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- 69%Luxury Travelers
- 68%Business Travelers
- 68%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (33)
- Chaya BrasserieMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Oct 03, 2013
Very friendly waiters and excellent food. Try to get a table with bay bridge view. Fantastic show. Like a constant firework. They also have bar tables with all night happy hour food and drinks. That what we ended up to get the views. Good deal.
- Chaya BrasserieMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 26, 2013
Fantastic restaurant on the Embarcadero. Ask for a table by the window where you can watch the light show on the Bay Bridge. Asian fusion, with good seafood dishes. We have eaten here a couple of times, and no matter what you order you won't be let down. They also offer a great happy hour in the bar - mostly sushi - for great prices.
Make sure you leave room for desert. We had something called a "warm milk chocolate croissant bread pudding" served with caramel ice cream. And it was even better than it sounds.
- Chaya BrasserieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Sep 04, 2013
Chaya's amazing Happy Hour is one of my favorites in SF. On the weekdays it goes from 4pm-close and on the weekend, it's from 5pm-close. This means that the bar area does get really busy, but if you get there early enough, you'll be able to grab a table - even for a large party - pretty easily. The bar/wait staff are all super nice and attentive too.
The $5.50 cocktails are divine, especially the blood orange daiquiri. They also have beer, wine and sake specials. There are a variety of sushi rolls for $5.25 and a yummy selection of appetizers on their HH menu, including dungeness crab spring rolls, mini burgers, ahi tuna over a crispy rice cake, hamachi carpaccio, beef skewers and mussels & fries, just to name a few.
And don't forget to get the chocolate chip croissant bread pudding. It's to die for! Oh, and so is the incredible view of the bay.
- Chaya BrasserieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Jun 17, 2013
The service was lacking, thus only a 3 star rating. Granted it was Friday night and the place was packed, but it would have been nice had our waiter checked up on us once every 20 minutes or so. And we had to flag someone down 30 minutes after we finished our dessert and was waiting for our check!
- Chaya BrasserieNov 21, 2012
This review is a little late as it is about our dining experience on New Year's Eve. I really wanted to like Chaya and was super excited about having our NYE dinner here but unfortunately, it fell short of my high expectations.
First of all, the 5-course prixe fixe menu for NYE is about $150 (can't remember exact price but it's up there). Total price for 2 people after tax and tip was over $450. So with this price tag, I was expecting something amazing. It wasn't :(
First course was an amuse-bouche of soup - not really noteworthy - next course please. Secondly was a trio: ahi tuna, a scallop and a ravioli with boar's meet - this was the best course by far, very delicious! Third course was fish with a ton of different kinds of mushrooms on top. Fish was kind of rubbery, my boyfriend didn't finish his. Fourth course was their signature fliet mignon with foie gras on top. This was the richest entree I've ever had in my life. It was tastey, don't get me wrong, but completely indulgent and I was so full after eating it. Dessert was their signature chocolate croissant bread pudding. This was so sweet that my boyfriend took one bite and said no thank you! I liked mine but I really like super sweet stuff and chocolate a lot but after having the super rich fliet, I could only stomach a couple of bites of the bread pudding myself. I also got the wine flight which paired with the 5 courses. No impressive wines to be found here.
All in all, not a bad meal but for the price - come on! I understand you're paying for the ambiance and the champagne toast but other restaurants doing the same thing for NYE were only charging about $80 per person. It seems from the reviews that the DAT diners got a better experience.
- Chaya BrasserieNov 15, 2012
I don't usually eat or even Like bread pudding, but honest to god... I dream about their chocolate chip croissant bread pudding day and night. It's heavenly. Their happy hour menu and prices are good. At lunch, check out their compartment lunches. You can choose 3-4 items which is great for me since I like variety. You chose and appetizer and two-three entrees (steak, fish, etc). Pretty good.. Not great and a little pricey. But the view in the front window is amazing of the bay bridge and water.
- Chaya BrasserieMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Sep 29, 2012
All night happy hour at the bar at Chaya is the best hh value. Food, ambiance and service is great...even for bar dining. If more than 4 people, bar dining might be a bit tricky but get there earlier and the one large table by the window might be opened.