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Chaya Brasserie

8741 Alden Dr. (Beverly Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-859-8833 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chaya Brasserie is still busy despite the loss of some of its gastronomic splendor.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Chaya Brasserie Restaurant Review

: 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 the casual, health-driven M Cafés. Nowadays, this Chaya location is divided into two parts around a bamboo zen-garden: one area is more formal with white linen tablecloths and one is somewhat casual with dark wood-top tables. They have two different menus but both are in the same spirit, with a French brasserie twist. With the evolution of the culinary scene, Chaya Brasserie is no longer the only restaurant in Los Angeles serving sushi rolls and Asian-influenced dishes, which makes it more challenging for the kitchen to distinguish the menu. The house-cured salmon rillettes are quite good, so we recommend that you eat them at the end of the starter items, which also include the hamachi mole pressed sushi that mixes Asian and Mexican flavors; the fried calamari or crispy hearts of palm to dip into a chili miso dressing; and the Moroccan lamb meatballs. The evening we went, the famous tuna tartare had too much mayonnaise within the flesh, and disappointing as well were the confit shrimp spring rolls. The other Chaya classic is the miso marinated sea bass with steamed rice and miso beurre blanc. We like the candied tangerine and five-spice reduction that came with the roasted duck breast. Other meat options are a wood-grilled chicken in Dijon mustard sauce and the barbecue coffee-rubbed Black Angus filet mignon served with braised kale, pickled turnips and short rib jam, seasoned with bone marrow jus. Skip the green tea tiramisu for the pot de crème au chocolat made with coconut milk. The wine list is short so indulge in the well-done cocktails.

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