Chaya Brasserie

★★★★★
  • 8741 Alden Dr

    Los Angeles, CA 90048

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  • 310-859-8833

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I was not impressed. the food really didn't taste great. we ordered a variety of small 'bite' dishes since the main dishes were overpriced and didn't sound that appetizing. we tried the mac & cheese (it was ok), the sushi (it was average -

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★★★★★

I was not impressed. the food really didn't taste great. we ordered a variety of small 'bite' dishes since the main dishes were overpriced and didn't sound that appetizing. we tried the mac & cheese (it was ok), the sushi (it was average -

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I dined here a couple of years ago during the dineLA week. I went with the short rib entree which was incredibly tender.
I was a bit annoyed with the restaurant because when we were ready to order, we were told the short rib entree that was part of their pre-fixed menu was not being served that night. The only reason that we went there was because of the short ribs. The manager was nice enough to come over to apologize but said he could only make one short rib entree.
Luckily, my friend was nice enough to order something else.
Their food was good but I am going to downgrade and give them "4" stars just because they changed their menu at the last minute.

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I dined here a couple of years ago during the dineLA week. I went with the short rib entree which was incredibly tender.
I was a bit annoyed with the restaurant because when we were ready to order, we were told the short rib entree that was part of their pre-fixed menu was not being served that night. The only reason that we went there was because of the short ribs. The manager was nice enough to come over to apologize but said he could only make one short rib entree.
Luckily, my friend was nice enough to order something else.
Their food was good but I am going to downgrade and give them "4" stars just because they changed their menu at the last minute.

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Outrageously expensive, ordinary food and service. I personally think it's just the hype that got the people there. Heard good stories about it, went there. I don't feel anything special about it, just a regular restaurant with regular

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★★★★★

Outrageously expensive, ordinary food and service. I personally think it's just the hype that got the people there. Heard good stories about it, went there. I don't feel anything special about it, just a regular restaurant with regular

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: Outrageously expensive with mediocre quality of food, servic

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Recently visited the restaurant for dinner with a couple of close friends, we were all extremely disappointed, both at the level of service and the quality of food. Not friendly at all, have 7 people, they tried to sit us at a 6-people

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Recently visited the restaurant for dinner with a couple of close friends, we were all extremely disappointed, both at the level of service and the quality of food. Not friendly at all, have 7 people, they tried to sit us at a 6-people

Pros: Good Location

Cons: Poor Food and Service

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My friend and I decided to take advantage of the restaurant's DineLA menu. Upon arrival, we waited about 10 seconds (not a truly terrible thing) before the hostess placed her call on hold and acknowledged us. She then led us to a small,

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★★★★★

My friend and I decided to take advantage of the restaurant's DineLA menu. Upon arrival, we waited about 10 seconds (not a truly terrible thing) before the hostess placed her call on hold and acknowledged us. She then led us to a small,

Cons: SERVICE/WAIT STAFF

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Food, service, ambiance - everything is flawless. I've been to many places, but Chaya is the best by far. You get your moneys worth here.

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★★★★★

Food, service, ambiance - everything is flawless. I've been to many places, but Chaya is the best by far. You get your moneys worth here.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Can be a little loud.

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The restaurant is very good. Wait staff was friendly and personable. However, DO NOT VALET PARK THERE. My vehicle was damaged while in their possession and they are refusing to take responsibility. BEWARE!!!

3
★★★★★

The restaurant is very good. Wait staff was friendly and personable. However, DO NOT VALET PARK THERE. My vehicle was damaged while in their possession and they are refusing to take responsibility. BEWARE!!!

Pros: Food

Cons: The Valet Parking

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Chaya Brasserie is a fusion of Japanese and French cuisine and it was fabulous! The food was beyond delicious. I recommend the filet mignon. We had a sushi appetizer special that was amazing! The service was outstanding! They were

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★★★★★

Chaya Brasserie is a fusion of Japanese and French cuisine and it was fabulous! The food was beyond delicious. I recommend the filet mignon. We had a sushi appetizer special that was amazing! The service was outstanding! They were

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I've been to this location several times and have always had a great experience. I'm surprised to hear people say they didn't like the food. I've been to many great sushi restaurants and thought the food was comparable. We had great service, delicious wine, sushi and an amazing wagyu steak. The atmosphere is beautiful. Great place to bring out-of-towners!

