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Open Sesame

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Southwest Calgary
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6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada (Mcleod and Glenmore)
+1 403-259-0123
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected my meal to be more delicious than what it was. Ordered the pad Thai and I have had better unfortunately. Good concept for a restaurant but not a good execution.

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Thank Annabelle A
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Made a reservation here for 6 and got a both. It was large enough and very private so that we could carry on a conversation. Food was good, could have used a few more noodles, but it was good. Presentation was very good and clean, and it didn't take that long to get our food once we put handed it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The presentation of the plate was great and taste was good. The steak meat quality was not great but Ok.

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Thank Adam K
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

i reserved a table for two by the fire for my special occasion which is an anniversary. We were promptly greeted by a bubbly asian hostess and judging by her enthusiasm i felted welcomed and that i mattered. It was this past Monday and we were greeted by a extremely personable and professional waiter. He let us know that half... More 

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Thank rickyytangg
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Have been there twice in the last year. Both time stir fry was awful. Yesterday it took forever for our stir fry to come out after putting it on the counter to be cooked. I could have made it at home faster. Furthermore mine tasted like it had been cooked in old oil that was burnt and some of the... More 

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Thank Beamoose
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Met a friend for lunch at Open Sesame. We both had the Mongolian bowls. The food is super fresh and arrived at the table very hot! Delicious. Both of our desserts, banana won tons and the Blondie, were excellent too! Our server, Bryce, was efficient and friendly. Perfect lunch.

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Thank Rhonddy
Calgary Alberta
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The food is fresh and tastes great. I love how you are able to build your own healthy meals if that's what your looking for. Our server was really friendly and moderately fast on a very busy night. I will definitely come back.

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Thank christinaamber
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Choose your protein and noodle/rice then choose your sauce and vegetables. Great service and the deep fried banana dessert is delicious!

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Thank Jenny D
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Our children took us to Open Sesame for our 35th anniversary. We really enjoyed ordering the stir frys and going up to choose what we wanted to put into them. We also ordered appetizers which were excellent. Service was attentive and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely visit again. Please note, that reservations are a must... More 

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Thank Oskar751
Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This place was great to eat in. Very nice classic Asian decore. Very clean. Reasonably priced. No tvs. The wine and bar has lots of availability. I'd definatly eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
    (Mcleod and Glenmore)
  • Public Transportation: The #81 Macleod Trail stops just in front of the restaurant (both heading North and South) and we are also within walking distance from Chinook Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Southwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-259-0123
Description
Smuggler's Inn originally began in 1967 as Bar X Steakhouse, an American company. The current owner, Frank Krowicki, bought out his partners and went to work developing a brand new concept to Calgary. His vision included a mix of casual, late night fine dining and live piano bar. Over the years, the building expanded around Smuggler's Inn, with the addition of Winelite dining room on the west side, and Backstreet lounge and dining room on the north side. As the dining scene in Calgary began to change, Frank too saw a need to change and adapt. The first endeavour was the conversion of Backstreet lounge to Open Sesame in 2000. Open Sesame has been serving fresh, Pan Asian cuisine to happy customers ever since. The conversion of Backstreet dining room to Bolero was complete in 2007. As Calgary's first Brazilian style steakhouse, Bolero continues to satisfy meat lovers with its unique and interactive style of dining. Our latest addition is Tango Bistro, on the west side of the building, which once was Winelite dining room. At Tango Bistro, we bring together delicious, hand crafted small plates and fantastic wine to create a casual atmosphere for all to enjoy. In May 2013, Smuggler's Inn celebrated 40 years of serving mouth-watering Alberta prime rib and steaks alongside many original items, which have made us famous around the world. Four restaurants under one roof keeps us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. And the rest, as they say, is history! Smuggler's Group Rewards is a unique program that rewards you every time you visit us. For every dollar you spend, you earn points towards FREE Loyalty Certificates from Smuggler's Group Of Restaurants. Whenever you make a purchase, simply present your Smuggler's Group Rewards Card. We will automatically track your purchases and assign points to your membership. For every 200 points you accumulate, you will accumulate, you will automatically receive a $10 loyalty certificate to redeem on your next visit. There is no charge or fee associated with the Smuggler's Group Rewards Program. Just fill out the application, turn it in to us, and start using it right away.

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