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Chaya Restaurant

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118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-760-0882
11:30 - 20:30
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Acton, ON
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Lots and lots of noodle choices! It was hard to pick. However we picked a rice noodle dish and an udon bowl as well. Nice to take the chill off!

Thank skiiii
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Love going to this place, great food. They can add more meat to their ramens tho as you barely get some. Its a very small japanese restaurant so they dont have that many tables. Summer time gets pretty crazy busy. I dont think they make reservations.

Thank Ricalabonita
Banff National Park, Canada
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

First time today and it is small, packed, simple and absolutely wonderful. Great authentic Japanese food with lots of variety. For a quick hot lunch or take out give this little hole in the wall a try

Thank Barrie P
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall… when in Banff, you have to visit this place. Our family loves this tiny place. After a hike, after skiing or even visiting Banff, this will be our first choice to go to. Hot and fresh! It's just so good! Hoping one day they will expand the place but that's the fun of going here... More 

Thank 74lovetotravel
Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after a hike in Johnson Canyon, wanted something to warm our souls. It's a small place & packed. The ladies were so nice to give us a ticket to come back in half hour. They had a table reserved for us. We had the best ramen & soba noodles, and the broth was delicious.

Thank gymmama50
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Got a late start out from Calgary (noon) and wanted to get something quick to eat on arriving in Banff. Knew the situation re seating and what to expect and just as other reviewers had said, a server explained there would be a 15 min wait, gave us a slip of paper with our "reservation" time on it and we... More 

Thank thaneandbettyknow
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Ive been here a few times because its my boyfriends favorite place in town and usually I enjoy it but tonight I tried the Kitsune Udon and it was phenomenal, so delicious!

Thank Nikki L
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147 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We usually go skiing once a year to Banff and Chaya is one of the restaurants that we always try to go. Decent, tasty authentic Japanese food. Good value for money considering that it is Banff. Small seating area, but if it is busy, the server will give you a paper slip to come back a certain time and they... More 

Thank DunkmanEdmonton
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious and good value for money. Seating is quite limited and they do not take reservations via phone. Be prepared to wait for seating, otherwise you're better off getting takeaway. The staff are very friendly and food is served relatively quickly.

Thank Daniel R
Banff, Alberta
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Three out of four times I go to Chaya there isn't any space for me to sit, sometimes I'll get takeout, but the space is so tiny you don't want to wait there. That said, the noodles are great and I go back as much as I can. The Tan Tan Noodles are a spicy favourite, and the kakiage udon... More 

Thank furtive808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-760-0882

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