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Reviewed April 30, 2021 via mobile

Best calamari in town! We came by for lunch today at their patio safe dining option. We tasted the calamari and each got our own meals. Service was great and friendly! Did I mention it had a great patio facing the corner of 4th avenue?...Very authentic location and feel. Would happily return! You got to check this place out next time you're in China town!! It's very iconic.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

Excellent dinner for two last night at Kingfisher. My first time and I’m sure to visit again. Food was extremely good and the service from this family owned and operated restaurant could not be better. Oysters were wonderful and so was the squid. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

I have been going to Kingfisher for 20+ years....it’s always great. They say they serve the best calamari in Calgary...absolutely true. The prawns in hot sauce is my favorite!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

We were a group of 6. Came early evening, the place was empty, so we were a bit worried. The food was just amazing! We ordered many of the items, sea food, fish, salads, soups, all was very good.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

A must when in Calgary! The best squid around so tender not greasy not chewy, I go here every time I am in Calgary, Great service, located in the corner of Chinatown upstairs. The prawns and scallops my second favourite dish.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Really the best calamari in town and the greatest creamy hot sauce Prawns were excellent also Not to mention the grest prices for happy hour

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

I should have taken the time long ago. I've been coming here for years and without getting into details they bar none have the best seafood dishes in Calgary. Other than fresh oysters or lobsters in a tank the King Fisher has poached grilled and...deep fry to offer. Their signature deep fried calamari with hot sauce is 10 out of 10. Their signature shrimp and scallops with cream sauce is 10 out of 10. Just try their orange roughy fish and chips for just 15 bucks. 10 out of 10. They usually have a unique fish of the day special as well. Not much of a place to see as it is small with not much seating. No booths, no ambiance, or character. If your out for delicious seafood dishes you will not find better.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

I used to come to The Kingfisher a lot in the past when the original owners used to run it. I have not tried it for some time because my clients are out by the airport and I started staying out by the airport and...eating there. My friend Jean and I decided to try it again. My associate and I tried the seafood combo at $27 which is a deal. The seafood was fresh and delicious and the sauce was very flavourful. Jean had Prawn and scallop at $19.95 which is another deal. She said her meal was delicious. The new owners are very friendly and helpful and will do what they can to give you a good experience. Will go again next year!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

My co workers and I went here for lunch last Thursday. Located on the corner of 4th and centre street. It's upstairs. We had the squid and I have to say it's the best I have ever had! We had squid and then shrimp and...scallops. Service excellent, prices reasonable. I will go back next trip to Calgary.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

After going to an early movie, my wife suggested we try a place that she goes with her girlfriend for dinner. There is no way I would have found this place by chance. Sitting on the second floor of the Dragon City Mall it's a...bit out of the way. The ambiance of the mall in the quiet of the evening was striking after exiting the crush of humanity at the movie theater. We started the evening with their self-proclaimed best calamari in town. It did not disappoint! It was tender and the hot sauce that accompanied it was just right. I followed that up with the seaweed salad. My wife was having no part of it, but it was a great change of pace from the more traditional Ceasar or toss salad that they also offer. We both finished off with the main course of shrimp in hot sauce. Again, the right amount of heat that sneaks up on you slowly. At 7:30 at night we were the second couple at the restaurant and it did not look they would be getting any more. The music was a great set of jazz that seemed incongruous with the Chinese setting but set a great atmosphere for me. The owner was doing it all and he did so with style and grace. It was a pleasure to discover the Kingfisher. I know we will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Brought here by a friend- just for the calamari. It was great! Firm, but not rubbery, just tender enough, not greasy, lightly battered. Beautifully done. The miso soup is also good! I don't know if I'd have found it without a guide, tucked away in...the corner of the second floor. A bit of a hidden gem.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

Headed for the Hot Pot Restaurant in China Town and arrived to find about a thousand elderly Chinese folks, mostly women, and a sign that said, "Seating by reservation only due to private party". On the way out saw a sign for, "...the best Calamari...in Town (Calgary, Alberta). So I stopped in about 19:30 hours. I was the only patron, but I was tired, so I stayed. I ordered their special. Food was excellent. Wine was good. Service was very friendly and efficient (recall I was alone in the restaurant except for the owner). But the food was about 30% higher than I think it should have been. Wine was good and the price was reasonable, maybe even a bit low for the quality/value.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Awesome scallops in creamy hot sauce! Shrimp is top shelf too. Sure wish we had a place like this down in the south.

Date of visit: November 2012
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This place is a staple for the downtown business crown in calgary bordering china town. The best dish is shrimp and scallops in curry, and the appitizer is always the calimari. Great place, and you can always take a stroll thru china town mall afterwards.

Date of visit: October 2012
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