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“chaya” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chaya Restaurant

Chaya Restaurant
118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
(403) 760-0882
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Ranked #73 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Noodle
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“chaya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

good japanese ramen/udon/ domburi for reasonable price. it's small with only about 6 tables, so expect a slight wait. almost all the customers were from Japan. pretty fast service once you order at the window after finding a table.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food in a good price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Great food in great price! The place is quite small and not with a lot of places to sit but we didn't wait at all ( a lot of their customers are for take-away). We took 2 great soaps - the dishes were quite big and very tasty. Strongly recommended !!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must-stop-by place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

I can't resist stopping by and having a meal in this restaurant every time I am in Banff. All the staff are Japanese which somehow ensure quality of food. Love the food here. My favourite is chicken udon. Don is also good but the sourced rice sometimes is a bit salty.
One thing that people have to tolerate is the tiny space of this place. There are about 20 seats for dining in. So waiting is usually expected or coming at non-peak hours for lunch or dinner e.g 5ish pm.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My hubby liked tan tan ramen and I chose ton katsu curry rice and katsu don while having lunch and dinner in Chaya. The restaurant is small and right next to McDonald on Banff Ave. If you like Japanese food and don't want to spend too much, Chaya is a good choice. It does accept credit card.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

You will have to wait whenever you go... There are only 18 seats. They will tell you when to go back so you can walk around instead of waiting there. The noodles are really good, considering where it is. We went there for lunch twice. Will recommend to all my Asian friends.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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