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Marathon Ethiopian

Northwest Calgary
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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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Interesting food, no rush to return though

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

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
47 helpful votes 47 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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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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?