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Chaya Restaurant

Japanese, Noodle, Asian
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118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
(403) 760-0882
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very good value, very filling, tasty

Don't spend $$$ ... go here for a quick, healthy, hearty lunch or even dinner. Place is very small but you can take out but the taste and quality is big.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Mirogak
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stopped at this little restaurant during my last skiing trip with family. The shop is pretty small and tight (and not to mention often packed with customers), but the food is super tasty and the staff is very friendly! I ordered both the kitsune (sweetened tofu) soba, and Japanese curried rice. As Banff is very tourist oriented, the food in... More 

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Tottori, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I ordered " Shoyu ramen". As a big ramen fan, it was big let down. Needle was fine but soup was not good at all. I do not recommend Shoyu ramen here. I certainly won't come back to this restaurant during this vacation.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Don't spend $$$ ... go here for a quick, healthy, hearty lunch or even dinner. Place is very small but you can take out but the taste and quality is big.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

One of the best places to have Ramen soup. Every Banff visit constitutes a time to eat there. The sushi is good too. But the place is small to accommodate big parties. Otherwise it is thumbs up!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Try everything! From their Ramen to their Udon to their Donburi, everything's delicious. My fave is their Tan-Tan ramen, I've had it during one of the coldest days. If you want to go during lunch time, they open around 11:30am, and due to the limited seating capacity, best to be there 10-15 minutes before they open as there might be... More 

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Edmonton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had miso ramen and my husband had tan-tan ramen (spicy). Both are really tasty. This place is tiny and gets full very quickly. Avoid lunch and supper time so you are guarantee to get a seat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

First ramen I ever had and I was not disappointed. I'm coming back here when visiting banff. Tip: call them for reservation cause its pretty busy and they only have small space.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We love ramen and I don't know if it was because we were so cold that anything warm would be welcome but this is the best ramen I have ever had! get the hot and spicy! so good!

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Black Diamond
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice if you want a quick snack (sushi) or a bowl of ramen. It is a $$ place, but tastes like Japan. Located near McDonalds, in case you can't find it.

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Banff
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food is good, it is quite authentic and not pricey at all. It is a really small space though, so you might have to wait a while to get a table. The service is not that great a lot of the times. The ladies who work there tend to be a bit scary. We once got yelled at because... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: (403) 760-0882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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