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I've been to this location several times and have always had a great experience. I'm surprised to hear people say they didn't like the food. I've been to many great sushi restaurants and thought the food was comparable. We had great service, delicious wine, sushi and an amazing wagyu steak. The atmosphere is beautiful. Great place to bring out-of-towners!

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This was my first time having Sushi and I was not pleased with it. I have heard some good things about Sushi, but I don't think this was the place for first timers.

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This was my first time having Sushi and I was not pleased with it. I have heard some good things about Sushi, but I don't think this was the place for first timers.

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After checking out several different places, I chose Chaya Brasserie as the venue to have my birthday party. The manager, Michael, was super-helpful and flexible. He worked with me to make the night exactly what I wanted it to be and I

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After checking out several different places, I chose Chaya Brasserie as the venue to have my birthday party. The manager, Michael, was super-helpful and flexible. He worked with me to make the night exactly what I wanted it to be and I

Pros: excellent food, great acoustics and ambiance

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Valet parking and dress well. If you look right the staff is exceptionally helpful. The entire menu is delicious, nothing to avoid, eat whatever strikes your fancy. Some tables in the back are a little cramped and loud, so make sure to

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Valet parking and dress well. If you look right the staff is exceptionally helpful. The entire menu is delicious, nothing to avoid, eat whatever strikes your fancy. Some tables in the back are a little cramped and loud, so make sure to

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I've only been for happy hour, but with their happy hour, it's the only time I need to go. Food specials range from $3 for edamame up to $7 for popcorn shrimp. But they have other interesting items on the happy hour menu in between those

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I've only been for happy hour, but with their happy hour, it's the only time I need to go. Food specials range from $3 for edamame up to $7 for popcorn shrimp. But they have other interesting items on the happy hour menu in between those

Pros: Great Happy Hour

Cons: Parking can be rough

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Tried the LA Dine tasting menu last night. Very solid food. A little bit on the heavy side, but tasty. There was a problem with me bringing my happy hour drink to the table, so the manager of the restaurant brought me a bottle of champagne

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Tried the LA Dine tasting menu last night. Very solid food. A little bit on the heavy side, but tasty. There was a problem with me bringing my happy hour drink to the table, so the manager of the restaurant brought me a bottle of champagne

Pros: Great service, tasty food

Cons: Make reservations because it was busy

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Go Now!! Right now is dine about LA week! $34 for a 3-course pre-fix menu is awesome. The food is delicious and the service was pretty nice. Although the place is very loud, but it is a nice place. I also ordered off the regular menu

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Go Now!! Right now is dine about LA week! $34 for a 3-course pre-fix menu is awesome. The food is delicious and the service was pretty nice. Although the place is very loud, but it is a nice place. I also ordered off the regular menu

Pros: Lots of dishes with Truffle

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The food was absolutely delicious. The best dinner I've had in a while.\r
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The waiter was also excellent. We were a big party and had kids at our table, which can sometime be difficult for waiters. But he did a great job.

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★★★★★

The food was absolutely delicious. The best dinner I've had in a while.\r
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The waiter was also excellent. We were a big party and had kids at our table, which can sometime be difficult for waiters. But he did a great job.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Loud and very expensive

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I've been to this restaurant before, and the food was pretty good, though VERY overpriced for what it is. I went there last Friday night, and had a very negative experience. Our waitress asked if we wanted cocktails, when we said we'd just

3
★★★★★

I've been to this restaurant before, and the food was pretty good, though VERY overpriced for what it is. I went there last Friday night, and had a very negative experience. Our waitress asked if we wanted cocktails, when we said we'd just

Pros: Chicken gets a 7 out of 10 in my book.

Cons: Pretentious, under-handed service, overpriced

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Fantastic lunch spot - try the burger and a killer happy hour! One of the coolest places in LA without being a total scene.

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Fantastic lunch spot - try the burger and a killer happy hour! One of the coolest places in LA without being a total scene.

