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762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
+1 415-252-7825
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gyoza” (7 reviews)
“tofu” (6 reviews)
“vegan sushi” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently became vegetarian (long story) and of course thought, "where will I find a decent meal that's not just tofu or salad?" ... Several friends recommended Cha-Ya on Valencia and I went to try it out! Let's just say I have been there at...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn‘t know very well vegetarian japanese kitchen and liked to try out. It was a surprising experience. I had first a Miso Soup and than rolls in californian style. The cucumbre and avocado mixture inside was great. The matcha ice was tasty. The interior...More

Thank Marcel M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stumbled upon this Vegan Japanese restaurant and was immediately impressed upon entering the front door. The place was tables were filled with diners at lunch time and the wait to be seated was well worth it. A beautiful dining room with large modern rice paper...More

Thank HealthyEating29
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was our second choice as the original restaurant we planned to go to was closed, but we were extremely happy here. Beautiful clean food, lovely place, helpful waitresses. We'd definitely come here again

Thank AyaQueen
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

CHA-YA : Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine .. Name attracted attention n curiosity of this Mission district Eatery .. as per Menu Five pungent spices, strong n sharp in taste & Leading to anger n passion, like onions, garlick forbidden by Buddhist sects .. it's similar to...More

Thank smparmar71
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Actually, between very good and excellent rating. Very high quality as you'd anticipate, great selection, excellent pricing. Perfect for lunch--It would be a bit simple and quick for dinner (unless you were looking for a delicious, quick casual dinner) Particularly great tempura and sea vegetable...More

Thank 2FriendlyManitobans
Reviewed 1 June 2017

So good, I ate here 2 nights in a row while on vacation. Both times I had to wait, but it was never too long. The food is incredible. Both nights I ordered way too much cause I wanted to try as much as possible.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I've lived in San Francisco over 40 years and go out to eat more often than not and Cha-Ya is my favorite restaurant. Cha-Ya is unpretentious and a good low key place to have a great meal with always very friendly service. It is Japanese...More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Always good food, cheerful service and a multigenerational crowd. Soups are great and. All ingredients are fresh.

Thank Likesplumbing
Reviewed 10 February 2017

There's been a viral video going around social media lately of a restaurant that employs grannies as their chefs. The reason it's such a lovely thought is because don't we all remember our grandmas cooking for us fondly? The food was always the best, the...More

1  Thank Natalie V
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-7825
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