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Babylon Qithara

#311, 2555-32 St NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T1Y, Canada (Downtown)
(403) 219-2121
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Ranked #678 of 2,876 restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Nov 25, 2013
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
Calgary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were looking for a quick bite one day after shopping in the area and a co-worker had told me about this place. It fit the bill as is located in a strip mall near the movie theatre (easy parking) and included foods that appealed to the meat eater (him) and the veggie eater (me). We have been back many... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I don't know if it was because I just came out of the gym or what but there was a very pleasant smell in the mall. After looking for the source, I find this place and I asked what was he cooking. He said the chicken and I immediately replied that I have to have it. It was very, very... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The first impression on arriving at Babylon Qithara in the NE was very disappointing. I almost turned and left. The décor is poor and unwelcoming and looked very 'grubby'. Despite this, I sat and mistakenly tried to move my seat which was sticky with something unpleasant that necessitated me washing my hands immediately. We were promptly given sticky menus and... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had a wonderful family supper at Babylon. We all ordered the kebabs platters and my husband, who is a vegetarian, had falaffel. It was all excellent! The service was great and the food was plentiful and fresh. I would definitely go back to Babylon!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I had a bite of the food and it tasted awful so I asked if I could order something else and they said that I have to pay for both. And the were very rude about it!

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Calgary
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I was a huge fan of there shawarma untill I tried there Mideast burger. Its one of the best Halal beef burger. Medium done,homemade patty,juicy. I also noticed there food wont taste same all the time. Most of the time its delicious, there were odd times when the meat taste just blend(may be 1/20 visit). Overall, its a nice place... More

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Calgary
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41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

You can get take out here or sit down and have them serve you, but I believe the prices are a bit higher if you sit down and order off of the menu...don't quote me on that, I personally have only ever ordered cafeteria style and sat down. Usually get the chicken swarma (sp) and it has always been delicious.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

They have a GREAT selection of arabic food dishes like your typical donairs, shish kababs, meat and veggie pies. Our third visit and we still love the food..

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Calgary, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

They have a decent selection of arabic food dishes like your typical donairs, shish kababs, meat and veggie pies. They make a nice plate for shish kababs with hommous, garlic sauce, greek style salad and rice. They also have some hot stews available, but most are swimming in tomato sauce if you like that. Take out is good. Now they... More

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Calgary, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We visited for Lunch and chose to eat in the restaurant. The food took a bit of time to arrive but was well worth the wait. Everything was fresh and the meat was grilled to perfection. The menu is extensive and we will certainly be back to sample other items!

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