WELCOME TO CHA-YA

A vegetarian Japanese restaurant in
the heart of San Francisco

(415) 252-7825

762 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Meal Kit Delivery

*within San Francisco 

We are currently offering meal kits as a complete meal or the ingredients for main course only

Free deliveries within SF with minimum purchase

To order a meal kit for delivery please call direct (415) 252-7825

Meal kits may also be ordered and picked up during regular business hours
 

Orders must be placed by Sunday night by 4:00pm for delivery the following week

All deliveries will be made on Tuesday between 11:00am - 5:00pm
The evening before your delivery, we will give you a 90 minute delivery window

Optional Pre-cooked Side Dishes

Sides for the week of June 30  

soup: harusame wakame yuzu dashi

salad: green bean shira ae

appetizer: genmai sansai gohan (mixed brown rice)

Stir Fry Kit 

Eggplant & Tofu Dengaku

Eggplant and tofu with a miso dengaku sauce, topped with soy beans and sesame 

Hot Pot Kit

(Hot Pot N/A)

No hot pot meal kits available for the week of June 30

Stir Fry Kit

Vegan Okonomiyaki

Pan fried cabbage pancake topped with an okonomiyaki sweet-tangy sauce & vegan mayo

($10 delivery fee for orders under $75 & all alcohol deliveries will require an adult 21+ with ID) 

Call (415) 252-7825 for more information

TAKEOUT

In these unprecedented times, your safety, health, and well-being, as well as that of our staff is our highest priority. In light of COVID-19, we will be open for takeout only. Our dining area will remain closed until social interaction becomes safe again. We aim to bring you comfort and familiarity with our limited menu. 

We thank you for your support and understanding.

*temporary hours of operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday: 11:30am - 6:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 7:30pm

(415) 252-7825

 

to see our current takeout menu click on the button below

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Temporary take out only hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 11:30am - 6:30pm
Friday, Saturday: 
11:30am - 7:30pm

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OPENING HOURS

Take Out Only

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 6:30pm

FULL MENU

***UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME***

SOUP

1. DOBIN MUSHI

(“Teapot” soup)

Clear soup with shimeji & eryngii mushrooms, spinach, tofu, carrots, and gingko nuts, served in a teapot

2. KINOKO MISO

(Mushroom soup)

Our house miso soup loaded with shimeji, eryngii, & portobello mushrooms, green onion, tofu, and kaiware sprouts

3. VEGAN SOUP

(Mixed bean soup)

Bean soup made from black, pinto, kidney, red, pink, navy, & baby lima beans, green & yellow split peas, with lentils and brown rice. Lightly flavored with ginger

4. HOUSE MISO

(Vegan miso soup)

A small bowl of miso soup with wakame sea vegetable, tofu, and green onions

 

SALAD

9. EDA MAME

(Soybeans in their pod)

Soybeans boiled and lightly salted

10. GOMA AE

(Sesame greens)

Blanched spinach & broccolini, topped with our thick sesame dressing and sesame seeds

11. SHIRA AE

(Vegetables with tahini-tofu dressing)

Blanched spinach, seasoned lotus root, carrots, shiitake mushroom, green beans, tofu pouch, and yam cake. Served with a tahini-tofu dressing

5. SENROPPON SALAD

(Shredded salad)

Shredded daikon, turnip, cucumber, and carrots. Garnished with atsuage tofu, radishes, soybeans, kaiware sprouts, and a soy-vinaigrette dressing

6. SOBA SALAD

(Buckwheat noodle salad)

Buckwheat noodles topped with cucumber, red onion, carrots, broccolini, snow peas, snap peas, atsuage tofu, pickled burdock, seasoned kampyo gourd, hijiki sea vegetable, soybeans, yellow & orange peppers, pickled daikon, ginger, kaiware, and strawberries. Topped with a sesame-oil vinaigrette dressing

7. SEA VEGETABLE SALAD

(A seaweed based salad)

Hijiki and seaweed-sesame salad. Garnished with kaiware and a creamy sesame dressing

8. SUNOMONO SALAD

(Cucumber salad)

