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Magic Bowl

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12-1215 Lake Sylvan Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-271-9366
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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199 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It had been about 6 months since our last take-out order from the Magic Bowl, and we were craving Chinese food. Over the phone, we ordered $60 worth of food and picked up the order 25 minutes later. One of the items wasn't exactly what we thought we had ordered; we overlooked that and looked forward to the taste of... More 

Thank Moochie-La-La
Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I usually don't write negative reviews but this has been one of the worst food experiences I've had. Maybe they were just having a bad day but the food was almost inedible. We ordered ginger beef and chicken, chow mien and salt and pepper squid. The squid was pretty good, it was nicely battered,crispy and hot. Everything else was soggy... More 

Thank MarkSiwek
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Was told about this place by a co-worker and thought would go and try. It is a small place but the dim sum is quite delicious. They have quite alot of choices to choose from. Their price is quite reasonable. If you go with a big group, I would make reservations for sure. They don't really have big tables, but... More 

1 Thank Rita K
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I can't stand wasting money on substandard food. Ordered dinner for 3 delivered. The food arrived cold and the dumpling dough was thick and chewy. Stick with tried and true Bonavista Peking House!

1 Thank ShelleyLE
Calgary, Canada
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This will be one of our favorite Dim Sum restaurants in Calgary. This is our first time at this restaurant as I wanted to find a good Dim Sum restaurant that was in the South East area of Calgary instead of the Downtown area, It's a little out of the way & fairly plain but once you taste the food... More 

Thank Ron F
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Not a single dish that we ordered was "good". They were pretty flavorless. Unfortunately we will not be ordering from them again.

Thank Michelle11796
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

When you first look at the place in the strip mall, it's nothing fancy. Once you walk in the place is small and pretty plain. But after taking a look at the menu they off tons of variety as well offer Dim Sum menu. Can't go wrong with that. The food tastes great and you get your money's worth. They... More 

1 Thank beaglersonthego
Calgary, Canada
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199 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Our family tried Magic Bowl Restaurant in the Bonavista Downs community. Yummy! We all agree that the ginger beef and shanghai noodles are better than we've been able to find anywhere else in Calgary: flavourful and authentic, not greasy. We also enjoyed the chef's special chow mein noodles loaded with prawns, scallop, squid, BBQ pork and chicken. The interior decor... More 

Thank Moochie-La-La
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

This is our families favourite place to order Chinese from or go for Dim Sum. We love how close they are to our home, the service is always amazing, we love the guy that is out front he is a very friendly man (he brings special plastic bowls and cups for our daughter), the price is amazing, somehow you can't... More 

1 Thank Sarah H
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

Was at Magic Bowl for the 3rd time last night, this place is amazing, the food is soooo good. Prices are great. They have a very good Ginger Beef, they call it their specialty, and it's only $4.99/plate. (1 per table). It's one of the best Ginger Beefs I've had. Have tried several other dishes, and was never disappointed. I'm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-1215 Lake Sylvan Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-271-9366

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