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“Yum! This place hits the spot for a reasonable price!!!”
Review of Chaya Restaurant

Chaya Restaurant
Ranked #57 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Great, authentic udon, soba, and ramen soups. On days when the temperature is twenty below zero, this restaurant provides a much-needed service: hot, rib-sticking meals at a fair price. I still think it's way more expensive than we would normally pay in Houston, but, then again, it's located on the main drag in Banff, where real estate comes at a premium. You don't want to come here if you want full service or various sushi options, because that's just not how they roll. It's counter service and rice/noodle dishes. Period. However, the quality is high, and it's the best value we've had in Banff.

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2  Thank sjgjess
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Reviewed March 22, 2010

For Banff travelers, it's good to take into account that you'll pay a premium for everything. My girlfriend and I love Ramen, so almost every time we go to Banff we'll go have Ramen (We eat Ramen everywhere we go).

Chaya's a very small restaurant, and if I remember correctly there's about 5 tables in the whole place but it doesn't feel too cramped. The food is nothing special, but there's some variety from the places I've eaten outside of Banff. Their spicy Ramen is pretty good!

The price is a bit steep, but there aren't too many restaurants in Banff that serves a variety of Ramen, so you don't really have too many choices. But if you enjoy Ramen and quick eats, this is the place to go!

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Reviewed February 28, 2010

delicious food, great salad sauce and wonderful service!
the best curry sauce I've ever had!!!

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2  Thank arizona_icedtea
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Reviewed October 17, 2009

Best Udon noodles in Calgary/Banff area. The noodles texture and quality makes the difference. The soup broth is good as well.

The Sushi in the fridge is decent but nothing too special.

The gyoza was as though they thawed it out of the microwave.

If you go just for the noodles, it's EXCELLENT!!!

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3  Thank cheekee
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Reviewed August 6, 2009

A small Japanese noodle restaurant right at the centre of Banff. I love the Pork Cutlet Rice and noodle soup around $10 each. If you are looking for budget place to eat, this is highly recommended.

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