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Chef's Studio Japan

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709 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2, Canada
403-609-8383
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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  • 30
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 10
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  • 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
Very Good Neighborhood Restaurant

The restaurant is tucked away behind Main Street, we went on a Friday evening without reservations, we were seated right away. The service was friendly and efficient, the menu varied and interesting, the food very good. Dinner for 2 (very hungry people) was $65, not bad at all considering we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Mixed experiences here. It has been great, but last time was soooo slow and the food was mediocre at best. Wild Orchid on Mountain Ave. is a tasty alternative.

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I have made a point of eating at Chef's studio each time we are in Canmore. They are child friendly and were courteous and gracious even when our 1 year old was dropping more food on the floor than she was eating. The food is always satisfying and well prepared. The ambience also feels authentic. I really... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stopped in for a bite to eat after an awesome bike ride. By this time it was almost 8 and restaurant was only about a third full. Waited 15 min before anyone even asked for our drink order. Only ordered sushi and that took quite a long time to arrive. Food was decent but if you don't have a couple... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The restaurant is tucked away behind Main Street, we went on a Friday evening without reservations, we were seated right away. The service was friendly and efficient, the menu varied and interesting, the food very good. Dinner for 2 (very hungry people) was $65, not bad at all considering we had 3 appetizers, 4 rolls and a large beer.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The service is okay but can be slow. The staff at the door was really smiley, which was very good. But I ordered the miso soup to go with salmon tapanyaki. The miso soup was served first. The salmon was not served until the miso soup turned cold. I would rather they serve at the same time but a bit... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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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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21 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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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