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Safari Grill

#239 of 2,914 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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#100, 255 28th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 5K4, Canada (Memorial Dr. SE)
+1 403-235-6655
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Today
13:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked a table at Safari Grill through Open Table for 2 people. I was taking my friend to celebrate her promotion and I wanted it to be flavourful for her as she is a foodie! We booked the table for 7pm and as expected, we were warmly welcomed! We ordered the Serengeti Platter. We enjoyed every bite of it... More 

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Thank CarolynBaird
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Growing up I had quite a few Indo African friends & I loved their food; so we decided to give this place a try. We ordered the Serengeti Platter which was $26 so we can sample a variety of BBQ. The chicken was very dry and had too much colour in its spice mix to the point that my husband's... More 

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Thank PrincessZee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just kidding of course, no Zebra on the menu but plenty of other stuff that I can't pronounce. This is my second time here and it is fantastic. Our server helped us decide on dishes for the 6 of us and we were full with food leftover. The butter chicken and chicken masala are excellent although fairly small portions and... More 

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1 Thank Dan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and great service. Recommend for any occasion. Try the ribs or mishkaki. Friendly environment

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Thank Rahim V
Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Short ribs are a must, excellent. Had the safari platter along with other excellent dishes. Waitress was very nice and knowledgable. Will go again.

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1 Thank sirrahm1039
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were very excited to try a new restaurant however we will not be going back any time soon. Our lunch took 45 minutes from time of order to get to the table, while 2 other tables were served before us. The excuse was the dish that I ordered - they were trying to time it so both dishes would... More 

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Thank MorticiaB
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have eaten here several times, and it is one of the best Indian food restaurants in Calgary. Its Korma dishes are the best Korma I have had in Calgary. The restaurant's founder or owner comes from the large East Indian community that was transplanted to East Africa during the colonial era (Kenya, Tanzania area) before eventually moving on to... More 

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Thank regisjones
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

What a terrific dinner! Everything was great. The spinach pakoras - delicious! The ribs and mogo - fantastic, as always. Dessert - great. Service - great. Try to come at least once per month.

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Thank Vladimir1968
Calgary
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212 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Four of us had a tasty dinner. We shared the masala mogo (deep friend starchy cassava with tomatoes), the Forodhani platter with 1/2 chicken, ribs, and skewers of beef, chicken and prawns with rice; and an order of lamb chops, and for vegetables we had lentils, as well as a paneer dish. We ordered everything mild, but I think the... More 

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Thank JimBCalgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This place is great! It has a fun atmosphere, amazing food and friendly staff. Ever since it was introduced to me I now crave their ribs, they alone are worth the trip. I have been here numerous times and have never been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 26
Cuisine
Indian, African, Halal
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #100, 255 28th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 5K4, Canada
    (Memorial Dr. SE)
  • Public Transportation: We are located near Franklin Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-235-6655
Description
Safari Grill, with its committment to using only the freshest ingredients as well as mirroring true East African hospitality, succeeds in delivering an authentic African experience. With decor that has been imported from countries such as Tanzania and Kenya, coupled with local beers and beverages, one can lose themselves in this reflected reality.

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