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Cilantro & Chive - MOVED

4213 Highway 2A, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8, Canada
+1 403-783-3377
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Nov 1, 2015
Oct 26, 2015
Restaurant Hours
All hours
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4213 Highway 2A, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8, Canada
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

We like to eat here. The menu is interesting and different from what other places have. The atmosphere is a bit sparse, they could use some separation screening between tables. Last time we could hear the conversation from the next table and I'm sure they...More

Thank MJH048
Reviewed October 27, 2014

I usually lunch here once a week and have NEVER had a bad experience or meal. The food is always fresh, locally sourced, and the portions are generous. Hands down my favorite place for a burger, although the Chef's seasonal offerings are always creative and...More

1  Thank dreataylor
Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Food was outstanding, fresh and homemade. Bruchetta was outstanding as was the chef's creation soup of the day. Seriously try this place if you want an excellent blend of flavors with all fresh food.

1  Thank albertagirl2711
Reviewed October 4, 2014

In Ponoka for a Symposium and searched TripAdvisor for ideas. Chose Cilantro and Chive and walked in with high hopes. Service was very friendly and the beer selection good. I ordered a pasta dish and was disappointed in the lack of flavour.....I thought maybe something...More

Thank DRobb04
Reviewed September 29, 2014

every time I go to this restaurant the food is excellent. they change there menu items but still have the regular items. they buy locally grown vegetables and locally raised meat.

2  Thank June S
Reviewed September 2, 2014

First glances this look s like an ordinary place The old Blue Ox sign is still outside. The seating is cafe style no pretensions. The service is attentive with numerous waitresses available. The menu is extensive in sourcing foods from local producers and all have...More

1  Thank ronhales58
Rieley K, Owner at Cilantro & Chive, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2014

Thank you for taking the time and giving us a rounded review. We appreciate the support & feedback. Hopefully we'll see you again! Take care.

Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were traveling between Edmonton and Calgary in July, on our way to Banff. We do this trip every 5 years. We stopped at this restaurant during a week night. We could not believe the behavior of the chef. We could overhear him. Loud, yelling...More

Thank ScubaDiver-Traveller
Rieley K, Owner at Cilantro & Chive, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

First of all, thank you for stopping in and checking us out! Secondly, I sincerely apologize your meal was interrupted by the "rude language & behavior" of the chef. I can only assume that I am the one you have referenced. Not only am I...More

Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on the way through. Great service! Bruschetta was great. Varied menu with great ingredients. Staff are attentive and friendly. Basically a great little find off the beaten path. The live up to their claim "fresh". We will be back. Oh and they aren't...More

Thank Aysha H
Rieley K, Owner at Cilantro & Chive, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review! We do what we do and we love what we do. With a motto of fresh & simple, we like to have fun with our food and drink options. Unfortunately, we can not...More

Reviewed August 1, 2014

I recently attended the Ponoka Stampede with my wife, mother cousin and his wife. I had googled best restaurant in Ponoka before I left home, and Cilantro and Chive was the restaurant that showed up on Tripadvisor. The Tripadvisor site mentioned that the restaurant was...More

1  Thank Dwane M
Rieley K, Owner at Cilantro & Chive, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

I am stoked we were open on the weekend and you were able to make it in TWICE! We extended our hours through the Ponoka Stampede. We had an extremely busy Stampede week and by far our best one yet. Our staff stepped up and...More

Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

K. Seriously what kind of resteraunt is closed on Saturday and Sunday? We came from Edmonton to try and experience your food... What sort of "Start-up" logic do you have when you eliminate the opportunity for out of towners to visit and spread your name....More

1  Thank Billy W
Rieley K, Owner at Cilantro & Chive, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

I am very confused as this is the forth time I have seen the same review posted online. First to our facebook page, urbanspoon, yelp and now to tripadvisor. All of these sites have our hours predominantly listed on the first page. Typically in bold...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$8 - $24
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4213 Highway 2A, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Ponoka
  • Phone Number: +1 403-783-3377
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