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Chaya Venice

110 Navy St. (Main St.) Send to Phone
310-396-1179 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
A vibrant Venice hangout featuring seafood and Euro-Asian cuisine.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Chaya Venice Restaurant Review

: The ultimate Venice hangout, Chaya hosts patrons who are a mix of local artists, yuppies who patronize them, and the occasional showbiz type. The room, which experienced a remodel and now has a light, mod and modern look, offers seating options to please everyone, including white cloth-topped tables, booths, a sushi bar and lounge. Chef de cuisine Yuichi Natori oversees the kitchen, which spotlights Euro-Asian cuisine. Start off with escargots en cocotte or Vietnamese spring rolls stuffed with shrimp and snow crab. Seafood is the main focus, with preparations ranging from soy-glazed black cod to New York steak-wrapped scallops with Pommery mustard and a bouillabaisse full of saffron and garlic that could have come directly from the docks of Marseille. You may also encounter uni risotto, rib-eye steak, a kaisen platter, duck sliders and twin butterflied quail. Look out for the special themed menus that are offered from time to time --- we particularly enjoyed a crab tamale with smoked chili sauce featured during the Dungeness crab fest. For dessert, opt for the Fuji apple tarte Tatin or the milk chocolate croissant bread pudding. The wine list is intriguing and will reward your explorations, but be sure to also browse the selection of saké and Supreme Leaf teas.

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