SILICON BEACH MAGAZINE: Foodie News in the SB
Venice
October 21

SILICON BEACH MAGAZINE: Foodie News in the SB

After 26 Years, the Main Street Restaurant is getting a fresh new look (and Menu). The updated design and decor reflects the history of the family-owned business but with an added contemporary California feel. 

BELLA LA MAG: Santa Monica’s New Restaurant Stars
Venice
October 18

BELLA LA MAG: Santa Monica’s New Restaurant Stars

Again, this one is on the border-line of Santa Monica and Venice but the exciting new revamp and menu changes after 26 years, should keep this Main Street original bar and restaurant on top of mind for locals and travelers to the area. Executive chef Yuichi Natori remains at the helm, with over 25 years at the Chaya Restaurant Group.

EATER LA: Chaya Venice Puts on a Modern Look
Venice
October 6

EATER LA: Chaya Venice Puts on a Modern Look

After 26 years, the team behind Chaya in Venice have decided to overhaul the place to fit with a more modern aesthetic. Along the way they may have created the Westside's most impressive new dining room for upscale casual Japanese fare, without even really trying.

LA WEEKLY: Weird Ice Cream Is So Hot Right Now
Downtown LA
July 29

LA WEEKLY: Weird Ice Cream Is So Hot Right Now

At CHAYA Downtown, Chef Joji Inoue has put an uni ice cream sandwich on the menu, riffing on the traditional Japanese dessert Monaka, which is made with crisp mochi wafers sandwiching some sort of filling. 

San Francisco
August 17

EATER SF: Where to Eat and Drink on the Embarcadero

For a different take on fresh seafood, Chaya Brasserie combines Japanese and French techniques. On the menu you'll find sushi rolls at home with soy-glazed black cod and king salmon made with goat cheese and pine nuts. The dining room itself is refined, but unstuffy, with white tablecloths and warm Japanese-inspired wood panels.