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About Niko's Bistro
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.
Calgary, AB T2N 4X7
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
12th St NW
CAN$30 and under
Unique catering customized to all your specific requests, location, etc.
Small parking at the back of the building.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Niko's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
This is a great small place. I have been here several times over the years and the food has always been very tasty with a delicious home made touch. The menu is straightforward but great for a casual or group event and lunches. Friendly service
ce and inviting quiet atmosphere. A small hidden gem and great on the wallet, highly recommended.
Excellent selection of offering, and all the food we ordered was well prepared. The Server was helpful, courteous, and efficient. It is so nice to find a good place for lunch where you can actually hold a conversation with your companions without having to shout over the music. Parking was easy to find as well.
The food was delicious and we had no trouble hearing each other while talking. The staff was very nice. It is a very cozy, warm and welcoming place. The only hiccup was the wrong side dish served but, it was fixed quickly with apologies. I plan to go again. Truly it was a great find.
Dinner was great as always. Mix up with reservation time and staff was very nice about it. I wish they would do something for special occasions though probably won't return for another birthday or anniversay as we've gone for both and neither were acknowledged.
The food was great, best steak ever! The atmosphere was cozy and the service was excellent. The owner came and talked with us and made sure we were happy. When we said everything was excellent he continued to make sure our experience was a memorable one. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. Will definitely be going back again.
This was our first time visiting but it won’t be our last, this place is great! We loved the calamari, one of the best I’ve ever had. We also had the veal pescatore and gnocchi and all was delicious along with the tiramisu to share. We can’t wait to come back and try out some other stuff on the menu!
Best carbonara ever. Good quality beer from Croatia and mostly Italian wines. Home made apple strudel with ice cream was so good. Niko was very friendly looking after each guest and offering free digestifs after the meal. Prices are adequate to the quality of the service. Will definitely come back.
We were very pleased with our food. We highly recommend starting with the calamari - it is delicious! I was a bit concerned about comments in other reviews regarding service, because we had a show to attend at the Jube. Although the restaurant was full, our waiter was very attentive and we had a positive experience. The only downfall was the noise level - it's not a place to go at prime time if you want a quiet conversation. Still highly recommend - we will definitely return!
Great location for a bite if seeing a concert at the Jubilee Auditorium as it is a quick drive and has parking out back. When booking I had read reviews that the service was slow but the food was amazing. We were prepared for slow service, which was true, and each ordered a veal dish that was good, but didn’t wow either of us. Niko popped by mid meal and was a lovely and kind man, but his warmth and personality wasn’t matched by the other staff we had throughout our meal.
Excellent piping hot meal for all of us. Gluten free option of most dishes so very much appreciated and the service was outstanding. We never get meals this hot and fresh anywhere and if we could, we would be there every week until all menu options are exhausted, and then we would start all over again!
We went to Niko's for our anniversary. Since we went to Italy for our Honeymoon, we try to go for Italian food for our anniversary dinner. Niko's did not disappoint. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, which is hard to find in Calgary. Unfortunately, we could not stay long and were unable to order desert. Niko, the owner, saw this and brought over a couple of grappas. This was a really nice touch. We look forward to going back!
Niko's is in our neighbourhood and we have dined there dozens of times. We always enjoy the food at Niko's and this meal was no exception. They know how to prepare pasta and veal in particular. The service has been disappointing the last couple of times. Not rude at all, just unreasonably slow and unprofessional. Don't know if we'll go back.
This place is always fantastic! Seriously check it out. The service is good, they're just always busy so the waiters are limited on time but they're still knowledgeable and definitely add to the experience. I almost didn't want to write a review because it's such a good hidden gem.
Also, niko has to be the best and most friendly chef I've ever seen!
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