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Open Sesame

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Southwest Calgary
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6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada (Mcleod and Glenmore)
+1 403-259-0123
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place is so fun, and great especially for people with different dietary needs - gluten free? No problem. Off carbs? No problem. Low sodium? No problem. On Weight Watchers. No problem. You can customize lots, pick and choose sauces - they even have calorie counts for the sauces so you know what's what. Great drink menu too.

Thank Cecily P
Red Deer, Canada
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Interesting menu choices but what I really like is that you can build your own "bowl" with all your own favourites. Prices are very reasonable and good services.

Thank Teresa01_10
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Started off when I was younger to accommodate my large birthday parties.. There is a space that allows for groups of 20 which is awesome. I love the stir fry (don't recommend choosing pork though) and for people that say its lacking flavour, that's he beauty of this plas, the "market" is right... More 

Thank Kaylatrig
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

My family of 10 including one 6 year old went to Open Sesame for a birthday celebration. We had a great waiter and the food was plentiful and tasty. I was not too thrilled with the front end staff ( hostess and the girl that brought us our first drinks). They were okay but tended to give the attitude that... More 

1 Thank tickdeeboo
Level Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Six of us went on a Friday night for dinner. Half went to the "market" where you pick the veggies and other half picked off the menu. My boyfriend did the market and picked the spiciest sauce, the Shezuan and when he got the bowl there was absolutely NO flavor. I picked the kung pao and it was breaded chicken... More 

1 Thank passitforward
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

That being said it was a very pedestrian gastronomic experience and if you are the sort to be happy with "road house" eateries, you may well be completly satisfied. As for me I actually like to eat out and have a meal that has great flavour and carefully chosen ingredients. This is not that place. I'm sure 8 of the... More 

Thank Wildesmith
Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The food was OK but for the price you should be allowed additional trips to the grill, not just 1. We had potstickers for an appetizer which had way to much dough on the outside, and little fillings in the middle. They were not very good. For the price you could spend your money better elsewhere. Unlikely I will visit... More 

Thank rob2456
Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had our Valentine's Day dinner at Open Sesame, it was my first, and last visit there. Our waitress was absolutely awful, I've never met someone so miserable working in a restaurant. It was like we were ruining her night by being there. I have a shellfish allergy, I warn servers the minute I get a menu. I had picked... More 

Thank Nikita_Grai86
Calgary, Canada
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152 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Went on a date night here a couple nights ago. This was my first visit and most likely will be my last. The menu had items from all over Asia with a superb selection of Asian beers. There was also a do it yourself stir fry bar which had fresh options except that there was food all over the floor... More 

Thank bgmwallis
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you are trying to watch what you eat and be healthy while dining out, this is the restaurant for you. Lets do the pros and cons. Overall, I would go back here. The stir-fry and healthy options outweighs the CONS. CONS: - There is always a wait....you have to wait for 30-60 minutes which is really frustrating at times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $22
Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
    (Mcleod and Glenmore)
  • Public Transportation: The #81 Macleod Trail stops just in front of the restaurant (both heading North and South) and we are also within walking distance from Chinook Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Southwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-259-0123
Smuggler's Inn originally began in 1967 as Bar X Steakhouse, an American company. The current owner, Frank Krowicki, bought out his partners and went to work developing a brand new concept to Calgary. His vision included a mix of casual, late night fine dining and live piano bar. Over the years, the building expanded around Smuggler's Inn, with the addition of Winelite dining room on the west side, and Backstreet lounge and dining room on the north side. As the dining scene in Calgary began to change, Frank too saw a need to change and adapt. The first endeavour was the conversion of Backstreet lounge to Open Sesame in 2000. Open Sesame has been serving fresh, Pan Asian cuisine to happy customers ever since. The conversion of Backstreet dining room to Bolero was complete in 2007. As Calgary's first Brazilian style steakhouse, Bolero continues to satisfy meat lovers with its unique and interactive style of dining. Our latest addition is Tango Bistro, on the west side of the building, which once was Winelite dining room. At Tango Bistro, we bring together delicious, hand crafted small plates and fantastic wine to create a casual atmosphere for all to enjoy. In May 2013, Smuggler's Inn celebrated 40 years of serving mouth-watering Alberta prime rib and steaks alongside many original items, which have made us famous around the world. Four restaurants under one roof keeps us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. And the rest, as they say, is history! Smuggler's Group Rewards is a unique program that rewards you every time you visit us. For every dollar you spend, you earn points towards FREE Loyalty Certificates from Smuggler's Group Of Restaurants. Whenever you make a purchase, simply present your Smuggler's Group Rewards Card. We will automatically track your purchases and assign points to your membership. For every 200 points you accumulate, you will accumulate, you will automatically receive a $10 loyalty certificate to redeem on your next visit. There is no charge or fee associated with the Smuggler's Group Rewards Program. Just fill out the application, turn it in to us, and start using it right away.

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