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Fassil

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107-3608 17 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 0R9, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My all time favourite Ethiopian restaurant. I've been there couple of times with friends and always enjoyed the food. Not an expert on Ethiopian food but I've loved this one much better than the other ones I tried.. I love to share it on the big plate but always end up fighting with my friend! Haha! My fav ones are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I love the this place a lot the food is fantastic I have tried multiple dishes here & all of them rocked. The dishes are all served on enjera, which is a sourdough flat bread, which you use as your fork & spoon & it also taste great. The dishes I would recommend would be the Doro Tibbs its a... More 

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Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Few days ago I went to Fassil for the first time in Calgary and I left the restaurant with a pleasent feeling: I ate authentic Ethiopian food. I'm not an expert but I've eaten before African in a Eritrean family and the flavours and the dishes they looked exactly the same to me. The meat cooked in the typical sauce... More 

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Thank Ma R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

The best Ethiopian food in Calgary can be had here! The incredible flavours in each dish and the large vegetarian selection has me coming back again and again. The service was fantastic and I'd recommend this place to anyone interested in unique and flavourful dining.

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Thank Kombucha G
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We went as a group of 7 this time and they are so accommodating. Some of the group does not like food too spicy and some extra spicy. They were able to split up some of the combos into spicy and mild. It is never fast but it is worth the wait. We have been to many Ethiopian restaurants in... More 

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Thank Sidney V
Banff National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I've been to Fassil several times after spending some time in Ethiopia. The owners are so friendly and the food is delicious! They even humour me, encouraging me to speak the few words of Amharic I know... even played some Teddy Afro on request! Always a lovely experience every time I go!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Our family's favourite type of food. Our kids are 9 and 15 yo. We love the smell of the spices, the way the food is shared in one big plate, the server/owner is friendly and happy. It would be nice if the food was served faster, because we are always starving while waiting for the food (35-45 min), but it... More 

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1 Thank William R
Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

I've never had this type of food, so I have nothing to compare it to. I've never eaten with my hands either, it was a fun and unusual experience. The family that we went with didn't pre-warn us that this place was very casual, so we were dressed for upscale dining. The folks who brought us were apparently long-time fans... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I personally just love this place, it is one of my favorite restaurants. Ethiopian food has become on of my favorites. Whenever I travel I go to the local Ethiopian places. If you can set aside any expectations around fast service when you go to them, you will be fine. Over time we have gotten to know the owners here... More 

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1 Thank Michael G
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

After reading reviews, decided to try this out. I've never had any form of African food so this had a lot to live up to. It was a slow night, had the place to myself and the service was slow (go figure...). I ordered the lamb and Oh My Word.... was it ever good. It comes on injera, a sourdough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107-3608 17 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 0R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary

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