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Forbidden City

999 36 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X6, Canada
+1 403-250-1848
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good52%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“dim sum” (23 reviews)
“egg tarts” (4 reviews)
“bbq pork buns” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
999 36 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Greasy food. Expensive for Chinese restaurant. Tries to be a classy restaurant with the decor, but fails in service. Washroom not classy. Understaffed.

Thank MickeyGoofy
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Lately, it has been the only hotpot we go to. The way they serve their orders for hotpot is very clean and sanitary, The hotpot food is prepared only upon orders which means its fresh. This place has a warm atmosphere and the service is...More

Thank JPS10o3
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Forbidden City is a dim sum heaven! I was mightily impressed and salivated over the 'ha kau', 'siu mai', spring rolls, turnip cakes, rice crepe, BBQ pork buns, sticky rice..... We were happily satisfactorily stuffed.... No dinner tonight!!! A trip to Forbidden City is worth...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Haven't been here for dim sum for years. Their dim sum was way better than and varieties are very different from T. Pot China Bistro (under the same group). One could find some traditional HK food (even street food) here - Traditional noodle soup with...More

Thank Nora L
Reviewed 25 December 2017

My wife, recently from China, finds this restaurant excellent. It is in Pacific Mall, with many Chinese businesses centered on the excellent big Chinese/Asian supermarket T&T. Most of the meals that I try are good for me also (Canadian). She likes the familiar setup of...More

Thank Traveller99ab
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We went first on Sunday morning, arrived @ 0900 - first ones there. We've eaten a lot of Dim Sum in several countries and this experience was on par with most of the others. The shrimp dumplings were delicious, crunchy shrimp. Spring rolls excellent, sticky...More

Thank Alf H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for Dim sum as a friend suggested. Great selection that you order off paper and they bring it to your table. No cart service. Very good quality and food came quick. Restaurant filled up quickly so go early. I will go back here...More

Thank w t
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A very large restaurant almost entirely oriental patrons and staff. The food is definitely Hong Kong style and the menu is in both English and Chinese. As a non-Chinese person you might need some help deciphering the menu. Ordering options are not the usual for...More

Thank Tomtomaz2
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My Wife and I went here a few days ago and found this place to be really good for Dim Sum. First, we went at lunch time on a Friday and it was pretty busy. That being said we only waited about 4 or 5...More

1  Thank jiffypop101
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Food is always tasty Gets busy but usually can get a place as it's a big restaurant with lots of seating. I recommend the ... Dried scallop & tobiko Pork & shrimp with mushrooms Sui Mai Most dishes are good quality, good service, reasonable prices...More

Thank Andee S
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18 February 2018|
Response from Nora L | Reviewed this property |
Did you mean "xiami long bao"? The Great Taste in China Town is the best (not The Great Taste on 64 Ave NE), other pork dimpling varieties are also good because they pan fry rather than deep fry (deep fry is the lazy and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 36 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-250-1848
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