CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption Experts in this Registration Statement (Form S-3) and related Prospectus of CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. for the registration of common stock, preferred stock, debt securities and warrants and to the incorporation by reference therein of our report dated March 23, 2017, with respect to the financial statements of CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc., included in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Redwood City, California
May 11, 2017