Niko's Bistro

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906 reviews
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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 906 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJimG
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Niko’s is always amazing. Threat food and service. Our alll time favourite restaurant.

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DiningDiva
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was of fine dining quality, generous portions at a fair price. All 3 of us enjoyed our meals and we will definitely be back. The service was friendly and the ambience cozy.

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TylerG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had decided that once they reopened up Niko's was the first place we wanted to visit. Not just the food but the people was the driving motivation. Niko and his staff have implemented all of the safety procedures and take pride in the health/safety of not only their staff but their customers as well as a family owned business should. We had a wonderful dinner and can't wait to go back again which we are!

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vipdkmacdonald
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best calamari period ..

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nautical
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Spaghetti Carbonara was very good. Bread arrived cold and dry. Bruschetta was the worst tasting we’ve ever had. It had an odd flavour.

Service was very slow despite the restaurant not being very busy.

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Knowa
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Niko’s is a the gem of Kensington. Always consistently good.

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ShiranL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Definitely a spot you want to tell people about.

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vipJayA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great fresh food with family run ambiance combined with good service.

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AlisonF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, knowledgeable and friendly service

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spare
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Niko pays a lot If attention you his diners and always stops by to see how it is. A great deal of attention paid to all aspects of the dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was very satisfying and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Predictable in the best possible way.

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vipDwight
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always excellent at Nikos. The best Italian restaurant in Calgary. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Niko!

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Pamela
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent but for very small portion for how much we paid.
Two of us had lamb shank and there was not a lot of meat on it....risotto was ok not outstanding.
I remember being there a few years ago and had the same dinner and the portion size was bigger.
Lamb shank is always a little pricey but the value was not there this time.

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Roberta
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Niko's continues to provide high quality meals at an affordable price. food is always outstanding, service was wonderful and we never leave disappointed. It continues to be a destination of choice for an evening out with good food . We often go before shows at the jubilee and love the atmosphere and efficiency when we have timelines to meet. Bravo Niko's we recommend you to all our friends!

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vipEric
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Valentine’s

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FranV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely place to eat, food is always delicious. Service was excellent and owner makes you feel welcome

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Kellogg
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we have been a number of times and the food is always fabulous.Cozy atmosphere and not a very large space so relatively intimate.Great to have a good restaurant where the owner is attending to the customers personally.
Love Nikos!

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MorganJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I love going to Niko's for a dinner out. We always get the calimari, which is the best I've had anywhere (and I'm from the Maritimes). Excellent service, quiet so you can actually hear each other, delicious food that's well priced.

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BarbaraF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoy going to Niko’s. Food is good. Casual atmosphere. I come here often

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CherylB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch at Niko's. It is such a nice place to eat. The service is friendly and the food is good.

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Annafelle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as usual

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vipAnnah
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great food.
Older servers are better, more considerate and mannered. Young ones are ok.

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Amym
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and atmosphere were amazing. We will be back again very soon!

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BooBear007700
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good a treat to go, in fact one of my favourites for Italian!!!
Thank you and love the moose!!!!

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MichaelD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place! Make sure you book ahead as it fills up.

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BSB44
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed another anniversary dinner at Niko's and they did not disappoint. Service was very friendly and prompt. My wife who doesn't usually enjoy seafood took to the calamari which I also enjoyed. Our entrees were of the quality and portion we've come to expect which was well worth the value. We typically share a dessert but the tiramisu was so good we had to order one each. Looking forward to our next visit to this gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Excellent food but strangely slow service considering that the restaurant was not busy.

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AnnetteS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in all aspects. Highly recommend and will definitely go back.

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putn4par
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food was fantastic, not rushed, well timed. Food arrived at the table hot. Highly recommend

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CharlotteB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

everything was good, but the lights could be better - in most lamps there were only one bulb! and as far as I could see, they were able to have 2 bulbs in it.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food!! Gluten free options! Nice staff and great atmosphere! Would eat here again!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Niko's is outstanding! I am sure the phrase "food is love" originates from Niko's. Niko's is my favourite restaurant in Calgary, delicious menu items and wines, great value and a convenient Kensington location for a great night out. I have been at Niko's more than a dozen times for business and personal events and have always been impressed, and I plan on returning for many more memorable culinary experiences. Thank you Niko and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food. On the expensive side. Great service.

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vipEdMalcolm
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a great quaint neighbourhood gem. They have consistently good food and drink options at reasonable prices. We had excellent service despite being a full restaurant.

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Robyn888
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time with AMAZING food at Niko’s as always!

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CarolynF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was very good. The portions were just right so we had room for your wonderful desserts. We will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.
Thank you

Carolyn, Tom , and David.

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BooBear007700
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great place to go!!! Will definitely be back soon
Thank you

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BooBear007700
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All good, great food, wonderful service, our two girls took great care of us, in fact we are going back in two days!!!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my second time at Niko’s and both times the food and service were outstanding. My husband and I had the salsicchia and polenta to start, which was delicious, although we found the portion a bit small for the price. Then we had the carbonara and the tenderloin dish, which were two of the best Italian dishes we had in town. We also ordered the creme caramel and the banana dessert which were also fantastic. It is hard to find a restaurant that we like all of the courses, but Niko’s has achieved that mark for us. The seats by the window can be a bit too cold, and the noise level is a bit louder than we would like, but these were minor issues when compared to the great quality of food and service we received.

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 906 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.