Sliced cucumbers & radishes, golden raisins, wakame, silver noodles, and soybeans with a non-oil rice vinaigrette

KOZARA

(Small Plates)

12. AGEDASHI TOFU

(Deep fried tofu)

Kaiware sprouts, green onion, grated daikon & ginger, and nori finished with a ginger-dashi sauce

13. ROBATA YAKI

(Broiled vegetable skewers)

Portobello, red onion, asparagus, eggplant, and zucchini. Topped with vegan teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds

14. TEN BOU

(Tempura vegetable sticks)

Yam, carrots, squash, green beans, and atsuage tofu tempura

15. HARU MAKI

(Fried spring rolls)

Asparagus, shiitake, carrots, long beans, atsuage tofu, and silver noodles wrapped in a vegan pastry then deep fried. Accompanied with a sweetsour sauce

16. GYOZA

(Pan fried pot stickers)

Stuffed with cabbage, carrots, corn, and onion

17. MIKURI AGÉ

(Deep fried vegetable “katsu”)

Breaded asparagus, eggplant, onions, kabocha, mushroom, and atsuage tofu. Served with a vegan tonkatsu style sauce

A LA CARTE

Make any choice a complete dinner by adding our house miso soup and white rice

18. HANGETSU

(Deep fried portobello stack)

Portobello mushroom & atsuage tofu stack covered in tempura batter then deep fried. Served with a sweet-sour-salty kiwi sauce and topped with soybeans and broccolini

19. DENGAKU

(Broiled eggplant and tofu)

Broiled eggplant, tofu, and portobello mushroom. Finished with a miso-barbeque glaze, kaiware, sesame seeds, and soybeans

20. MOON GARDEN

(Steamed tofu custard)

Broccoli, shimeji, kabocha, snow peas, atsuage tofu, carrots, asparagus, zucchini, soybeans, and ginko nuts over a steamed tofu custard

21. VEGETABLE TEMPURA

(Batter fried vegetables)

Eggplant, yams, carrots, asparagus, mushrooms, green beans, kabocha, and broccoli battered then deep fried. Served with a vegan tentsuyu dipping sauce

22. TAKU SUI

(Boiled gyoza and vegetable hot pot)

Pot stickers, silver noodles, tofu, Napa cabbage, zucchini, snap peas, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, and mushroom. Cooked in a light clear broth with ponzu sauce

23. CHA-YA NABE

(Vegan sukiyaki hot pot)

Napa cabbage, red onion, carrots, mushrooms, kabocha, lotus root, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, snap peas, snow peas, silver noodles, and tofu simmered in a soy based broth

24. CHA-YA DELIGHT

(Seasoned brown rice bowl)

Carrots, kabocha, broccoli, lotus root, cauliflower, shiitake, zucchini, snap peas, snow peas, broccolini, atsuage tofu, hijiki, yamagobo, oshinko, and ginger over a seasoned brown rice

25. TONCHI NASU

(Stuffed eggplant tempura)

Eggplant with Satsuma potato, corn, hijiki, carrots, and soybeans deep fried in tempura batter. Topped with a ginger-soy sauce glaze, kaiware, and fried silver noodles

26. HANA GOMOKU

(Seasoned sushi rice bowl)

Broccoli, cauliflower, shiitake, lotus root, carrots, kabocha, zucchini, snap peas, snow peas, tofu, hijiki, yamagobo, oshinko, and ginger over sushi rice made with shiitake, green beans, carrots, lotus root, tofu pouch, yam cake, hijiki and nori

27. SOBA SUSHI

(Sushi made with soba as the base)

Buckwheat noodle sushi with spinach, atsuage tofu, cucumber, asparagus, yamagobo, shiitake, and kampyo inside. Served with ginger and wasabi

28. CHA-YA SUSHI PLATE

(A combination plate of sushi and nigiri)

One nigiri each of shiitake mushroom, eggplant, and sea vegetable salad with a kappa role (no substitutions)

29. FULL MOON SUSHI PLATE

(A combination sushi plate)

