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Chaya in Venice -- Good?

I enjoyed Chaya years ago when they first opened. I would like to hear a recent report.

If not there, are there any other really good sushi bars within walking distance of Abbot-Kinney?

Thanks!

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  1. I like it. For a place that's been there for that long, they still have a bit of buzz in the room. I cannot really comment on the sushi, but the cooked dishes are excellent. I've had both good fish and good pork there, so they've got some versatility.

    1. I like it a lot. I haven't had their sushi, but their cooked items are great. I usually get their sea bass, and it's really good. Plus the restaurant has great happy hour.

      1. I'm thinking lunch and sushi...do I still have your votes?

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        1. re: liu

          never had lunch there and never had sushi there, so any recommendation I make would be based on general faith in the ability of the restaurant. I have to think that the sushi would be decent.

          1. re: liu

            i've only been to chaya venice for lunch a couple fo times and it is not bad at all. the food is well presented and tasty but, imo, a tad pricey for what you get.

          2. ditto on the fried sea bass with curry sauce. overall, pretty darn good. can't comment on their sushi, but their dishes are very good. a little pricey though.

            1. Do a search here - there's a very recent (this week) discussion about Chaya Venice. And yes, it is still excellent.

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              1. re: yogachik

                Thanks, yogachik. I read your very positive review there.