Niko's is one of my favourite Kensington locations. Food is always delicious, ambiance friendly and inviting. When Niko is working he makes a point of saying hello to everyone ....feels like home!
We went on Saturday evening for the first time at the recommendation of a colleague of my husband. Ali took very good care of our table and has a good sense of humor as well. Niko, made wonderful food and also make sure we were happy with the meal and the restaurant. The Penne with vodka is wonderful as were the other dishes, we will be back and were delighted with the whole experience.
Generally pleasant but very noisy. Of the four people at the table, 3 thought the food was very good but one who had seafood pasta with a salad thought the food was only fair compared to similar dishes at other restaurants
Great food - waitress was fun and engaging very welcoming
Ate at Niko's tonight and had a fabulous meal. Everything was perfect, I especially recommend the Gamberi Sambuca. It is cooked to perfection with the perfect flavours hitting every note exactly. Hats off to a job done very, very well.
The service was really good. We were seated right away and the wait staff were attentive. The food came quickly. The food was nice but I found it to be quite salty. The ambiance was nice but just know that it is a very small space.
Intimate, quiet, fantastic food! What a rare gem. So glad we found this place!
Fantastic meal with even better service, Niko is an amazing host. Niko’s will be a regular on my list.
We always have an excellent time at Nikos. Wonderful food, superb service and friendly atmosphere. Thanks, Niko!
Amazing as always. The veal shank was highly recommended by our waiter and we were not disappointed. It was delicious.
Consistently great love the place service amazing food the best
Always excellent service. Fantastic food, and reasonable pricing. Your treated like family. My friend never misses a visit when in town for the broadway shows.
The owner (I’m guessing his name is Niko) really makes this restaurant experience go from great to fantastic. A fun place to go!
Everything from service to food was 5 stars!! Thanks for a great night...enjoying spending our birthdays at Nikos!!
Dinner at Nikos was once again fantastic. The restaurant was full, but the service and ambiance was great. Niko himself was supporting the staff and was friendly as always making sure he said hello to each table and making sure they were enjoying their dinner. We had appetizers, dinner and dessert. Everything was fantastic, including the complimentary liquor Niko hand delivered during our dessert! You can never go wrong with Niko's Bistro.
Was very impressed with the level of caring the staff put in from the second we walked in to after we paid the bill. The food was excellent as was the wine . Will be coming back very soon
It is the BEST restaurant in Calgary. We been going there on every vday for past 6 yrs.
We live within walking distance of Niko's, and have seen very positive reviews of it on Trip Advisor. Great food - we'll be back with friends!
Had not been here in a while, but food was delicious, portion sizes good and prices reasonable. Perfect for our early Valentine’s dinner!
Food was delicious, service was great. Would go again in a heartbeat 😊
Excellent as always!
We celebrated a birthday and was very impressed with the food and ambience. The owner Niko was very nice and hospitable. The only negatives was the servers were not as attentive in the beginning and no bread while ...maybe we were expecting this and its not to be.
Fabulous dinner as usual. We know we can count on Niko's food. It is always delicious!
My first visit won't be my last. I heard a lot of great things and was not disappointed. The food, service were excellent. They have 2 sittings early (come before 6:00, out by 730 for the second sitting) - no problem for me as we like to eat early, never felt rushed.
Niko's has great food, nice staff with a great atmosphere. My wife and I always enjoy going to Niko's.
Excellent food and service. Look forward to trying more items on the menu next time.
Fantastic service. Best I’ve had in Calgary. New favourite restaurant, and I’ll be back regularly!
Outstanding and amazing service. Food is authentic and the chocolate mousse is just a sin!
One of our favourites. Great food and cozy setting.
We have been going to Niko's for years and every time it is terrific.
It's always even better when Niko is there.
The calamari is wonderful especially if you like a bit if heat and enjoy it without a ton of breading.
A huge thank you to the staff for making my meal gluten and dairy free !!! I also appreciate them not making it seem like a big annoying deal. I have had allergies since I was a baby and often find restaurants get annoyed with me. Not here well done !! Amazing food and service !!!!
I had a business lunch at Niko’s this week. The restaurant was packed when I got there just past noon. The only table open was the one I had reserved. I’m guessing because I was the last person to take a table and was waiting for my guest to arrive that I didn’t get any attention until all the other tables had ordered and had their drinks. After 10 minutes, I was asked if I wanted a drink and I had to ask for a menu. Once my guest arrived, we were given a couple of minutes and we quickly ordered. I found it odd that no bread or small dish of olives was brought after we ordered, something I’m used to at other Italian restaurants. I had the papardelle with smoked salmon. The meal was okay, a bit lacking in flavor and the pasta was slightly overdone, not “al dente” as one would expect for a $20 dish. Overall, it was just okay.
Beautiful home made Italian food. Pasta is light and sauces just right. Service is very good. Always a good pick.
On a cold winters night in Calgary Niko’s, was a wonderful adventure. The pasta dishes we chose were fresh and flavourful and perfect portions. And dessert was a tasty tiramisu, perfect to share. Our server was attentive and we even had a visit from owner Niko. We will be back!
I came with a group of 4 and no one was satisfied with the food. Octopus was overcooked, mussels were underwhelming. To finish it off, an Italian restaurant that doesn't make home-made pasta?! Wtf? Avoid.
A favourite regular spot. Great food. Dropped in on a very cold night for dinner. It was awesome... again... as usual.
Amazing as always and best calamari ever - will be back soon
First time visiting and the food was absolutely delicious! This is a great date place and Kensington is a wonderful place to wonder afterwards. I highly recommend if you ever want authentic food!
Personalized service and the food quality never disappoints. This is a family favourite spot for birthdays and special occasions.
Nikos is by far one of the best restaurants in this city.
Niko and his staff make you feel so welcome, and every occasion a special one.
Keep up the fantastic work!
I was a little disappointed in the service, the waitress took a really long time to come back to the table to take orders and we had to ask a few times for pepper to be brought to the table. Overall she just seemed a little scattered. Food was good, sad to hear that there was no bruschetta, seemed like an odd thing to be out of at an Italian Restaurant. The place it self is super cozy and I would definitely come back again.