One kappa roll, half of a vegan roll, and one Inari (no substitutions)

SUSHI DINNERS

Served with our house miso soup and a small sunomono salad

30. HOSOMAKI COMBO

Choose any three hosomaki rolls from the list below (no substitutions)

31. SUSHI COMBO

One kappa roll, one vegan roll, and two pieces of Inari (no substitutions)

SUSHI LIST

HOSOMAKI ROLLS

6 pieces per roll

KAPPA (Cucumber)
OSHINKO (Pickled daikon)
UMEKYU (Sour plum cucumber)
KAMPYO (Seasoned gourd)
KAIWARE (Radish sprout)
YAMAGOBO (Pickled burdock)
NATTO (Fermented Soybean)
SEA VEGETABLE SALAD
EGGPLANT  
ASPARAGUS  
SPINACH 
SHIITAKE  
AVOCADO

NIGIRI SUSHI

2 pieces per order

ATSUAGE TOFU (Firm tofu)
KAIWARE (Radish sprout)
HIJIKI (Seasoned seaweed)
INARI (Stuffed tofu pouch)
SEA VEGETABLE SALAD
EGGPLANT
ASPARAGUS
SPINACH
SHIITAKE
AVOCADO
BROCCOLINI

URAMAKI ROLLS

Medium rolls

AVOCADO TEMPURA
AVOCADO & CUCUMBER
AVOCADO & SHIITAKE
PORTOBELLA & SPINACH
ASPARAGUS & SPINACH
SHIITAKE & SPINACH

SPECIALTY SUSHI ROLLS

32. CHA-YA ROLL

Our signature roll with asparagus, yam, avocado, and carrots, tempura battered then deep fried. Finished with our special ginger-soy glaze

33. SHATTUCK ROLL

A classic roll filled with tempura asparagus & yam

34. GARDEN ROLL

A fresh roll with asparagus, avocado, cucumber, broccolini, kaiware, and yamagobo

35. VEGAN ROLL

The traditional vegan style “futomaki” roll filled with spinach, atsuage tofu, cucumber, broccolini, shiitake, kampyo, and yamagobo

36. VEGETABLE TEMPURA ROLL

Squash, carrots, green beans, asparagus, & yam tempura battered then fried, all inside a classic roll

37. SUMMER GREEN ROLL

A fresh roll filled with avocado, cucumber, and kaiware, topped with sea vegetable salad

38. SUBARU ROLL

Carrots, asparagus, atsuage tofu, and shiitake inside of a brown rice & mustard green leaf roll

39. STARLIGHT ROLL

Eryngii mushrooms, spinach, and asparagus, rolled in seasoned brown sushi rice, topped with thinly sliced avocado

NOODLES

Choice of Udon (flour), Soba (buckwheat blend), or Harusame (clear potato starch). Hot soups are garnished with green onions, kaiware, and nori. Cold noodles served in basket with dipping sauce

40. VEGE TOFU CURRY

(Our traditional Japanese curry soup)

Tofu, kabocha, onions, celery, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms, and snap peas in our house curry broth

41. YASAI

(Vegetable medley)

Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms, snap peas, lotus root, and atsuage tofu in a light traditional broth

42. VEGETABLE TEMPURA

(Served hot or cold)

Plain noodles, served hot or cold, with a tray of warm vegetable tempura on the side

43. SANSAI

(Wild vegetables)

Bracken, bamboo shoots, carrots, enoki, and wood ear served in our house broth

44. KINOKO

(Mushroom medley)

Shimeji, eryngii, portobello, enoki, and oyster mushrooms in our house broth

45. WAKAME

(Soft seaweed)

Tender seaweed served over noodles in our house broth

46.  KITSUNE

(Seasoned tofu pouch)

Seasoned tofu pouch served over noodles in our house broth

47. KAKE / ZARU

(hot or cold)

Plain noodles served hot in a light broth, or served cold in a basket with dipping sauce

