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About Open Sesame

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.

6920 Macleod Tr S
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
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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

Cross Street:
Mcleod and Glenmore

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 259-0123

Website:
http://www.open-sesame.ca/

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.

Executive Chef:
Gary Hennessey

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Open Sesame Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Casual (21)
Special Occasion (18)
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Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Healthy (12)
Romantic (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Spicy (6)
Vegan (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

We were there for a birthday dinner. It was good but our server wasn’t very friendly and the food wasn’t really anything you couldn’t do at home. Good, but nothing overly special.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I loved the place and the food, great experience
The food is delicious and healthy . Customer service is excellent. The environment is cool

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was good. But it was a little slow this time. I really enjoyed the bbq pork with my stir fry i will definely eat it again next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The rice was mushy in our stir fry. I had heaped on the garlic and ginger and other flavors, but the food didn’t come out very flavorful at all. We were on the wild rose detox and thought this would be a good place to go. But the quality of the food was poor and quite costly.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Love Open sesame. The food is always great! the last outing however the service was really really slow. It was not too busy but I feel our waiter had more tables than what he could handle in order to be efficient. It took almost 30 minutes to get our bill. Despite the slower service ( and i should add its never like this so it was just a one off) i would still go back and recommend to other people. It is one of the best places to eat in my opinion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was quite good!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is fantastic, service always friendly. Clean! A fun time qith friends or family. Great for a just a dinner out or celebrating a special event.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love open sesame and go regularly however we eapically love their New Years menu they do and we’re very disappointed they didn’t do it this year. It was also very less then ideal that we were in a small walled off red corner of the restaurant with a family of 2 parents and 4 screaming kids when the rest of the restaurant was almost empty. Love the restaurant and will always go back but will possibly go elsewhere for New Years if they arnt doing the special menu they normally do.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Usually our favourite place to go. Except the last two times it was uncompfortably cold.
The last time it was 15.4 degrees when we got there and only 16.4 when we left an hour later. Had to warm our hands in the bathroom sink , twice.

It's my wifes favourite place to go, but today when i offerred to take her there, she said no.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious but the service was extremely slow. We didn't get a refill of water and it seemed like they originally forgot our dessert because it took so long.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was good and the server was fine but the time for the food to come was very long. I can't see why a basa fish should take the best part of an hour to cook!

Tags: Fun, Spicy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went there for a Boxing Day meal. The decor is amazing but unfortunately they didn't bother to heat the restaurant up and it was very unpleasant the entire meal. They said the heat had been turned really low over Christmas but despite this excuse it still made for an pleasant dinner (minus my company of course) .

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Restaurant was quite cool. We were one of the first customers there for lunch. Need to warm the place up before customers arrive.

Otherwise great experience and food.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing experience and very good choice if stir fry options.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The service is friendly. Food is Ho hum. Not enough starch with the stir fry (noodle/rice). Bowl for veggies is rather small especially when veggies shrink when cooked. Could be a good experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Every time we come here the foods amazing but the service sucks especially with 2 people because we always ask for a booth just personal preference and every time we get there they put us in a little tiny table and we have to ask for a booth again and when we ask they seem like they don’t want to give it to us and our waiter seemed like she was in a rush and didn’t want to serve us and it’s like that almost every time we come and I’m just sick of going there if that’s how it’s going to be every time

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The build your own stir fry is always a good choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

We attended for a work group lunch. Service was great and the food awesome! Would go back for sure!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were unhappy to have had to wait 15 minutes from when we were seated until our server arrived to greet us and take our drink orders. The restaurant then was unable to make the drink I ordered from the menu.
However, we had a nice seat near the open fireplace (thankfully cause it was cold in the restaurant) and the food was incredible. Our empty appetizer plates remained on the table a little too long, and upon chatting with the person who came to settle our bill, it turns out it was a “slow” for a Sunday, which was suprising as the service was not great. The food though was delicious and we likely will return for that reason!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a group of 8 , for my youngest daughters Birthday so there was an 18% gratuity added to the bill , which is fine . But I feel like the service was awful because of it being automatically added regardless of the service . The restaurant was not very busy . Probably at 50% capacity. Our server seemed annoyed anytime we asked for something. I ordered a jug of sangria, which took 15 mins to get . We received no other drink refills. This is the first time I have received such poor service . So I will try again , only because this is my daughters favourite restaurant. But I will avoid getting the same server .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this restaurant, fun,casual and best of all foo is great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fun, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Prices went up and portions went down since the last time we were there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a great time, I love making my own stir fry!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My 11 year old wanted her birthday there she had never been there so we reserved a table for 5 she was excited to go we were seated at a table in a corner and my daughter who was wearing her birthday crown was not even acknowledge in any way our waitress who was a younger lady didn't bother to mention anything about her special day just business as usual bearing no smile or enthusiasm my older son who is a server at movies was going to ask her to smile or at least look the part because he knows I'm an above average tipper after supper she placed a dessert menu on our table and asked if we would like anything no mention of a birthday anything maybe your establishment didn't òffer any of the such I guess we will never know in closing she was a little disappointed and as parents we usually try to make there birthday a special occasion none was made from your establishment and as parents we usually ask our children where they would like to go for suppers or special occasions I'm assuming open sesame will not be on there top ten choices thank u Ian

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and awesome choices.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Noah was an excellent server. The food was delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was good. Service was efficient and friendly. Prices were reasonable.
Experience was good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

fun lunch something out of the ordinary, fresh and fast.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Portions are too small. They need to not cheap out on the meat

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

supper before going to a concert

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Server was less than enthusiastic to be serving our table and was very slow. Although the restaurant was empty, no one bothered to come by to see if we needed anything after we had settled our bill. Food was less than exciting. Probably won't be back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We planned a birthday dinner for my girlfriend, with 10 of our closest friends. We had a very average experience for what we had planned. It took us 45 minutes to get our bowls for the stir frys. The food was pretty good, but overall experience was underwhelming.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Not bad but not great. 2 small spring rolls for $8.00???!!! Wine was good value. Too much sauce on my food. Watch out for hot peppers burried in the rice bowl. My friend choked on one :( had to return the dish. Not sure if I'd take the drive out to the south go again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We met at Open Sesame and we’re delighted with the menu, the ambience, and the fact that it was half-priced wine night! Our waiter was excellent. Our food was great. We enjoyed a great evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our waitress was amazing. Service and food were 100%

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vegan, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waiter was fun and energetic, a little slow but very nice so that's forgiven. Plenty of options for food and drink, a good variety for what ever you may be feeling.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was alittle upset with when we went to open sesame this time because we reserved the private room but when we got there didn’t end up getting it we had to sit in these uncomfortable chairs and then they told us you could only reserve the private room with a party 6 or more when we have rented it with 2 before so I was alittle upset also because during the whole time we where there no one sat up there and they told us the table we had we had to be out by a certain time which we only had an hour in the table and then we had to leave and I was kinda confused because I thought it was first come first serve

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service and food were spot on, unfortunately the table beside us had two crying children unde the age of 3, even our server was uncomfortable as this was going on, 2 hours off and on crying was a little much, we made 7pm reservations to bypass the rush. The food and service was very pleasant, will go back again.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I was out with my partner and another couple. We had a good time together. The server was friendly and patient, although we were looking around for him at times as things took longer than anticipated. The food was tasty, but both my stirfry and my coffee were not hot enough.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always fabulous!

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