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Wild Orchid Bistro

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1818 Mountain Avenue
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Hidden but worth finding, this Zen-inspired bistro and lounge offers stylish dining. Perfect for celebrating life’s special events, Wild Orchid features a 100% gluten-free menu with dishes that are proudly house-made to order from scratch. Consistent with the restaurant’s Asian theme, a wide array of premium sake is stocked, while an innovative cocktail menu and summer drink specials provide cooling relief during hot days on the patio.

Atmosphere & Accolades
Earthy colours, flowers and smiling Buddha statues evoke the ambience of the East, while the Ha Ling Peak and Rundle Range panorama, which is not obvious from the restaurant’s entrance, provides some of the most stellar views in Canmore. Osaka-trained chef Shogo Sawada expertly fuses Far East flavours into original, artful cuisine that CBC radio critic John Gilchrist calls “some of the best Asian food we’ve ever had.“

Menu Samples

  • Tapas: Chili Sesame Tofu; Vegetable or Barbecue Pork Salad Rolls; Ginger Chicken or Beef; Blazing Curry Prawns; Edamame; Fries; Seared Scallops; Assorted Vegetable and Shrimp Tempura
  • Raw Bar: Scallops; Ahi or Albacore Tuna; Smoked or Atlantic Salmon; Ahi Poke
  • Orchid Bowl: spinach, carrot, bean sprouts, avocado, crispy tofu, green onion, shredded cabbage, on brown rice with chili sesame dressing
  • Sushi: Assorted Nigiri Plate; Crunchy Salmon Roll; Negitoro Roll; Atlantic Lobster Roll: lobster, cucumber, sweet egg, soy and parsley aioli; Dynamite Roll; Three Sisters Roll: spicy aioli, tempura shrimp, ahi poke, yuzu, pepper, salmon; Caterpillar Roll: miso chicken, cucumber, avocado, teriyaki
  • Teriyaki Bison Burger: tomato, red onion, lettuce, teriyaki sauce, soy aioli, homemade pressed rice patty or bun, Asian street fries, organic greens
  • Taste of Curry: Sri Lankan chicken curry, brown rice, crispy aloo tikka and pineapple chutney
  • Green Curry: seasonal vegetables, brown rice; add tofu, shrimp or chicken

Thursday: Three items for $25, choose from tapas, sushi rolls and tempura. Pint of Sapporo, $4.50 (until 8 pm).

Sunday: Sukiyaki Sunday: traditional hot pot, includes vegetable tempura and housemade matcha green tea ice cream, $24 ($20 for each additional person).

Mains: $17 to $29


Wines: by the bottle and glass, a selection of international choices

A selection of gluten-free and international beers; Sapporo on tap

Specialty Cocktails; Premium Spirits; Sake; Sangria; Walter’s Caesars

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am to 10 pm
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