5 New Calgary Restaurants That Opened Recently

Check out these new restaurants for steak, takoyaki, cocktails and more.

Photograph courtesy of Tomahawk Kitchen + Bar.

It’s been a busy time for Calgary’s dining scene. Here’s a look at some of the new restaurants and cafes that have opened across the city recently.

 

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 Benny 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

 

Chungchun

 

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This Korean-style hot dog chain has hundreds of locations around the world and recently opened its first Calgary location inside Pacific Place Mall. There are hot dogs covered in chicken nuggets, cheese, sweet potato and more.

315, 999 36 St. N.E., 403-454-8820, chungchunricedog.ca

 

Nue Cocktail Bar

 

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Nue is a new cocktail bar located at the base of The Fifth, a new apartment building on 17 Ave. S.W. There’s a small food menu featuring snacks like wings, tempura, dumplings and ceviche, plus a mix of classic and creative cocktails. Try to swing by during happy hour, which runs Sunday to Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., as well as Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

608 17 Ave. S.W., nuecocktailbar.com

 

Takoyami

 

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This Vista Heights eatery specializes in takoyaki. The popular Japanese street food is available with six different topping options. If you’re sharing with friends, order one of the Takoyaki Feast options to try a few different flavours in one 38- or 42-piece order.

114B, 2323 32 Ave. N.E., 403-717-9377, instagram.com

 

Tomahawk Kitchen + Bar

Located in Haysboro, Tomahawk Kitchen + Bar offers a contemporary and inviting space to get your fill of Alberta beef. Enjoy share plates like shrimp cocktail, bone marrow or warm burrata before digging into a tenderloin, bone-in rib eye or Tomahawk steak. And if you’re not a huge steak fan, don’t worry — there are plenty of other options like lobster Thermidor, prawns garganelli, spicy shoyu tuna poke and more.

9823 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-475-4295, yyctomahawk.com

 

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Asadal Korean Cuisine

Get your fill of delicious Korean dishes at Asadal Korean Cuisine in the Beltline. Pop in for some Korean barbecue, stir fries, soups, rice bowls and more, as well as shareable dishes like japchae, tteokbokki, seafood pancakes and more.

735 12 Ave. S.W., 587-351-9898, instagram.com

 

Barrow Coffee Roasters

Barrow Coffee Roasters, which has a coffee shop location inside Mount Royal University, can now also be found inside Suncor Energy Centre. Swing by for a cup of locally roasted coffee, tea or a snack.

Suncor Energy Centre, 150 6 Ave. S.W., barrowespresso.com

 

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar

Gravity has locations in Inglewood and the Beltline, and now you can also visit the cafe’s newest space in Eau Claire, right across from Eau Claire Market. The bright, inviting eatery has plenty of comfortable seating where you can enjoy a fresh coffee, baked goods and other snacks.

240 Riverfront Ave. S.W., 403-452-1431, cafegravity.com

 

Chatime

 

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There’s a new spot to satisfy your craving for bubble tea in West Springs. Chatime’s newest location opened on March 12, making it even easier to try flavours like passion fruit green tea, mango yogurt, wintermelon dew, caramel milk tea and more.

320, 8560 8A Ave. S.W., instagram.com 

 

Daydream by Flora Fromage

The team behind plant-based cheese company Flora Fromage have opened a new plant-based cafe. Along with coffee and a selection of baked goods, the menu features a Deli Dagwood sandwich made with Veghammer maple haam, a breakfast wrap, salads, a yuzu parfait, banana confit toast and more. Be sure to check out the retail section to pick up some Flora Fromage cheeses, chocolates, sauces, coffee mugs and more.

412 Memorial Dr. N.E., daydreambyflora.com 

 

The District

The District is technically six restaurants in one space. The chef-driven food hall is home to Takori, Modern Burger, Oishidesu Ramen Shack, Shrub Bloom, Greenfish and Roy’s Korean Kitchen.

Read more: Inside The District at Beltline, Calgary’s New Food Hall

227 11 Ave. S.W., thedistrictbeltline.com

 

Ellie’s Kitchen + Bar

Ellie’s Kitchen + Bar brings Ghanaian, Jamaican and Canadian flavours to downtown Calgary. Located in the former space of Booker’s BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, the restaurant offers a large dining space where you can enjoy dishes like curry crab cake, wings, beef suya, jerk chicken, salmon and more.

10, 316 3 St. S.E., 825-540-5770, ellieskitchen.ca

 

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

 

Missy’s This n That

 

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Missy’s is a new destination for wine and cocktails with a small selection of snacks like olives, Canadian cheeses and shrimp cocktail. Look for it on the upper floor of the Beltline building that is also home to I Love You Coffee Shop and Happy Together.

