Niko's Bistro

4.8
976 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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 976 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErTe
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food, Niko’s is an outstanding restaurant! I highly recommend !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food! The bruschetta is delicious (but garlicky!) and the manicotti is so tender and light. All 4 of us devoured our meals and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The food was a bit salty

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Bozena
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing service and amazing food! We will be back.

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Cherise
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, services was also great. Very much enjoyed our evening.

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AliG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and the servers and owner kept you well looked after

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TeresaA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The waitress were super friendly, everything was sanitized and the distance between other guests was very good. We LOVE the food. We definitely going back. I wish them all the best in this so difficult times.

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vipEdMalcolm
Calgary
47 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighbourhood gem with consistently good food and service.

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PhilR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favorite spots in Kensington, the food is always cooked perfectly and the service is excellent. Its casual and the staff always make you feel welcome, I sincerely hope they can survive this pandemic mess.

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vipDwight
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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AlimP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service and great food at nikos!! Great place for lunch or dinner!

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yycdiner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & fabulous service. This restaurant never disappoints. Our appetizer of calamari and house bread with oil was delicious and the main entrees and selection of desserts were also enjoyed by all.

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vipSandy
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous- live it here- we drive all the way from Oyt if Town regularly

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vipTable44
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Niko’s is the best Italian food in the city. Always fresh and wonderful

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JDJD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best for a date or for the family. Food is excellent.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place amazing service
Wonderful tasting food

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BarbaraF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Niko’s Bistro. It is one of our favourite places to go for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great time with friends!

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serveme
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

for people with hearing issues, the acoustics were 0/10 and very difficult to communicate with friends - let alone hear the server.
I would like to return as I've eaten there about 5 times now - however and regrettably a location that supports conversation is higher on the list!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you it was wonderful!!! Loved it all!!!

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vipBuckseven
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy the food and staff at Niko's. Can't wait until the Pork Belly comes back!
We believe in supporting local restaurants in Calgary.

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JDJD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Great food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
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
Calgary
22 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
Calgary
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
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a delicious dinner with excellent service!

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Ross
Calgary
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
Calgary
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
Calgary
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.

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JeffL
Calgary
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.

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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
Calgary
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
Calgary
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
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food as always was great. Always enjoyable to visit

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vipdkmacdonald
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great experience at Niko’s

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SallyC
Calgary
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
Edmonton
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
Calgary
22 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.

FAQs

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

Niko's Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 976 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.