We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“chaya” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chaya Restaurant

Chaya Restaurant
Ranked #70 of 140 Restaurants in Banff
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Soups
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“chaya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

good japanese ramen/udon/ domburi for reasonable price. it's small with only about 6 tables, so expect a slight wait. almost all the customers were from Japan. pretty fast service once you order at the window after finding a table.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank ronHI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

159 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    53
    61
    30
    3
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food in a good price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Great food in great price! The place is quite small and not with a lot of places to sit but we didn't wait at all ( a lot of their customers are for take-away). We took 2 great soaps - the dishes were quite big and very tasty. Strongly recommended !!!

    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Mormbi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must-stop-by place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

I can't resist stopping by and having a meal in this restaurant every time I am in Banff. All the staff are Japanese which somehow ensure quality of food. Love the food here. My favourite is chicken udon. Don is also good but the sourced rice sometimes is a bit salty.
One thing that people have to tolerate is the tiny space of this place. There are about 20 seats for dining in. So waiting is usually expected or coming at non-peak hours for lunch or dinner e.g 5ish pm.

    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Hangingloose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Jose, California, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My hubby liked tan tan ramen and I chose ton katsu curry rice and katsu don while having lunch and dinner in Chaya. The restaurant is small and right next to McDonald on Banff Ave. If you like Japanese food and don't want to spend too much, Chaya is a good choice. It does accept credit card.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Grace C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

You will have to wait whenever you go... There are only 18 seats. They will tell you when to go back so you can walk around instead of waiting there. The noodles are really good, considering where it is. We went there for lunch twice. Will recommend to all my Asian friends.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Jessica C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Chaya Restaurant also viewed

Banff, Banff National Park
 
Banff, Banff National Park
Banff, Banff National Park
 

Been to Chaya Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing