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Open Sesame

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Southwest Calgary
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6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada (Mcleod and Glenmore)
+1 403-259-0123
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Choose your protein and noodle/rice then choose your sauce and vegetables. Great service and the deep fried banana dessert is delicious!

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Thank Jenny D
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our children took us to Open Sesame for our 35th anniversary. We really enjoyed ordering the stir frys and going up to choose what we wanted to put into them. We also ordered appetizers which were excellent. Service was attentive and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely visit again. Please note, that reservations are a must... More 

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Thank Oskar751
Fort McMurray, Canada
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great to eat in. Very nice classic Asian decore. Very clean. Reasonably priced. No tvs. The wine and bar has lots of availability. I'd definatly eat here again.

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Thank Captain119
Calgary, Canada
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We did not build our own dinner and instead choose off of the menu. My husband had the hibachi steak and I had the sweet chili beef, both were very good. The appetizers were very good and I liked the booth seating.

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Thank Julie O
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I love eating at this place. The food is good and fresh. Lots of options. The service can be good or slow, depending on the night and staff.

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Thank mismcfly
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Go here quite often as the kids like it and it's reasonably priced. I'd say it's always good, never quite great, though you create your own, so maybe it's me deciding that's the problem! Lots of gluten free options and food is pretty consistent. Certain times get very busy, so good idea to book ahead.

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Thank Andrew F
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place!! You build your own plate by choosing your protein, noodles/rice, veggies, toppings and sauce. So yummy and different each time!!

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Thank Jenny D
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We absolutely love Open Sesame. You will need a reservation if you want to get in at a specific time. They have a great menu even though we also opt for the Market Café where you are given a bowl to fill up with all of your favorite vegetables and sauces to stir-fry. You choose the meat or seafood that... More 

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Thank LikeHolidayBliss
Calgary
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79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a great place to visit when you really want to visit with your dining partners. Food is good, fast, servers are friendly, and they are not in a hurry to get you out of your table. Lots of food to choose from. My one suggestion - make sure you get enough sauce! Three scoops wasn't enough for me,... More 

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Thank Patbear
Auckland
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the location and warmth of the employees. Its a bit confusing at first as there are multiple full sized restaurants in the one building but well worth the hunt. The food was surprisingly good, with many dishes similar to chinese food, but with a touch more. The prices were also reasonable. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Cuisine
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?