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Calgary Restaurant Reviews
Empress Restaurant & Buffet9737 SW MacLeod Trail, #100, Calgary
Awesome Food and Service
By Percy_Stevens76 of Calgary (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

Well I have been coming to this place for about 4 years now and I consider it to be consistently good, it's not great just good! In the years I have come my only complaint is the occasional dirty glass or utensil but I'll blame the dishwashing machine for that the ladies that work here mean nothing more than to please.

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Asian Village Wok & Grill736 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Love to go again
By Percy_Stevens76 of Calgary (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

In my experience the options for +15 eateries can be a gamble, if you're lucky... meh but mostly yuck, or the feeling you paid way too much for a simple turkey sandwich however, this place definitely stands out. Lunch specials are a steal and the subs are spectactular. Pair quality ingredients with super friendly service and you have a stand out winner. Here you will find an owner who actually cares what you are eating (not someone who relies on high traffic to turn a profit) and is proud to tell you where he sources the bread, how the meat is marinaded etc. and you can certainly taste the difference. Well done :)

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7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant7521 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary
One time visit only
By Percy_Stevens76 of Calgary (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:57pm [Dine in]

I want to start off saying the service was very good. The waitress was helpful in choosing items I was unfamiliar with.
However, I didn't really enjoy it. Maybe this place just didn't suite my taste buds. We had the pork hock and some sort of noodle stir fry. I did ask the waitress for more traditional Filipino dishes and she recommended these.
I'm not going to give it a dislike but probably won't be back.

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Osteria De Medici201 10th Street NW, Calgary
best night of our life !
By tensae haile of Calgary Alberta (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

The best night of our visit at Calgary, Osteria De Medici is the place that we heard a lot about before our trip to Calgary, our former college friends has been there before so it was highly recommended. Our reservation was at 6 pm, when we arrived our expectation was meet with what we saw, everything looks fancy, the menu looks yamii and the price was sweet. we ordered Linguini Pescatore, Osteria dinner and Italian atmosphere of Osteria, we knew we wouldn't finish all the dishes but we couldn't help it we would of tried it all if we could, the good looking waiter recommend a special wine that goes well with our dish. it didn't took long to serve our foods and we couldn't wait to have a test of all , we were amazed and overwhelmed and the fresh hot smell still with us, (lol) , it was the beautiful most delicious test of food we have ever tested, that followed with a sexy looking deserts woooow. to memory of that we oat to write this review, because sharing is happiness, and its our gift to all chick people out there to go out there and check it out , for sure you will go there again with someone special to you. The best Italian restaurant in town over all,
Can’t wait to visit you again!

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Billingsgate Lighthouse Cafe1941 Uxbridge NW, 2B, Calgary
Worst meal
By Illusions of Calgary Alberta (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 17, 2013 - 8:22pm [Dine in]

Bought a groupon, so got what I paid for I guess. Hard, stale dinner bun for the greasy, tasteless, gooey halibut burger. Mushy sweet potatoe fries, too. Definitely will NOT go back. Should have listened to my friend who had the same experience. Probably one of the worst meals I've ever had.

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Taste of India Creekside12024 Symons Valley Rd NW, #128, Calgary
food at taste of india creekside
By obdsit of Calgary Alberta (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 1:21pm [Dine in]

guaranteed food taste and money value i visit first time and buffet was superb and so much variety in the food delicious dessert as well... me and my other friends really like there service and speed which they provide the service we went there in Saturdays weekend and its a full house on that day still they manage perfectly..... enjoy guys......

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Osteria De Medici201 10th Street NW, Calgary
One of my best Dining Experience Ever !!
By jfredzi1211 of calgary (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

We went there and surprised to see that this place is really busy. We waited there for 10-15 mins and got a table. As we sat there a waiter immediately came taking jug of water and a complementary dish of salad. We were surprised. It was the nice greeting. We ordered Following things. Appetizers : Scampi alla Osteria, Lumaghe all' Aglio Soups: Tortellini in Brodo Salads: Insalata alla Osteria, Pomodori alla Caprese Main course: Penne Arabbiata, Melanzane Parmigiana(Veg) Desert: Tiramisu Osteria All the servants were really quick and fast. They will help you choose the right items if you are visiting first time. Osteria has one of the best decoration i have ever seen. You will love it. Prices were quite in range. Our total bill was around 80-90$. I would strongly advise you to visit this place. Thumbs up..

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7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant7521 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary
Best Ambiance and Food
By jfredzi1211 of calgary (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

I want to start off saying the service was very good. The waitress was helpful in choosing items I was unfamiliar with.
However, I didn't really enjoy it. Maybe this place just didn't suite my taste buds. We had the pork hock and some sort of noodle stir fry. I did ask the waitress for more traditional Filipino dishes and she recommended these.
I'm not going to give it a dislike but probably won't be back. Not because anything was wrong.....it was one of those "it's me, not you" situations.

