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Aida's Bistro

#131 of 2,973 Restaurants in Calgary
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2208 4 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 1W9, Canada
+1 403-541-1189
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11:00 - 23:00
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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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Haddam, Connecticut
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had dinner with friends at Aida's. The four of us shared two vegetarian mezze platters, as well as some extra sides--and what a feast! I am somewhat picky about baba ghannouj, but Aida's was perfect--a little smoky, and just the right texture. The Mouhammara was AMAZING! The stuffed grape leaves were also especially tasty. The Rookak (stuffed phyllo... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten in Aida's when I lived in Calgary many years ago, I thought I would attempt a reunion with all I enjoyed previously. Thankfully I was not disappointed. Portions continue to be generous and delicious, there were many diners, staff was efficient and the wine and beer choices sufficient. Hummus and pita were great, as was the tabbouleh. There... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love Lebanese food. This place was exceptional. The hummus and baba ganouj were fabulous. I had the vegetarian platter and each of the selections was exquisite, especially the grape leaves and tabouleh. My companions had a variety from the menu and agreed that everything they tried was wonderful.

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Alberta
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I went for din this last Thursday, the first time I've been to Aida's and had a lovely meal. Two of us ordered the yogurt and cardamom lamb chops, and one dinner ordered the lemon chicken. We were all VERY impressed with the flavour and portion size of our meals. I'd recommend either dish... no question. And now the less-than-good:... More 

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Thank JustMeB
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Aida's is, and has been, my families favorite restaurant in Calgary for many years. Strangely, In all of the years my wife and I have eaten at Aida's, we have only ever ordered the shawarma. The combination of their home made hummus, and marinated beef, and the way they blend lemon and Tahnini into the perfect mouthwatering combination always draw... More 

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Cacapava, SP
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I went to Aidas with a group of friends and I was pleasantly surprised. Restaurant is pretty small but they were very accomyof our group and my stroller. I ordered the fish and although a bit expensive it tasted good and portion was huge. Waitress did forget things here and there but was ok. Must try the Baklava dessert!

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Thank Mariana_9
Canada
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

One of my favourite restaurants. However, I wonder if the food and service are slipping a bit. We had an assortment of dishes at our table - there were six of us. Two of us had the featured soup - it was tepid at best and we asked to have it rewarmed. The pita chips that accompanied it were over... More 

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Thank carrie808
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Charming little spot with great service and wonderful food! The portion sizes are fantastic and the platters allow you to try a little bit of everything for a reasonable price! Try the grape leaf wraps, you will not be disappointed!!! We have been repeat customers and have recommended and brought friends as well. If you're going with a group larger... More 

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Thank Sarah Rae S
Calgary, Canada
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The food was a bit bland for my taste and nothing really stood out. The service was lackluster as well. This was my first and probably last time eating here.

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Thank Netti78
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
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: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?