Safari Grill
Safari Grill

Safari Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.safarigrillcalgary.com/
  • Phone: 4032356655
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am -2:00pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 2:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 1:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: African, Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Memorial Dr. SE
  • Public Transit: We are located near Franklin Station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Safari Grill
Welcome!
Safari grill is specializing in East African and Indo-African cuisine. The interior of Safari grill is also decked out in earth tones with zebra printed tablecloths and chairs.
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Safari Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Where was the meat?
    Less
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I tried the ribs. Excellent sauce but no meat, I paid $14.50 for a pile of bones and nothing came with it. I left hungry.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FAVOURITE AFRICAN IN CALGARY
    Ennnn
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    It's always been my favourite little secret, with the BEST butter chicken and amazing kababs!! Amazing service, great environment. Other diners and the staff are always great and friendly!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    rmerchant
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Cook for sure was awesome in creativity /preparation / presentation of food. Keep it up will all the Good & Hard Work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Safari Grill offers a unique cultural experience and the food is superb! I find it very affordable for the quality. They also offer delicious cheap lunch specials!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Safari Grill reviews archive.
  • Fantastic
    Bear
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great food and beer. Would recommend. Delicious platters. Tusker beer was great !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small, Funky and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It's a unique place. Restaurant is decorated with an African ambience. Service was great and food was delicious. Everything we ordered was yummy. If you are looking for something different and unique, safari grill is the place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best African/Indian food in Calgary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent blend of Indian and African spices ..vey tasty and well prepared food .. If you want to have a different dining experience this is the place ... Happy that we stumbled upon it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great intro to African Cuisine
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good food and pleasant staff. Really enjoyed it and will bring friends back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best East African/Indian Fusion
    ajessaVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I highly recommend Safari Grill. Essential recommendations personally are the ribs, the masala fries, the kabobs and the mushaki! Also worth trying the Kenyan beer, Tusker, whilst there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but not great
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Saw some reviews that were pretty good but the food was only ok. I was mostly and east indian flavour which i can find much more enjoyable at other venues.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time here service very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    First time here service very slow about 15min before asked what we wanted to drink. food just ok .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wasnt sure what to expect
    coziefood
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I wasnt sure what to expect but the reviews had been good. The food was amazing, it was quiet and we got a table next to the windows.. The snow was falling that night and a little bunny even came and gave us a show snacking on the grass. The tusker beer and wine was a perfect complement to our meal. Will most definitely be back and bringing friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food;varied menu with
    ChrisW
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Tasty food;varied menu with lots to explore; good value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very casual, comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    A very casual, comfortable atmosphere. Extensive menu with a mixture of East African and East Indian - a great blend with lots to choose from for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cool
    nicnic
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    my husband is from Tanzania so of course we had to try this place. i would rate it an A-. There atmosphere is very cool. dark, lots of zebra and african design. menu has a huge selection. in terms of african fusion food, it was good, but not amazing. i was expecting to bite into the food and be like "oh my god, i need more of that!" but that didnt happen. it was very good, but not amazing,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Evening
    Verne
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We arived on a cold, snowy evening and were greeted by warm, friendly, helpful staff. the food was great and the help with understanding some of the menu items was much appreciated. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Date Night
    Shepherd
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    My wife and I tried Safari Grill on a recommendation, and we'll definitely go back. The service was prompt and cheerful, and the servers made helpful suggestions about what to order depending on one's taste for spice. The decor is very African, but with modern tones. I personaly thought the Swahili pop music was a neat addition. The only downside is that without the menu in front of me I can't remember the names of what we ordered. My wife had lamb vindaloo, which was delicious, and I had chicken kebabs (not what they're called on the menu), also excellent. Even with an appy each and dessert our bill came to just over $50.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my new favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    the food was excellent, the service was excellent with help explaining menu items, the appetizer portions were generous, the entree portions were generous, and our water glasses were never empty.highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant!
    Bisioke
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Good unique food and excellent service make Safari Grill stand out from the rest. My favorites in their menu are the Masala Chipsi, which are fries with crushed tomatoes and the Short Beef Ribs done medium or hot. The Short Beef Ribs have such a unique taste that I will always come back for more. The Safari Grill Is a restaurant all Calgarians should try at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Dining Experience
    Leah
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant, having traveled to East Africa this summer I was excited to eat some of the familiar cuisine and I was highly satisfied. The lady serving us was very patient and friendly, we were celebrating a birthday and the servers were happy to allow us to bring our own dessert and even surprised the birthday girl with a dessert on the house. The food was amazing, I'm excited to go back and try more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra!!
    Gareth
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Loved the zebra wallpapers. Delicious food and friendly staff. Recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An evening of discovery...
    WayneOnWine
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I recently took my family for dinner and we all had a great experience! Dont be shy about asking the owner for explanations and recommendations. We did just that and soon discovered a multitude of flavours and foods to add to our list of favoritesin Calgary - each of us having our own preferred picks and all quite different. Matched with a nice pinot Grigio from their African wine list, the various dishes each had their own special character and with some you can dial-up the heat as much as you like. There's something for everyone. It was a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful taste of Africa.
    johnst99VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The ribs and mogo masala are the highlights but the Indian food is also some of the best that we have had in Calgary. Try the Tusker beer from Kenya. The food is always excellent and the service is friendly and attentive. If you are unsure of what to order, just ask and they will be able to help you find something that will fit your palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold
    IreneVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Air conditioning over the table. VERY COLD. Casual dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.