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“Still a great place to eat fresh, delicious food”
Review of Chaya Restaurant

Chaya Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 151 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here twice this year - still as good as last year. Full when we first went in but given a ticket for a table 20 minutes later, well worth the walk around the block. Excellent udon noodles - the broth can be spiced up with sauce from the counter, and good ramen and donburi. It's a shame they run out of the gyoza (nice) and sushi (just OK). Its not the prettiest, but has excellent food and very nice staff, and no-one said "good choice" or "Awesome!" when I made a menu choice, which was very nice...(so far in Banff all my choices have been good (I asked a waitress what a bad choice would have been - she looked puzzled at the question) or awesome - I know this is Canadian conversational hyperbole, but they should look up what it means - food cannot generally be described as awesome).

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Thank Imogen L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Checked out Chaya for lunch -- it is a small restaurant but packs a punch for its size. We have often walked by but it is usually quite busy inside. I can see why. The food is delicious and fresh, the portions are quite large and the staff is very friendly. The prices are also very reasonable.
We really enjoyed our first time and plan on coming back again.

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Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chaya was delicious. We ended up eating there twice while we were in Banff. We stumbled upon it while roaming the streets one night looking for a quick and cheap stop. This was a great find. We got the Katsu Don and Wonton Ramen. Both super tasty dishes. The staff were kind, and the service was quick. The place was small so I imagine it could fill quickly.

Bottom Line: Would go again. Would Reccommend.

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Thank Cat B
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

A small unpretentious place for Japanese noodles, ramen and udon. Great spot for anyone looking for a quick, flavorful and inexpensive meal on Banff Avenue.

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Thank CharlieRogers
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

The Chaya restaurant has excellent, authentic Japanese ramen for just over $10 per bowl. It's great for lunch and quite a lot of food. The ramen is delicious and highly recommended. The restaurant itself is quite small so good for a quick meal, the ramen is available for take out also.

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