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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
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very small shop so seating is very limited. The food overall is average , neither good nor bad. If youre in the mood for ramen noodle soup, banff has very limited options. The miso ramen is a standard staple. A little on the pricier side. But that's the Banff influence.

Thank t3nnisBoi
Fairborn, Ohio
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place was tiny and there can be an hour's wait during rush hours. Can't beat the price. And the food was good.

Thank Ashley R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Japanese soup, this is the place to go in Banff. Don´t expect a fancy restaurant or american style service. What you get is: delicous japanese soup. The place is really busy, better reserve a table before you go.

Thank Wolfgang H
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Went for lunch. A bit busy but we reserved and came back in 20 minutes with our table waiting. We started with some gyoza and rice balls. Both were good but they have removed the umiboshi from the menu. The kids had udon and we had ramen. Great portions and flavour. The pork slices were a little over cooked but... More 

Thank nonfiction_diction
Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant does not seat too many people at once, so make a reservation and come back. It is well worth the wait! You can stroll up and down Banff Avenue until your table is ready. Food is hot and tasty, and very reasonably priced.

Thank byrdeeman
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Not bad considering it is the only ramen house in town, price is fair, taste is just so so,not worth to go back.

Thank BearHunt_123
Banff, Canada
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The wait to get a table here is often long, but the food is more than worth it. A meal is about $11-16 and for that you get a big plate or bowl of really great food. Highlights include the Ramen, Udon, and Curries. Service is good and food comes fast. Best for pairs or singles as the wait for... More 

Thank estrempler
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We live in Canmore, but are in Banff fairly often and generally its to go to Chaya. It's small, busy, and sometimes you're waiting for awhile to get a table but it's well worth it. Highly recommend the tan tan ramen (add dumplings!), or the Katsu curry. Our kids love the edamame, and share the miso soba. Easily our favorite... More 

Thank Ken N
Shanghai Region, China
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

If you look for exotic flavors in the Greater Jasper Banff National Park Area, Chaya is your place! It s a tiny little restaurant in Banff's main street offering traditional soup noodles and sushi rolls in a wide variety. Make sure to make a reservation, as this family restaurant attracts large crowds which can lead to long queues on Banff... More 

Thank DrGRO
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Im having Wanton Noodle soup today. Its a little pricey but the taste is really good. The store location is really small. You have to wait for 5 to 10 mins for your food

Thank Siegfred A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?