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Mango Shiva
Mango Shiva

Mango Shiva Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mangoshiva.com
  • Phone: (403) 290-1644
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5.00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Contemporary Indian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mango Shiva offers unique options for your office event or luncheon. Have Mango Shiva deliver its famous buffet to your office whether its 10 people or 100!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st and 2nd Street SW accross from Flames Central
  • Public Transit: From the 7th avenue and 3rd street C-Train station Mango Shiva is one south and 1 and a half blocks east. Half way between 100 and 200 block 8th(Stephen) avenue on the north side of the street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Stephen Avenue and adjacent streets at no charge after 6pm daily. The Bow parkade (2nd St & 7th Ave) and Bankers Hall parkade (3rd St & 9th Ave) are also in close proximity. Public Transit Stops: From the 7th avenue and 3rd street C-Train station Mango Shiva is one block south and 1 and a half blocks east. Half way between 100 and 200 block 8th (Stephen) avenue, on the north side of the street.
A word from Mango Shiva
: Welcome to Mango Shiva - Indian Kitchen & Bar Ignite senses. Destroy Inhibitions. Modern Indian cuisine in a stunning and inspiring room, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, on historic Stephen Avenue. Enjoy a modern take on the exotic cuisines of India. Try the exotic flavors of our Lunch Buffet daily Monday to Friday. Enjoy sensuous dining every night, or relax to the uplifting lounge ambiance with a luxurious cocktail late Fridays and Saturdays. Call (403)966-0515, or email mangoshiva@gmail.com, to inquire about office lunch catering or hosting your next event. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My friend and I of African Canadian decent were treated very poorly. My friend got there earlier than me and approached the host at the entrance (East Indian gentleman), ignored her and started attending to other (Caucasian) patrons lined up behind her. After we got seated and were getting food from the buffet, the kitchen staff that were replenishing the buffet with fresh food were giving both of us very uncomfortable rude stares. We were extremely uncomfortable and surprised by this reception. The waitresses (all Caucasian) we're very nice and pleasant. We will not be returning to this restaurant at all."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was good and the buffet is a great way to go. However, the service is worse than ever. We were put into a crowded area when there were lots of other seats. And the waitress rushed us out at the end. It was obvious that she really wanted to get off shift clean up lunch and close. She cleared all of my plates, including water when my guest was still eating. Terrible watiress manners. Not my favorite for lunch any longer."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I went for the lunch buffet after raving to a friend about it and was embarrassed by how poor our experience was after my clearly over enthusiastic review to her. We waited for over 10 minutes to get our drinks ordered, and that was only when I went to the hostess and asked if we had a server at all. Then we went and got our food, and were half way through our meals before our drinks even came. Not a single thing was offered to make our experience better, and I will 100% NEVER be back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I've usually gone there for buffer and have no complaints, however, went on Monday and there was no buffet. We ordered three dishes as there was three people and two dishes came and the third never did. So when we asked they said they were out and forgot to tell us. No compensation or nothing, bad service, bad attitude. Stick to the buffet only."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food is amazing as always and the Fenugreek dishes are unreal. Love the $5 happy hour food and drink specials!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Overall food was very good and tasty. Deserts could use less sugar."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Yummy! Very tasty with fresh and frequent refills."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Excellent buffet! The food is fresh and tastes great! One of my favorite places for a downtown lunch during the week!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We asked Neil to bring the food for 9 of us - appetizers, main dishes - they were all absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Customer service was excellent. The staff responded to our needs in a timely manner. We were seated on arrival and were made very comfortable. The food was great! I am not a huge fan of very spicy foods but the taste was sumptuous. Thanks."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent place for lunch and supper. Nice variety of South east Asian food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Friday buffet was great. Best to book a reservation and get here at 1130 before the restaurant gets packed. Very good selection of buffet items and I always enjoy the rice pudding. Its gets very noisy here, yes, but it's to be expected for an Indian lunch buffet situated in the heart of Stephen Avenue. I'll be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The vegetarian thali was really good. Chefs selection of curries plus salad, raita and pickles fragrant and flavorful. The ginger lemonade was also excellent with cracked pepper to add a bit more spice. My companion had the goat curry and loved it. The service was a bit off - we were ignored for quite a while while our server had an extended conversation at another table. Otherwise a great experience."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We have not been toMango Shiva for a few years. We have never been disapointed in th epast. This time, my wife and I found the food just great. Not greasy or deep fried. It was reasonably spicy, which we like. The service and friendliness of the staff were superb. We would recommend it to anyone, even those who require gluten free."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had the buffet here on 6/6/14. First time back in several years. The food was very good - great selection. I still enjoy the funky interior and ambience. I'll be back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Even though it was a very busy Friday night the service was prompt and efficient. The food is fantastic even for someone who was not sure about Indian cuisine. All dishes ordered were shared by all and enjoyed by all. The tandoori tiger prawns and Maharaja stuffed mushrooms were absolutely great. Coconut prawns and lamp chops were fantastic. Everyone should enjoy Mango Shiva at least once!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Loved the food, we had the lunch buffet. There was lots of dishes and they filled constantly."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "WE have been here many times before. This time the service was poor, with little care. the food was good, yet disorganized with uncaring service"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "However the table setting was poor for the group of 12 friends."