Chaya Brasserie, the Japanese-heavy, fusion-y place which started in L.A. 26 years ago and expanded to S.F. in 2000, is celebrating their 10th anniversary here throughout the month of September. Executive chef Tetsuya Osaki and corporate executive chef Shigefumi Tachibe have rewritten the menu, updating its look and adding a bunch of new menu items that are brasserie-esque while still drawing upon Japanese inspiration. The menu has a new selection of crudo, as well as some more French- and Italian-influenced dishes like oxtail & sheep ricotta fagottini with French lentils, frisée, pear, and Pecorino Romano in a Bordelaise sauce, and a wild sea bass with sun-dried tomato puttanesca, steamed black mussels, Tuscan kale, saffron potatoes, and artichokes in a herb-mussel broth.
Also, in the ten days leading up to the actual anniversary (October 1 to October 10), the restaurant will be offering various daily specials in tribute to their greatest hit dishes over the years. And throughout September, they're offering a $20.10 three-course prix fixe lunch, featuring menu options like herbed Monterey calamari salad with baby arugula, cherry tomato, and radish; and King salmon with grilled fennel and white corn.
Below, the full, brand new dinner menu. Click to enlarge.
Chaya Brasserie - 132 Embarcadero - 415.777.8688 - Open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturdays 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.