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Mango Shiva
Mango Shiva

Mango Shiva Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mangoshiva.com
  • Email: mangoshiva@gmail.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 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
  • "This place continues to be the best in town for something other than the same-old business lunch spot. Everyone loves it!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Always a good buffet for lunch here, patio is nice when the sun is out and the staff are very friendly."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Originating from England I have tried a fair amount of Indian dishes in my time. This place is great. The best indian restaurant in Calgary in my opinion. I had the vindaloo and it wasn`t as spicy as a vindaloo generally is, but the flavours were great. Service was very attentive. Think our server was called Prasad, was very personable. The only down side is the parking in the area is pretty limited on a Saturday night, but what can you expect for Stephen Ave! Will definitely be returning.."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great selection on the buffet, service wasn't great, we ordered chai teas and never received them then took us 10 minutes to track down our server for the bill and another 10 to actually pay. Food was good, butter chicken was average."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This place looks and feels great! If you want some good indian / Fusion food this is the place to be in Calgary. I recommended this place to my work colleagues and 14 of us went there to celebrate, everyone loved it even the ones that need gluten free. Go check it out yourself....food and service speaks for itself"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were there for a birthday celebration and when they found out they delivered a nice lava cake. The food was delicious and will be going back. Thanks Great service!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My wife and I were treated royally at the Mango Shiva. They were a few minutes late with our table but eventually found us a perfect spot and gave us complimentary wine as an apology. I had the pork shank bowl which was delicious. My wife had a vegetarian option equally delicious!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our third time at Mango Shiva and each time was consistently good . We love the flavors. We order the appetizer plates each time because we love it so much. Next time we'll try something different, maybe."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our group was the first people there. Food was hot and delicious. We were not rushed. All in all, a fantastic lunch."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I love East Indian Food and everything on their lunch buffet was superb! So fresh and tasty and an excellent selection for vegetarians. The decor was awesome, especially in the Ladies' & Mens' washrooms."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I had already been here a couple times and was impressed by the great service and well cooked, authentic food! This was my first time using this restaurant for a group and special occasion. The guests took an hour to pour in, which was surprising for me as it was for the restaurant but the waiter and manager kept there eye fixed on us which was uncomfortable. The waiter came and told us in front of guests that we were very late compared to the booked reservation. I felt it could have been better to take me, the host, aside and ask about the status of everyone's arrival rather than ask me in front of everyone. Still wonderful and everything else handled great, definitely coming back. Won't let one bad waiter spoil this place for me."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "As always, the food is great. Restarant staff is quite friendly, helpful and attentive. Always enjoy our meals there"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was excellent, hot and lots available. It was buffet style which was nice to be able to get your meal sooner when you have a time commitment. The quality of food was top. There service to tables to keep beverages full was lacking. Over the lunch hours very noisy and tables way too close together. You could not have a conversation with party you were with without speaking very loud. Anyone with a hearing aide I would not recommend."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Incredible butter chicken sauce - on naan! We had the sampler plate of appetizers for a main and it was a great way to discover new favorites."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Sure glad we headed out during Calgary's Big Taste event to done at Mango Shiva. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding! Lots of vegetarian options on the menu. Nice fresh ingredients!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The Buffet is really good with lots of variety. This is a favourite for Indian buffet!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We ended up going here for Valentines — The ambience was amazing; dimly lit with lanterns hanging."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Courtney was an amazing server!! She was very attentive. The food was very good and well presented. The sev poori was nicely presented and flavorful. We had the kofta and the paneer and they were both flavorful. The peshawari naan was a very nice accompaniment to the kofta. My only pet peeve was the dishes could be a bit more spicy (being Indian!). The cardamom and rose kulfi is to die for. The whole experience left me and my friend with full bellies. Very nice ambiance!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and food!! Will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great place for great food with a romantic vibe. