Chaya has a very good reputation that they definitely live up to. We went at night, on a Wednesday, and the place was almost full. We ordered their Temaki Sushi comprised of three different kinds of raw fish, crab sticks, egg, and some veggies — all of which you could mix and match to create your own sushi. We also tried their Sukiyaki Hot Pot, which is one of the best locally-made sukiyaki dishes I’ve ever tasted.
Free appetizers are served after ordering and a complementary dessert is given after eating. The complementary dessert is usually green tea ice cream with red beans. Our order didn’t seem like a lot, but we filled our tummies pretty quickly.
One of the things I really appreciate about Chaya is that the taste of their food does justice to the beauty of its presentation. Chaya is also a bed and breakfast and does caterings. If ever you’re in Baguio City, drop by Chaya. It’s highly recommended.
Their à la carte dishes start at ₱250.00, their appetizers at ₱120.00, their salads at ₱250.00, their sashimi at ₱250.00, and their drinks at ₱65.00. Their roll-your-own sushi good for 3 to 4 people is ₱550.00. For à la carte dishes, you may add rice and soup for ₱50.00.
It’s best to eat at Chaya with a friend. You will spend more or less ₱600.00 per person, but with that budget, you will get to enjoy an appetizer, salad, maid dish, and sashimi. Call them for reservations if you really want to eat there on a particular day because Chaya is almost always full.
Map & Details
Location: 72 Legarda Road, Baguio City, PHL
Business hours: 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Contact numbers: (074) 424 4726 / 0916 439 4141
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook page: Chaya
The next time I visit home, I’ll go to Chaya to try something new on their menu and take better photos, but these should do for now.