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Open Sesame

6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
+1 403-259-0123
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“noodles” (17 reviews)
“hibachi steak” (2 reviews)
“won ton” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great option for a family of picky eaters because one can select your own proteins, starch, veggies and sauces in your own desired proportions. Food was tasty and we have never been disappointed with the meals. The only negative for us was the very slow...More

Thank LAK010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met friends/business partner for lunch at Open Sesame. Great experience and great staff. Huge selection of options for Asian style cooking. select your meat and veggies and types of sauce and the chef cooks it for you. Delicious.

Thank John L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Our family of 4 went there Monday July 24. An appetizer of two (yes, 2) deep fried vegetable rolls cost $8 to start. We all had the make your own rice bowl. My son ordered 2 "proteins"- shrimp (he got a total of 3 in...More

Thank kdhbcreek
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Group of us went for a book club dinner - three of us ordered from the preset menu and the other three ordered the "create your own" from the buffet style selections. I loved my dish - the Thai Bouillabaisse was absolutely delicious - it...More

Thank Mae B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Went there on a recommendation for my birthday and was really disappointed. The sesame noodle dish had no flavor, the thai chili chicken appetizer was soaked in sauce , pad thai was just disappointing. I maybe should have gone with a stir fry but do...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

My family always goes to Open Sesame for it's great build your own meal. The whole menu is good but their signature dish is the Stir Crazy where you choose your grain and protein and then visit the "market" to fill your bowl with the...More

1  Thank JackMuncher
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a great place to go for a create your own Asian style bowl of meat and veggies. You load up your bowl with what you want and pick your meat and sauce and they cook it to your liking. Every visit has been...More

Thank Shaq1027
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a regular stop for me as the quality and speed of food and service allows a quick meal on the busy days, or a nice treat for the days when more time is allocated for a personal meal. The Oriental Garden options means...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My friend Tiffany brought me here once. Fun, exciting and new atmosphere with build your own bowls and dishes. very refreshing. Loved it.

Thank Sasha H
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I expected my meal to be more delicious than what it was. Ordered the pad Thai and I have had better unfortunately. Good concept for a restaurant but not a good execution.

Thank Annabelle A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 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
  • Neighbourhood: Southwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-259-0123
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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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