27 New Restaurants That Opened in N.W. Calgary This Year

The next time you’re in northwest Calgary, check out one of these new spots for Korean barbecue, brunch, Halifax street food, pasta and more.

8 Mile Pizza

This new Brentwood eatery specializes in Detroit-style pizza. You can build-your-own pizza or choose from 14 signature options like the Meat Supreme, Philly Cheese Steak or the Detroiter. You can also add other items like salads, cheesy garlic bread, donair fingers, calzones or pasta to your order.

1350 Northmount Dr. N.W., 403-270-4688, 8mile-pizza.com

 

The Alley

 

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The Alley celebrated the grand opening of its third Calgary location in June. From Deerioca Fever to Lemon Winter Melon Punch, you’ll find all your favourite drinks at this new spot in the University District.

3941 University Ave. N.W., the-alley.ca

 

And Some Cafe

At this flower café in Sunnyside, the menu features dishes that work for breakfast, brunch or a fun snack, with options ranging from six kinds of dutch baby pancakes to honey bread. While you’re there, be sure to check out the café’s selection of flowers for sale.

540 7 Ave. N.W., theandsome.com

 

The Artist Lounge

The next time you visit Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, be sure to check out The Artist Lounge, a new restaurant with cocktails and tapas that recently opened inside the art gallery. The surrounding art provides a beautiful environment to enjoy a cocktail and dishes like chicken flautas or coconut prawns.

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Baekjeong

This Korean barbecue restaurant already has a location in Edmonton, and now, you can also visit it in Calgary. At Baekjeong, guests can use the grill at their table to cook beef short ribs, beef brisket, pork belly, ribeye steak and more. There are also appetizers like pan fried tofu, dumplings, ddukbbokie and cheese buldak that you can order for the table to share, as well as individual dishes.

11660 Sarcee Tr. N.W., 403-452-4796, baekjeong.ca

 

The Banquet

One of the newest additions to the University District, The Banquet is a new Calgary bar with tons of activities and games to add to your dining experience. Dig into elevated pub fare like smoked brisket sliders, buffalo mushroom caps or the salmon poke bowl, then try your hand at bowling, ping pong or putterball.

3957 University Ave. N.W., thebanquetbar.com

 

Bliss & Co.

 

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You may know this bakery from visits to Crossroads Market, but now, you can also get its tasty treats in Brentwood. Bliss & Co. offers a wide range of cupcake flavours, as well as items like lemon cake, brownies, cheesecake, fruit pies and more.

120, 30 Brentwood Common N.W., blisscupcakes.com

 

Blowers & Grafton

 

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If you love the Halifax street food at Blowers & Grafton’s Mission locale, you’re in luck: The restaurant has expanded with a second location in northwest Calgary. Pop in with friends to share some fried pepperoni, garlic fingers and a donair pizza. And don’t miss the restaurant’s Happy “Hali” Hour, which runs daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close.

12650 Symons Valley Rd. N.W., 825-540-7722, blowersgrafton.com

 

Brouhaha

 

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Look for this new breakfast and lunch hot spot in Hillhurst. The menu is full of creative dishes like chicken in a waffle bowl, a fried crab meat scramble, a croissant smoked salmon eggs Benedict and more. If you can’t decide, share the $55 brunch tray for two with a friend to try several dishes at once.

609 14 St. N.W., 403-453-0577, thebrouhaha.ca

 

Center Cafe

 

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Center Cafe is a new brunch spot in Tuxedo Park. Try dishes like the pork egg waffle, corn pancakes, mango or matcha shaved ice and more. Wash it all down with a coffee or an iced fruit or milk tea.

1715 Centre St. N.W., instagram.com

 

Flirty Bird

 

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This local Nashville hot chicken chain continues to expand across the province, and you can now visit its fifth Calgary location in Kensington. The small yet mighty menu features fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders that are available in six heat levels.

314 10 St. N.W., flirtybirdchicken.com

 

Fringe Coffee

 

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Looking to start your day off with a cappuccino and a croissant? Consider checking out Fringe Coffee, a new coffee shop that celebrated its grand opening in the Montgomery neighbourhood on March 27.

4628 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-288-6923, instagram.com

 

Fuwa Fuwa

 

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Alberta’s first Fuwa Fuwa location opened in Calgary’s Kensington neighbourhood on May 7. The restaurant chain specializes in fluffy soufflé pancakes that come in flavours ranging from tiramisu to raspberry and caramelized banana.

1111 Kensington Rd. N.W., instagram.com

 

Golden Jade Palace Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant

 

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There’s a new spot for Chinese food in Calgary. Golden Jade Palace recently opened in Panorama Hills with plenty of options for dim sum and dinner. Try dishes like rice crepe with barbecue pork, steamed egg yolk custard buns, steamed shrimp dumplings and more.

