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709 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2, Canada
403-609-8383
Today
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food poor service

As a local I know the food is good here so I stopped in for lunch. It took so long for someone to take my order I had to leave to get back to work. As I was leaving there was a staff member at the till and he said something abruptly to me in Japanese. Well... My Japanese isn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
cnmrs
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Canmore, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I tend to try out a lot of Japanese restaurants and I have to say that this place had the smallest portions I have seen at any of them. Ordered no sushi so this is not a review on their sushi and although I found my hotpot to be very bland the kids liked their teriyaki. The problem was that... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

As a local I know the food is good here so I stopped in for lunch. It took so long for someone to take my order I had to leave to get back to work. As I was leaving there was a staff member at the till and he said something abruptly to me in Japanese. Well... My Japanese isn't... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We hadn't been to the Chef's Studio for a while so we decided to go there on Valentine's Day. We booked a table 5 weeks in advance but somehow we managed to get the table next to the big group (with kids) and next to the washrooms. But, ok, someone has to get that table. We were seated and then... More 

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Banff, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Best sushi restaurant in the bow valley. All the locals know that. The only sushi place that doesn't charge everyone like a tourist. Large portions at a very good price! Once in awhile they will have all you can eat sushi too, how can anyone not like that for like 20 dollars!? Awesome people, super polite, very clean establishment and... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Everything on the menu is worth trying. Great value for your money and friendly service. Love what they have done in the washrooms

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Canmore, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Restaurant is Old but very comfy and homie. It is kinda open kitchen restaurant. As soon as you enter the restaurant all chefs will greet you at ones and say bye when you leave. We had Chef's blend Japanese tea to start our dinner. As server explained it was mix of brown rice and matcha tea leaves powder. I liked... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ate here late on a weekday evening, and ended up with the place to ourselves. Service was slow, but the fish was fresh and tasty.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We shared avocado rolls, edamame, teriyaki and fermented soy rolls. Perfect amount of food for two and the price was very reasonable. Very nice staff - attentive even though one was in training. Relaxed atmosphere. We were so glad to find this "jewel" in Canmore.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

If you want sushi in the bow valley this is the place. Excellent food, I love the BBQ eel here. The calamari is some of the best I've ever had.

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Williams Lake, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had dinner one evening. The place is nice, the food is average but expensive, and the service was poor, although it was not so bussy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 709 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: 403-609-8383

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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