NAYA Bar & Eatery

212 E Green St Ste #104, Champaign
(217) 729-7430

Recent Reviews

Pamela Dulski

Not much good can be said about this place. It was freezing cold inside and the noise level was booming. My head was pounding after being there 90 min. First bad mark, they had NO COFFEE! We were there Saturday for brunch! Mimosas were watered down and hard to get refills. Meals were lukewarm at best and second mark, they had no bread for toast! The ladies bathroom was out of soap, and toilet paper. I said something to the waitress in there with me. She laughed. I don’t think we will ever go back for the amount of money it costs!! Champaign has to offer something better than this place !

Misha Stinson

I wish I could give this place 5 stars, but the service was lacking. The food was great and the inside is absolutely stunning, but going to brunch on a Saturday was a nightmare.First, I had a reservation for 5 and saw there was an open booth. I asked to be seated in a booth and the host said that "the booths seat 4-6 people and they'll be busy today so they want to keep the booths open for a larger party." I look around and there's three booths with 4 and 3 people. Another booth opens up, and again they sit 4 people at the booth. When another booth opened, I asked my server if we can get moved to a booth. She had to talk to the manager and said they usually cap the booths at 4 people, but if we think we can squeeze we can move. So the 5 of us moved to the booth with more than enough room.Obviously we were there for the bottomless mimosas, but it took about 7-10 mins between each mimosa to get another one. There was only one bartender and two servers for the whole restaurant. They ran out of grapefruit juice then eventually ran out of orange juice. Some tables were bought a pitcher of juice for their mimosas while we were not. Then of course, being on Green street the rowdy drunk student crowd enters. It was obvious that this group of about 13 was intoxicated, none of them wore a mask into the establishment. They were all over the place with no masks on. Mind you it was noon, my friend ended up seeing on of them in the bathroom peeled over the toilet puking.By mimosas 4 or 5 we could tell they were watered down so we decided to get our checks. Oh and there was a booth of 7 people, so we knew capping them at 6 was bull. Overall great food, bad service. Hopefully dinner is a better experience, but brunch is definitely a no.

Kiki K.

Food was good, nothing special but nothing to complain about. We waited WAY to long after our reservation time because they 'booked too many tables' and offered us nothing for the inconvenience. And it took way too long to get food out. Won't be going back.

Octavia Tey

Unique menu with a little bit of something for everyone. The korean fried boneless chicken appetizer was great, and the soy cream chicken entree was 10/10. Definitely recommend for a nicer tasty meal.

Misha S.

I wish I could give this place 5 stars, but the service was lacking. The food was great and the inside is absolutely stunning, but going to brunch on a Saturday was a nightmare. First, I had a reservation for 5 and saw there was an open booth. I asked to be seated in a booth and the host said that "the booths seat 4-6 people and they'll be busy today so they want to keep the booths open for a larger party." I look around and there's three booths with 4 and 3 people. Another booth opens up, and again they sit 4 people at the booth. When another booth opened, I asked my server if we can get moved to a booth. She had to talk to the manager and said they usually cap the booths at 4 people, but if we think we can squeeze we can move. So the 5 of us moved to the booth with more than enough room. Obviously we were there for the bottomless mimosas, but it took about 7-10 mins between each mimosa to get another one. There was only one bartender and two servers for the whole restaurant. They ran out of grapefruit juice then eventually ran out of orange juice. Some tables were bought a pitcher of juice for their mimosas while we were not. Then of course, being on Green street the rowdy drunk student crowd enters. It was obvious that this group of about 13 was intoxicated, none of them wore a mask into the establishment. They were all over the place with no masks on. Mind you it was noon, my friend ended up seeing on of them in the bathroom peeled over the toilet puking. By mimosas 4 or 5 we could tell they were watered down so we decided to get our checks. Oh and there was a booth of 7 people, so we knew capping them at 6 was bull. Overall great food, bad service. Hopefully dinner is a better experience, but brunch is definitely a no.

PunksN2Pink Productions

A very upscale place! Love the wall of wine! I just pickup third party delivery, but always friendly professional staff, honest answer about time when ready, if not timed perfectly when I arrive. Customers always happy with their order, often tip me extra after.

William Quiñones

1st visit and was a pleasurable one. Excellent service, great food and good value. Went with a party of 8 and we had a good time. Korean fare with a twist. Recommend! Will go again if the opportunity arise.

Eve E.

I took my daughter here for dinner before I dropped her off to her dorm room for the semester. Cool decor and nice service - the staff is polite and considerate.

SK K.

Was exited to eat here. Very nice look and feel. The bar looks great and overall a nice place. We are on the earlier side so it wasn't quite full yet the staff did seem a bit overwhelmed. The food was very good overall. The fried chicken appetizer was excellent, great fried dumplings. We all ordered burgers albeit different ones. The Galbi burger was very flavorful and good bun. Overall would come back.

Karl Jordan

Had such a pleasant time here. The food and drinks were delicious!

Christy F

My son and I were visiting from Chicago and after passing it earlier in the day, we decided to have dinner here. We are SO glad that we did! It had a great menu, excellent food, wonderful ambiance, fantastic service, and reasonable prices. I wish I lived here so I could eat here every night! Highly recommend!

AJF

If you are looking for a modern take on classic standards Naya is your place…our dinners this evening were outstanding and the service offered by James was top notch…. His knowledge of what went into our selections and time spent explaining the menu was not only helpful but refreshing. Without a doubt one of Champaign Urbana’s finest restaurants!

Shirin F.

The food, the service, the drinks, the atmosphere are all spot on. The portobello mushroom burger with the butter honey fries are my favourite.

Kathy Pendleton

In a word, Yum! Delicious sweet potato pizza. Loved the chicken appetizers. Creative asian fusion. Delicious.

Andrew Torr

I live in Indianapolis and I will happily drive 2 hours each way to eat dinner here. The food is incredible. The menu is a fireworks show of flavor. I LOVE NAYA!

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