610, 1110 Panatella Blvd. N.W., 403-730-1888

 

Happy Cup

Happy Cup, which has another location in Woodbine, now has a second location in the Country Hills Village Shopping Centre as well. Treats yourself to a refreshing bubble tea or a smoothie in flavours like mango, strawberry banana and avocado.

232, 5149 Country Hills Blvd. N.W., @happycupyyc

 

Jaffa Grill House

 

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This new Mediterranean restaurant offers a selection of salads, sandwiches and platters featuring chicken or beef shawarma, shish tawouk, beef kabab, falafel, beef ribeye, barbecue and more. If you’re ordering dinner for the whole family, consider one of the family platters that serve three to six people. And of course, don’t forget to order some baklava or milk pudding for dessert.

2012, 2060 Symons Valley Pkwy N.W., 403-764-6909, @jaffagrillhouse

 

Jun Katsu

 

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Jun Katsu is a new restaurant in Arbour Lake that specializes in — you guessed it — katsu. There are katsu options with pork, chicken, cheese or ebi,  or if you want try a few different types, there’s the Jun Katsu (Assorted Katsu) dish that comes with pork, cheese and ebi katsu. The menu also includes katsu curry bowls, katsu don and appetizers like takoyaki and corn cheese.

420, 20 Crowfoot Cres. N.W., @junkatsuyyc

 

Kinjo Sushi & Grill

 

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This past June, Kinjo’s seventh Calgary location opened in North Hill Centre in the Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill area. Make plans with friends to check out the newest location and try the wide range of sushi, sashimi, oshizushi, tempura and more on the menu.

North Hill Centre, 1668, 1632 14 Ave. N.W., 587-358-2988, kinjosushiandgrill.com

 

Macao Imperial Tea

This bubble tea chain opened its first Calgary location last year, and now, guests can also grab a drink from its new second location in Evanston. From mixed fruit tea to red bean pudding matcha, there are plenty of flavours options here.

2028, 2060 Symons Valley Pkwy N.W., instagram.com

 

Một Tô

You can now visit Pho Dau Bo‘s new sister restaurant in Crescent Heights. Once inside, dine on dishes like pho grilled cheese sandwiches, roasted bone marrow and pho at tables made with recycled chopsticks. Don’t miss the restaurant’s happy hour that runs Tuesdays to Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

1609 Centre St. N.W., 825-910-8488, mottovietnamese.com

 

O-My Kimbap

 

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This Crescent Heights eatery specializes in kimbap and bingsoo. The Korean rice rolls come in several flavours, with filling options like vegetables, tuna, spam, beef and more. Finish off your visit with a strawberry and mango or orange and grapefruit bingsoo.

919E Centre St. N.W., @omykimbap_02

 

Pocket Coffee

 

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The team behind Blue Star Diner and Dairy Lane Cafe have opened a new coffee shop (which just so happens to be right next door to Dairy Lane in West Hillhurst). Stop by Pocket Coffee between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a pastry and cup of coffee.

317 19 St. N.W., 403-283-2497, pocketcoffee.ca

 

Rising Tides Taproom

This West Coast-inspired taproom in Montgomery has a bright and beautiful space where you can enjoy local beers and snacks like popcorn, sandwiches and doughnuts with some friends. The taproom also has a giving wall where you can support local charities by ordering the “giving tap” beer.

4545 Bowness Rd. N.W., risingtidestaproom.com

 

Soc Trang Viet Submarine

Located in Crescent Heights, this Vietnamese sub shop celebrated its grand opening in July. Whether you’re craving a sate beef sub, salad rolls, steamed pork buns or a bubble tea, be sure to swing by and give it a try.

2A, 1015 Centre St. N.W., 587-356-1199, @soctrang.yyc

 

Tori-K Food Express

 

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Craving Japanese street food and boba? Head to Tori-K Food Express in Crescent Heights. With options like meat skewers, katsu burgers and rice boxes, your cravings will soon be satisfied. Plus, order a milk tea or smoothie to wash it all down.

1015 Centre St. N.W., @torik.express

 

Village Ice Cream

 

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Village Ice Cream’s fifth location opened in the University District in January. Pop in for a scoop of one of the shop’s ‘always’ flavours like salted caramel, maple pecan or toasted coconut, or opt for one of the seasonals.

4019 University Ave. N.W., 403-374-5923, villageicream.com

 

YYC Pasta Bar

 

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The next time you’re in the mood for pasta, head to YYC Pasta Bar. The Italian restaurant, which already had a location on 17 Ave. S.W., now has a second location in Kensington where you can treat yourself to bowls of lobster ravioli alla vodka, spaghetti vongole or veal tortellini.

314D 10 St. N.W., 403-474-9111, yycpastabar.ca

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