The Monday Beer Garden at Chaya Downtown

Skewers (Shrimp, Beef Tongue, Chicken, Shiitake, Short Rib) - $2 ea

On Mondays, Chaya Downtown is featuring a special menu in their Beer Garden – which extends from their colorful indoor lounge area to their pleasant outdoor patio. I had the opportunity to try out a couple things from their menu and they were all pretty solid for the price.

Grilled Corn With Feta Cheese

The skewers for the most part were good, if maybe a little on the sweet side. My favorites were the shrimp, chicken and short rib.

The ear of corn was cut into 4 and the added mayo sauce made for a sweet and tangy addition to the slightly salty kernels. And let’s face it - this Midwesterner at heart is always a sucker for corn.

The mussels were good – a decent seafood addition to your happy hour. The great thing is that you get a good helping for the $8 price point.  But my favorite bite was probably the Albacore Tuna Poke, which came with a seaweed salad and was a refreshing dish, overall.

Albacore Tuna Poke

Check the menu below for your Monday at the Beer Garden:

Shrimp, Chicken, Beef Tongue, Shiitake, Short Rib Skewers $2 each
Sake-steamed Mussels $8
Grilled Corn with Feta Cheese $5
Chicken Spring Roll $5
Albacore Tuna Poke $7
Kirin Beer pitcher $15

Also available is Chaya’s regular happy hour menu, which features a couple $5 cocktails that will make you smile. Who says you can only drink beer in a beer garden?

Most food was hosted.

Further reading:

Happy Hour Report: Chaya Downtown’s Japanese Beer Garden – ShopEatSleep

Chaya Downtown LA: Make It a Three Day Weekend, Monday Nights at The New Beer Garden – Street Gourmet LA

Mondays through summer

5 PM – Close

Chaya Downtown
525 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017