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Nataraj Restaurant

4204 12th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E6K9
Tel: (403) 291-2969
Neighbourhood: McCall
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Indian
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Service: Takeout, Catering
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet
  • Hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30AM - 3PM, Sat - Sun: Closed
  • Nataraj Restaurant has been a classic Western, Bengali and East Indian cuisine in Calgary for many years. We offer a grand variety of exquisite dishes, available conveniently in take-out as well as dine in.

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An undiscovered gem
By Neil Mayhew of Calgary, AB (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is tucked away in a light industrial district in the NE of Calgary, and is currently not open in the evenings. However, it is a real gem.

The food is mouth-wateringly good, and the lunchtime buffet allows for generous quantities. It is some of the best Indian food I have eaten in Calgary.

The chef and owner is remarkably friendly and kind, and sometimes brings extra items to the table that he has been working on, at no extra charge. He is always extremely keen to know that his customers are happy and satisfied, and has a big, entirely genuine smile.

The decor is attractive and tasteful, light and airy, although it leans more towards café- rather than restaurant-style, as befits the location and type of building. It has been spotlessly clean on each of the several occasions that I have visited.

Although the lunchtime buffet doesn't offer a very extensive choice, it does vary each day, and includes sides such as nan and pakora. The price is also very reasonable, and given the quality of the food represents outstanding value.

Although the restaurant is not open in the evenings, it does offer a catering service for evenings and weekends. I needed to order an evening meal for 11 people and, having enjoyed the lunchtime buffet on several occasions, I decided to ask the owner/chef what he could provide for an evening meal to take away. He immediately came up with a suggestion for a balanced selection of dishes at $12/head, and we agreed a time when I would pick it up. As we were discussing a few logistical details, he decided he would add an extra dish (pakora and chutney) at no extra cost.

When I arrived, slightly early, for pick-up, the food was all ready and carefully packed in boxes so as to preserve its heat. The owner went through everything with me one more time, to make sure I had everything I thought I had ordered, and he very kindly helped me get everything to the car, since it was snowing.

After getting home with the food, we found that all the dishes were indeed still nicely hot, and the aroma was wonderful. The food turned out to be extremely delicious, and the quantities were generous enough that there was still enough of everything left over for one more portion, even after we had all eaten our fill. Several of my guests are very discerning when it comes to Indian food, and they were full of praise for this particular meal.

The next day I received a voicemail from the owner on my cell, wanting to know if everything was to our satisfaction, and so I popped into the restaurant at lunchtime to let him know that we were very happy. We had a good visit, and I will definitely be using the special-order evening service again.

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A perfect meal
By Neil Mayhew of Calgary, AB (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:03pm [Catering]

I needed to order an evening meal for 11 people. Having enjoyed the lunchtime buffet on several occasions, I decided to ask the owner/chef what he could provide for an evening meal to take away. He immediately came up with a suggestion for a balanced selection of dishes at $12/head, and we agreed a time when I would pick it up. As we were discussing a few logistical details, he decided he would add an extra dish (pakora and chutney) at no extra cost.

When I arrived, slightly early, for pick-up, the food was all ready and carefully packed in boxes so as to preserve its heat. The owner went through everything with me one more time, to make sure I had everything I thought I had ordered, and he very kindly helped me get everything to the car, since it was snowing.

After getting home with the food, we found that all the dishes were indeed still nicely hot, and the aroma was wonderful. The food turned out to be extremely delicious, and the quantities were generous enough that there was still enough of everything left over for one more portion, even after we had all eaten our fill. Several of my guests are very discerning when it comes to Indian food, and they were full of praise for this particular meal.

The next day I received a voicemail from the owner on my cell, wanting to know if everything was to our satisfaction, and so I popped into the restaurant at lunchtime to let him know that we were very happy. We had a good visit, and I will definitely be using the special-order evening service again.

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An undiscovered gem
By Neil Mayhew of Calgary, AB (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 2:43pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is tucked away in a light industrial district in the NE of Calgary, and is currently not open in the evenings. However, it is a real gem.

The food is mouth-wateringly good, and the lunchtime buffet allows for generous quantities. It is some of the best Indian food I have eaten in Calgary.

The chef and owner is remarkably friendly and kind, and sometimes brings extra items to the table that he has been working on, at no extra charge. He is always extremely keen to know that his customers are happy and satisfied, and has a big, entirely genuine smile.

The decor is attractive and tasteful, light and airy, although it leans more towards café- rather than restaurant-style, as befits the location and type of building. It has been spotlessly clean on each of the several occasions that I have visited.

Although the lunchtime buffet doesn't offer a very extensive choice, it does vary each day, and includes sides such as nan and pakora. The price is also very reasonable, and given the quality of the food represents outstanding value.

Although the restaurant is not open in the evenings, it does offer a catering service for evenings and weekends. I have used this as well, but I will make a separate review of that.

http://www.natarajrestaurant.com/

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