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709 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2, Canada
403-609-8383
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely!

My friend and I ordered in sushi to the hotel from the restaurant. We had an engagement to go to and the restaurant was kind enough to rush our order. I am not a sushi expert but everything we ordered (5 items, I believe) was fresh, flavourful and the Caterpillar roll was fantastic. No complaints!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
JeannieD68
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Calgary
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English first
Prince George, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been working in the area for 16 months and go to this restaurant at least twice a week, I do alot of travelling and go to many Japanese restaurants, this one competes with the best in Vancouver, very good staff, very knowledgable chef, if you love sushi you must try this place, a little hard to find but... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My wife and I arrived at Chef's Studio Japan at 5:40 PM on Saturday night four our 5:45 PM reservation. The restaurant was about half full (full occupancy is 35 people). We ate here just over a year ago, then the food was was a bit overpriced but quite reasonable. We love sushi and there seems to only 3 restaurants... More 

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Calgary
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My friend and I ordered in sushi to the hotel from the restaurant. We had an engagement to go to and the restaurant was kind enough to rush our order. I am not a sushi expert but everything we ordered (5 items, I believe) was fresh, flavourful and the Caterpillar roll was fantastic. No complaints!

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Calgary
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited this restaurant in Canmore because of a good ad from a local travel magazine. We got disappointed when we went to this place because, not only were their food very pricey, their service was also very bad. For example, it took us 30 minutes just to get the menu and to order! It took us an hour before... More 

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Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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
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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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14 reviews
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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
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26 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Chef's Studio Japan

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

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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, Sushi
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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