For the summer months, The Chaya in downtown has something special for you: an outdoor summer beer garden, complete with a robata grill, izakaya-style dishes, and of course, beer.
|Sea Scallop Miso Gratin ($9)|
|Paper lanterns for that Japanese festival feel.|
I love corn on the cob so I had to get the Grilled White Corn with Feta cheese ($5)
The coffee BBQ Pork ($8) was pretty tender with a nice sauce lightly glazed.
Juicy Fried Oysters with Cilantro Aioli ($9)
The beer list when I went was still limited, though they are in the process of expanding it (I'm hoping for Hitachino). In the meantime, there are still great options. My favorite was the Echigo ($10) but you can also go slightly cheaper with the Orion ($7). There are cheaper options still with Kirin.
If you don't want beer, they have sake or soju-based drinks including the Sake Sangria ($6) and Soju Cape Cod ($6), or opt for a Sake flight ($12)
525 South Flower
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Disclosure: this meal was hosted