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Marathon Ethiopian

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Northwest Calgary
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130A 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V3, Canada
+1 403-283-6796
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05:30 - 22:00
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Lloydminster, Canada
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288 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was here for lunch with a friend. The Entertainment book gave me a 10 dollar coupon against a second meal. I had the combination meat platter, which had a mix of different meats, along with home made cheese and salad. I had the 500 mL Tusker beer, which is a great addition to a spicy meal. the service was... More 

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Haddam, Connecticut
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Since coming to Calgary recently, we have been looking for good vegetarian options. Marathon Ethiopian is definitely worth a try. (It's also a short walk from the Sunnyside Station.) Quick caveats: There is another Ethiopian restaurant, Blue Nile, just a block away, and we have not tried it yet, so cannot compare the two. The service was a little slow,... More 

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Thank DDTinConnecticut
sparwood
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Had it delivered, so disappointed :( I used to live in Ethiopia for 2 years and ate injera and wot on a daily basis. The flavours were off, too salty, not enough texture. Should have tried blue Nile I guess?! I couldn't even finish it. I'm sad.

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Thank leala1
calgary
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend trying marathon Ethiopian restaurant if you are interested in trying something new. The dinner for two is delicious excellent flavour presentation, ambiance and service you will not be disappointed. We literally could not stop eating!

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Thank ducaticvcc
Niagara Falls, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent. Highly recommend this restaraunt to anyone who wants experience authentic Ethiopian food. Our waiter Endale was awesome.

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Thank Dexteroo
calgary
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This meal surpassed all expectations! The food was full of kick and flavour, it was amazing! The actual restaurant could use a bit of cleaning, but the food itself more than made up for it

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Thank jonsnowsgirl
Medicine Hat, Canada
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This was my first time eating Ethiopian food. I found it interesting. I have never had bread like this in my life. It was fantastic! We ordered a meat and a vegetarian combo. Both were incredible. I think we had to get a doggie bag. The portions were huge. Inexpensive place to eat.

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Thank Alfred K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This family run restaurant in kensington is the best place I have ever been. The food is beyond delicious and you can tell it is made with such care. The atmosphere is welcoming and the owner always has a smile for you. This is the go to place I bring all my friends and family.

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Thank Andrea M
Lethbridge, Canada
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

First time visit. Decor is rustic; lots of ethiopian-inspired qualities, including artwork, wall covering and paint. Music at a low volume, so nice background sound. Lighting a bit dim, but not too dark; subdued ambiance. Staff friendly. Ordered combo platter; decent amount of the three meats, each of which was tender and had distinct and pleasant flavours; lentils and peas... More 

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Thank EmperorT
Calgary, Canada
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We ordered a platter for two as takeaway dinner, we got home and the injera was fantastic, it had the right flavours and texture and they rolled it properly so that it stayed moist until we got home. The rest of the food was in tin takeaway containers filled with oil. At first glance it looked like vomit or scraps.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 22:00
Monday
05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 22:00
Thursday
05:30 - 22:00
Friday
05:30 - 22:00
Saturday
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130A 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-283-6796

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