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Chaya Downtown

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$$ - $$$
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525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2250 (Between 5th and 6th)
+1 213-236-9577
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11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Scottsdale, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and very friendly/efficient staff. What more is there? Oh and the location is perfect

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Thank Michael G
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

First quality traditional breakfast items, including custom order omelettes, fresh seafood (oysters, smoked salmon, crab, sushi), freshly baked desserts, and endless champaign. Service is always the best! Great for Sunday brunch getaway, family festivities, and girlfriend reunions.

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Thank 32655Anonymous
Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Good Food, but service was miserable and at times close to rudeness. Not a drink so didn't order any alcohol drinks. Does that warrant the server to sigh in front of us? Well, that happened. Ordered our DineLA dinner, then after a while when the starters just about to arrive, she asked us if we wanted bread. Of course, but... More 

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1 Thank E90SLAM
Los Angeles, California, United States
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140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Asian inspired cuisine served beautifully. Happy hour is the best deal, with good house wines and sushi. Order a few dishes to share with friends. Comfortable seating and not too noisy.

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Thank RabbiWendy
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you're a lover of Seafood, you have to go to Chaya. The restaurant procures all Seafood directly from Fisherman, no middle man. Freshest and most nutritious Fish money can buy. Recommendation: any fish can be prepared to your liking. Must try for Seafood!

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1 Thank Beenover60countries
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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245 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This restaurant is very convenient to the Westin Bonaventure and the LA Hotel Downtown, where we were respectively staying. It is possible to eat outside, but we chose inside because it was a cool evening. Nice ambience. Friendly and attentive service. Lots of options to share dishes, which we like. We started with a seafood platter that was delicious, followed... More 

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1 Thank Mary T
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I had the sea bass. It was absolutely delicious. The portion is huge. If you have a small appetite, try asking them for a half portion. I also had the sake sampler (with tiny bottles) and it was mind blowing. Definitely visit this place if you're down town and want to eat Japanese. Staff is also friendly and full of... More 

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Thank abhilasha s
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I came into Chaya with my family for a late afternoon lunch. The place looked pretty quiet so we were hopeful it was just that we had missed the rush. My brother's ribs made everyone jealous. Our server Sarah was very attentive as well as knowledgeable about fun things to do during our time in LA. Our only regret was... More 

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Thank sammyk471
Los Angeles, California
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706 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The skinny: Parking- valet (free w/ validation) Decor- Asian, artsy Service- friendly Food- good Restroom- immaculate, modern My mom and I had tickets to the opera so we had dinner here beforehand. Even though it was a Saturday night, the place was a ghost town. My mother is Japanese and asked if this was an Asian (Japanese) fusion restaurant, where... More 

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Thank melobeam
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

After two nights eating in our hotel being the standard we needed a night out. Front desk recommend Chaya. Wow what a recommendation. Food amazing. Service totally amazing. Thanks Josh. An amazing dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2250
    (Between 5th and 6th)
  • Public Transportation: FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE provided to and from major entertainment venues in Downtown Los Angeles. It runs every 15min beginning at 6:45pm.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-236-9577
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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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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