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Chaya Restaurant

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118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-760-0882
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11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Edmonton
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137 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually go skiing once a year to Banff and Chaya is one of the restaurants that we always try to go. Decent, tasty authentic Japanese food. Good value for money considering that it is Banff. Small seating area, but if it is busy, the server will give you a paper slip to come back a certain time and they... More 

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Thank DunkmanEdmonton
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious and good value for money. Seating is quite limited and they do not take reservations via phone. Be prepared to wait for seating, otherwise you're better off getting takeaway. The staff are very friendly and food is served relatively quickly.

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Thank Daniel R
Banff, Alberta
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three out of four times I go to Chaya there isn't any space for me to sit, sometimes I'll get takeout, but the space is so tiny you don't want to wait there. That said, the noodles are great and I go back as much as I can. The Tan Tan Noodles are a spicy favourite, and the kakiage udon... More 

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Thank furtive808
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really small restaurant, serving few kinds of traditional Japanese food, like udon ramen and curry, but taste so good. Worth waiting! Strongly recommend miso ramen, beef don and Katsu curry!

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Thank Esther W
Quebec, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of the "locals" best kept secret. If you enjoy Asian soup with a great variety of noodles and some great flavor blend, this is the place to go... Espacially if you're been bar hopping the night before 😉 Service is quick and the prices are quite affordable. Fun place to go have lunch with a friend... More 

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Thank Meli418
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I go there multiple times a month for their wonton ramen! I've heard other dished are good too - like Udon, and Japanese curry. The food is always fresh, and tasty!

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1 Thank GillRK
United Kingdom
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64 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Good -Quick service -Friendly staff -Nice food Not so good -Restaurant is small so seats may be hard to come by.

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1 Thank Flipfamous
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! The dish was perfect. The curry sauce was so delicious and had just the right amount of *heat* Beef, rice, and veggies were scrumptious with the curry sauce. And.... this was a take-out order, but the food was still hot. I will dine-in next time if I'm able to secure a table :) Thank you, Chaya!

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1 Thank empoweredmama
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Locals favorite, especially with the yoga community. They always know where the good eats are in town. I ordered udon with shrimp and vegetables tempura. Super slurpin' yummy! My friend had the rice bowl with same topping. Delicious. Small store front right next to McDonald's on Banff Avenue. Best noodle bowls in the Bow Valley!

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1 Thank Jo G
Edmonton, Alberta
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We went to this restaurant the last time we were in Banff and decided to go again. The ramen soup was delish. The restaurant only fits 16 people so it's very tight. When we got there we were told that we would have to wait 20 minutes. The girl gave us a piece of paper that confirmed what time we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-760-0882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?