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Aida's Bistro

#136 of 2,946 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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2208 4 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 1W9, Canada
+1 403-541-1189
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for din this last Thursday, the first time I've been to Aida's and had a lovely meal. Two of us ordered the yogurt and cardamom lamb chops, and one dinner ordered the lemon chicken. We were all VERY impressed with the flavour and portion size of our meals. I'd recommend either dish... no question. And now the less-than-good:... More 

Thank JustMeB
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aida's is, and has been, my families favorite restaurant in Calgary for many years. Strangely, In all of the years my wife and I have eaten at Aida's, we have only ever ordered the shawarma. The combination of their home made hummus, and marinated beef, and the way they blend lemon and Tahnini into the perfect mouthwatering combination always draw... More 

Thank openadventure
Cacapava, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Aidas with a group of friends and I was pleasantly surprised. Restaurant is pretty small but they were very accomyof our group and my stroller. I ordered the fish and although a bit expensive it tasted good and portion was huge. Waitress did forget things here and there but was ok. Must try the Baklava dessert!

Thank Mariana_9
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

One of my favourite restaurants. However, I wonder if the food and service are slipping a bit. We had an assortment of dishes at our table - there were six of us. Two of us had the featured soup - it was tepid at best and we asked to have it rewarmed. The pita chips that accompanied it were over... More 

Thank carrie808
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Charming little spot with great service and wonderful food! The portion sizes are fantastic and the platters allow you to try a little bit of everything for a reasonable price! Try the grape leaf wraps, you will not be disappointed!!! We have been repeat customers and have recommended and brought friends as well. If you're going with a group larger... More 

Thank Sarah Rae S
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The food was a bit bland for my taste and nothing really stood out. The service was lackluster as well. This was my first and probably last time eating here.

Thank Netti78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Aida's for years, and have tried almost everything on the menu. It's all excellent! The service staff are typically very attentive as well. This time I had the lamb kabob platter with baba ghannouj and tabbouli salad. This restaurant is as good or better than the best Lebanese restaurants where I've eaten in the Middle East.

Thank Paul H
Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My friend and I decided to visit Aida's for lunch after a long hiatus to this Lebanese restaurant. It is a small cosy space which provides for a nice ambiance. The service was excellent and menu varied and well priced. We both chose the Shawarma with hummus, Fattoush for one and Tabbouli for the other. The food was well presented... More 

Thank LJoanne
Calgary, Canada
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went here for dinner on a Friday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary based on reviews we read on line, We arrived at 1800 and the restaurant was pretty empty. The place isn't fancy except for the ceiling, it is beautiful. The server that greeted us was friendly with a nice big smile, very welcoming! We had reservations and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wonderful middle eastern food, we have been twice already and are talking about our next visit. Everybody there is very nice and accommodating, and the food is amazing. So many flavours... Mmmm! Looking forward to our next visit! The entrance with 4 dipping to share (hummus, tzatziki, baba ganoush and one more) is a wonderful start! And if you can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 4 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 1W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mission
  • Neighbourhood: Mission
  • Phone Number: +1 403-541-1189

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?