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Tai Pan

104-108 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0E7, Canada
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
9 Oct 2013
“Not worth the time”
23 Sep 2013
“Like to eat in a canteen then eat here?”
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
104-108 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0E7, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

I should have take a cue from the visual look of the place, old, tired, worn & dirty. But I had a hankering for dim sum and was caught in the south. Food was uninspired and flavourless, very greasy. The best dish was the sticky...More

1  Thank BagelAlberta_Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2013

A group of us ate here one Saturday evening recently. We all chose the buffet which was your very average Chinese food. Most was battered and fried and covered in sauce. The choices were refilled frequently . The only time we saw the wait staff...More

1  Thank chanel16calgary
Reviewed 31 July 2013

the Tai Pan in southwest Calgary (in a strip mall off Southland Drive) was EXCELLENT! Dim Sum and huge buffet offered tasty selections of a variety of dishes. The staff was super efficient, friendly and very courteous. I figure if 90% of the lunch buffet...More

1  Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We were there Sunday morning at 10:45 and only 1 other table was occupied, should be a warning sign right away!! We stayed and tried the Dim Sum, after telling my wife we have never ever had a bad Dim Sum anywhere in Calgary..........spoke too...More

2  Thank cowboydanno
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Quality, Price and Service are all best in Calgary ! Underground parking available. 5 mins to Chinatown and Downtown. Centrally located.

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 23 July 2012

This is a small Chinese restaurant located in a small shopping mall near the No. 1 highway (16th Ave N.) off Chinatown. Parking is pretty limited, but you can find some good Southern Chinese food at reasonable prices there. Service is only so so though.

2  Thank CityJudge
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Dim Sum can be mediocre, ok, good or really good. I've been going to the original Tai Pan when it was in Chinatown for many years, they were so busy that eventually they moved to larger premises on Centre St. and it's still packed on...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2009

Good dim sum.

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Reviewed 22 March 2008

I liked this place years ago but my most recent visits have brought some dissatisfaction. The rice crepes used to be awesome but they've changed their recipe and now the crepes are sticky and powdery. Other food is still pretty good and they have the...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2008

I have tried Dim Sum there, very good. Not like others, Dim Sums are ordered through waiters, not pre-cooked and brought by the cart. Not a lot of tables. Might wait in line to get served.

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USD 10 - USD 15
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  • Address: 104-108 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
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