Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills has announced it will close its doors at the end of the year. The restaurant has been serving its signature mix of French and Japanese cuisine for the past 30 years.
"Throughout the three decades of service, we've made many friends and great memories," Yuta Tsunoda, chief executive of Chaya restaurant group and M Cafe de Chaya, said in a statement. "For this, we could not be more grateful. Our lives are forever changed through our experiences at Chaya Beverly Hills.
No plans have been made to relocate or reopen the restaurant, but Tsunoda said the company is always looking for future locations, and will continue to operate the Chaya restaurants in Venice, downtown L.A., San Francisco and LAX. No official reason has been given for the closure.
To celebrate the restaurant's legacy, Chaya Brasserie will be bringing back its original 1984 menu in addition to its a la carte menu Monday to Dec. 30. The menu includes chef Shigefumi Tachibe's saffron lobster ravioli, Saikoy miso sea bass with wasabi beurre blanc, grilled veal chop and original tuna tartare.
The restaurant will also be serving its most popular cocktails, including the Foo Foo cocktail made with a pineapple-infused vodka, orange pineapple cranberry juice and Apple Pucker.
For New Year's Eve, its final night of service, the restaurant will feature unlimited dinner stations, passed hors d'oeuvres, open dessert bar, live entertainment, burlesque dancers and a midnight balloon drop. Tickets start at $65 and can be purchased online.
8741 Alden Dr., Los Angeles, (310) 859-8833, www.thechaya.com.
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