First time at Mango Shiva - went for lunch buffet. It was fantastic. Every item on the menu was a step up from any other indian buffet I've ever been to. Every item was hot and extra attention to detail had been given. Service was great, ambiance was great. Went with my work time and they loved it as well.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious and good variety
This restaurant has such a great atmosphere and ambience and comfortable seating. I will go many times.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Business Meeting
This is the second time that I have chosen the Mango Shiva as a location for a business meeting...and I have been absolutely delighted with the noise level, and the great buffet food that was served there.
Looking forward to the third time..
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good time
Great service, Lamb pops melt in your mouth, so soft and juicy. The flavors of all the dishes are bursting with a fusion of flavors and they can always adjust the spice level to your liking.
This restaurant has great ambiance and is great for groups or a romantic dinner.
The service is always outstanding.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came in from Sacramento and were looking for a fun restaurant. Mango Shiva was a good fusion mix of indian and modern cuisine with a very friendly staff. The bartender came over and helped select a great wine to have with dinner and conversation made the dinner very enjoyable. The decor was very nice as well.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as always!
Always enjoy going to Mango Shiva for the lunch buffet. Great selection of food items and there were a lot of new things I've never seen there before. Mint Chicken! Awesome.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service
We had the lunch buffet and it was very tasty! The service was outstanding and we felt very attended to. The only thing that may be good to consider is the price. It is a bit high, but reasonable to foodies.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but pricey
Went for a weekday lunch with some colleagues. Food was excellent but on the expensive side for a buffet lunch.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch buffet is always quite good!
Enjoyed lunch on the patio, with some fantastic cocktails. Food was delicious as always, service was a little slow but it was right at lunch. Buffet line is a little awkward.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best lunch buffet on Stephen Ave
No long buffet line ups, great selection of foods - some spicy some not, delicious desserts. Good spot to go if you don't have time for a long lunch break.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Indian buffet is a quick and delicious lunch option with lots of tasty choices.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service
We sat on the patio. It was a little cramped but the weather was amazing and we had a great spot for people-watching folks on Stephen Avenue (downtown's only pedestrian-only street).
The butter chicken Naacos were great as an appetizer, as was the pork vindaloo as my main dish.
This was our second time eating here and we had the same waiter as our first time. He was really efficient, friendly, and gave honest advice when we asked him which dishes to order.
We're definitely coming back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was recently dining for lunch with a client and found this restaurant to be truly a hidden gem, great food, great ambiance, not bad service. As we were there over the lunch hour where they have an unbelievable buffet with everything but the ktichen sink available definitely worth your money!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the staff..well done :)
Walked into a vibrant restaurant. The staff were deeply apologetic that they couldn't seat us right away, but that was ok because they more than made up for it. We were fed complimentary sparkling wine while we awaited our table. This was on the patio, for which I didn't ask for, but wanted anyway. Once we got service, it was impeccable, they were engaging, attentive and kind. Our food was great. The recommendations they offered were spot on and the wine list was more than accommodating. Can't wait to go back, beautiful place. Thanks Mango Shiva!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch Review: Mango Shiva
That was my second time going to Mango Shiva for lunch. I love the food there and like how it is a buffet style. Reasonably priced and all the staff have been very friendly. I will be coming back for sure.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick and Delicious Lunch
Indian food works so well as a buffet and that's what lunch is at Mango Shiva. There is an excellent assortment of dishes all of which taste great and even at the end of the lunch crowd, the food is readily replenished with all your favourites. Loved the crispy vegetable pakoras! Had a meeting to get to and didn't feel rushed because I could just help myself!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
flight to India without leaving Cal
My husband and I always enjoy having lunch in this beautiful restaurant. Food is excellent and buffet has lots of options.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family consistently chooses Mango Shiva as a fun and friendly dining spot. Food is great and the wait staff and kitchen are awesome when it comes to accommodating our daughters' food allergies. I was even surprised with a birthday treat on my birthday! (Including a safe dessert for our daughter)
Thanks Mango Shiva for an awesome dining experience.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food... Stuck up service
Food was amazing!!! But the staff was strange... They stood at the bar chatting for most of the time. The bartender laughed loudly constantly(I love laughter but it was odd and distracting) the waiter seemed stoned... The staff who brought my food was so nice and normal... They should of used him. Food good service odd and almost immature.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated a birthday with friends and family. Food was fantastic but our server was outstanding! Will definitely recommend in future.
I will be back for more!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good buffet although it often seems to be almost out of the best dishes. Great variety of dishes. Spiced mildly but flavourful.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my third time here
This is my third time here and the food is just at fantastic and consistantly good and fresh time after time. I look forward to my next lunch date there!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food + good ambiance
Booked in at Mango Shiva for a corporate team lunch, group of 10 people. Even though I booked the day before, our group was easily accommodated and seated promptly at a comfortable table with pillows, and several of my co-workers commented that the atmosphere and decor were very pleasant. We were there for lunch, and had the lunch buffet. Everything was delicious and there was a large variety to choose from for all appetites. Topped off with Chai tea, our group left satisfied and in need of an afternoon nap :)
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
pleasant and filling
You won't go away from this buffet hungry, or feeling there wasn't enough variety.
Would work for veg and non-veg alike. All the traditional Indian fare one would expect done well.
Tables a bit too close, but still able to have a conversation with table-mates.