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China Rose Restaurant & Lounge228 28th Street SE, Calgary
Finest Dining Experience
By jfredzi1211 of calgary (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

I had my party here and service was terrible. Servers wont do anything unless you ask them too or didnt even serve the guest, they dont even help us to move some stuff. They rarely help us decorate, and they rather serve the small party or walk in rather the big party . FYI, it was a big party, there was a hundred people and I rented also one of the rooms and I paid for it for the whole day but they were kicking us out or keep asking to pack up our thing coz apparently walk ins/ maybe party is coming. The girl night manager is rude and even raised her voice when we were asking why walk in going to buffet first. They dont have patience. One thing for sure, im not coming back here again. I dont recommend to throw your big party here.

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Cultures3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary
Overall Good
By jfredzi1211 of calgary (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

Here's my order: 1 egg roll to start w/ the dumpling sauce. Chicken pad thai with extra chicken and broccoli added. Replace half the noodles with extra bean sprouts. Then I would add, i'm not kidding, about 10 tablespoons of crushed peanuts and probably a 15 second blast of Sriracha rooster sauce. Mix it all up and enjoy. Tell me that's not the best thing you've had in a long time. Don't forget to use chopsticks.

The nutritional content of the description above averaged out to about 2000 calories. Serious pad thai sweats. And all for less than $10. Look out.

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Osteria De Medici201 10th Street NW, Calgary
One of my best dining experience.
By joana.rigbi89 of Calgary Alberta (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 10:45am [Dine in]

Me and My GF went there on a sunny weekend. What can i say about this place. Ostria is just what you are looking for Italian Food. This place will awesome. All the servants are really quick and amiable. they are fun to talk with. They have really nice decoration. Each and every aspect of restaurant is just perfect. Be it Food, Decoration, Service , Price... We ordered Following things:
Appetizers: Prosciutto Melone (Will surely make you hungry)
Soup: Minestrone alla Osteria (Awesome in taste)
Salad: Insalata alla Osteria (Must try)
Main course: Lingue alla Vongole, Scaloppina Maria Helena (Just loving it, yummm)
Desert: Cassata Siciliana (Perfect ending)
They have really nice wine collection. Prices are quite in range and affordable. Thumbs up !!

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Pizza 736490 Old Banff Coach Road SW, Calgary
Total Crap
By dejag1993 of Calgary Alberta (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 24, 2013 - 6:46pm [Delivery]

Ordered there new gluten free pizza with my familys pizza tonight and when it came to the door only one pizza was in the box. We called to see what had happened and the lady said we would contact the guy. They never contacted us back we had to call 3 times, we called back about 1hour later to figure out that the pizza HAD NEVER been made and nor had it been started the second time.. Funny thing is the gluten free pizza was on the receipt the first delivery. Anyways ill be contacting your head department to further this, Because they tryed to give us a credit for pizza 73 instead of refunding the money. Total crap and will never order here again.

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Fiddlers Courtyard British Pub723 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary
Overall its okay okay...
By joana.rigbi89 of Calgary Alberta (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 8:53am [Dine in]

We popped in for a Saturday meal after Beerfest, wanting to grab something a bit farther away from all of the hubbub of 17th on a weekend. Turns out, Fiddlers Courtyard was an ideal spot for that. It wasn't overly busy and we had our choice of booths or tables. Service was excellent, the room is cozy and there are plenty of friendly locals. Great menu - great beers on tap - what more could you ask for? My vindaloo chicken was on a bed of dried out rice with a few slices of chicken and about a tablespoon of vindaloo sauce with microwaved frozen corn on the side and dollops of microwaved frozen spinach around the plate...yuck! The menu said the sauce contained broccoli and potatoes of which It did not. The mini yorkies which used to be fabulous, were not mini and were very bland. The quesadila was poorly presented and not flavorful. BTW, ALL of our meals were cold.
Just try once if u have no option.

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Safari Grill255 28th Street SE, #100, Calgary
Overall nice experience.
By joana.rigbi89 of Calgary Alberta (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 8:49am [Dine in]

What can I say? Terrific butter chicken, wonderful naan bread, and a really cool dessert ! The name of which escapes my wee brain right now....Its a very nice change of taste as it is a fusion of north african and indian cusine. Ordered the BBQ platter, halibut korma and okra curry. All seasoned medium/one chili.
Foodwise the curries were on point. Korma was delicious, creamy and you could taste the pistachios and cashews. I love okra but have a great fear of cooking/cleaning it. So when i saw it on the menu, I ordered it and it was fantastic, spicy..
Basically, Safari Grill is African/Indian Cuisine. Dishes consist of 1) meat/vegetables, 2) sauce (generally a curry type) and 3) carbohydrate (naan, rice, cassava). In my party of 9 we tried many things and everything was excellent.
In my search for authentic East African cuisine, this is the place. Oh, and don't mind the decor - just eat!

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China Rose Restaurant & Lounge228 28th Street SE, Calgary
Best Food Ever !!
By joana.rigbi89 of Calgary Alberta (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 8:46am [Dine in]

Went out for dinner to China Rose for the first time last week and I was amazed to discover this awesome family restaurant. First impressions, this place was clean and well kept. I went for the lunch buffet with a friend that has been here many times and swears by the food. I absolutely loved it. My plate alone consisted of the following: ginger beef, palace style chicken, mixed vegetables, chow mein noodles, sweet and sour pork, pork dumplings, fried rice, mushrooms in black bean sauce, shrimp in black bean sauce, chicken wings and a bowl of hot and sour soup. I loved the decoration. They also play really nice music in background and all the servants are very attentive. They will help you a lot. This place is always busy. Thumbs up to visit this place for sure.

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Cultures3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary
Horrible service
By Healthyeating00 of Calgary (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:54pm [Dine in]

Food is good for a food court but service is terrible. If the owner ever reads this, fire the staff!! They are rude, one Asian staff member is particularly awful. She rushes you, doesn't answer questions, rolls her eyes and is generally terrible. I witnessed them treating an elderly couple terribly. Will not return.

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China Rose Restaurant & Lounge228 28th Street SE, Calgary
unforgettable experience with China rose restaurant
By nkumarinitu of Delhi, India (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:26am [Dine in]

I loved everything about the China rose restaurant. I visited this restaurant once with my friends and now usually order through the phone. The food, especially from the traditional menu is sumptuous and my favorite is crab puffs. Another must try is the China Rose Special Duck that is tender with an awesome flavor and is also not too spicy. Not only this, whenever I call the staff is very friendly and I also get to choose from their daily specials.

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7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant7521 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary
Fantastic!
By Schnell of Calgary Alberta (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 4:42pm [Dine in]

My parents and I came here and being a picky eater I was hesitant....BUT I was so impressed. The service was great and they were so much accommodating. The food was so good. I really enjoyed it and so did my folks. Would recommend this place (you have got to go). I had the best fish....it was cooked in coconut milk and I loved it.

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Safari Grill255 28th Street SE, #100, Calgary
Best ribs in town
By Foodie lover of Calgary Alberta (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

I just love their ribs. You would not want to miss their masala mogo(deep fried cassava in crushed tomatoes and spices) also, unique and full of flavors. It really is addicting and i also love the way me and my friends become acquinted with the owner and the staff. They provide awesome service.

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Saigon Passion5075 Falconridge Boulevard NE, #400, Calgary
Worst Experience Ever
By MaryH of Calgary (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:05am [Dine in]

This might turn out to be a long review, but please bear with me:

My sister and I ate at this restaurant two nights ago and we had a pretty awful experience. She had eaten here a couple times with no issue before, but she had always gotten the same dish. That night I did not feel like eating the dish that she suggested (the portions here are pretty generous, so this dish easily fed two) so we opted for other dishes. I had ordered Curry Chicken Rice and she had the Seafood Noodles.

Admittedly, my food was pretty tasty, but my sister said her noodles had way too much sauce in it and that it was incredibly salty. We called our waiter over and she kindly asked for it to be taken back. Their manager comes out of the kitchen with the dish and tries to get my sister to take it back. She said and I quote, "We in the kitchen all tried it and it's not too salty. The dark colour is from the oyster sauce that we use to flavour the noodles and it is perfectly seasoned." My sister protests that she did indeed try it and was that it was just deemed too salty from the colour. The manager looked pretty angry/frustrated and just walked away.

Instead of remaking the dish, she orders Roasted Quail w/ Rice, and they take at least 40 mins to bring out her new dish (the place was not busy) and her rice had been pretty dry and stale/old tasting. The night had already been soured, so she decided not to say anything. While we were eating, we could hear the workers in the back gossiping in the back about us (we sat right beside the kitchen), granted this part was anecdotal, but was extremely unprofessional and was just another sour note on our already dampened experience.

After we finish up, we got up to pay and we find out that they had charged us for the dish that she had sent back. Instead of protesting or making a scene (there were other people behind us waiting to pay), we decided to just quickly pay and leave.

TL;DR:
My sister ordered a dish and it was too salty, she kindly asked for it to be taken back, the manager came out and argued with her to try to get her to finish it. After ordering a different dish, they take 40 minutes to bring it out to her and her new dish was less than sublime. When we went to pay they charged her for the dish that she took one bite of.

Please don't eat here, there are plenty of (especially in YYC) fantastic places to get Vietnamese cuisine.

Definitely do not recommend.

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