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Service was quite slow sitting for good ten minutes before drink order was taken. Vindaloo was not at all spicy as it should be but every other food item was wonderful. Would go again to try again."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Chicken was over cooked. Flavour was good but meat was very dry. Not as much variety as I expected. Plastic chairs are uncomfortable."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Loved every second of it at Mango Shiva! We sat on the extremely comfortable couches in the lounge area, ate appetizers and drank drinks during happy hour (so inexpensive!!) and could have stayed all night. We will be back for sure!!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My partner and I went to eat here for our anniversary. He is a Brit, so he knows what a good Indian meal should taste like! The service was great, fast, and friendly. Food was great, portions were really good too. Definitely check out the Bombae Sundae, was epic!! I love Pinot noir from Central Otago, New Zealand and this is the first place I've seen that has had it on their wine list!! So, naturally that won gold in my books! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "most teribble experience that i have ever had in calgary reataurant! basically had an announced fashion show and went on unannounced to move people outside! in the rudest way possible! dont book reservations if you dont have room "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Mango Shiva has the best happy hour in the downtown core! Cocktails, beers, wines for $5. Appetisers for $5. Everything was delicious and the staff is so friendly. This is going to be our new watering hole."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I could not have been happier with the overall quality of this restaurant. First, the food was incredibly delicious and flavourful. It was well prepared and the presentation of it was nice as well. I really enjoyed their stuffed mushrooms and butter chicken. Second, our waitress was absolutely amazing! I've never had such good service before. She was sweet and attentive to our table. She was making sure our drinks were always full and made very helpful recommendations for food pairings. Third, the decor and ambience were wonderful. The bathrooms are very well decorated as well. In all i am extremely pleased with my dining experience at Mango Shiva and I will be returning again soon! Thank you for the lovely meal and service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The lunch buffet has a great selection and is always being filled. The service is very friendly and bubbly. When I am asked where can we get good Indian food I always recommend the Mango Shiva."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "food at this restaurant - so good that when my boss asked me where I wanted to go for my work anniversary I said I wanted to go back there :)"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The goat biryani is very good if a bit larger than needed. No need for appetizers if you are having this. My associate was very happy with butter chicken. Cost are on the high side if you add good wine, appetizers or sides and dessert. The coffee is locally source - not a lot of options there and overpriced from what I tasted. Both times I have gone it has been relatively uncrowded and I have to wonder how they would handle a big crowd. This was a business dinner with a 5:45 pm dinner reservation which had us leaving at approximately 8:40pm. We were engaged in a conversation and I think the staff realized it and let us go. For many people however 3 hours for a main with wine, dessert and coffee is a bit on the long side."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We visited for brunch buffet, very authentic, spicy, flavourful food!! We did have one person in our party that could not tolerate the spice and they ended up being limited to a couple buffet items and desserts so make sure you all can take the heat before heading down. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant, and come hungry!! Dahl, butter chicken, pakoras, it's all delicious!! And the desserts are rich, and sweet...you only need a little to satisfy.! Try the homemade chai that is long poured from beautiful stainless kettle.;) Fabulous!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everything great except loud table beside us. Not the restraints fault though. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you've never had indian food before, this restaurant is good place to get initiated. The food is not too spicy as it can be in south indian cuisines and somewhat tailored to the North American palate. At the same time the menu is varied and very good."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed the taste and the ambiance.Tasty food and my friends enjoyed."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Excellent buffet lunch in a fun atmosphere. Lots of variety to choose from. Well presented and excellent quality. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I found Mango Shiva while looking for a new Indian restaurant my girlfriend and I to try. It was the most recommended in Calgary. We very much enjoyed the food. I recommend this restaurant for anyone who is looking to try Indian food for the first time and for those who want to enjoy the best Indian food in Alberta. I will warn you that after eating at Mango Shiva, the bar set for quality here will probably lead to disappointment when dinning at other ethnic restaurants. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This restaurant services Indian - North American fusion. The flavours are satisfying, but not to the level of richness and complexity from a more traditional Indian restaurant. It is a good place to bring people new to Indian food. The atmosphere is quite trendy and the service is good. I would consider going again depending on my company. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My parents eat out nearly every meal so they are used to most of the restaurants around town. For my mom's birthday I thought I'd find a place they hadn't been and that was Mango Shiva. During the evenings the parking is cheap or free and plenty of it. Being on Stephen Ave there is a little more energy and activity going on which is so often missing from Calgary Restaurants. The food was good but not as spicy as what I expected for East Indian cuisine. I figure the must have reduced spice to make it easier for the masses. The different types of Naan bread were awesome! They even brought a special dessert for my mom for her birthday. Good service and an enjoyable night."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My wife and I headed here on a Sunday evening and had a great dinner. The restaurant was quiet and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. The food was tailored to our palates with some extra spice, and tasted excellent. One food item did not match the menu description and was a disappointment; otherwise, the other dishes were fantastic. We both were very satisfied and look forward to returning in the future."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food here was delicious and packed with flavour and the service extraordinary. Highly recommend the lava cake!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I was really surprised by the food, I really enjoyed it. I went with a party of 10 people and the server was very nice!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014