348A 14 Ave. S.W., missysthisthat.com

 

New Camp Bar & Table

 

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New Camp Bar & Table opened on March 1. The menu has a wide variety of dishes, including lettuce wraps, smoked sticky ribs, pizzas, sandwiches, fish and chips, burrito mojado and more. Be sure to check out its happy hour that runs Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

323, 1851 Sirocco Dr. S.W., 403-879-8198, instagram.com

 

Pho Chu The

 

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This popular Vietnamese restaurant celebrated the grand opening of its second Calgary location in Mahogany on March 24. The extensive menu includes appetizers like the house special rolls and Vietnamese egg pancake, pho, rice vermicelli, rice plates and more.

1830, 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E., 403-457-3410, phochuthe.ca

 

Surfy Surfy

 

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Look for Concorde Entertainment Group’s newest restaurant in the space below Double Zero Pizza in CF Chinook Centre. Surfy Surfy’s menu includes starters like corn fritters and tuna ceviche, gringas, tacos, burritos, burgers and more.

Read more: Surfy Surfy Opens in CF Chinook Centre

CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., surfysurfybar.com 

 

YYC Pasta Bar

 

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The next time you’re craving pasta, head to YYC Pasta Bar. The Italian restaurant, which already has 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

 

Amato Gelato

Amato Gelato ‘s Kensington location has been around for almost two decades, and now, you’ll also find the Italian dessert bar in the Beltline. Amato’s second location has 48 gelato flavours ranging from strawberry lemon to raspberry chocolate truffle, not to mention pastries and Roman-style pizza. There’s also coffee and cocktails like the tiramisu martini or grappa sour.

602 17 Ave. S.W., amatogelatoalberta.com

 

Center Cafe

 

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Look for this new brunch spot in Tuxedo Park. Try dishes like the beef brisket eggs Benedict, seafood ramyeon, chicken and waffles or bacon potato gratin. Wash it all down with some coffee, a fruit or milk tea or a smoothie.

1715 Centre St. N.W., instagram.com

 

The Dark Arts Restaurant & Drink

The Dark Arts Restaurant & Drink opened in a temporary space last year, and has now re-opened in a new Beltline location. There are a wide range of dishes to try here, including crispy baked brie, jerk chicken skewers and braised bison short rib, as well as inventive cocktails. While you eat, be sure to take in the local artwork that fills the space, as it’s all available for purchase.

834 11 Ave. S.W., 403-457-6660, thedarkartsyyc.com

 

Golden Jade Palace Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant

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. The large dim sum menu features deep fried shrimp dumplings, rice crepe with barbecue pork, steamed egg yolk custard buns, pan fried turnip cake and more, while dinner menu options include garlic chicken or braised beef brisket and tendon with daikon hot pot.

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

 

Holy Grill

 

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Holy Grill has opened its fourth location in the Silverado neighbourhood. The eatery offers a mix of all-day breakfast dishes, paninis, burgers and drinks like milkshakes and coffee. One of the coolest things about this location is that it also has a drive-thru, making it easy to pick up a bite on your way home.

1020, 19369 Sheriff King St. S.W., 587-352-5817, holygrill.ca

 

Noble Pie

 

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Previously operating out of Eighty-Eight Brewing Company, Noble Pie moved to its new location in the Beltline last year and started offering pizzas for takeaway over the summer. In February, the popular pizzeria officially opened for dine-in. The small but mighty menu features eight kinds of 18-inch pizzas, including The Roni and Extra Fancy pies, and a few small bites like honey roasted almonds, Caesar salad and marinated olives.

720 11 Ave. S.W. (back alley entrance), noblepiepizza.com 

 

Paros Real Greek

With locations in Royal Oak Park and the Beltline to its name already, Paros Real Greek is now serving its tasty Greek fare in Mahogany as well. Visit the eatery’s third location for a gyro or souvlaki pita or plate, plus starters like calamari and spanakopita.

1810 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E., 403-395-0095, parosrealgreek.com

 

Pho Pham

 

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The team behind Pho Hoan Pasteur has opened a new restaurant in Signal Hill. Pho Pham offers a warm and inviting space to fill up on Vietnamese fare. The menu is largely focused around pho, vermicelli bowls and plates like grilled chicken and spring rolls on rice or vegetable stir-fry on crispy noodles.

5683 Signal Hill Center S.W., 403-764-4588, phopham.ca

 

Simtopia

 

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Simtopia offers an opportunity for food and fun in one space. On the menu, you’ll find dishes like Korean fried chicken, waffles, tempura, salads, sides and burgers like the krispy pollock burger. Once you’ve had your fill, you and your friends can take a turn on the indoor ski or golf simulators.

340 50 Ave. S.E., 403-276-2777, simtopia.ca 

 

Wow Pizza

 

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With two locations in Saskatoon, Wow Pizza has arrived in Calgary. The McKenzie Towne eatery has more than 30 kinds of pizza that range from classics like Hawaiian and pepperoni bacon to specialty flavours like dill pickle bacon and butter paneer. Complete your meal with some of the pasta dishes, salads, desserts or sides.

221, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., wow-pizza-online-ordering.brygid.online

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