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Open Sesame

4.1
4.1
1101 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pan-Asian
Located on Macleod Trail, Open Sesame offers a wide variety of Pan-Asian cuisine. Our menu features everything from the traditional favorites, to the more personalized design-your-own stir-fry. In addition to our full bar and wine list, we offer an extensive Asian and imoprt beer list. Whether you are joining us for dinner, or just for a snack and a drink, you will find that we have something for everyone.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - last seating 10:00 pm Sunday: 4:30 pm - last seating 9:00 pm Holidays: 4:30 pm - last seating 9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 259-0123

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gary Hennessey

  • Private party facilities

    We have two rooms that can be booked for private groups. Our first room, the Opium Den, is a tented style room that can accommodate up to 20 people. Our second area, the Indigo room, sits perched on a small balcony overlooking the restaurant. This room can seat 8 people. These rooms tend to book up quickly, so advance reservations are recommended.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (403) 259-0123

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    Mcleod and Glenmore

  • Parking details

    Our parking lot is located directly in front of our restaurant. There is also additional street parking on 69th Avenue (on the south side of the building) or Fisher Street (directly behind the building).

  • Public transit

    The #81 Macleod Trail stops just in front of the restaurant (both heading North and South) and we are also within walking distance from Chinook Station.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. m

    mmewow

    Calgary

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great as ever. Sorry to see the teriyaki riblings off the menu though. Service was wonderful. We had a great time.
  2. B

    Barje

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my husband.
  3. CC

    CathyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was good. I had the hibachi steak, a dish I always order because in the past has been amazing. Tonight it was very sub par. The meal used to be served on a hibachi pan and this time it was not...the meal was luke warm- I hate that! I am diabetic and can’t eat rice so I asked for a vegetable- they charged extra me for that! Funny how when you take a food off of the plate, they don’t reduce your bill! The meat was tough, gristly and mediocre. The edamame was very tasty and served hot. For $40 I could have gone to an upscale steak joint and been very satisfied. I won’t return. There are too many restaurants in the city that are more reliable and give me value for my money.
  4. SR

    ScottR

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! A great night! I will be back!
  5. TM

    TracyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my family visiting from Ontario. We had such an amazing experience! Stephen our server was a 10 out of 10 !!
  6. J

    Jordan

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a fun time there where you get to be part of the action selecting your veggies and sauces.
  7. KT

    KT88

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service, good atmosphere. The build-your-own-stir-fry is a great option.
  8. SM

    SarahM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite place! Amazing food, drinks and service!
  9. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good and so fun! First time with an experience like this and it has set the bar high
  10. DN

    DavidN

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok, not horrible but not great. Server did not come back so we had to go find her to get another bowl as the one she gave us had old food stuck to it. Not sure If they were understaffed. Even if they were it sucks as the dining out is all about the experience...food and service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food would go again
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service was very slow. The food was great!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Appetizers were good and great value actually I would go with pick your stirfry other than going for the regular meals and the butter chicken is a definite recommendation yes
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good as per usual. They no longer have my fresh shrimp rolls which was a bummer. Brownie was dark on the bottom. Service was good, at times a bit slow
  15. DS

    DavidS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Enjoyable time; waiter was very helpful...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  16. TG

    TGALL11

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food fast friendly service lovely ambience....we'll be back for more!!
  17. J

    Jenn

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food for a very fair price.
  18. W

    Workfriends

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was hit and miss. Some things were not hot when they arrived at the table. Some flavours were a bit off. The service was excellent! The room lighting is a bit dark.
  19. SS

    ShaunS

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I would like to start by saying that we have been here many times before; it has been a while and the experience has definitely gone way down hill. First of all, when we arrived at 5pm the restaurant was empty, there were only 2 other tables of people sitting. Our drink order was taken promptly and arrived quickly, we ordered an appetizer and our main dishes. We did the stir crazy, our bowls were brought out to us and we proceeded to build our concoctions. When we returned to our table our appy had arrived but it was wrong. It took my wife going to find the waiter in the empty restaurant 10 minutes later to get it corrected. 10 minutes after that our proper appy arrived. We sat after the appy for about 10-15 minutes waiting for our mains which had been sitting on the edge of the grill since we complained about the appy. Needless to say they were ice cold. The service just kept getting worse, water glasses sat empty drinks were not refilled. When the bill came there was no apology for the service no discount to the bill. I fully expect more from the smugglers group.
  20. L

