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Cilantro On The Lake

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Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6321
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Edmonton, Canada
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273 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned here for the third time in September for our son's wedding. We had the chance to enjoy both lunch and a catered wedding banquet during this stay. Food was consistently good, service was excellent and the view could not be beat. We are happily planning our return for 2017.

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Thank 17KAG
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Breakfast buffet was the normal fair; nothing to write home about. But once taking into account the ambience of the surrounding lake, I'd say, why not? 3 stars for the food though.

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Thank NPFan2014
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

My girlfriends and I were spending an afternoon at Emerald Lake and decided to pop into Cilantro for a laid back lunch and I'm so glad we did. The food was great and the server was extremely friendly! However, the food took a lifetime to get to the table. I understand the outrageous prices because of the location but the... More 

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Thank Ceilidh B
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

After a long hike in Yoho, Cilantro provided just the right drink and an amazing pizza. Sitting outside on a sunny afternoon watching Emerald lake was a unique experience, highly recommended !

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Thank Ziv F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Unfortunately we decided we'd pop along for a few drinks before our dinner and we wished we hadn't. We sat there for at least 30 minutes waiting to get served. I had to go and ask for menus, ask can we order, ask can we re-order and we then waited a while for the bill. Everyone else seemed to be... More 

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Thank Aisling T
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We arrived just five minutes before kitchen closed (5.30 pm). Not many guests and we appreciated the fact that we were admitted (guests arriving a few minutes later were not accepted). We had a mixed plate of tapernade etc. to start with, which was fine, and then a pizza which was not really a pizza (pre-baked crust) and a dish... More 

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Thank NiVi28217
Montreal, Canada
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Really good food. We had a light lunch but everything was really great tasting. Setting is amazing.... you can not imagine the color of the lake until you actually see it

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Thank Jane C
Edmonton, AB
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Nearly empty when we arrived but were ignored at the door for a long time (the couple in front of us left in disgust). Once seated service improved a bit although one order of four was totally wrong and returned to the kitchen. Avoid the fireweed lemonade and go for the pitcher of beer for much better value. The lamb... More 

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Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We walked into this restaurant and thought this will be a great place for supper. But we were wrong. We was initially seated in the restaurant as being told no outside table available. Our waitress brought two glasses of water and this is the only time she talked to us. Then she disappeared. After wait for 10 minute, we asked... More 

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Thank Krista H
Calgary
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Went there for a drink with friends to show them the place ! They loved it ! Our server Claires was very nice ! I love bringing back friends here showing this place off just because it's beautiful and it's one of my favorites ! Their sangria is very good ! Their food is good too but we didnt eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Yoho National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 250-343-6321

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