IMG_0126Oh, my little paws were quivering with excitement as I was escorted down Valencia Street on our way to Cha Ya, a vegetarian Japanese restaurant. But this in not any ordinary restaurant, oh no, this place is a slice of heaven.

The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is prepared fresh upon ordering, so some dishes may take some time to arrive at your table, but oh is it worth the wait. I’ve been here numerous times over the last five or six years and have tried countless menu items, nothing is brought to your table that isn’t a perfect harmonizing blend of flavors and presentation.

Last night I decided to try something different and I’m glad I did. It is now my favorite on the menu. Taku-Sui is served in a stainless-steal pot that is filled with vegetable gyoza, glass noodles and an array of vegetables. All of this deliciousness is gently swimming in one of the most delicate broths I’ve ever tasted.

Cha Ya is in a class by itself. I will leave you today with one word of caution. This place gets busy quickly and it stays busy, so go early or plan on waiting for a table. But don’t fret you won’t be disappointed.

Online at: Facebook
Reservations Accepted: No

Food: 5 Paws
Service: 5 Paws

Overall Score

ShatasSignature_2-5With love from my dog bowl to yours….Happy Eating.

Shata