Niko's Bistro

4.6
631 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 270-0082
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Niko Miletic
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Catering
Unique catering customized to all your specific requests, location, etc.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
12th St NW
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Parking Details
Small parking at the back of the building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
631 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
72%
Very Good
21%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good, but the service was very poor.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a delight to dine at Niko’s. The food is consistently great, the atmosphere is lively and the service excellent!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Cozy atmosphere and delicious food at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Never have had a bad meal or a less than stellar experience at Nikos. I love this place. I recommend Nikos without reservation.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was great but the service was not. The waitress was quite rude which is surprising as we always had a good experience in the past.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Nikko's is my favorite restaurant. Whenever we are having a reason to celebrate something we head to Nikko's. Freindly staff. Great Food and wine. Good value. highly recomend this place. You will need to make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great lunch!!

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The service was good and pathetic server was friendly, offered a wine selection with thwpe meal when asked, overall good experience

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Dinner is always delicious. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was pretty good. However I felt like certain tables were acknowledged (eg “regulars”) over others. Our table was the only table that was acknowledged by Niko at the very end when we were paying our bill. Other tables seem to have much more personalized service.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Must have been an off evening
Food and service were not the usual Niko standard

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Our favorite restaurant always a enjoyable time. Great selection of wines and food. Niko was cooking this night so extra special.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great calamari. Veal dishes were ok

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I wasn't expecting a better dining experience based on previous reviews. Our pasta was undercooked and dry and the tiramisu average at best.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great place for a date night, business casual meeting or just great food. I love Niko’s

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Amazing food. Will return....again!! Our server, Nina, was great. Friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food was great and the prices were reasonable. The restaurant was a bit noisy, but it didn't take anything away from our dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I discovered Niko’s Bistro a couple of months ago and Inhave been back almost weekly. The food is fresh, healthy, tasty and nicely presented. The prices are very reasonable and the service (often by Niko himself or his daughter) is excellent. I recommend getting a reservation as the place is cosy and can fill up very quickly.

It is located on Kensington Road NW and there is lots of street parking nearby, or take the 10 minute walk from the Sunnyside CTrain station.

Worth your time to visit and enjoy!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The lunch was great but I found the shrimp on my seafood pasta a little disappointing. I'd rather have one big and tasty shrimp on a dish than two small ones.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

I usually love Nikos but I was disappointed with the lunch yesterday. I had the Polpo Salad and I had trouble finding the octopus. Very little octopus. I had dinner last night at Mercado and ordered a similar dish. Lots of octopus, a very nicely prepared. Come on, you guys....you can do better...

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great service, and amazing food with a very cozy restaurant make this the perfect place for any dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We've been to Niko's several times and once again the food and service were great. I had the gnocchi and my wife had a pasta dish with some excellent sausage. We also had the caprese salad, I would have preferred a few more tomatoes but that's just me. Well done, will be dining here again.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food and service will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My favorite find in Calgary whether a client lunch or dinner excellent food and service!
A great intimate bistro!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Always a great meal at Niko's. He is so conscientious of his customers and the value that he delivers on.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Very nice intimate space , perfect for great dinner conversation. Food is so fresh and amazing , for sure my new favorite itallain place. Make sure to start with the calamari it is out of this world .. it alone is worth the trip !

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great food and overall experience. Will definitely be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Best pasta and bruschetta we ever had. Friendly service with a home cooked feeling. Everything was authentic and great quality. Wish we lived in the same city as it would be our go to for dinners. Hope to get back there again one day!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Had dinner here with my mom before we attended a show at the Jubilee theatre. Dinner was delicious and we will definitely be going back as soon as possible! I recommend the veal Marsala, the cannelloni, the mussels, and the Riesling!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Nikos never disappoints. Atmosphere is great, the food fabulous and restaurant always clean. Customized meals always an option. Niko is a gem and remembers everyone!!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

good service, but horrible bar service, waited for spouse at bar and surrounded by 8 staff and no one, no one, did i say no one waited on me.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

My friend had never been to the restaurant and was very impressed! Great food, friendly and prompt service, great value. I have been there a number of times. Always a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Always a favourite place to eat. Gluten and dairy free options. The calamari is outstanding!
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Niko connects with everyone in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Overall we had a great experience.
The owner is very welcoming and even gave our toddler a tour of the kitchen.
Very attentive service and the food was very tasty.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The food was incredible and the service was fantastic. I always get the mussels as they are the best I’ve ever had. The bruschetta is amazing and the pasta is authentic Italian. Love coming here :)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was great, service was awesome- just as we expected.
Great restaurant, great food and as always made to feel as if your experience was important.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I came to Calgary with the single goal of eating at this restaurant again. #polloparmigiana #malbec

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Pre Mothers Day dinner

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Niko's Bistro prepares and serves the best Italian food in Kensington. The quality is consistently top shelf and the atmosphere always inviting. A great deal of attention is spent on their food and their patrons.

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