About Chaya Brasserie

Hours
Monday To Wednesday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Wednesday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Thursday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Thursday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 09:00 PM

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This is just too much for me, they have great flavors in here and they also have so many kinds of rice rolls, enough to keep your varieties for the next month.

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This is just too much for me, they have great flavors in here and they also have so many kinds of rice rolls, enough to keep your varieties for the next month.

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Good Japanese flavors. I love the decorations and the ambient atmosphere, very quiet and respectful. What a special place for those Japanese lovers out there.

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Good Japanese flavors. I love the decorations and the ambient atmosphere, very quiet and respectful. What a special place for those Japanese lovers out there.

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I can feel the comfort in here, the mystic culture of the Japanese and their cooking is a mystic experience and you can feel it all in here. What a good place.

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I can feel the comfort in here, the mystic culture of the Japanese and their cooking is a mystic experience and you can feel it all in here. What a good place.

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The food was all good. Irena was our server's name. She made our dinner very enjoyable.

3
★★★★★

The food was all good. Irena was our server's name. She made our dinner very enjoyable.

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I was lured to Chaya with the promise of a great happy hour that lasts all evening long. What they dont tell you is that their happy hour menu consists of 3 cheap wines and about 8 specialty cocktails which mean they are so packed full

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I was lured to Chaya with the promise of a great happy hour that lasts all evening long. What they dont tell you is that their happy hour menu consists of 3 cheap wines and about 8 specialty cocktails which mean they are so packed full

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The food and selection of drinks are great. The atmosphere and view is very nice. Great place for a first date.

5
★★★★★

The food and selection of drinks are great. The atmosphere and view is very nice. Great place for a first date.

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Chaya is a beautiful place. You can have a wonderful meal in a great location with a nice view of the bay bridge. They have a very nice wine list and every item that we tired was very good. This is the perfect place for a romantic date or for a girls night out.

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Chaya is a beautiful place. You can have a wonderful meal in a great location with a nice view of the bay bridge. They have a very nice wine list and every item that we tired was very good. This is the perfect place for a romantic date or for a girls night out.

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Had dinner at Chaya with a large group of friends/ co-workers from Australia. Big groups can be tricky but they really did a good job- food was great and service was excellent. We were all big drinkers at that table and the drinks kept on coming...No waitiing for the next round!

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Had dinner at Chaya with a large group of friends/ co-workers from Australia. Big groups can be tricky but they really did a good job- food was great and service was excellent. We were all big drinkers at that table and the drinks kept on coming...No waitiing for the next round!

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San Francisco is loaded with outstanding restaurants. Recently, with our good friends Terye and Jacob Levy, we ate at Chaya Brasserie, located down in the Embarcadero.\r
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This place is great and has one of the most spectacular views in

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San Francisco is loaded with outstanding restaurants. Recently, with our good friends Terye and Jacob Levy, we ate at Chaya Brasserie, located down in the Embarcadero.\r
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This place is great and has one of the most spectacular views in

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The food here is ridiculously expensive and in tiny portions, and if you are looking to eat an Asian cuisine, you need to turn the other way. The taste of the food was decent, but not worth the price. A cute restaurant though, and still a great experience to go on a date. But don't plan on getting full unless you plan on breaking your wallet! After I went to this place I did see it on the show "keeping up with the kardashians," which I thought was funny. But not worth the hype.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is ridiculously expensive and in tiny portions, and if you are looking to eat an Asian cuisine, you need to turn the other way. The taste of the food was decent, but not worth the price. A cute restaurant though, and still a great experience to go on a date. But don't plan on getting full unless you plan on breaking your wallet! After I went to this place I did see it on the show "keeping up with the kardashians," which I thought was funny. But not worth the hype.

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I have actually not visited the San Fran Chaya, only Venice.\r
BUT I called to confirm that they do the same great happy hour at both locations!\r
It is 5-7:30 During the week and all day on the weekend!\r
Basically, they ahave a limited

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I have actually not visited the San Fran Chaya, only Venice.\r
BUT I called to confirm that they do the same great happy hour at both locations!\r
It is 5-7:30 During the week and all day on the weekend!\r
Basically, they ahave a limited

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My first day of the week was not one of the most polarizing experiences I've ever had; what a waste! incompetent service + inedible food = to avoid at all cost! Great bartenders and a truly sweet host though.