Decent value for a big mid day meal.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I frequented Mango Shiva years ago, when they were in Penny Lane. It was a small venue and always lined up for the great lunch buffet! Last week there were 6 of us for dinner and we asked Neil to choose the menu. We were served4 appetizers and 5 main dishes - all were delicious! The service was excellent. We will be back! I haves liked Mango Shiva on Facebook and found they other friends also enjoy dinner at Mango Shiva.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as Always
It was the normal lunch rush which is always busy (make sure you have a reservation). All things considered while we were there, the service was great and the food was outstanding. As a celiac working downtown its really great being able to select a place where i can eat 80% of whats on their buffet and the staff know. They are more than accomodating and the butter chicken is to die for!! mmmm!! Highly recommended
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for many things
This is a resturant that has amazing service, great ambience, and a scenery that is very easy on the eyes. Almost everytime I go all the food is very amazing both buffet and regular dining. I'm always very impressed and would recommend to everyone.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service and atmosphere. Nothing comes to mind that made the dinner exceptional or memorable.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a date there Saturday night for the first time. We loved the decor inside the restaurant. It was cozy, but yet fun and energetic. We just had a few appetizers and they were really good. I was really impressed by the cocktail list as well. I'm a bartender and watching their bartenders work, it looks like they have some really awesome mixology going! Our service wasn't the best, but we could see that our waitress was also serving a very large party, so we are going to hold it against her. We will be back :)
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, beautiful restaurant
The food is authentic and delicious, the wine list is good and the atmosphere and resturant decor is spectacular. I love this restaurant.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't think you understand...
A reservation should guarantee a table for the time requested. Had to wait ten minutes, then we were seated in the foyer with the cool draft and overcrowding. I guess it was an experience I would have expected in India ;-) Hard to have a business conversation with the noise level. The food was awesome. I wouldn't change a thing regarding the gastronomical, but the ambiance could use a little work. Also, what's the point of making a reservation if you will not honour the system?
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Our waitress was amazing! She knew the menu very well and always made sure we were well taken care of. The food was fantastic and portion sizes were decent. The ambiance had a romantic feel and the look of the restaurant was really classy. Would definitely go back again and recommend a friend to the restaurant
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time to
This was my first time to Mango Shiva and I had a really great evening. I will definitely come back again.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and meals can be easily shared between friends.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Godd but pricey
Went for lunch buffet. The variety was great and generally a good buffet. A little less spicy than Indian food typically is, and pricier than other downtown indian buffets, but I guess that's the Stephen Ave location.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tastiest Food Ever!
The cuisine was interesting and so very tasty. The ambience fresh and modern. Loved it!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff at Mango Shiva was
The staff at Mango Shiva was very friendly and accommodating to a group of 10. The group varied in terms of ordering just drinks and appetizers to some ordering additional appetizers and some even ordering a full dinner and dessert. The wait staff was eager to please everyone. I'll definitely go back for a more focused dinner with a friend or two and try more on the menu. Everything we ate was nicely plated and great tasting.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good selection (buffet), tasty hot food and pleasing environment. Staff are friendly and attentive. Centrally located in downtown so it makes for convenient get together with friends and work associates.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I don't go to restaurants very often. We went to Mango Shiva for our 20th Wed Anniversary. Every aspect of our time at the restaurant was fantastic. As we finished each serving of food we both wanted to lick the plate so as not to leave a drop of sauce/chutney.
I would highly recommend Mango Shiva. We'll b back.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beyond my expectations!
My girlfriend has been going to Mango Shiva for years and since this was my first trip to Calgary, of course I had to go there too. Four of us shared appetizers and entrees. Some had beer and some had cocktails (I loved the drink that had cucumber and was in a martini glass). The food was amazing, excellent, delicious... you get the drift. The service was terrific too. When we received our separate bills, we each received the one that had our drinks on it and the food was split in fourths. Such pros! I highly recommend Mango Shiva for intimate dinners and large groups. You gotta go!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good indian restaurant
I had a good time at Mango Shiva. Unfortunately, when we got there they informed us that a big group came in and got our table. They asked us to sit at the bar. We did so and the service was very good.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mango Shiva never disappoints
We were greeted and seated promptly.
Attentive staff but not intrusive
Food was fantastic as always
The ambiance is lovely and I always find some new design or architectural detail to catch my eye.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never miss it
I am not from Calgary but no matter how short my stay is; I always try to go here. It's an amazing place to go to.
PS: reserve your table before hand
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu Item #1: Going above & beyond
Outstanding customer service. Mango Shiva accommodated a food allergy on the spot. Not an easy feat for an indian lunch. And the food was delicious, not bland like I find a most other restaurants attempting to deal with an allergy.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday party excellence
Food was excellent, atmosphere was great. Service could have been faster.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent veggie brunch menu
It is always nice to find an Indian buffet that has a large selection of vegetarian/vegan friendly options. Lots of salads, mixed veggies, pakoras, eggplant, chickpeas, etc. Nicely laid out buffet, not overly cramped seating, with friendly but unobtrusive wait staff.
Worth paying a little extra for the nice variety and good tastes.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even thou we had made reservation we had to wait 15 minutes and over to get the seat. Would be good if you can get over this situation of waiting.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but slow!
Food was delicious but took a long time to come out. We were all starved by the time it arrived. But we were quite late for our reservation and they were kind enough to hold our table for us. Overall it was a really nice night out.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service, lovely setting! Our wait team were amazing...attentive, pleasant & friendly. The perfect beginning to an evening with friends at the theatre.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had to ask for the Bill
Why? it was a buffet and why did we have to finally ask for the bill?
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM