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Culina Millcreek

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Strathcona
Bistro
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9914 89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2S5, Canada
Edmonton Transit stop 20m away on 99st just east of the restaurant.
+1 780-437-5588
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Barely visible behind the trees of Old Strathcona stands Culina Millcreek...
Barely visible behind the trees of Old Strathcona stands Culina Millcreek - the flagship of the Culina Family of Restaurants. Conceived in 2004 by Chef Brad Lazarenko as a friendly neighbourhood bistro, Culina proudly serves ethnic-inspired comfort food from local sources in an intimate, bohemian atmosphere.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small, romantic atmosphere. Excellent Food.

I first tried this place out with a friend for brunch. It was small inside, but a cute place for a brunch date. The food was far beyond my expectations. My friend is vegan and it's often hard to find places that have good selection for vegan friendly options. She had the tofu scramble, and I got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Sarah C
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I first tried this place out with a friend for brunch. It was small inside, but a cute place for a brunch date. The food was far beyond my expectations. My friend is vegan and it's often hard to find places that have good selection for vegan friendly options. She had the tofu scramble, and I got their take on... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Culina's always serves up good food, interesting flavours and staff who are knowledgeable or willing to find out. It is local fare with a bit of flare and enough change in the menu to keep things interesting. There is an outdoor patio that is nice in good weather though not far off 99th street. Inside is cozy with curtains that... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I had a 'birthday brunch' for my husband on Sunday March 15th based on recommendations from work colleagues. On the plus side, the hostess/waitress was very friendly and warm and the decor/ambience are great. We left disappointed, however. Firstly, we waited almost 1 hour for our food. When we enquired why (after we'd finished) the explanation was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is a must visit in Edmonton, the food is so good you would think you were in a high end London restaurant in the UK. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, it is a small quaint place with a great ambience. Hidden away off 99 street it is off the beaten track of downtown or Whyte Avenue; however... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Superb food We shared short ribs and herbed roast chicken with vegetable medley and potatoe galley Ribs were tender and flavorful with ex cel lent Demi Chicken was best I've had- juicy with great herb flavour

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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great menu choice and catered well to celiacs. We shared the lamb poutine to start which was very flavorful and well done. Both menu items- tenderloin and pork were very tasty and fantastic! Huge portions and soooo good! Dessert we shared a creme brulee which was not the greatest, top was burnt and the brulee was not as smooth and... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Looking at the restaurant from the outside I had my doubts that I should be eating at this restaurant; the dimly lit interior and exterior made me wonder if they were even open or if I should go in. Just past a thick curtain inside the restaurant entrance I admit that I was pleasantly surprised to encounter a very warm... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We live walking distance from Culina and eat there at least once a month if not more. It is consistently wonderful. The intimate dinning room maybe seats 40 people at the most which is wonderful because even when they are full, which they usually are, the ambience is perfect, it's never outrageously loud and the music selection is very enjoyable.... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Dinner for 4 with our daughter and son-in-law. Wow. Great service, great food, great evening. Quaint location. Taster plate to start, all items devoured. Also ordered the Chorizo Mussels as an app to share, best broth and appetizer in a long time! I hope they make this a fixture on the menu. The Balsamic BBQ Pork was tender, crispy on... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stopped by for brunch one Sunday, what an excellent meal! We bought a wedding gift certificate from here for good friends after this one meal. Great ambiance, small local restaurant. This restaurant is in our home town, I can't believe we just found it now. We will definitely be returning soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9914 89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2S5, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Edmonton Transit stop 20m away on 99st just east of the restaurant.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Strathcona
  • Neighborhood: Strathcona
  • Phone Number: +1 780-437-5588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 26
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

Description

Barely visible behind the trees of Old Strathcona stands Culina Millcreek - the flagship of the Culina Family of Restaurants. Conceived in 2004 by Chef Brad Lazarenko as a friendly neighbourhood bistro, Culina proudly serves ethnic-inspired comfort food from local sources in an intimate, bohemian atmosphere.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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