3
★★★★★

My first day of the week was not one of the most polarizing experiences I've ever had; what a waste! incompetent service + inedible food = to avoid at all cost! Great bartenders and a truly sweet host though.

Pros: The bar

Cons: Food-Service-Service-Food

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Chaya is conveniently located within walking distance of the Embarcadero BART station and offers a view of the Bay Bridge. My companions and I ordered the pork wrapped in bacon, rib eye, and wild mushroom risotto. All of which were

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Chaya is conveniently located within walking distance of the Embarcadero BART station and offers a view of the Bay Bridge. My companions and I ordered the pork wrapped in bacon, rib eye, and wild mushroom risotto. All of which were

Pros: Delicious meal.

Cons: Portions are on the smaller side.

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The highlights of our dining experience were the appetizers and service. The wait staff was very knowledgable and attentive. The meal was perfectly timed. After our appetizers, the Foie Gras - one of the best I've ever had and the tuna

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The highlights of our dining experience were the appetizers and service. The wait staff was very knowledgable and attentive. The meal was perfectly timed. After our appetizers, the Foie Gras - one of the best I've ever had and the tuna

Pros: location

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I ate here 3 years ago and still dream about it. Amazingly unique combinations of dishes, great service, and excellent wine list. Can't wait to go back!

3
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I ate here 3 years ago and still dream about it. Amazingly unique combinations of dishes, great service, and excellent wine list. Can't wait to go back!

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Wow! A bit worry at first. I mean, French and Japanese cuisine all at once! not too bad, way overpriced though. Promptly seated with a gracious smile......but so far from the requested window:(\r
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Portions are small, but the cuisine is

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★★★★★

Wow! A bit worry at first. I mean, French and Japanese cuisine all at once! not too bad, way overpriced though. Promptly seated with a gracious smile......but so far from the requested window:(\r
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Portions are small, but the cuisine is

Pros: The Lounge!!!!

Cons: Service-overpriced.

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They have some of the most amazing cocktails...and their wine list is to die for! The service is usually great, knowledge of the food serving is incredible. The host&hostess, bartenders, servers, etc, are always so welcoming and

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They have some of the most amazing cocktails...and their wine list is to die for! The service is usually great, knowledge of the food serving is incredible. The host&hostess, bartenders, servers, etc, are always so welcoming and

Pros: drinks-food-service and that fantastic view!

Cons: a bit too crowded...

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We were late for our reservation because of traffic and kept calling the resraurant to tell them but no one answered the phone! When we arrived the completely rude host told us he couldn't find our reservation. When I explained that we

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★★★★★

We were late for our reservation because of traffic and kept calling the resraurant to tell them but no one answered the phone! When we arrived the completely rude host told us he couldn't find our reservation. When I explained that we

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This pricey place is not good! What we found online about the place was very nice but what we got was terrible. Service? We sat down for 15 minutes but no sign of waiter. One of us had to get up to get attention from the staff. The

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This pricey place is not good! What we found online about the place was very nice but what we got was terrible. Service? We sat down for 15 minutes but no sign of waiter. One of us had to get up to get attention from the staff. The

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I took a Boston visitor here from out of town. Nice location with view of Bay Bridge through large windows and mirrored walls. We sat in the back room which is quieter and feels more expansive than the front room, and received good

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I took a Boston visitor here from out of town. Nice location with view of Bay Bridge through large windows and mirrored walls. We sat in the back room which is quieter and feels more expansive than the front room, and received good

Pros: Food, ambiance, service, location, perfect for ferry goers

Cons: Pricey

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We came here and dined in the bar for happy hour. The sushi wasn't especially great but the other appetizers were really good - I recommend the seafood cigars. The drinks were also a good value - really strong and the bartender was

3
★★★★★

We came here and dined in the bar for happy hour. The sushi wasn't especially great but the other appetizers were really good - I recommend the seafood cigars. The drinks were also a good value - really strong and the bartender was

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We had dinner there at Sat night with a prior reservation. Place was very busy and the bar was crazy. Music wasnt the best; however it was ok to create a romantic atmosphere. The service was pretty good, but the food was GREAT! Desserts

3
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We had dinner there at Sat night with a prior reservation. Place was very busy and the bar was crazy. Music wasnt the best; however it was ok to create a romantic atmosphere. The service was pretty good, but the food was GREAT! Desserts

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This has been one of our most memorable time at Chaya SF, tried several dishes with our friends, great wines with the help of our server ( most charming Azee).\r
Service "Impeccabilis" tantalazing view and ambience.\r

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This has been one of our most memorable time at Chaya SF, tried several dishes with our friends, great wines with the help of our server ( most charming Azee).\r
Service "Impeccabilis" tantalazing view and ambience.\r

Pros: Everything so far....

