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Chaya Japanese Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Squirrel Hill South
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2032 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2104
+1 412-422-2082
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
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Pacific Grove, California
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their sushi was pretty good and the service was decent, but the room was way too warm for my liking.

Thank John H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Easy-going atmosphere. Unfussy, traditional cooking, dishes range from sashimi to noddles. Efficient service. Their Shojou Roll (Red Devil Roll) is amazing! Save space for a must have appetizer Motoyaki (giant clam cooked on the shell in front of you!) or beef negimaki!

Thank Çagrı Ç
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

You want good sushi that doesn't cost an arm & leg? This is the place! They are ONLY open Monday-Saturday 5pm-9:30pm & they get BUSY! All the sushi is great! My favorite is the Squirrel Hill Roll & I add sprouts.

Thank Chelsea B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

I found my favorite Japanese restaurant, and I have not had main course yet!! Appetizers were fantastic! Authentic Japanese cooking throughout. Staff and chef being Japanese helps. For someone born and raised in Japan, this place is what I consider real Japanese restaurant.

Thank IoannisPapandreou
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Everything is done well at Chaya. They keep everything simple and free of gimmicks so they can focus on providing great food and service. The sushi is always well prepared and fresh tasting. The presentation is elegant as well. Most of the small dishes are very affordable so you can try a variety of things, or you can get a... More 

Thank maria b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

The food was great I recommend the buckwheat noodle soup dinner you get a lot of extra food with the dinner instead of al carte

Thank Heather M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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529 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

The night my family went to Chaya we were in a hurry. There were 5 of us, and we only had about 30 minutes to eat as we had a show to attend up the street. We ordered 2 sushi deluxe platters, and the sushi came out quickly and was quite tasty. Our server was very nice also and very... More 

Thank tjmoney44
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Just got home from another good meal at Chaya. The sushi chef is in view of diners. The toro is excellent. BYOB a plus.

Thank Marie H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

There is no 5-star sushi in Pittsburgh. But Chaya is consistent and better than your average local joint. It can be slow to get a seat and slow to get your food so don't drop by if you have a hard stop to your dinner hour. Also, bring your own as they do not serve alcohol. The kitchen items are... More 

Thank JakeCincinnati99
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We ordered chicken teriyaki, beef teriyaki and salmon teriyaki. Usually those teriyakis cant go wrong in jap rest but this tht the meat has no taste as its been soaked in the water.

Thank Sg8899

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2032 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Squirrel Hill South
  • Neighbourhood: Squirrel Hill South
  • Phone Number: +1 412-422-2082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?