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Reservations were made online the previous day quite easily. Confirmation was received minutes later. We arrived at the restaurant on time and were ushered to our table within a few minutes. Our table was beside the buffet table. It was very troublesome to get in and out of our seats as we were packed in like sardines. The lineup for the buffet stretched the length of the buffet. I was a bit disappointed that not all of the items were fully stocked. Even when I returned the 2nd time. The food was tasty and not spicy if you were concerned that the food would be too hot. The price for the buffet is pricey ($20.75) compared to other Indian restaurants in the area. The 18% gratuity automatically added made the meal $30 a person with beverage."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our server, Laura (?) was absolutely amazing; we had to wait a few minutes (couldn't have been more than 2 minutes after our reso time) and she went out of her way to bring us complimentary glasses of Prosecco to apologize! It was such a sweet and appreciated touch, and incredible service considering we were seated almost right on time! Her product knowledge and recommendations were perfect, and she was attentive and helpful all evening. Also loved the high quality of service from support staff and other servers who dropped by to top up our wine or water. Incredible attention to detail and level of care! I don't think I've ever been treated so well at a restaurant; thank you for an amazing experience!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love the lunch buffet here. The food is amazing, and the staff are always incredibly welcoming and attentive; you feel like a VIP or actual guest in their house each time. The selection is great and the salads alone are out of this world. The gulub jamin dessert is also to die for. It can get crowded but that's a testament to the deliciousness. Two tips: make reservations, and wear pants with an elastic waistband."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It is always a great experience to dine with friends and family at this great restaurant in the heart of downtown Calgary!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Everything is great overall. I'm not surprised that they were named the best Indian place in town this year. Wish the rice came in a bigger portion so we don't have to call for service thst often. It is bottomless but the service can get busy. You can peek into the kitchen while eating with your friends. The atomsphere is romantic and quiet but I see young kids eating with parents, too. A romantic for a date night and the portion is enough for the price you are paying, which is not tiny. The bathroom is clean but I don't see a spot for diaper changes. It's very fine Indian food with a fusion twist. The taste is very identical to the ones in NE Calgary. The group of us would like to visit here again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Authentic Indian food place with great ambience and service ."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The smell is wonderful as soon as you walk in the door and the buffet area is well layed out to allow traffic in the best way possible in a small area. Visibility directly into the kitchen which is always nice."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for valentines day and it was amazing. Romantic but not your typical quite intimate scene, if that make sense."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation for noon, made on Open Table. Once at the restaurant it took staff about 30 minutes to actually assign us a table, while waiting by the door. The restaurant is packed at lunch time and the staff did the best to accommodate everyone graciously. As I work in service as well, I applaud the willingness and the politeness on how they handled every person waiting by the door for a table. I have learned that noon is not the best time to reserve a table at Mango Shiva. The food was great and for sure we will be back there but not at noon. It is great place for a vegetarian to get a decent meal other than salad or pasta."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It was great to celebrate the Valentine Dinner at this location! Though quite crowded and got a very late slot, all was compensated by some great food and great service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice little buffet with a variety of great tasting indian dishes. Really loved the dessert selection. The fact that they have fresh fruit as part of the buffet makes it even better. A great place to go with colleagues for lunch."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We go to Mango Shiva quite often. It's one of my favourite restaurants. My main gripe from our recent adventure for Valentines day was that they did not disclose to us that we would be at a giant shared table with about 5 other couples. It was very awkward. Every couple that was seated after us had the exact same reaction of "what in the heck... you're kidding?" I think they should probably give a courtesy call to people reserving online, or be clear on the phone, that you may be placed at this table. I would have declined my reservation immediately or opted for a different time. Our server was also not clear on the menu for Vday, and the price didn't seem to match how much food was given. Overall, Mango Shiva is always amazing though."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had the lamb which was cooked right and tasked great. My wife had the seafood dish was really good. A lot of attention is required to cook scallops and halibut just right and they did a great job. We will come back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went for a surprise dinner for two and thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambience. We sampled many dishes for the full experience. Although we had a reservation, it took a while for us to get a table but overall it was a great night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We found the food, service and atmosphere on ppar with the top rated dining establishments in the country."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Thanks for the good food and Wine! GF and I enjoyed our Valentines dinner ! Yes i will come back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was named best Indian food and deserves the accolade. One thing I've noticed about calgary is that the service is usually lack luster, however in this case it was phenomenal! We were there for valentines day and were not disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014