Mushroom soup (Soup of the Day)
Before Chaya, mouthgasms over sushi puzzled me. At the extremely mature age of twelve there were many things I vowed to NEVER EVER eat, on that scroll you could find sushi somewhere near the top.
A few years back, a friend kidnapped me and decided that I would eat sushi that night. We went to a little spot in Los Angeles. Tempura roll, please! I carried on determined not to eat anything raw. Somehow a spicy tuna roll crept into my mouth and made it down my throat, not too bad. Boom! I ate sushi.
After that night I ate sushi over a handful of times at multiple eateries, but it never induced a mouthgasm until Chaya. Nom nom (freakin) NOM! Sooo yummy and melted in my mouth. Talking about it is making me hungry.
Aside from good eats, including the delicious mushroom soup, Chaya provided superb service. Nothing compliments a great meal more than awesome service. The relaxed and upscale ambiance added a nice touch.
One more thing… a fun fact. Chaya means life in Hebrew. Go, figure! That night Chaya gave birth to a sushi lover. I am corny, sue me.
Chaya (Downtown LA)
525 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213.236.9577A special thanks to my friend, Reese, for kidnapping and introducing me to Sushi. xoxo