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“Hidden gem of Canmore”

Wild Orchid Bistro & Sushi Lounge
Ranked #17 of 119 Restaurants in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $21
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chef Shogo Sawada creates exciting and unique flavors in modern Japanese dishes while keeping tradition close to the heart. View the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains from our dining room or outdoor patio. Our menu is entirely gluten-free.
Edmonton, Canada
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“Hidden gem of Canmore”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

The Wild Orchid has been our must stop dining destination in Canmore for the past 3 years now and it seems to keep getting better.

They feature some of the best sushi we have experienced so far and offer a decent selection of Japanese inspired appetizers and entree dishes. Everything from the sashimi, tempura, superb sushi rolls and grilled salmon. Even the green tea ice cream sundae will make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.

The only thing better than the taste is the presentation and composition of the food. Rarely do I ever stop to look at my plate of food long enough to actually be impressed, but the artisans at the Wild Orchid make sure my eyes are just as happy with the food as my mouth is.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is calm and relaxing, and comes with a friendly, helpful staff. There is also a patio with a magnificent view of the mountains for those warm summer evenings. The restaurant is only open for supper (Past 5pm) and I would suggest getting there as close to opening as possible to beat the rush. You may want to phone in advance as the restaurant can be booked for various celebrations for the evening.

The only downside to the Wild Orchid is that it is hidden away within the Silver Creek Lodge, which is in itself tucked away on a side road. This is what makes the Wild Orchid the hidden gem of Canmore and a must stop for sushi lovers, or just anyone looking for a great dining experience at an reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2011
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Edmonton
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Asian menu with an excellent view”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

We ordered sushi and liked it a lot. The plates are beautifully prepared and everything is fresh. If you sit out on the deck, you will feel transported. The prices are fine for the quality of food that is served (about $12 per sushi plate). Service is very good. The "mocktails" are excellent and they have decent wines by the glass. The view from this restaurant and the quiet but sunny ambience make it well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2011
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St. John's, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a bit disappointing”
Reviewed August 1, 2010

A local friend recommended the place, so we went there for dinner. Service was good. However, the seaweed salad was too salty and didn't have much flavor other than the saltiness. Quality of sashimi wasn't great either. Sockeye sashimi tasted like it was defrosted improperly. Only thing we liked was tempura. Overall, food was not worth the price.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
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“Good food, appalling service”
Reviewed May 5, 2010

Wild Orchid food was good. But when we got the bill we were overcharged. The waitress admitted bringing the wrong ahi tuna dish and the manager insisted that we had to pay for it because we unknowingly ate it. Ruined a farewell dinner with friends. Never again.

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calgary
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“Wild Orchid was amazing!!!”
Reviewed January 14, 2010

Actually I did not stay there for one night. However I went there for dinner at Wild Orchid Asian Bistro because I read an article on the newspaper in Calgary.
It was amazing!! Their location is very complicated, but they have great view from their patio. Besides Their service was very friendly, and the food was super good. The taste of Wasabi NY steak was incredable. Also their Sushi rolls were very beautiful.
I think you have to try them for sure.

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