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Chaya Brasserie SF

132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
+1 415-777-8688
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food, great service and the place is beautiful, a must definitely if you are in the area. Ask for the happy hour menu as it will give you even more options. The tuna tartar is really great and desserts are a perfect closure!

Thank Magitinto
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful night ordering plate after plate of the best sushi I have ever had. The staff was very helpful in making menu suggestions as well.

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Enjoyed drinks and some great appetizers on the Embarcadero before dinner. Was able to get a table when several places right on the water were full with long waits. This is across the road and still a great setting on the patio.

Thank Jennifer9600
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The food at Chaya was very good. I'm no fancy food guy but I do like Tartare and Chaya does to pretty good one with an avocado puree. I also had the burger which I requested be cooked medium, and they did just that. The...More

Thank Antphyllie
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I have been with a group of 30 people and had a great dinner. Even for me as vegetarian I got an amazing experience. Try to seat next to window and look to bridge. Waiters are very polite and fast reacting

Thank widofat
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Daughter is a sushi fanatic so for her 18th birthday, we took her here after seeing a Cirque du Soleil show at the AT&T park. We tried the sole, duck, and of course sushi rolls for the birthday girl. We enjoyed the food and also...More

Thank eastbaycc
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is a great, a real treat! The staff were very friendly and polite and really made an effort, the location is beautiful - ask for a seat by the window for views of Bay Bridge, you won't be disappointed! The dining room...More

Thank runnergirlsw
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Went cause we saw mid-high reviews, and wanted Japanese-food. Place is good, cooking is somewhat in front of customers, but I was surprised when entering as I could not see the typical organization of Japanese restaurants. Jap- food is adapted to mexican style, as an...More

Thank Lodumby
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We went to Chaya Brasserie for a business dinner and overall we were pleased. The food was excellent and the wait staff attentive. The menu was a bit eclectic being neither fully Japanese nor French; do not go here if you want just sushi. The...More

Thank Shikhar B
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Restaurant had a nice atmosphere. Good menu items to chose from. Food was very good. We had a large group so we had a fixed menu but everything was very good. Nice view of the Bay Bridge.

Thank Kari J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105-1201
    (Mission & Howard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-8688
  • 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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