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We dined at Chaya for the first time recently and found the atmosphere great, the food delicious, but the service was lacking. There wasn't much personality coming from the bartender, the hostess had us wait about 30 minutes after our

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★★★★★

We dined at Chaya for the first time recently and found the atmosphere great, the food delicious, but the service was lacking. There wasn't much personality coming from the bartender, the hostess had us wait about 30 minutes after our

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Service

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While visiting L.A., our concierge recommended that we have dinner at Chaya. We had the most amazing meal, the best service, and fantastic drinks! I loved their martinis! Thank you, Chaya, for being the highlight of our trip to Los

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While visiting L.A., our concierge recommended that we have dinner at Chaya. We had the most amazing meal, the best service, and fantastic drinks! I loved their martinis! Thank you, Chaya, for being the highlight of our trip to Los

Pros: Amazing food, delicious martinis, great service. Very professional.

Cons: None.

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Every time I go there I kick myself and say why don't I come more often. Like most of us foodies out there, we keep looking for the new "it" restaurant and turn our nose up on the great standards around town - This is one of them! The food

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★★★★★

Every time I go there I kick myself and say why don't I come more often. Like most of us foodies out there, we keep looking for the new "it" restaurant and turn our nose up on the great standards around town - This is one of them! The food

Pros: Beautiful restaurant, first class food

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this restaurant (and the one in Venice) has excellent food and a great ambience. The food is eclectic and creative. It's always packed and great for a date or with a group of friends. A little pricey but the food is worth it.

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this restaurant (and the one in Venice) has excellent food and a great ambience. The food is eclectic and creative. It's always packed and great for a date or with a group of friends. A little pricey but the food is worth it.

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monday night (all night) happy hours are great! no one can beat their lychee martini! it is not too sweet and has the right amount of alcohol (not overpowering, but not watered down either). during happy hour, i think it is about $5.50.

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monday night (all night) happy hours are great! no one can beat their lychee martini! it is not too sweet and has the right amount of alcohol (not overpowering, but not watered down either). during happy hour, i think it is about $5.50.

Pros: lychee martini

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Chaya Brasserie is what every exceptional restaraunt should aim to be. French-Asian fusion food is original and outstanding while the ambiance is beautifully sleek. The food has been consistantly good for over ten years and the service

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Chaya Brasserie is what every exceptional restaraunt should aim to be. French-Asian fusion food is original and outstanding while the ambiance is beautifully sleek. The food has been consistantly good for over ten years and the service

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I especially love their lychee martini! They also have great happy hour food. The atmosphere reminds me of a NYC lounge.

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I especially love their lychee martini! They also have great happy hour food. The atmosphere reminds me of a NYC lounge.

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I've gone to Chaya several times and each time I am always blown away by the food. I'm a big fan of fusion, and Chaya definitely doesn't dissappoint blending together french and japanese cuisine. Love to peppercorn ahi tuna with wasabi

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★★★★★

I've gone to Chaya several times and each time I am always blown away by the food. I'm a big fan of fusion, and Chaya definitely doesn't dissappoint blending together french and japanese cuisine. Love to peppercorn ahi tuna with wasabi

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

Cons: Parking...but there's plenty around the area!

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Great food, great service in a lovely environment. The meal was perfectly timed, speedy but not rushed. The wait staff was genuinely friendly and never crossed the line into being too pushy or nosey. The food and drinks were both

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★★★★★

Great food, great service in a lovely environment. The meal was perfectly timed, speedy but not rushed. The wait staff was genuinely friendly and never crossed the line into being too pushy or nosey. The food and drinks were both

Pros: service, speedy, food

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I am one of the pickest eaters I know, eat out 7 nights a week, and hold a high bar for great food. Chaya Brasserie is by far my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. First of all, they have a wide selection of food. If you have a large

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★★★★★

I am one of the pickest eaters I know, eat out 7 nights a week, and hold a high bar for great food. Chaya Brasserie is by far my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. First of all, they have a wide selection of food. If you have a large

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Chaya was not my first choice for a Sat. night dinner. The tables were so close together that the waitstaff kept bumbping me and stepping on my feet the entire time.
On to the food. The French flare unfortunately has invaded most of

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★★★★★

Chaya was not my first choice for a Sat. night dinner. The tables were so close together that the waitstaff kept bumbping me and stepping on my feet the entire time.
On to the food. The French flare unfortunately has invaded most of

Cons: crowded, expensive, not the tastiest

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Everything is as flavorable as could be imagined, and I am one of those guys who freaks out over that sort of thing. Sometimes I don't like how you can't put the bar tab on your meal tab while waiting for a table, but what the hell..

