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Chaya Restaurant

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118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
(403) 760-0882
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a really tasty noodle soup with a peanut broth. I didn't know that you had to go up to the counter when you're ready to order so I waited at my table forever. I have to say that the food is always good but the service wasn't very good or friendly.

Thank Bailey S
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually busy so there is often a wait for a table, but they've started taking names and will hold your table. The server told us 10 minutes, so we went away and came back in 10 minutes and our table was waiting for us. Wonderful udon soup. Does tempura differently than other Japanese restaurants and I really enjoyed it in... More 

Thank EllenPhoto
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a very busy place since there are about 15 seats. It is a long wait for seating. The best is " take out". We were glad we found this place for our daughter. It is a good ramen place for a town which has not many options for Asian food.

Thank S Y
Calgary, Alberta
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CHAYA is a hidden jewel in the beautiful town of Banff - a tiny Japanese noodle house with a humble entrance located right beside the big name franchise with the golden arches. The Japanese name "Chaya" means a "tea house", a cafe type of place where travelers could rest and enjoy a light meal. Chaya has no elegant Japanese decor... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small genuine japanese restaurant that had 30 minutes waiting list due to tiny size. Once seated, we ordered ramen noodles courses; appetizers were out of stock as business was non-stop. Great tasting & absolutely delicious, wouldve ordered bigger portions if I could

Thank Fiyahiya
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant! The food are awesome! The service is nice. No very spacious, we waited for over 15min. It seems quite popular. Strongly recommend!

Stettler, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Small place with only few tables that you have to wait for you to be sat. But it is all worth it. The Japanese lady was so nice. My tantan men brought me back to Japan where I first had it. Yum!

Thank TaraPasyalTayo
Singapore, Singapore
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240 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Walk pass this place this evening about 6pm and decided to take a peep, waited for 5 mins for a table. Polite n friendly wait staff, ordered the beef don and kakiage don- both with extra servings and a serving of gyoza total cost $37. Fair value with huge servings. Not sure why others considered a bowl of pork ramen... More 

Thank Michael C
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Very good Rasen at a very reasonable price. Had lunch there and we would absolutely recommend it to anybody.

Thank swissgastro
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

It's not easy to find moderately priced food in Banff, but this place has it (for examplt, the Greek restaurant just down the street has a meal for one person for the same price to feed my family of five at the Greek restaurant near home!). Chaya has good size portions at fair prices (well, inflated a bit because it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: (403) 760-0882

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