Cons: None.

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I've been to Chaya many times and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always terrific, and the service is fabulous. I would count this as one of my favorites in San Francisco and recommend it to all.

3
★★★★★

I've been to Chaya many times and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always terrific, and the service is fabulous. I would count this as one of my favorites in San Francisco and recommend it to all.

Pros: great food, location, bar and service

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Our dinner at Chaya was just superb. My tuna tartare had a wonderful combination of flavors- love the sesame oil- and the butterfish with kumquats was unique and elegant. The meat lovers of our group were in love with the fillet mignon.

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Our dinner at Chaya was just superb. My tuna tartare had a wonderful combination of flavors- love the sesame oil- and the butterfish with kumquats was unique and elegant. The meat lovers of our group were in love with the fillet mignon.

Pros: Service, view, food!

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Chaya Brasserie has a great location near the waterfront and is a popular happy hour/after-work destination. The crowd is mostly professionals but they range in age. Decent California/Asian fusion food, average service.

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Chaya Brasserie has a great location near the waterfront and is a popular happy hour/after-work destination. The crowd is mostly professionals but they range in age. Decent California/Asian fusion food, average service.

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Went for a birthday with 11 people. It took about 1/2 an hour for them to take our orders and bring drinks, by that time we were more than ready to order our meals. When the food came, our appetizer had been forgotten. My coffee was taken

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Went for a birthday with 11 people. It took about 1/2 an hour for them to take our orders and bring drinks, by that time we were more than ready to order our meals. When the food came, our appetizer had been forgotten. My coffee was taken

Pros: ambience

Cons: expensive, terrible food

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The title says it all. The waiter hovered over my table as if he was in a rush to take our orders though we said we were waiting for someone. When we asked for bread, he did not bring it to us and we had to ask again. The waiter didn't ask

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The title says it all. The waiter hovered over my table as if he was in a rush to take our orders though we said we were waiting for someone. When we asked for bread, he did not bring it to us and we had to ask again. The waiter didn't ask

Pros: butter for bread, bread pudding

Cons: horrible service, no fixed menu, bland food

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Chaya is a beautiful restaurant w/a hip atmosphere. The decor is very comfortable and very romantic. I wouldn't do a large group though...As for the service, we lucked out w/an attentive waiter who was very polite and didn't push the

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Chaya is a beautiful restaurant w/a hip atmosphere. The decor is very comfortable and very romantic. I wouldn't do a large group though...As for the service, we lucked out w/an attentive waiter who was very polite and didn't push the

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You are definitely paying for the location of this restaurant and nothing else. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 young children. We asked four times to get bread for the kids while we waited 45 minutes for our meal. We asked the

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You are definitely paying for the location of this restaurant and nothing else. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 young children. We asked four times to get bread for the kids while we waited 45 minutes for our meal. We asked the

Pros: View

Cons: Service, Food

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Had dinner here on a Sat night. Place was very busy and the bar was crazy. The service was pretty good, but the food was GREAT. B-friend had the sushi and kept ordering more. It's not cheap but it's worth every penny. I had the goat

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★★★★★

Had dinner here on a Sat night. Place was very busy and the bar was crazy. The service was pretty good, but the food was GREAT. B-friend had the sushi and kept ordering more. It's not cheap but it's worth every penny. I had the goat

Pros: food, sake, view

Cons: tight seating

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I was at Chaya this week for business lunch. Ordered 3 appetizers; the scallop, tuna salad and calamari salads...all were good. Then came my entree, the New Zealand seabass. It was flavorless....I couldn't taste anything special, it's not

