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Open Sesame

6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
+1 403-259-0123
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“hibachi steak” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A staff Christmas party recently introduced me to another world within the restaurant "Open Sesame", an underground Asian oasis, bathed in dimmed lights, a melody of red patterned walls and carpeted floors warmed by the flickering flames from a fireplace at a far wall near...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of this restaurant is very nice, it is cozy and nicely decorated. My friends ordered the Bancock Mule similar to a Moscow mule and sent it back as it was not at all pleasant. There was no fuss and a different drink was...More

Thank dutchdecor
Reviewed 11 November 2017

There were four of us who went for lunch here and we had such a great time. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Two of the group had the Stir Fry, which they both enjoyed and the other two picked other items...More

Thank Grant F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Food was ok, temperature wasn't overly hot for main course. We didn't do the "make your own" as we decided to order from the menu. Ginger Beef with rice, the taste was ok, but not enough sauce and the meat was lukewarm at best. We...More

Thank Maggies_Dad65
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Took my aunt for a birthday dinner. Or server was fantastic! Very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was really nice however the restaurant was freezing cold. My aunt had to wear her winter coat through half of dinner. We ordered the Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Calamari,...More

Thank hayleet21
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had a fantastic staff dinner at this restaurant. The service was great and the food tasted wonderful.

Thank bobbdn
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great option for a family of picky eaters because one can select your own proteins, starch, veggies and sauces in your own desired proportions. Food was tasty and we have never been disappointed with the meals. The only negative for us was the very slow...More

Thank LAK010
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Met friends/business partner for lunch at Open Sesame. Great experience and great staff. Huge selection of options for Asian style cooking. select your meat and veggies and types of sauce and the chef cooks it for you. Delicious.

Thank John L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Our family of 4 went there Monday July 24. An appetizer of two (yes, 2) deep fried vegetable rolls cost $8 to start. We all had the make your own rice bowl. My son ordered 2 "proteins"- shrimp (he got a total of 3 in...More

1  Thank kdhbcreek
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Group of us went for a book club dinner - three of us ordered from the preset menu and the other three ordered the "create your own" from the buffet style selections. I loved my dish - the Thai Bouillabaisse was absolutely delicious - it...More

Thank Mae B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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