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Chaya Downtown

525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2250
+1 213-236-9577
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (20 reviews)
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American, Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2250
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Downtown LA is presently (September 2017) a disaster of ongoing construction, but it's worth enduring the ever-present traffic jams to relax over a meal at Chaya. Simply put, this is one of the city's best Asian restaurants, with a diverse menu of both small plates...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Always welcoming and great staff to service busy lunch crowd. Always consistent food and speedy service. Great lunch place with good service.

Thank Mmleee450
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Service was excellent and everyone friendly. The food was great. We had a variety of appetizers, sushi, steak and dessert. All was delicious. It is a bit expensive but I guess this is what to expect in LA. They do have a children's menu but...More

Thank taikogirl1
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We tried Chaya due to the location downtown. The service was good (the waiter was mediocre, but the other wait staff were excellent). The food was good, but the price point was a little high. We tried a special that was sushi topped with slices...More

Thank Kyle_SD_308
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A very nice place with excellent and tastefull japanese food and with a great service. The place is located in the Financial District of LA

Thank adi_amp
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Thank Michael G
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.

Thank 32655Anonymous
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...More

1  Thank E90SLAM
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.

Thank RabbiWendy
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!

1  Thank Beenover60countries
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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