CHAYA: The Best Japanese Restaurant in Baguio

CHAYA stands for “authentic Japanese cuisine, wholesome food and healthy lifestyle” as said by the Japanese owner.

It is located along Legarda Road in Baguio City. Chaya’s landmark is a red gate with a parking lot and it is just ten minutes away from Session Road.

This restaurant has a welcoming sight, a precious gem tucked away in a quaint house.

Chaya’s Address

#72 Legarda Road, Baguio City

Telephone No.: +(63 74) 424-4726

Operating Hours: 11 am-9 pm

It is better to go there before lunch or in between peak hours as this restaurant gets easily filled with customers.

The meal starts with small appetizers of a savory cooked tuna and salmon in sake and soy sauce. The other appetizer was Japanese style miso with boiled okra.

Agedashi Tofu and Nasu

Soft fried Japanese Tofu and eggplant served with dashi sauce, topped with onion leeks and bonito flakes.

Mixed tempura

Variety of prawn, eggplant, okra, squid and some vegetables.

Temaki Sushi (Good for 3-4 persons)

You can make your own style of Sushi! Variety of sashimi, egg, crabsticks, shitake and cucumber to make your original sushi.

They will serve you seaweed where you can put your own ingredients and rice. Put a bit of wasabi and dip it to soy sauce. It is literally awesome!


Steamed rice topped with thin sliced of beef loin, onions, dashi soup, egg seasoned with Japanese ingredients.

If you like Japanese food, you will definitely like everything in Chaya’s menu.

Chaya makes all their tables subject to reservation even in peak season so make sure to book a reservation ahead of time.