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I was at Chaya this week for business lunch. Ordered 3 appetizers; the scallop, tuna salad and calamari salads...all were good. Then came my entree, the New Zealand seabass. It was flavorless....I couldn't taste anything special, it's not

Pros: nice place

Cons: pricey, lack of flavor entree, so-so service

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So Chaya has some great things going for it. Quaint spot, somewhat trendy, pretty good service and decent drinks. We spent New Years there and had a great time. The menu was prix fixe which was cool but they didnt even give you an a or

3
★★★★★

So Chaya has some great things going for it. Quaint spot, somewhat trendy, pretty good service and decent drinks. We spent New Years there and had a great time. The menu was prix fixe which was cool but they didnt even give you an a or

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Group of us had a dinner last Satuday. Service was absolutely terrible. We had to wait and wait. We got a bill with 18% tip included, although in the menu said that 18% is included for a group of 7 or more. We were only 6 people. We

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Group of us had a dinner last Satuday. Service was absolutely terrible. We had to wait and wait. We got a bill with 18% tip included, although in the menu said that 18% is included for a group of 7 or more. We were only 6 people. We

Cons: the worst service

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We had 9 people at lunch on Wednesday with 11:30am reservations and were seated promptly (we were only the 2nd customers in the whole place).

At first the service was good - prompt in bringing drinks and taking our orders. Then we

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★★★★★

We had 9 people at lunch on Wednesday with 11:30am reservations and were seated promptly (we were only the 2nd customers in the whole place).

At first the service was good - prompt in bringing drinks and taking our orders. Then we

Pros: view, food

Cons: slow service, slower service, slowest service!

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Visiting from LA. We went with a group of 6 and were seated next to the sushi bar, interesting table. The sushi was so-so but the entrees blew me away. My girlfriend had the seared tuna and I had a filet mignon w/ foie gras. It still

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★★★★★

Visiting from LA. We went with a group of 6 and were seated next to the sushi bar, interesting table. The sushi was so-so but the entrees blew me away. My girlfriend had the seared tuna and I had a filet mignon w/ foie gras. It still

Pros: Delicious food, friendly service

Cons: Expensive

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I went last night. My tuna was drowned in a thick brown sauce which did not let the fish's flavors play a major role. There were two sad prawns dropped on top, and a brown rice pilaf that was really salty. And for that, plus wine, my half

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★★★★★

I went last night. My tuna was drowned in a thick brown sauce which did not let the fish's flavors play a major role. There were two sad prawns dropped on top, and a brown rice pilaf that was really salty. And for that, plus wine, my half

Pros: convenient location, nice waiters, cool bar

Cons: way overpriced, food not so great

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I have enjoyed dining many times at all three Chaya Restaurants (They are also in Beverly Hills and Venice Beach). Great food, great ambience, and an all-around great company. Chef Tachibe and Chaya have also been extremely generous in

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I have enjoyed dining many times at all three Chaya Restaurants (They are also in Beverly Hills and Venice Beach). Great food, great ambience, and an all-around great company. Chef Tachibe and Chaya have also been extremely generous in

Pros: Good Food, Ambience, Great Value

Cons: Parking

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Busy place but the wine and food here are great. It's a really trendy place. The sushi here is fresh and well presented. The problem here is the parking. I would say valet is the best way if you don't want to spend over 30 minutes just to

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★★★★★

Busy place but the wine and food here are great. It's a really trendy place. The sushi here is fresh and well presented. The problem here is the parking. I would say valet is the best way if you don't want to spend over 30 minutes just to

Pros: Sushi plates, Good wine list, Trendy

Cons: Parking, better valet

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My husband and I dined at Chaya last Sunday evening and were very impressed with both the food and the service. Although we did not have reservations, we were seated within 15 minutes at table near the jazz band. The maitre d'/manager

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My husband and I dined at Chaya last Sunday evening and were very impressed with both the food and the service. Although we did not have reservations, we were seated within 15 minutes at table near the jazz band. The maitre d'/manager

Pros: service, view

Cons: can be expensive

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Giving this restaurant an average with very mixed feelings. The food was great and the prix fixe menu was great value too($35 for 3 course). But after the maitre d' trying to sit us at the worst table in the restaurant with open table

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Giving this restaurant an average with very mixed feelings. The food was great and the prix fixe menu was great value too($35 for 3 course). But after the maitre d' trying to sit us at the worst table in the restaurant with open table

Pros: Nice water view

Cons: Service

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I can think of at least a dozen restaurants in San Francisco where I can spend $200 and KNOW that I will have an incredible experience and meal. Chaya is certainly NOT one of them.

