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Open Sesame

6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
+1 403-259-0123
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (20 reviews)
“veggie bowl” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a strong recommendation and was not disappointed. The concept of picking your own meats, veggies and rice/noodles for a stir fry was new to us but really enjoyed it. Looking forward to returning

Thank Scubeedoo
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Felt like some ginger beef on recent visit to Calgary. But family didn’t want to go to a diner style place. Looked at menu online and saw many choices available here including several gluten free options. Was a good choice, ginger beef was excellent. Everyone...More

Thank Softball_nut
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It was a nice enough restaurant Reasonably priced Service was very slow Wine list very short and limited in choices Beef sizzle was the worst meat I have ever had though and gristly. There were 9 is us. I think everyone else was reasonably happy...More

Thank Aquantst
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here for a friend's birthday party.We were a group of 18 and the service was really good. Lots of food choices on the menu and the desserts are amazing too.

Thank Tania36
Reviewed 30 December 2017

First time with friends. Location and parking is good. The place is different with fire places. It's a bit dark for m taste though. Comfortable seating especially for large group. Seats are comfortable, but the place is cold, very cold. The service is slow, but...More

Thank Jehad A
Reviewed 16 December 2017

A staff Christmas party recently introduced me to another world within the restaurant "Open Sesame", an underground Asian oasis, bathed in dimmed lights, a melody of red patterned walls and carpeted floors warmed by the flickering flames from a fireplace at a far wall near...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The interior of this restaurant is very nice, it is cozy and nicely decorated. My friends ordered the Bancock Mule similar to a Moscow mule and sent it back as it was not at all pleasant. There was no fuss and a different drink was...More

Thank dutchdecor
Reviewed 11 November 2017

There were four of us who went for lunch here and we had such a great time. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Two of the group had the Stir Fry, which they both enjoyed and the other two picked other items...More

Thank Grant F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Food was ok, temperature wasn't overly hot for main course. We didn't do the "make your own" as we decided to order from the menu. Ginger Beef with rice, the taste was ok, but not enough sauce and the meat was lukewarm at best. We...More

Thank Maggies_Dad65
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Took my aunt for a birthday dinner. Or server was fantastic! Very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was really nice however the restaurant was freezing cold. My aunt had to wear her winter coat through half of dinner. We ordered the Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Calamari,...More

Thank hkt21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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 fresh, locally inspired comfort dishes with a focus on cold, sustainable seafood and top quality steaks. 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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