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Everything is as flavorable as could be imagined, and I am one of those guys who freaks out over that sort of thing. Sometimes I don't like how you can't put the bar tab on your meal tab while waiting for a table, but what the hell..

Pros: Flavor

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Thanks to the Zagat Survey which always provides reliable reviews so that I get to explore more and more nice restaurants in town. Food, service and ambience were all great at Chaya Brasserie. We ordered six appetizers for 7 people to

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★★★★★

Thanks to the Zagat Survey which always provides reliable reviews so that I get to explore more and more nice restaurants in town. Food, service and ambience were all great at Chaya Brasserie. We ordered six appetizers for 7 people to

Pros: good food, good ambience, good service

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This could be the best happy hour location in the city. It's a great after work spot where people are friendly and talk to their neighbor.

The bartenders make the most incredible drinks with unique ingredients. Ask for the Agua-Lychee

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This could be the best happy hour location in the city. It's a great after work spot where people are friendly and talk to their neighbor.

The bartenders make the most incredible drinks with unique ingredients. Ask for the Agua-Lychee

Pros: Agua Luca Lychee, Agua Luca Lychee, Agua Luca Lychee

Cons: free parking is tough

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Chaya has a fantastic happy hour with great wine selection and sushi at a good price. The crowd is real hip and it's fun to puruse the scene. It's great for after work.

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★★★★★

Chaya has a fantastic happy hour with great wine selection and sushi at a good price. The crowd is real hip and it's fun to puruse the scene. It's great for after work.

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The food in general is amazing, but the most notable I must say is the filet mignon. To this day, I haven't had any filet mignon as tender and flavorful as the one I had here.

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The food in general is amazing, but the most notable I must say is the filet mignon. To this day, I haven't had any filet mignon as tender and flavorful as the one I had here.

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They have happy hour every day of the week and it goes late. Really good deal on food and drinks. I always find the food and drinks to be excellent. Love the salads. Fun jazz on Sunday nights in the bar. Really nice atmosphere.

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★★★★★

They have happy hour every day of the week and it goes late. Really good deal on food and drinks. I always find the food and drinks to be excellent. Love the salads. Fun jazz on Sunday nights in the bar. Really nice atmosphere.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Happy Hour

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I am blown away by how great this place is. The food is some of the best food we have in this country!, The servers have all been there for years and are some good at what they do. I always see celebreties here!

This is the place you

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I am blown away by how great this place is. The food is some of the best food we have in this country!, The servers have all been there for years and are some good at what they do. I always see celebreties here!

This is the place you

Pros: Food, SERVICE, Ambiance

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After a phone call confirming my reservation, we showed up 5 minutes early. After waiting 20 minutes for a table I asked what the problem was. I was told "15 minutes on a Saturday is not a long time." Excuse me? If I would've showed up

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★★★★★

After a phone call confirming my reservation, we showed up 5 minutes early. After waiting 20 minutes for a table I asked what the problem was. I was told "15 minutes on a Saturday is not a long time." Excuse me? If I would've showed up

Pros: Good food

Cons: No Street Parking, Expensive, Crowded

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Great decor, but prices high for the amount of food.

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Great decor, but prices high for the amount of food.

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The food here is great; blends of genuine, fresh Italian and Asian ingredients make the entire experience more than palatable. I'm not huge on the crowd, though many people here would enjoy it (it's just a little too far on the smug side).

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The food here is great; blends of genuine, fresh Italian and Asian ingredients make the entire experience more than palatable. I'm not huge on the crowd, though many people here would enjoy it (it's just a little too far on the smug side).

