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Forbidden City

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999 36 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X6, Canada
+1 403-250-1848
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a Chinese and I recommend highly this restaurant because the food is so very good. Never diappointed. The price is very reasonable and they cook authentic Chinese cuisine. It is also very popular for lunch dim sum. There is always a long line up on weekends.

Thank Boon L
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time ever going out for dim sum. We had no idea what to order or how to order, and the employees were running around so fast I kind of felt like I would be bothering them if I asked questions. We ended up ordering too much and one item we ordered did not taste good at all. I was... More 

Thank TheLittleUnicorn
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to drop into "The Forbidden City" located in the Pacific Place Mall in the North East of Calgary after computer class this morning for the first time. Reception was on the outside of the restaurant, located in the mall and I was given a round disk pager which would notify me when a table would become available. This... More 

Thank Maureen K
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down the they make best dim sum in Calgary. Little pricey compared to other places buts it's worth every penny.

Thank KSeven T
Calgary, Canada
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever my girlfriend's family comes to town we go here. It has become our dim sum place and is quite consistant. Always a lineup on the weekend so plan to come early and go get groceries at T&T in the meantime.

Thank manthatboogie
Palm Desert, California
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570 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were guests taken out to the Forbidden City, a classic chinese restaurant, in an asian themed mall. There were many chinese guests who seemed to really enjoy the dinner. The wine list was quite modest and the house white was fairly sweet. Our host ordered for all of us and we had many great dishes. The Ginger Beef was... More 

Thank Marty911
Calgary, Canada
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Agree with reviewer below - you may need to know your dim sum as their ordering menu has no pictures, and some is in small print. But, what did arrive was very tasty from steamed shrimp dumplings, rice rolls and spareribs; mango pudding; ample portions. They also have a full menu to order from instead. Accommodating service though a bit... More 

Thank AlbertaCanadafamily
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

If you know what to order off the menu, than you will have a very pleasant dining experience. However if you have never had dim sum before, this may not be the place for you. I would recommend a dim sum restaurant that has carts. Overall the food here is good. The staff are helpful and quick to serve, although... More 

1 Thank 827lawrencef
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Very tasty Dim Sum dishes, pricing is above average, service is good and lots of Dim Sum selection. Authentic style Chinese dishes for dinner that you would enjoy.

Thank Anthony C
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is delicious and the price is affordable.

1 Thank Kimkimkim309

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 36 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-250-1848

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