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Cilantro On The Lake

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Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank NPFan2014
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Thank Ceilidh B
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 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 !

Thank parte23
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
18 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 

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 

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

Thank Jane C
Edmonton, AB
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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 

Thank Krista H
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51 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 

Thank MyleneRCalgary
Edmonton, Canada
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261 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were here in March, when this dining room was closed and will be here again in September for our son's wedding. We were driving our Irish relatives through the Rockies in August and planned to visit Emerald Lake. Feeling hungry, we opted to have lunch at Cilantro on the outdoor patio where the wedding will be taking place. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Yoho National Park
  • Phone Number: 250.343.6321

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