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“Apart from loud music, very good”
Review of Aida's Bistro

Aida's Bistro
Ranked #137 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Mission
Alberta, Canada
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901 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
“Apart from loud music, very good”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

I had an early supper (around 6:00 pm) and ordered the veggie platter, which included a variety of dishes, including fattoush, felafels, hommus, and stuffed grape leaves. All fresh and tasty. For dessert, I had a honey-laden knafi. Big mistake! It is almost pure sugar, and really hard to take. Maybe unsweetened coffee would have made it more palatable? The service was quick and pleasant. My only complaint: the music, some of it Middle Eastern, which I happen to like, but most of it more like nondescript muzak, and too loud. To her credit, the waitress agreed to turn it down (a little).

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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“So much flavour”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I always order the Mouhammara to start. A delicious dip made of red peppers and walnuts. The hummus is great as well although a little more acidic than others I have had. So much flavour in the dishes I have tried, which include the kafta kabob and fattoush salad. Come here over and over again. Don't forget reservations are highly reccomended on the weekend.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Excellent food!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here a few times and it's always been very good. The Muhammara is my favourite appetizer although the dips are all good. The white bean salad is delicious and their kabobs have good flavour. Left there with a delicious garlic taste in my mouth...

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Calgary, Canada
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“Expensive and stale”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

This restaurant used to be good. It's not anymore and the best part of our meal was the Lebanese beer!
The food was below average and the fatayer felt like they were microwaved from frozen. The falafel were crumble fest and the hommos was overly acidic.

The food might be good enough if it wasn't so expensive!

  • Visited March 2013
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Hay River, Canada
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“Falafel is a must”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Shared the dip platter with Fatoush salad. Everything was delicious but especially liked the falafel. Nice setting and great service.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank bettelyons
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