DESSERT

VEGAN CAKE

Chocolate mousse cake

OSHIRUKO

House made mochi balls in a warm sweetened adzuki purée

YELLOW MOON

Deep fried banana topped with adzuki bean and green tea sauce

VEGAN SUNDAE

Soy-vanilla ice cream topped with adzuki and green tea sauce

PEAR COMPOTE

A poached pear in vanilla soy milk with a green tea sauce

BEVERAGES

(All beverages subject to availability)

TEA

We serve a variety of Japanese tea in  traditional cast iron pots 
We stock:
- Gyokuro (finest quality green tea)
- Sen-Cha (special occasion green tea)
- Genmai (green tea mixed with roasted brown rice) 
- Hoji (flavorful roasted tea)
- Oolong (soothing Chinese roasted tea)
- Jasmine (floral Chinese green tea)
- Herbal
- Decaf

HOUSE SAKÉS

Served by the glass:
- House Sake (served hot) / Sho Chiku Bai (Berkeley, CA)
- Jitsuraku / Sawanotsuru (Kyogo, Japan)
- Gold Flake / Sho Chiku Bai (Kobe, Japan)
- Nigori unfiltered / Ozeki (Hollister, CA)
Served in bottles:
- Genbei Onikoroshi / Honjozo “Demon killer” (Kyoto, Japan)
- Hakutsuru Organic / Junmai Organic rice (from CA, brewed in Kobe, Japan)
- Ozeki Shiro Sasa Nigori / Junmai Nigori unfiltered (Hollister, CA)

BEER

We carry Japanese beer, available in small or large bottles
- Sapporo
- Asahi Super Dry

PLUM WINE

Aged “koshu” plum wine from Sawanotsuru Kobe, Japan. Available by the glass or bottle

SHOCHU COCKTAILS

Served over ice, with your choice of plum, ginger, kappa, or lemon flavor

SOFT DRINKS

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Apple Juice, Sparkling Water, Kimino Ume Plum Soda (Made in Japan)

WINE

Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon served by the glass or bottle

SHOCHU

“Ginza no suzume” distilled barley liquor

 

ABOUT US

Proudly Serving Vegan Japanese Cuisine

We are a family owned and operated restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District. Cha-Ya serves contemporary Japanese vegetarian and all vegan cuisine inspired by "Shojin Ryori," or Japanese Buddhist cuisine. Specialties include stuffed eggplant tempura, vegan sukiyaki, various traditional soba and udon noodle soups, as well as all vegan sushi. The Cha-Ya Roll is our signature sushi roll; a tempura sushi topped with a soy ginger glaze. All of Cha-ya's dishes are vegan, and inspired by Zen cooking.

(415)252-7825
info@chayasf.com
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- All items served as prepared and ready
- We encourage eating “family style” Sharing is good! 
- 18% gratuity will be added for parties of 6 or more 
- Minimum charge $10 per person during peak hours 
- Only one check is presented per table 
- Additional charge for extras (Please inquire) 
- Some vegetables may change subject to availability 
- We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles
- We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone 
- Your health and well-being depend on your actions please see our food safety information below

OUR FOOD SAFETY

Please inform us if you or someone in your group has a food allergy. 


Cha-Ya makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to educate our staff on the severity of food allergies. However, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. 


For those with Celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity, we caution that most of our dishes contain gluten through the use of soy sauce. Soy sauce is a main building block of our recipes. We are often asked why we don’t use tamari instead of soy. Our answer is two-fold. Tamari is not the same as soy sauce, and we remain committed to the recipes left by the founding chef. We also caution that not all tamari is gluten free! We have a very limited number of items that are gluten free. We also offer gluten free tamari upon request. Please ask your server about these items. 


The same principle is true of our claim to be a vegan eating establishment. We make every effort to ensure all items on the menu and in the kitchen are vegan. However, there is always the risk of contamination by our food vendors. 


Cha-Ya will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while in our establishment. 


If you feel that communicating with our staff is difficult or you are uncomfortable with their responses to your concerns, we politely ask you to consider finding another place to dine. 


We remind you that your health and well-being depend mostly on your actions. Thank you for your understanding.

THANK YOU

(415) 252-7825

762 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

info@chayasf.com