Lazia Restaurant - Downtown
Lazia Restaurant - Downtown

Lazia Restaurant - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lazia.ca/
  • Phone: 780-990-0188
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Raymond Chow
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: There are two private dining areas. For small groups there is a private wine room which holds 6 people, completely secluded. For larger groups there is a back room which is draped off from the main dining area which holds up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim 780-990-0188
  • Entertainment: Located in Edmonton City Centre West. Lazia is located close to movie theatres, hotels, casinos, and premium shopping stores.
  • Special Events: Join us for Father's Day!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 102
  • Public Transit: LRT Stops nearby: -The Bay -Central -Churchill Square Bus Stops nearby: 1, 2, 14, 8, 16, 17, 40, 41, 42, 45, 47, 50, 65, 68, 69, 71, 100, 104, 105, 106, 109, 111, 112, 116, 125, 140, 161, 162, 180, 197, 201, 211, 308, 309
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Lazia shares the Edmonton City Centre West parkade underneath the Bay. Access can be found at 103 street and 103 avenue or North of the Delta Suite Hotel entrance. If you are coming for dinner, ask your server for a free parking pass for the heated, underground parkade. Street parking around the restaurant is free of charge at city meters after 6:00pm Monday to Sunday and free all day on Sunday and statutory holidays.
A word from Lazia Restaurant - Downtown
Located in the heart of the downtown business district, Lazia features a Canadian take on World Cuisine.

Using different techniques, flavours and styles from the different parts of the globe it is common to see the world come together on a plate. For example, try our Tandoori Basa Whitefish with a spicy masala rub, Japanese rice and French-Indian kahlua cream curry sauce.

Combining the culinary artistry of our Team Canada Gold medalist chefs, Lazia brings exciting flavours and show pieces that will be unlike anything you've ever seen!

