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200-709 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J5, Canada (Edmonton Trail and 7th Ave North)
+1 403-984-7534
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Carino has recently changed to the JJ Ramen bar and I attended on their soft opening. The great news is the the Ramen is just as good as it always has been. Bad news is that the Italian-Japanese fusion dishes are gone. Despite that, this is the best Ramen in Calgary. I love this place.

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Thank Michael C
Calgary, Canada
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The food is great, I knocked one point off because the ramen soup base really is too salty. If that's down a notch it's pretty much the best ramen in Calgary. The pork belly is the best I have had out of all the ramen I had that featured pork belly as a topping, including the ones in Japan. The... More 

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Thank Josephliyen
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

My boyfriend and I went for dinner and I've been dreaming about it since! We started off with the pickled chicken wings which were super tasty. I had the miso-cured chicken cutlets risotto. The chicken reminded me of my favorite meal in Hawaii and everything inside the risotto paired very nicely. Not one thing I did not like on my... More 

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Thank Marina N
Canada
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by this little restaurant. The mix of Japanese and Italian flavour was delicious. We tried the duck,duck, duck, and waygu. Both were delicious!

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Thank mmelly
Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Had ramen here for lunch with my kids, and loved it. The noodles were perfect, the broth divine. I ordered the duck ramen. So tasty! I decided to go back with the hubby and friends for dinner, and I really built up the ramen. However, there was no ramen on the menu! It's only a lunchtime thing. Looking at the... More 

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Thank Louise D
Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant with my family for the first time and it was really great! Service was excellent and all the plates were sent back clean, the presentation and flavours were superb. Zero complaints, will visit again soon.

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Thank Maggie S
Banff National Park, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Not many Japanese restaurants are actually run by Japanese people, and even fewer when their passions are rooted in Italian cuisine. The folks from Carinos have impressive resumes, and their restaurant here is so clearly a passion product made possible by their talents. Their love and appreciation for hand-crafted Italian dishes are done in the only way they know how... More 

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Thank Tomakiko
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Had ramen at lunch , It was yummy and had some good variety. enjoyed the spicy chicken one more then pork belly, cause it had a little zip , there was no condiments on the table so couldn't tweak it my self , It sat well in the stomach it did not feel like an MSG bomb went off, so... More 

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Thank Azure G
Calgary, Alberta
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This has possibly one of the most innovative menus I have ever seen. I'm often suspicious of "very odd" food combinations, because I don't believe just being weird makes something good. Well, after an incredible meal here, I must say that the chef knows what he is doing! Who knew Japanese-Italian fusion could work so well?

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Thank timetobeinspired
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Very unique cuisine extremely well prepared. Braised lamb ribs were fabulous. German Pinot noir offered is a new favourite. Great service

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Thank artfuljay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200-709 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J5, Canada
    (Edmonton Trail and 7th Ave North)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-984-7534

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