Niko's Bistro

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Located just minutes away from downtown Calgary, in trendy Kensington, Niko’s offers a diverse menu with big flavours at modest prices. Enjoy dinner and lunch seven days a week in our modern restaurant.



Niko’s is perfect for sharing wine, stories and food with friends and family. The atmosphere is always lively and full of excitement!



Please note that all reservations 6:00pm and earlier are welcome to dine until 7:30pm, as our second seating begins at that time.
What 954 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. Our waitress was really good as well. Calamari is a must have. I had the spagettini frutti di mare. Delicious

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vipDwight
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko's is always 5 star in our opinion. We can't say enough about the great service and the excellent food. The best!

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vipGirlsfromCanada10
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner ! Service was very good ! The Appetizers, Mains and Dessert were all delicious!! Will definitely go back!!

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Bownessian
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a delicious dinner with excellent service!

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Ross
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good and came out quick and timely. Service was good and attentive.

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Inthain
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fabulous evening at Niko's. Food was excellent, portions are generous and hot. Service was attentive, helpful and prompt, but not overwhelming. Will certainly return again soon.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is one of the lasting treasures of this area? Niko's. This place has been the spot of mine and my wife's various celebrations over the years we've been together, from one of our first dates to our latest birthday celebration. If we're going somewhere nice, Niko's is the bare minimum for fulfilling that requirement. The food is great, the drink selection is great, and every time we go, we have great conversation as we talk between courses, between the fantastic service. If only we lived closer now-a-days, we'd come by more often.

JL
JeffL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was recommended Niko's from a co-worker so my wife and I, always egger for new dinning experiences, made a reservation for our 30 yr anniversary. There are lots of choices on the menu but we choose to do the family plate option. This is a 5 course plan that you can pick what to have or have the kitchen choose. Like some of our travels in Europe we let the kitchen decide as this is a fun way to eat and there is always a surprise. Niko's kitchen made wonderful choices and we were amazed at the selection that came to our table. to start it was bruschetta then calamari and Gamberi sambuca, followed by Ceaser and Caprese salad, then a mushroom risotto and pasta plate, the main was braised lamb shank with veggies. Then to top it all off (like we could eat any more) was a plate of tiramisu and chocolate mousse. Staff was outstanding in this little hole in the wall restaurant, when in the Kensington Niko's is the place to go and we traveled from the deep SE. We left stuffed and had to tuck our heads and roll back to our car. Our meal at Niko's was FABULOUS and we will be back.

JD
JenD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place...Everything is delicious and Niko is so friendly. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That pork belly special absolutely slapped. Would come back for that dish without hesitation.

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Gill
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Niko's is one of our favorite restaurants and recommend it for sure! Good food and friendly service.
Our only issue, as we find this with many restaurants, is that the floor and ceiling etc. are not conducive to a quiet evening. We like more quiet but recognize that most prefer a "happening" place!

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Jdk123
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food as always was great. Always enjoyable to visit

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vipdkmacdonald
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience at Niko’s

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SallyC
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Niko’s was great. I requested the table by the window and received it. My girlfriend had the carbonara and I had the manicotti which were both delicious. The service was outstanding throughout.

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MicheleO
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. The food is incredible. Staff and owner Niko are always welcoming. Wish we had the time to go more often. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you !

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vipLydiaC
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very reliable, lovely restaurant. Friendly service and unpretentious.

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DonL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was friendly, present, but not hovering. Food flavourful and nicely presented. Overall a great experience. Would definitely go again.

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vipDwight
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourites. So happy that Nikos had reopened. Same excellent food. Can't wait to go back.

IC
InnerCityGuy
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko & his team are great - love this place. Thanks

AJ
AJHS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko’s provides outstanding food and service, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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PatriciaF
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding at Niko’s. We had veal saltimbocca and spaghettini with sausage and mushroom in oil and garlic. So good we had to share. Niko visits each table to ensure all is well and truly cares that you have had an excellent dinner experience.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The restaurant is small and quaint, the service was great, the servers were attentive and knowledgeable. The food was authentic Italian good, I had chicken parmigiana and the chicken was great tender and moist. There was a lot of cheese in my chicken parm, the tomato sauce was fresh and the pasta was perfectly cooked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Everything is made to perfection. So much flavor in everything on the menu.

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SheG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambiance is tough during Covid. But, it was certainly a very comfortably spaced seating arrangement and the food is as great as it always is.

Only one server who was very efficient and even managed to keep water glasses filled. Again, comfort of minimal exposure to others :-).

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fav Italian restaurant in the city. Wonderful service and food is spectacular.

JL
JoeL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. Even though the tables were more spread out, it was a great experience. Would highly recommend. My wife loved the Veal and Carbonara. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was outstanding. We can’t wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing food...authentic italian full of flavour!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Can’t wait to go back.

LD
LiaD
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were great! Thank you for being open!

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vipelOso
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed at Niko’s. The calamari starter was amazing. My salmón limone was perfect. Can’t wait to go back

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BarbaraF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambience was better wh en the restaurant was full

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vipBunny
80 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have eaten here before. Food was good. Service good. Quiet due to COVID regulations. Would recommend.

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Anonymous
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to back at Nikos. Appreciated the physical distancing, great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Niko's was top notch! I can always bet on the quality of food and the wonderful service.

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vipLouanne
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite neighborhood dining spot, quiet, but fantastic Italian fare in a cozy setting. The penne vodka was outstanding, and the Italian music in the background made me feel like I was in Italy 🇮🇹.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice dinner with my boyfriend
Staff was so nice and friendly
Definitely we will be back😘

JD
JDJD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever. We cannot wait for another evening to go.

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KenT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner out. Service was professional, meal was excellent. The place was quieter than normal due to less people however we prefer it to be this way so it actually improved our experience.
They are what we expect as we have been here many times. Very good place for smaller groups or couples.
One of the jewels of Calgary for dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming for years and always love Niko’s. Food and staff are wonderful

AR
AliReviews
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service with care and attention given to stop the spread of Covid19. Thanks for a lovely night!

FAQs

Niko's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 270-0082.

Niko's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.