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Babylon Qithara

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#311, 2555-32 St NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T1Y, Canada
(403) 219-2121
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 4
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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent donair and tabbouleh in a grubby, weird setting

The tabbouleh was exactly the way I love it, very lemony and with far more parsley than grain. The large donair was not overfilled by any means but it was delicious with very fresh tasty veggies and great tzatziki. Unfortunately the place is a near total writeoff. The entire restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The tabbouleh was exactly the way I love it, very lemony and with far more parsley than grain. The large donair was not overfilled by any means but it was delicious with very fresh tasty veggies and great tzatziki. Unfortunately the place is a near total writeoff. The entire restaurant desperately needs a makeover, the chairs are '70s specials, and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Slow, lazy, grumpy with a bad attitude guy serving customers. The wrap I ordered fell apart in his hands so I asked for him to use another wrap. He just laughed at me and thanks to that it was extremely difficult to eat. The taste was below average. The Greek salad was lacking feta cheese and tasted just horrible. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place makes a great shwarma or donair. They have a $8.95 lunch special for a shwarma or donair and a can of pop. The food is good and the service is usually quick.

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Calgary
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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #311, 2555-32 St NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T1Y, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (403) 219-2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?