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Marathon Ethiopian

Northwest Calgary
African, Ethiopian
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130A 10th St N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
403-283-6796
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5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lots of vegetarian options.

I like Ethiopian vegetarian food in general, and wasn't disappointed by this one. It was very tasty and well prepared. The restaurant was almost full for dinner on a Wednesday, so it seems quite popular, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Ingo S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I like Ethiopian vegetarian food in general, and wasn't disappointed by this one. It was very tasty and well prepared. The restaurant was almost full for dinner on a Wednesday, so it seems quite popular, too.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If I don't have marathon at least once while visiting Calgary then I am so disappointed. My family is all about tradition--and Marathon is one of ours. Excellent flavour and food. If you aren't into ethnic food you may not be used to Ethiopian spices, my family on the other hand love it! Bring someone you love to chat with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Pros- New food experience, not busy, good service Cons- Filled up on injera not on the meat, which questions value. I went here for a valentines dinner and was surprised about how slow it was. Most restaurants that i had called were booked up solid. I thought I'd give this one a try. Entrees ranged from 10-20 with most meat... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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: African, Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130A 10th St N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-283-6796

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?