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I can think of at least a dozen restaurants in San Francisco where I can spend $200 and KNOW that I will have an incredible experience and meal. Chaya is certainly NOT one of them.

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Went to Chaya not too long ago with a group of people. We had reservations, but we ended up with more people than we had reserved, but they were very accomodating. The location has great view of the bay bridge and could be place you can

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Went to Chaya not too long ago with a group of people. We had reservations, but we ended up with more people than we had reserved, but they were very accomodating. The location has great view of the bay bridge and could be place you can

Pros: Appetizers/Bread, Dessert, Service

Cons: Main course

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Visted chaya on a friday evening. The reviews on this site were very accurate and extremely helpful.
To add to what has already been said about this place:
crabcakes as appetizers were great. Highly recommended. The wine slection and

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Visted chaya on a friday evening. The reviews on this site were very accurate and extremely helpful.
To add to what has already been said about this place:
crabcakes as appetizers were great. Highly recommended. The wine slection and

Pros: food, tiki tini cocktail

Cons: , small servings, parking

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My parents were visiting and I wanted to take them to a nice place, but Chaya was terrible. First, we waited 30 minutes after our reservation even after arriving 30 minutes early. Second, they ended up seating us in the bar area, next to

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My parents were visiting and I wanted to take them to a nice place, but Chaya was terrible. First, we waited 30 minutes after our reservation even after arriving 30 minutes early. Second, they ended up seating us in the bar area, next to

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My boyfriend and I were visiting San Francisco, and we decided to go to Chaya since we heard such great things about it. The food was DELICIOUS! We recommend the Maine Lobster rolls and Crab Cakes for appetizers, the Halibut (Aqua Pazzo)

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My boyfriend and I were visiting San Francisco, and we decided to go to Chaya since we heard such great things about it. The food was DELICIOUS! We recommend the Maine Lobster rolls and Crab Cakes for appetizers, the Halibut (Aqua Pazzo)

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beautiful view, live jazz (sun only) and cocktail/appetizer/sushi specials (daily) is ONLY what would make me come back. arrived 10 mins early but still had to wait until it was exactly our rsvp time (not at all busy). drinks, apps, &

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★★★★★

beautiful view, live jazz (sun only) and cocktail/appetizer/sushi specials (daily) is ONLY what would make me come back. arrived 10 mins early but still had to wait until it was exactly our rsvp time (not at all busy). drinks, apps, &

Pros: beautiful space, live jazz on sundays, drink/sushi specials

Cons: , food, so far

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The restaurant is positioned so that almost every table, a glimpse of the Bay Bridge is possible. The food was a bit pricey, but delicious. The sashimi is unbelieveably fresh and it's presentation beautiful. A few of us had the prix fixe,

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The restaurant is positioned so that almost every table, a glimpse of the Bay Bridge is possible. The food was a bit pricey, but delicious. The sashimi is unbelieveably fresh and it's presentation beautiful. A few of us had the prix fixe,

Pros: food, scene, service

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Shame on them! We were stunned to see that size of our $26-$33 entrees were the same of our $15 appetizers. To be sure, $15 appetizers are absurdly expensive, but to receive two 1" medallions of monkfish wrapped in greasy bacon,

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Shame on them! We were stunned to see that size of our $26-$33 entrees were the same of our $15 appetizers. To be sure, $15 appetizers are absurdly expensive, but to receive two 1" medallions of monkfish wrapped in greasy bacon,

Pros: Good service, valet parking

Cons: , mediocre food, very loud

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Thanks to all at Chaya for a wonderful evening. I would especially like to thank Osaki-san for an amazing dining experience. If chefs are considered artists, you should change your name to Picasso! To Charlene, Claude, Pedro, Pedrom,

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Thanks to all at Chaya for a wonderful evening. I would especially like to thank Osaki-san for an amazing dining experience. If chefs are considered artists, you should change your name to Picasso! To Charlene, Claude, Pedro, Pedrom,

Pros: Food, Drinks, Service

 

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