    Luv2dine

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service as always. Food was awesome. They made my birthday fantastic!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We usually love this restaurant but this time was not excellent. They have changed their menu and the hibachi steak is not sizzling it’s a plate of steak. Not as good as sizzling dish it used to be. Service was off they did not clear our plates between courses as they normally do. Have not tried any of the other items but they may be good. It’s still a good place for nice atmosphere.
  22. f

    foodjunkie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It took forever for rice and the pop waa flat the food was ok.
  23. RL

    RenaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was really good until the end of the night when my gf stepped outside to start her car. She was walking back in through the doors and out waiter was running out and ran right into her. She was hurt and limping when she came back to the table. 3 days later very bruised up still. The waiter came and said sorry, but no manager or anything stopped by the table to see if everything was ok. She limped out of the restaurant with out help.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Food wasn’t very flavourful, tasted bland. Chili chicken was too heavily breaded and very bland
  25. CM

    ClydeM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good, fun experience
  26. KH

    KellyH

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were really good, nice date night out
  27. AH

    AhadH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, I always come here wit my family, & or friends for years . Always bringing new people here! Never have been let down. Amazing servers all the time. Whoever the guy that served us was great, had a positive attitude, & great communication. Even the cook guy was nice, told him if he can chop the veggies up so it’s easier for me to eat because of my braces, & he did so gladly. I appreciate that. 10/10
  28. SP

    SimonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter Steven was phenomenal. Thank you for providing us a great evening
  29. DG

    DonG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our dinners were unique and tasty. The evening was particularly enjoyable as we were provided with a table beside the fireplace. This establishment merits a return visit in the near future.
  30. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The food was either bland or overly salty. The atmosphere was great. The servers were kind. The food was the only problem. Plus the $$ does not justify the quality of food. Ginger chicken had soggy batter. The Buddha bowl noodles were bland. Katsu Chicken was salty. The seafood Thai noodles were not fresh. The butter chicken were good though. The furitoke fries lacked enough wasabi aoili.
  31. BG

    BrendaG

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We loved it! Our server was so great
  32. E

    Emily

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary, and we had an amazing dinner.
  33. V

    Valentine

    Calgary

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, superb service. Will definitely go back
  34. SE

    SuzanneE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The meal was very good. Our waiter was excellent. We would definitely come back.
  35. C

    Criticinyyc

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible. Only one server on. Slow service. Was told they ‘didn’t expect 58 people for lunch on a Friday’, but we had made a reservation. Waited 45 min to order. Waited another 30 to get food.
  36. EL

    ELAINED

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It wasn't busy but our service was slow. Our waiter was busy visiting with co-workers rather than waiting tables. Love the good here so would definately go back. Just hope we don't get the same waiter.
  37. WS

    WayneS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my first visit to Open Sesame and I really enjoyed being there. It was comfortable, relaxing and a new approach to dining. I'd definitely go back there.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The value is not really there. The stir fry bar is hit and miss. Suggestions for food and sauce pairings would be useful. The ability to sample the sauces would also be helpful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and the “Go stir crazy” was delicious. We had calamari and green beans to start and both were very disappointing. Especially the calamari which was four very large pieces of deep fried squid... green beans were drowning in sauce. regardless - really enjoyed our experience and will be back
  40. KG

    KimG

    Las Vegas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a few picky eaters so this was the perfect place. It was also half price wine bottles which is amazing!

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Open Sesame is rated 4.1 stars by 1101 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mcleod and Glenmore

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - last seating 10:00 pm Sunday: 4:30 pm - last seating 9:00 pm Holidays: 4:30 pm - last seating 9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Our parking lot is located directly in front of our restaurant. There is also additional street parking on 69th Avenue (on the south side of the building) or Fisher Street (directly behind the building).

  • Public transit

    The #81 Macleod Trail stops just in front of the restaurant (both heading North and South) and we are also within walking distance from Chinook Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gary Hennessey

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 259-0123

  • Private party facilities

    We have two rooms that can be booked for private groups. Our first room, the Opium Den, is a tented style room that can accommodate up to 20 people. Our second area, the Indigo room, sits perched on a small balcony overlooking the restaurant. This room can seat 8 people. These rooms tend to book up quickly, so advance reservations are recommended.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (403) 259-0123

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