At lunch we combine speed and flavour where you can eat and run during your lunch break in under an hour, or enjoy a quiet meeting or romantic dinner. If you are part of a large group we have a private dining area that can accommodate parties of up to 40 people.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Lazia Restaurant - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (34)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (17)special occasion (17)hot spot (12)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (5)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Interesting New Menu
    Mer3dithVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went to Lazia for an early dinner before a concert at the Winspear. We each ordered two Small Plates off the Lazia Redefined menu (new as of fall 2014). Everything was fresh and interesting and the portions were larger than expected (next time we'd likely only order three Small Plates between the two of us to share). We will definitely be returning to try more dishes off of the new menu in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Everything
    Avidneis
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We came in with a large group with many different dining needs. Lazia was able to accommodate all of our requests with delicious, filling and well presented meals. Their sticky toffee pudding was the perfect end to the meal (and day). Next time I am in Edmonton, I am definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good location
    Downtown
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Enjoyed our meal at Lazia before a movie at City Centre. Good service and comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zeke
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were disappointed that your Northside Location had closed. However, we were glad to find you Downtown and seemed like a new experience with your new menu Our overall vist was good as well the food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Unfortunately, even though we had reservations (via OpenTable), the service was really slow. 20mins to get our waters. another 40 mins for food so lunch was over 1 1/2hrs.... Not acceptable for a downtown restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Choose this restaurant every year when we are in Edmonton for an event. Food is always good, service as well. Will definitely be back next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took my friend there for lunch, because USUALLY it is a great experience. Not this time. It took 1 hour to be served and then it was cold with that "been sitting out awhile" stiffness on the pasta. The waitress was not friendly and I eventually asked to speak to the manager who, like her employee, proceeded with the excuses. It's lunchtime downtown - "we are very busy" is not an acceptable excuse. Further, we made reservations and showed up at 11:40 in order to beat the noon rush. There were only a few tables seated when we arrived and we noted 2 tables beside us that came in after us but got their food first. After complaining to the manager she covered our meals but also proceeded to hug us, which was very uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Compliments.....even at lunch
    RegularGuy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've been to this location a few times, and it doesn't disappoint. Great food, vibrant atmosphere, pleasant service, and good value for the dollar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lazia - the best
    lynheVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fabulous restaurant with outstanding service and delectable food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Brunch
    NatB
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I absolutely love Lazia. I went there for brunch on Sunday, which was fabulous as always. They brought around a basket of fresh pastries to choose from. They were divine. I feel like they go the extra mile here. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lynheVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Lazia is the best downtown all round restaurant. Jim makes it a notch above the others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Was very impressed at the gentleman who waited on us, he was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and good
    ChrispyBee
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I work in the area and like knowing that there is a good restaurant close by where I can count on the quality of the meal - I had the butter chicken - it tasted more like a Thai curry because they used coconut milk in the curry instead of yogurt, but it tasted very good nonetheless. I understand all the cooks are Thai, so that might explain the butter chicken. I've never had a bad meal at this place. The service was attentive and timely, given that the place was busy for lunch - the Kdays parade had just finished - and that's important when you have to get back to the office.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    pickydoc
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I remember Lazia from years ago being a great restaurant for its wide selection and great quality of both Asian and Canadian cuisine. Not anymore. The food was mediocre. The ginger beef had absolutely no flavour, and the Indonesian rice was better but uninteresting. The vietnamese spring rolls were OK and the creme brulee was good. Not recommended for special occasions.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The background music was so loud it was almost impossible to have a conversation. With the music so loud, the diners had to raise their voices so that they could be heard across the table. It was noise upon noise and for anyone with hearing difficulties (like me) it was a distraction and an annoyance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 526 reviews are from the Lazia Restaurant - Downtown reviews archive.
  • dinergirlVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The server was fantastic! He really knew the menu and which items were gluten free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had the Fish and Chips and it was light and tasty - nice fish, nice batter. The accompanying apple slaw was a welcome change to the usual coleslaw - refreshing and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best downtown restaurant!
    lynheVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Superb food; attentive servers. We love Lazia and continue to recommend it to our friends. Thanks to Jim and staff, our experience is always above average.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thankful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I can not say enough about my experience. The staff were more than accommodating allowing my sister and I the privacy we needed. The food was quick, hot and as usual delicious. The presentation was very eye catching, the aroma was intriguing and our taste buds danced. I have been several times to your restaurant and have never had a bad experience which is why I recommended your establishment. My sister totally enjoyed her experience. Once again you did not disappoint and I now plan on bringing my son there for his grade 9 celebratory dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Medstudent
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Food was wonderful and the summer dining options offered a good value for our money. Surprised there weren't more people there (although it was downtown edmonton on a weeknight). Enjoyed that it was more on the empty side though because it made for short waits and good conversation without having to shout!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mothers day brunch
    nobeco
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was excellent.the service attentive pleasant and quick.We would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rthk
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The lady serves us is impatience and rush us for order.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I was at Lazias three weeks ago. We had excellent lunches. Was there again yesterday. Lunches were average. I even had the same thing; our lunches were overcooked. I raved about the restaurant to the person who joined me for lunch and this person had never been at your restaurant before. It was disappointing this time around. Consistency in your delivery of dishes would be appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    PBZZ
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Was holding a working lunch meetings, and as it was mid week, was not as busy... so we were able to eat and work. The server was awesome. She was around when we needed her. Will remember that mid week is better for "working lunches".. and yes the food was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Very good place for lunch. Service is quick and food well prepared. Server was attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delighful Downtown Dining
    lynheVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I love Lazia! Superb staff and the ultimate in food quality and presentation. My favourite new downtown restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vibrant and Energetic
    SwankyGirl
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Always like coming to Lazia Downtown as the atmosphere is always electric. Restaurant is full of people laughing and enjoying themselves. Food has always been good and I do like to try something new so as to try out more of the menu. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and a Show
    EmmyVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Met a friend for dinner before heading across the river to attend the opening night of Mamma Mia at the Jubilee. Free meter parking after 6 and close to LRT made this a great location for dinner. Meal was very good, love the new menu!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somethin For Everyone
    Broker
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We chose Lazia because the menu is very diverse and there were 6 people all with diverse eating preferences. We were not disappointed. Everyone found something they enjoyed and the evening was exactly as we had hoped. The service was polite, efficient, and friendly. The experience neither excited nor disappointed. It was exactly as we had hoped.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service better food
    foodgloriousfoodie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We celebrated a friend's birthday at Lazia. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive and made sure we were not left wanting. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and had some excellent suggestions for us. We even ended the meal with a surprising delicious shooter. I know, a shooter. It was the perfect drink as it set us up for some laughs at a comedy show later that evening. We told our server about our upcoming show and she went out of her way to make sure we were not late.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong - but loud
    RegularGuy
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    It is a very active and exuberant clientele... don't expect to come here for a quiet business meeting during lunch. Very responsive service, and fantastic food... could easily extend the lunch hour to a lunch afternoon with this fabulous location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food but very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We found it very hard to hear the people at our table due the noise level in the restaurant. Probably would be better to book the room with the wine bottles surrounding it. Looked very nice. Food was awesome and we said we would go back. Three of us order the chicken dish and asked to have the chicken not breaded. There was no probably at all getting this changed. The waitress just said that should not be a problem and it wasn't. Very attentive servers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    lynheVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Lazia has it all with a manager who really cares, superior staff members and food that is devinely delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good setting to meet friends
    octa
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    A good setting to meet friends after work for a drink in their lounge. It wasn't loud so could hear and talk in a regular voice. The $5 appetizers were good, the tomato bruschetta was a good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Lunch
    Sarah
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We took my mother in-law here for a birthday lunch since we all work downtown. Service was fast & friendly & the food (pick 2 pasta & 2 Asian meals) was full of flavour. We were able to get in & out of there in exactly an hour, always important when you have to head back to work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The only complaint I ever
    AandK
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The only complaint I ever have about Lazia is the noise level. It's very hard to have a conversation when the restaurant is busy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent options for your
    Magoo
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent options for your Dining Downtown special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expecations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We decided to take advantage of the dinner special event in downtown Edmonton. We chose Lazia as their 3 course meal was very reasonably priced and looked interesting. All 3 courses were excellent. We chose the wild mushroom soup, and baked cedar plank salmon, and key lime cheesecake and raspberry chocolate mousse desserts. The first 2 courses were excellent,and the lime cheesecake was also excellent. We would recommend Lazia as their food quality seems pretty consistent, and would certainly not hesitate to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    CMC1
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Although we were early and restaurant many open tables we were placed at small table for two. just felt crowded . Service slow and non-attentive. Food okay but not for the price. Nothing extra, no bread, water never refilled.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Dining Week
    GFguy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We loved this gem. Tremendous food and service that we felt was frugal in price for the quality we received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.