The rudest host!. We were late for our reservation because of traffic and kept calling the resraurant to tell them but no one answered the phone! When we arrived the completely rude host told us he couldn't find our reservation. When I explained that we were late and had tried to call, he told me that he had cancelled our reservation because we were late and had given our table away! Then he said he would 'do his best' to try and seat us but we would have to wait another 30 min.! His attitude was so arrogant that when we were finally seated we didn't even want to stay for the meal. I thought a host was supposed to make people feel welcome!
Don't waste your money.... This pricey place is not good! What we found online about the place was very nice but what we got was terrible. Service? We sat down for 15 minutes but no sign of waiter. One of us had to get up to get attention from the staff. The menu they had was not the same we read on the restaurant's web-page. I asked the waiter and he said it changed. The price was too expensive for these kind of restaurants and beside the sushi menu, nothing else called "Asian" at all. The taste of food was not so great. And if you want to enjoy the Jazz, make sure you ask for the right seat. Our seats were completly on the other side of restaurant, we could not hear any sound of music at all. Dinner for 4 people $250+. (They even forgot my friend's soup!)
Great Restaurant to Bring Out of Towners.
I took a Boston visitor here from out of town. Nice location with view of Bay Bridge through large windows and mirrored walls. We sat in the back room which is quieter and feels more expansive than the front room, and received good service.
The food was absolutely fabulous. I had the seared hamachi carpaccio and the sea bass (loup de mer) and both were perfectly prepared, and plated beautifully. The sauce and vegetables that accompanied the sea bass were as good as other posters had promised. We finished off with the warm chocolate bread pudding. All in all a delight. My dinner companion had the comice pear salad and the crunchy tuna and was went on and on about how wonderful everything was.
Definitely on the pricey side, but worth it for the total experience.
Asian and European cuisine fuse with California accents in an industrial-chic setting--all with an expansive Bay Bridge view..
Young, hip, affluent diners share the dining room with older, still hip and more affluent ones. The drama of the industrial-chic decor enhances the view of the Bay Bridge. Red accents, bamboo ceilings and box-shaped crystal chandeliers gussy up the main dining room. A smaller, second dining room is more formal (and quiet), with a sushi bar taking up one corner.
Good Happy Hour. We came here and dined in the bar for happy hour. The sushi wasn't especially great but the other appetizers were really good - I recommend the seafood cigars. The drinks were also a good value - really strong and the bartender was really friendly and helpful. It was really crowded and loud in the bar area; the restaurant itself was much more sedate and looked like it would be a nice place for a date.
You should not disappointed in this place. We had dinner there at Sat night with a prior reservation. Place was very busy and the bar was crazy. Music wasnt the best; however it was ok to create a romantic atmosphere. The service was pretty good, but the food was GREAT! Desserts are good but a little overpriced as well as overall restaurant. You are paying more for view to the Bay Bridge and trendy place. Would not recommend going with a kids, but with a small group, up to 6 people or to have a romantic dinner ---that restaurant is definitely worth a visit. You should not disappointed in this place
Top best oasis with sweeping view in San Francisco.
This has been one of our most memorable time at Chaya SF, tried several dishes with our friends, great wines with the help of our server ( most charming Azee).
Service "Impeccabilis" tantalazing view and ambience.
Great food and service. I've been to Chaya many times and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always terrific, and the service is fabulous. I would count this as one of my favorites in San Francisco and recommend it to all.
One of the best in SF. Our dinner at Chaya was just superb. My tuna tartare had a wonderful combination of flavors- love the sesame oil- and the butterfish with kumquats was unique and elegant. The meat lovers of our group were in love with the fillet mignon. Expensive, yes, but what a view!
Expensive waste of time.. Went for a birthday with 11 people. It took about 1/2 an hour for them to take our orders and bring drinks, by that time we were more than ready to order our meals. When the food came, our appetizer had been forgotten. My coffee was taken away and no one asked me for a refill, one that I badly needed as it was hard to stay awake after waiting for so long for our server to take the orders and bring some food. The bread was cold and hard, as was the butter. Venison was dry, cheese ravioli was tasteless, and the filet mignon was not at all memorable. My friend ordered his entree rare and it came well done. He sent it back and it took forever to get his food back. At over $60 a person, I'd expect great service and innovative cuisine but got neither. Nice decor but that's about it. I won't be coming back.
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