Pros: Interesting food, Good selection, Crowded

Cons: , Expensive

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My friend and I dined on a Friday evening and were seated immediately in the patio, which is a tad cramped. Our server was friendly and quick and made sure that everything went smoothly. The menu is rather small (especially compared to the

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★★★★★

My friend and I dined on a Friday evening and were seated immediately in the patio, which is a tad cramped. Our server was friendly and quick and made sure that everything went smoothly. The menu is rather small (especially compared to the

Pros: friendly service, quiet street, delicious food

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Booked reservation for Valentine's day three weeks in advance only to be kept waiting an hour and a half after arriving 10 minutes early among a crowd of 20-30 people in the same situation. I wouldn't wish this Valentine's on anyone and I

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Booked reservation for Valentine's day three weeks in advance only to be kept waiting an hour and a half after arriving 10 minutes early among a crowd of 20-30 people in the same situation. I wouldn't wish this Valentine's on anyone and I

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I love Chaya. The slingchis are the best in LA, the service is excellent and the fried calamari is very light and tasty. Leonard the Manager and the rest of the team is always friendly and make this Beverly Hills Brasserie feel like a high

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★★★★★

I love Chaya. The slingchis are the best in LA, the service is excellent and the fried calamari is very light and tasty. Leonard the Manager and the rest of the team is always friendly and make this Beverly Hills Brasserie feel like a high

Pros: Martinis, Calamari, Staff

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As cool as cool can be! Loved the casual crowd in a formal atmosphere. Good looking people and great tasiting food. It is a 10 in my book(not many 10's in LA theses days). Unbelievable food and an outrageous happy hour.

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As cool as cool can be! Loved the casual crowd in a formal atmosphere. Good looking people and great tasiting food. It is a 10 in my book(not many 10's in LA theses days). Unbelievable food and an outrageous happy hour.

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The vibe in the bar and restaurant is great. It is very upbeat and hip. If your looking for the young and hip group, this is definately the spot. The food is out of this world and the service is very comforting. Everyone is so nice and

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★★★★★

The vibe in the bar and restaurant is great. It is very upbeat and hip. If your looking for the young and hip group, this is definately the spot. The food is out of this world and the service is very comforting. Everyone is so nice and

Pros: Great food, hip spot, great atmosphere

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The first time I was there I was impressed by the decoration. The restaurant was upscale but felt like the crowd was more casual and relaxed. The service was outstanding. There was a very large crowd while I was waiting for my table in

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★★★★★

The first time I was there I was impressed by the decoration. The restaurant was upscale but felt like the crowd was more casual and relaxed. The service was outstanding. There was a very large crowd while I was waiting for my table in

Pros: Ambience, Food, Originality

Cons: Crowded

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This is my favorite restaurant for happy hour. All of the staff at Chaya are so friendly, pleasant and efficient. They really make you feel special. The setting is lovely, with a lush Japanese-French ambience, and immaculately clean.

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This is my favorite restaurant for happy hour. All of the staff at Chaya are so friendly, pleasant and efficient. They really make you feel special. The setting is lovely, with a lush Japanese-French ambience, and immaculately clean.

Pros: Beautiful setting, Immaculately Clean, Delicious Bar Menu

Cons: Drinks Are Expensive

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I love this place just for drinks or for dinner. Great ambience and love their lychee martinis. They have happy hour for appetizers every day and also Sunday Jazz is cool.

3
★★★★★

I love this place just for drinks or for dinner. Great ambience and love their lychee martinis. They have happy hour for appetizers every day and also Sunday Jazz is cool.

Pros: great patio seating, great lychee martinis

Cons: loud inside, small bar, not great service

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super food in a very zen like environment, bit loud

3
★★★★★

super food in a very zen like environment, bit loud

Pros: food, apetizers

Cons: loud, crowed bar

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Great food and ambience. Service left nothing to be desired. Definitely would recommend this place.

3
★★★★★

Great food and ambience. Service left nothing to be desired. Definitely would recommend this place.

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If it's good enough for James Gandolfini, it's good enough for me. Watch out for those martini's...they'll get ya!

3
★★★★★

If it's good enough for James Gandolfini, it's good enough for me. Watch out for those martini's...they'll get ya!

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The story of Chaya Brasserie started over a quarter of a century ago, when it was one of the first upscale Asian-fusion restaurants in town. Sister restaurants then opened in Venice, San Francisco and downtown L.A.; it also spawned theā€¦

 

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