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Chaya Japanese Cuisine

2032 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2104
+1 412-422-2082
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tempura” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (16 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2032 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2104
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Found this through TripAdvisor and glad we did. We were tired, hungry, and didn't know the area. But this little restaurant proved to meet our needs. Our miso soups were better than average. Vegetable sushi roll was excellent and fresher than any we've had before....More

Thank Insalata17
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I love sushi and eat to eat them all over the world but this place out in Pittsburg is a place to visit. Got chief knows the best and could tell this get authentic as is. Check it out

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

They don't take reservations and the long line was definitely a minus, and it was painful to see one big table for 6 empty, while people from the line were picked based on the size of the group, all for them between 2 and 4....More

Thank olga y
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I went on a Thursday evening. It is only open in evenings. It is entirely BYOB, though they provide glasses and ice for a charge. The sushi seemed expensive, at about $3.25 per piece, but it was very good. Rolls are about $4.50 per roll....More

Thank DonMcD
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Meal: I had the most delicious chilled soba, tempura, sushi (Alaska Roll) and salmon sashimi. The soba was chilled and the sauce was amazing. The staff was very willing to educate on proper technique of traditional foods such as soba and sushi. I noticed that...More

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had sushi and tempura udon. Sushi was good. Fish was fresh. Good wasabi. Tempura was weird-- sort of sweet, and battered. Prefer panko.

Thank Liz60814
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This first come first serve restaurant is popular and offers both cooked Japanses food and sushi as well as noodles , menu is extensive. .Chawanmushi ( steamed egg custard ) a must tried appetizer( takes 20 min). Fried tofu good too. Toro sashimi is best...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My husband is a Sushimi nut. He says that Chaya is the best and most authentic Japanese restaurant in the area. I don't eat Sushi, but I always find something to eat and it is very delicious. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the entire...More

Thank Eva R
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

Thank John H
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
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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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