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Chaya Brasserie SF

132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
+1 415-777-8688
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
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1 - 10 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Located down on the water, a bit away from the crazy of Fishermans' Warf. Went here with a small dog and sat outside under a heat lamp. They also gave us blankets in case we were cold. The food was amazing here. Highly recommend it.

Thank LQuizzle
Reviewed 9 August 2017

First time visit to Chaya. Super friendly wait staff, great location. We had dinner earlier and popped in this eclectic place for a drink and dessert. We had a lovely window table and excellent service. The bread pudding was not bad, the drinks were good...More

Thank Karuk-girl
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent sushi, wonderful service, great location, San Francisco prices. All over we really liked it.

Thank Sinned2
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nine of us went out for a team dinner after two days of meetings. The food was excellent, we had a number of appetizers and a main course. The waiter was excellent as well he made some great recommendations for both, and the wine. I...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent little restaurant located just nelow the Bay bridge. Fresh seafood with French and Japanese influences. Took big family group with lots of kids. Service was well above average and the food/view of the bay bridge lights in the evening would certainly warrant a return...More

Thank dwhitley
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We killed a few hours here at a sidewalk table on a warm day, delaying our restaurant reservation elsewhere in order to have a few more divine appetizers here at Chaya. There's some very talented, creative food coming out of the Chaya kitchen. Our absolute...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The meal at chaya was wonderful in every sense. As soon as we walked in the door we were cheerfully greeted by the hostess/manager who was personable and professional. Our server steve was very knowledgable about the food and wine (he picked out a great...More

Thank Mai Y
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Overall a nice place, I've hosted a few events here and enjoyed the experience. Food is decent but a bit pricey for the portions.great view and overall have been happy with service

Thank Tiffine W
Reviewed 11 June 2017

What a great experience; share a seafood platter, take the american wagyu sushi and a tuna tartare and you will be set! Don't forget to book it because it seems always full

Thank MartinaGary
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food, great service and the place is beautiful, a must definitely if you are in the area. Ask for the happy hour menu as it will give you even more options. The tuna tartar is really great and desserts are a perfect closure!

Thank Magitinto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
    (Mission & Howard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-8688
  • E-mail
Description
The Chaya restaurant family originated when Hikage Chaya opened in Hayama, Japan. From this initial tea house, that opened 390 years ago, the Tsunoda family has expanded into French bistros and pastry shops throughout Japan and introduced the brand to the U.S. in 1984 with the opening of Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills. Since then, Chaya has opened locations in Venice, San Francisco, Downtown Los Angeles, and LAX. The cuisine at each restaurants can best be described as modern Japanese though each restaurant has a distinct personality reflecting their different locations. Corporate Executive Chef, Shigefume Tachibe is best known for pioneering modern Japanese cuisine and his contributions to the Asian-Fusion movement. His chef coat and knife are in permanent display in the Smithsonian. The most important tenet of Chaya's philosophy is high-level omotenashi (hospitality), bringing the Japanese teahouse tradition of warm and personal service to each guest.
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