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“Pleasant place, good food. Know your dim sum - no pictures on ordering menu.”
Review of Forbidden City

Forbidden City
Ranked #592 of 3,769 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Agree with reviewer below - you may need to know your dim sum as their ordering menu has no pictures, and some is in small print. But, what did arrive was very tasty from steamed shrimp dumplings, rice rolls and spareribs; mango pudding; ample portions. They also have a full menu to order from instead. Accommodating service though a bit slow and slow to bring more tea - but may have been short staffed that day for our large group? Prices fair.
Pleasant large restaurant. Will visit again anytime I'm in the area.

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Thank AlbertaCanadafamily
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

If you know what to order off the menu, than you will have a very pleasant dining experience. However if you have never had dim sum before, this may not be the place for you. I would recommend a dim sum restaurant that has carts.
Overall the food here is good. The staff are helpful and quick to serve, although not really friendly. The restaurant is usually fairly busy, so the staff are constantly moving in and around tables.
I would have no issues with recommending this place to anyone.

1  Thank 827lawrencef
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Very tasty Dim Sum dishes, pricing is above average, service is good and lots of Dim Sum selection. Authentic style Chinese dishes for dinner that you would enjoy.

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is delicious and the price is affordable.

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1  Thank Kimkimkim309
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Visiting from Vancouver, BC, the dim sum here was a little bit lower quality than what I'm used to and the portions were smaller as well.

We were able to get a table for 4, while larger groups were waiting outside. The traditional push carts have been replaced with an order sheet. You would have to go with their description if you do not know what you are ordering.

The food was good and fresh. I would assume that they warm up or cook your order when it is submitted.
The restaurant was clean and looked good. It is a part of a mall, so you can walk around while you wait for a table or afterwards, and there's ample parking.

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Thank iceman68
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