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Marathon Ethiopian

$$ - $$$
Northwest Calgary
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130A 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V3, Canada
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend trying marathon Ethiopian restaurant if you are interested in trying something new. The dinner for two is delicious excellent flavour presentation, ambiance and service you will not be disappointed. We literally could not stop eating!

Thank ducaticvcc
Niagara Falls, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent. Highly recommend this restaraunt to anyone who wants experience authentic Ethiopian food. Our waiter Endale was awesome.

Thank Dexteroo
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

This meal surpassed all expectations! The food was full of kick and flavour, it was amazing! The actual restaurant could use a bit of cleaning, but the food itself more than made up for it

Thank jonsnowsgirl
Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time eating Ethiopian food. I found it interesting. I have never had bread like this in my life. It was fantastic! We ordered a meat and a vegetarian combo. Both were incredible. I think we had to get a doggie bag. The portions were huge. Inexpensive place to eat.

Thank Alfred K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

This family run restaurant in kensington is the best place I have ever been. The food is beyond delicious and you can tell it is made with such care. The atmosphere is welcoming and the owner always has a smile for you. This is the go to place I bring all my friends and family.

Thank Andrea M
Lethbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

First time visit. Decor is rustic; lots of ethiopian-inspired qualities, including artwork, wall covering and paint. Music at a low volume, so nice background sound. Lighting a bit dim, but not too dark; subdued ambiance. Staff friendly. Ordered combo platter; decent amount of the three meats, each of which was tender and had distinct and pleasant flavours; lentils and peas... More 

Thank EmperorT
Calgary, Canada
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

We ordered a platter for two as takeaway dinner, we got home and the injera was fantastic, it had the right flavours and texture and they rolled it properly so that it stayed moist until we got home. The rest of the food was in tin takeaway containers filled with oil. At first glance it looked like vomit or scraps.... More 

Thank InYourFaceNutrition
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was my first time to Calgary and my boyfriend and I tried two Ethiopian restaurants: Blue Nile and Marathon. My strong preference is Blue Nile. Marathon was OK but the portions are small and the food didn't taste as good as the other Ethiopian restaurant. It wasn't bad.... just not the best.

Thank Michelle J
Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

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.

Thank Ingo S
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130A 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-283-6796

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