Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Chaya's All Night Happy Hour

A long overdue review of Chaya! If you missed my Bucket List National dining guide, this post is for you.

Chaya is an Asian fusion restaurant across the street from the downtown library. On week nights, it's a hot spot for the business crowd. You'll fight a lot of suits for a space in the lounge, but it's worth it because the lounge boasts an "all-night happy hour." The all-night happy hour is really just a bunch of small plates and reasonably priced drinks available only in the lounge. (There is a regular dinner menu available in the dining room.) You will find dishes inspired by Japan, Korea, and Thailand; some fruity cocktails; a few interesting beers; and some really decent house wines. Your best bet for food is the sushi. The rolls are big and delicious. For drinks, I like the Seeing Double, which is pictured, (pomegranate juice, lime juice, blood orange juice, and lavender tequila) and the pinot noir (seriously good for a $6 glass).

Something else to note is that Chaya runs a promotion on Sunday nights. Four courses is $25, and bottles of wine are 1/2 price. As soon as regular season football is over, the boyfriend says he'll check this out with me. So, Chaya, look for me in January!

Chaya Downtown
525 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Anonymous said...

Your pictures are truly looking professional. These restaurants are lucky to have your blog.

The Search for J Street said...

Thanks! Hopefully the photos will only get better after my photography class!