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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmmewow
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Barje
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my husband.

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CathyC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 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.

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ScottR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! A great night! I will be back!

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jordan
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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KT88
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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SarahM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place! Amazing food, drinks and service!

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SamA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidN
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was very slow. The food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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

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DavidS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyable time; waiter was very helpful...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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TGALL11
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jenn
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food for a very fair price.

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Workfriends
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.

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ShaunS
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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.

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vipLuv2dine
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
84 reviews
Dined on January 23, 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.

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foodjunkie
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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RenaL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

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

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ClydeM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good, fun experience

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vipKellyH
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were really good, nice date night out

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AhadH
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

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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DonG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on December 14, 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.

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vipBrendaG
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We loved it! Our server was so great

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipValentine
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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SuzanneE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Criticinyyc
Calgary
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.

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ELAINED
1 review
Dined on November 13, 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.

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 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

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vipKimG
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 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 1293 OpenTable diners.