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Aida's Bistro

#133 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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2208 4 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 1W9, Canada
+1 403-541-1189
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Aida's for years, and have tried almost everything on the menu. It's all excellent! The service staff are typically very attentive as well. This time I had the lamb kabob platter with baba ghannouj and tabbouli salad. This restaurant is as good or better than the best Lebanese restaurants where I've eaten in the Middle East.

Thank Paul H
Calgary, Canada
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I decided to visit Aida's for lunch after a long hiatus to this Lebanese restaurant. It is a small cosy space which provides for a nice ambiance. The service was excellent and menu varied and well priced. We both chose the Shawarma with hummus, Fattoush for one and Tabbouli for the other. The food was well presented... More 

Thank LJoanne
Calgary, Canada
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went here for dinner on a Friday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary based on reviews we read on line, We arrived at 1800 and the restaurant was pretty empty. The place isn't fancy except for the ceiling, it is beautiful. The server that greeted us was friendly with a nice big smile, very welcoming! We had reservations and... More 

1 Thank skierCalgary
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wonderful middle eastern food, we have been twice already and are talking about our next visit. Everybody there is very nice and accommodating, and the food is amazing. So many flavours... Mmmm! Looking forward to our next visit! The entrance with 4 dipping to share (hummus, tzatziki, baba ganoush and one more) is a wonderful start! And if you can't... More 

Thank vfbl
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant with a few vegetarian choices and a nice ambience for my Birthday. Cozy setting nice place to enjoy a glass of wine and a good meal. Service was excellent as well!!

Thank LiliHeit
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had a terrific meal. We ordered the veggie mezza, and everything was wonderful. Best tabouli I've ever had, and the red pepper dip was exceptional. We asked for a bowl of lentil soup to share, and the waitress divided it on separate bowls without us even asking. Good price, great service, and tasty food. Highly recommended.

Thank Richard R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Aida's Mediterranean cuisine is unbeatable. I have tried a few different things on the menu and I have not been disappointed yet. The small and quaint ambience is nice as well, although sometimes it does get too crowded. It's best to go on a quieter night. I love the baba ganouj, the hummus, and the patchouli salad. The meat is... More 

Thank dkost593
Calgary, Alberta
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

From my knowledge, this is the classiest Lebanese restaurant in Calgary. Great location (Mission), great ambiance, good service... a great place for a gathering of friend and good for "date night" too. The Mouhammara dip (red pepper, walnuts, pomegranate juice) is to die for! After dinner you can take a stroll along the Elbow River.

Thank Live_Life_Big
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I always enjoy the food at Aida's. One of the better Middle Eastern restaurants in town and well located. Parking can be a bit challenging but don't give up. It's worth it.

Thank CPK100
Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The Highs - Funky, cozy, eclectic atmosphere, right in the heart of Mission. Really good Med food, entire party thoroughly enjoyed what was presented. Food gets a 5. The Lows - service was really, really lacking. Waitress was not overtly rude, but clearly didn't want to be of much assistance. Had to ask multiple times for items, slow response, little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 4 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 1W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mission
  • Neighbourhood: Mission
  • Phone Number: +1 403-541-1189

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