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Marathon Ethiopian

130A 10th St N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
403-283-6796
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Ranked #373 of 2,927 Restaurants in Calgary
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and I love this restaurant. It is so romantic eating together with our fingers, and the food is delicious!!!! and healthy! We absolutely love it here and often eat there. One of ours favorite restaurants in Calgary. Lunch buffet is absolutely awesome!!! And good value.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I make it a point to eat Ethiopian in every place we visit. While we have not been to Ethiopia, we have dined in many American and European cities. This is one of the best. The dishes were basic and tasty, and the quantity was overwhelming; it is rare that we do not finish all that is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First time at an Ethiopian restaurant. Very reasonable prices, service was excellent. Caters to a different taste as most dished are ground up or diced very fine and served like stew. Wasn't as spicy as I expected, except for the lamb.

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Red Deer, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had an amazing party platter for 2 full of vegan Ethiopian food and I could have kept eating and eating! Pretty much ate the plate...Lots of flavour, variety and fun new food I never tried! (p.s. the coffee and tea was surprisingly different and amazing as well!!)

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great food with authentic quiet atmosphere. Helpful server with good ideas for us newbies at African food. Poor parking. Lots of extra bread.

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Calgary, AB
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I attempted to go to Marathon Ethiopian today for lunch. The website says it's open for lunch on Mondays as does the sign in the window, but alas the lights were off and the door was locked. Perhaps it's unfair to write a review for a restaurant that I've never actually eaten at, but perhaps that's the whole point. This... More 

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fairmont hotsprings
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We love this place. The different flavors, and very friendly service. My 5 and 6 year old daughters even love the food. We had a family platter, and ate way more than we should. The food is so tasty it is hard to stop your self. The price is very good for what you get, and it is fun to... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

I'm new to Ethiopian food but I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. The staff was great & helped us order, the food was fantastic. Be prepared to get messy! The washrooms were a bit disgusting so avoid them if possible.

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Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Authentic Ethiopian restaurant. The platters have a good variety and in fact more than many places offer. The service that people complain of is quite customary of ethiopian restaurants Ive been to. You just have to come expecting to spend the time. Another fantastic vegetarian option in Calgary!

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Arborg, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

My last evening in Calgary and I wanted to try Ethiopian so we came up to Kensington to Marathon. We were the first table in there shortly after five o'clock so our service was not long at all. We had our vegetable sambusa's and a drink while visiting so when the vegetarian combo platter was brought out it seemed like... More 

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Additional Information about Marathon Ethiopian

Address: 130A 10th St N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-283-6796
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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