"Commonly known as ‘Sushi Train’, this restaurant serves up a wide assortment of sushi, sashimi, and small plate Japanese eats on – you guessed it – a model train!. It will circle the track around a chef crafting the pieces right before your eyes. Cozy up to your dinner mate and even make a few new friends at their bar-style seating for up to 18 people."
"We love sushi, and we love a good deal, so Banff Sushi is a slam dunk for us. The novelty of the sushi train was definitely appreciated and brought us back to Japan as we nabbed tantalizing bites of sushi off the Canadian train engine. If you like sushi, this may be one of the best deals in Banff."
"For cheap sushi that is authentic and high quality check out Banff Sushi House. It’s a pretty small hole in the wall spot and there isn’t much of an ambiance. However, the sushi is cheap, delicious, and the staff is very friendly."
4 (483 ratings)
This simple, cozy eatery with a busy vibe offers a variety of ramen, plus other Japanese classics.
"Although it’s located right on the 100 block of Banff Ave, you might miss this little Japanese noodle house. This local favourite serves up filling and affordable rice and noodle bowls. If you’re extra hungry, order the hearty Katsu Don."
"Chaya Ramen, Banff – This was a very small Japanese restaurant but offered a variety of ramen and other Japanese dishes. It was always crowded but we took our ramen to go. The ramen were all delicious and hit the spot during a cold day."
"We’ve tried several Canmore sushi restaurants, but we always come back to Mii Sushi. Whether we eat in or order takeout, we feel that Mii Sushi has the best sushi in Canmore. Everyone’s tastes are different , of course, but our favorited at This excellent Canmore sushi restaurant are the tuna sashimi, salmon sushi I, the Mii house special roll, the mango salmon roll and the Flames roll."
Wild Orchid Bistro
4.5 (407 ratings)
Gluten-free eatery with sushi rolls & other Asian fusion mains, plus a patio with mountain views.
1818 Mountain Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 3M3, Canada
Asian fusion restaurantGluten-free restaurantJapanese restaurantLunch restaurantSushi restaurantTapas restaurantWedding venue
"Though it’s only steps away from Banff Avenue, the newest ramen shop, Amu Ramen Bar, feels more like a classic lunch spot on a Tokyo street. Get a welcome dose of culture and warm hospitality with your tan-tan, miso or shoyu-paitan ramen. Don’t Miss: For something different, try the mabo-tofu rice bowl with spicy miso-marinated pork and homemade chili oil."
"Cascade Ponds are a hot spot for people visiting Banff with toddlers or young kids. Located at the start of the Lake Minnewanka Loop drive just north of town, the ponds and surrounding scenery are drop-dead gorgeous. Kids love to play in the water here, even though it is quite cold."
"Located near Johnson Lake and just outside the Town of Banff is Cascade Ponds. The 1 km (.62 mi) trail has zero elevation gain. Aside from a small hill to maneuver Cascade Ponds is stroller friendly, and wheelchair accessible."
"You've finally made it to the Bow Valley!!!. I bet Whistler seems like an age away. Canmore is where I spent majority of my time when living in Canada. Call this place home for the next few days
and thank me later!"
"I love natural playgrounds, and this one does a great job of blending into the stunning scenery. The playground features slides, a climbing wall, and several fallen trees and tree stumps for climbing. On the other side of the park, there’s a faux-mountain that kids can climb or run underneath (there’s a small opening in the middle)."
"Banff gets hip with a microdistillery to complement its microbrewery, plying spirits (gin, vodka and whiskey) and beer made from Alberta's foothills' grain. It all goes down perfectly with a mesquite beef hoagie,..."
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JK Bakery Cafe (Banff)
4.7 (42 ratings)
beside the movie theatre, 229 Bear St, Banff, AB T1W 1A9, Canada
"This Thai and Southeast Asian restaurant serves up a variety of Thai and Chinese noodle dishes, hot pot, and different styles of fried rice along with plenty more Asian-inspired plates. Address: Second floor, 211 Banff Avenue"
BeaverTails Banff (East)
4.4 (464 ratings)
120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1E7, Canada
Fast food restaurantDessert restaurantDessert shopIce cream shop
"I know that Beaver Tails is more of a take-out spot than a restaurant but I feel it’s worth mentioning because their offerings are so delicious. A beaver tail is a Canadian take on the traditional state fair elephant ear. Customize your beaver tail with all sorts of topping options or opt for it plain with just a dusting of sugar (my preference)."