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Marathon Ethiopian

130A 10th St N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
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Ranked #364 of 2,878 restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
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24 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Fort McMurray, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The food is very nice and the coffee is out of this world but the service has to be the slowest I have ever encountered. I fully intend to go back, but bring a snack to tide me over until my order arrives.

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