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762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
+1 415-252-7825
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gyoza” (7 reviews)
“tofu” (6 reviews)
“soups” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cha Ya has great soups, hot pots, and more. The food is good! We had the Cha Ya Nabe - veggie hot pot with clear noodles, and a couple of special rolls. We really enjoyed our meal. The service was great! FYI - cash only....More

Thank RadicalBMXers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ran into this place by accident and was plesantly surprised. It was a simple restaurant but packed at lunch time, clearly a hot spot. The menu had good variety, was all vegan and the prices, especially with the lunch time deals, were fair. The...More

Thank sandydev
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This place is entirely dedicated for vegetarians! Even though I'm not a vegetarian I went there with a friend and it was great. We had the sushi with different variations such as eggplant, avocado and spinach. 5* for this location! Note: the place accept cash...More

Thank munirb905
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I recently became vegetarian (long story) and of course thought, "where will I find a decent meal that's not just tofu or salad?" ... Several friends recommended Cha-Ya on Valencia and I went to try it out! Let's just say I have been there at...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We didn‘t know very well vegetarian japanese kitchen and liked to try out. It was a surprising experience. I had first a Miso Soup and than rolls in californian style. The cucumbre and avocado mixture inside was great. The matcha ice was tasty. The interior...More

Thank Marcel M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stumbled upon this Vegan Japanese restaurant and was immediately impressed upon entering the front door. The place was tables were filled with diners at lunch time and the wait to be seated was well worth it. A beautiful dining room with large modern rice paper...More

Thank HealthyEating29
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was our second choice as the original restaurant we planned to go to was closed, but we were extremely happy here. Beautiful clean food, lovely place, helpful waitresses. We'd definitely come here again

Thank AyaQueen
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

CHA-YA : Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine .. Name attracted attention n curiosity of this Mission district Eatery .. as per Menu Five pungent spices, strong n sharp in taste & Leading to anger n passion, like onions, garlick forbidden by Buddhist sects .. it's similar to...More

Thank smparmar71
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Actually, between very good and excellent rating. Very high quality as you'd anticipate, great selection, excellent pricing. Perfect for lunch--It would be a bit simple and quick for dinner (unless you were looking for a delicious, quick casual dinner) Particularly great tempura and sea vegetable...More

Thank 2FriendlyManitobans
Reviewed 1 June 2017

So good, I ate here 2 nights in a row while on vacation. Both times I had to wait, but it was never too long. The food is incredible. Both nights I ordered way too much cause I wanted to try as much as possible.

Thank Dan B
Mission District
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make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-7825
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