Mango Shiva
Mango Shiva

Mango Shiva

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mangoshiva.com/
  • Phone: 4032901644
  • 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.
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Mango Shiva reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (60)good for groups (53)fit for foodies (52)special occasion (31)romantic (20)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (15)great for brunch (10)late-night find (7)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    When we showed up, she said we don't have reservation on their system. Weird as I got an email confirmation from open table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Owner treated and seated us explaining the menu and recommendations. We had to leave early for a show before our food was ready and the owner said don't worry about it, just text him after the show to have the food ready for us after the show. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a superb experience and amazing customer service. Thank you, I will be back often
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Moonflower
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Visited Mango Shiva for my 25th birthday with a group of friends. Most of us had never been here before and really enjoyed it. Although the food is on the expensive side, it is certainly worth it and very tasty! I love the lamb kebab burgers.. Getting hungry thinking about it now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fineDiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love eating at mango shiva the best Indo-European fusion food. My favorite is mutton kebab and I wish it was served more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality food
    FK123456
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fresh food. You can see chefs preparing through the partition. Even the naan was cooked as we watched. Central location, one block from c-train.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing experience
    mummiVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time in this restaurant. The food was ok but nothing special. We had Pakoras with Tamarind-mint chutney for starters. They tasted good, but we would have liked them more a bit crispier. As mains we had Pistachio stuffed chicken breast in Korma and Coconut Kaffir Prawns. Chicken was very dry and quite frankly tasteless. The prawns were the best and tastiest part of our meal, but nothing spectacular. Waiter was efficient and friendly enough, but through out the visit we felt quite rushed. Had an Ice wine for dessert and left, don't think we will be returning, since there are so many really good restaurants near by.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best downtown Curry
    Geoff
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    For a downtown curry buffet lunch this place is consistently very good. The vegetable Pakoras and Samosas are very tasty as well. I am not a big fish curry fan but it is very flavourfull here. The nan bread is always fresh and the Chai tea is a perfect drink choice. It is also one of the few curry places to have good mango chutney.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Slow Service
    Good
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service was very slow, only 2 servers for the resturant. They were very busy taking care of the big Birthday party group and was very slow in attending to our party of 8. It took 35minutes to the the bill and the server got busy with other table and we had to call the bartender so we could pay our bill and leave. 18% gratuity for this kind of service is ridiculous! Would never reccemond this place if service is not improved!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 8there
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Nice waiter was very good knew his food which was good we were made to feel welcome over all good experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Excellent lunch buffet
    ABTravel
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our table was at the front of the restaurant. It's the quietest area of the restaurant and the sun was shining which made it an ideal location. Really enjoyed our lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Over-priced for the quality of food, mediocre wine list. Ordered the cashew stuffed chicken and it was a little colder than luke warm. The butter chicken naachos were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food was deliicious and tasty, good ambience, nice location and great place. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves east Indian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Passionate Food
    Foodie1975
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were treated like royalty on our recent visit. The wonderful service provided by Monica, exceptional food by a talented kitchen, beautiful wine and romantic ambience. This is the place to come for a grown-up night out. It is obvious they are passionate about providing an exceptional experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very less amount of food with respect to the price .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    All of the bathrooms were in some sort of disrepair. The staff basically advised us to lift the lid of the tank and pull the chain. No paper towels despite my compliants.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    Dihner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not only do they have the best Nann bread & butter chicken, their salad compliments the heavier food. Giving it a good balance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Yummyte
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food, the chai tea, the rosewater gelato all exceptional. The service was superb and I would recommend Mango Shiva to anybody. The food was perfectly spiced with yummy yogurt on the side just in case, a great consideration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    doug
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and a fun atmosphere. Lemongrass Braised Beef Ribs where spicy but the right kind of spice, full of flavour. The mint chutney served with the Pakoras stole the show! Will definitely be back to make my way through the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I always enjoy Mango Shiva because there is a great selection of vegetarian food available for me. But, I do wish they always had a staple DAHL dish offered?!?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No point in making reservation
    Diner
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Was given a table - next to the door, in an very high traffic area. In fact the original table given to us was moved for bigger group. Very disappointing .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    lm86
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A modern twist on Indian Cuisine. The restaurant is modern and has a nice feel. Have been coming to this restaurant quite frequently for the last two years. They have recently updated the menu with more variety. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sexy space
    Deegirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderfully decorated, we went there for our wedding reception. We asked for a cozy spot so our daughter who is 6 months would have room. We were seated at the front in the cozy couches. It was perfect for us and our daughter. The food was delicious, and the staff made sure our marriage dinner was special by giving us complimentary champagne. You get lots of food and the portions are more than enough, also the cool interior with it's exotic, modern, sexy hip vibe will entice you to dine for hours. I will be going back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but noisy
    AstroHiker
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A good place for lunch with friends. The buffet is a great idea especially if you want to try a variety of foods. And you can be in and out quickly as you don't have to order. But we found the restaurant to be very noisy. I'm not sure if it is any worse than other downtown spots over the noon hour. Perhaps next time I go , I'll go off the peak hour.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Not great service
    nope
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I always enjoy mango Shiva's food. They have a fantastic lunch Buffet and I would say the food is some of the best in the city. The service is usually fairly poor though. We had to wait for anyone to come by and take our drink and food order, then to pay, no servers were to be found (there was a line-up at the cash register, so it looks like all of the servers must have left the restaurant at the same time... Go for the food, not for the service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Many better ndian restaurants
    8there
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We visited on a weekday evening. The service was very, very slow. To compound it, a few times the waitress came by to say that our food would be out "in a couple of minutes". It wasn't. When the food did arrive, it was generally good. The butter chicken sauce was delicious, but there were bones in the "boneless" chicken. The prices were higher than other comparable Indian restaurants.
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  • Good Food, Slow Service
    Hu55h
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was pretty good, good appetizers, and mains, yet service was pretty slow, waiter consistently forgot about our drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dismal
    Disapointed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My 12:30 reservation was irrelevant because the hostess essentially ignored the entire line-up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business lunch
    Hakim
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was pleasant and food was appropriate. Wasn't too noisy. Negotiating through rows of chairs to food was at times tricky.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed
    DineoutYYCVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I was incredibly disappointed with my last experience at Mango Shiva. Our servers did not communicate with each other - after one took our order, another came to take our order again. The food took over half an hour, which was surprising because it was 2 p.m., there was one other patron in the restaurant and we only ordered the butter chicken naacos and flatbread. Once we finished eating, the manager on duty cleared our used dishes and asked if we wanted to take our leftovers, which we did. With his hands full, he was unable to take it at that moment. One of the servers then took the leftover flatbread, and failed to bring it back boxed up. After waiting 5 minutes, we asked her, and she informed us that she already disposed of it.
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  • Disappointed Long-Time Customer
    GomanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Will have to give Mango Shiva a rest for a while. Service was stunningly poor on most recent visit - despite repeated opportunities to correct the situation.
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  • 15August2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Buffet had great variety, there was a vegetarian in the group that enjoyed her selection. Naan bread was fresh and hot, chai tea was refillable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Buffet - Better than Ever
    scaricari
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I haven't been to Mango Shiva for a while so I was shocked by how busy it was during the lunch hour. Shocked until I tasted the food, it has always been good but now it is very good to outstanding. Great value for lunch plus you can be out in an hour if you wish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • marmar
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was my third visit to Mango Shiva and it will definately not be my last. The food is delicious. There is something there for everyone. Fresh, well stoked and very good variety. Haven't had or heard of a bad experience yet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good Indian fusion food as usual. Service wasn't as good as I've seen before, but still good! Great mingling of flavors
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    MusteatFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was beautiful and tasted great. Our server was attentive and made the experience that much more special. If Indian cuisine is something you enjoy, this restaurant will do the trick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Best indian food, our 1st choice for lunch in downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to end day
    hard2plz
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    we found everything to be wonderful. Food great, service was above and beyond.......they were very quiet for a sunday eve, so hopefully just as committed when busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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  • Modern East Indian Food
    WCRC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great place for some classic east indian food, but toned down for the more bland western pallet. Overall it was tasty, but I didn't understand why Roti and Naan were not unlimited accompaniments to the meal. All other East Indian restaurants I've been to do not charge additional for these starchy staples.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good buffet
    Chris
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food is always good quality, busy at lunchtime so get there early or make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    not2picky
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I hadn't been to Mango Shiva for several years and I must say both the quality of food and the service have declined. The menu offered several types of Indian beer, but they didn't actually have any in stock. The curry bowls, which used to be great, seemed kind of bland and mediocre. And our waiter pretty much ignored us most of the night. We won't be going back.
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