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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

Open Sesame Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Healthy (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Spicy (7)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vegan (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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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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service3
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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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food4
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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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·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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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Good was awesome (as usual), but server didn't take our drink order for 10 minutes after we arrived - he said he didn't see us there. After he took our drunk order, our appetizers arrived before our drinks or even before we received water. We had food and no beverages.

Great food, we have come multiple times, but this time the service was very poor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Frequent the restaurant. Love the food and always enjoy the surroundings and service. Be back again soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 8, 2017

As always, the food was delicious and the server did an excellent job giving us care and attention to our needs. It was an enjoyable birthday celebration that included a birthday dessert from Open Sesame.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Spicy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food and service was great as usual. The music adds an extra vibe.

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was great as always. Half price wine on Thursdays is always welcome even when you order wine by the glass. The waitress was polite and friendly.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food, friendly and quick service. Always a favourite with our family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Hello. While we enjoyed the food I felt the mandatory 18% gratuity will deter me from coming again. If it was a full service dinner I always tip appropriately but to be forced to pay an additional 45 dollars I feel was excessive. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review your restaurant.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Took the kids here for the first time and they loved it

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food and great service, as usual! No corkage on Thursdays is always a bonus.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was good as usual but the waitress didn't seem to be happy she was working, it made the night not as lovely as the atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing! The food is always good and the staff are great

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We're a fan of the Smuggler's franchise, but when we switched from Smuggler's to its sister restaurant (in the same building with slightly different offerings) we were underwhelmed.

Getting reservations was easy. We used Open Table and I left a note that it was for my wife's birthday. It's nice if the restaurant makes a little notice of such an event. When I mentioned to the waitress that it was my wife's birthday, we got a "Oh, happy birthday" and that was the extent (so I guess "little notice" really means LITTLE notice!).

Food was clean and hot but lacking in flavour. The waitress made a presumption on the bill and asked if it was alright - when we indicated we wanted it a different way (although it was exactly the same price) she sighed heavily and went back to set it right.

Not a terrible experience, but with more options in Calgary I'd choose something else. I'd go to one of the other venues in the Smuggler's building or something near by.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 7, 2017

A very pleasant evening out. Food was great, but was not terribly spicy. the desserts looked amazing, but we were too full.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary. Open Seasame is something we've enjoyed together many times and we always have great memories there so we chose the restaurant for that reason. It was a Saturday night and very busy which we expected. However, our server seemed rushed and not put together. She forgot a few things and wasn't very friendly. Also, I'm assuming because of how busy it is, my noodles were undercooked. It was not a big deal, but a small let down from the quality we know Open Seasame provides. This won't stop us from going back any time soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great night out!
Since you get to choose everything, it's exactly what you want. Cooked to order, it was delicious.
Perfect for everyone (vegetarians and the rest of the party 😉)
We celebrated a birthday and loved the complimentary dessert.
Will go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good food. Prices were reasonable. We will return.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had a great first time with our friend that recommend it. Food was great large portion and very fresh. We would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always great. Delicious.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Live out of town. But meeting friends & family here was awesome. Will be back at some time in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The wok seared salmon was great. Also, no corkage fee on Thursday.

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