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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Romantic (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Healthy (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food is great and the staff is wonderful.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

It's always a pleasure. The waiter was too notch again this visit. Matt was our best server to date. Thanks again.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Love the stir fry! I get it every time and am never disappointed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great service! Food was amazing as always. Great option to have a reduced portion for my kids.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was "meh", but I think it was busy for a Tuesday. Friendly service, just a bit absent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I really like the concept of this restaurant. Its always a lot of fun. On this last visit I went for lunch time. My food arrived and it was lukewarm. It was still tasty. Ordered brown rice but I'm pretty sure I received white rice Waiter forgot to bring my coffee but after I mentioned it, it was brought right away and I was not charged. Waiter was friendly. Overall , it was still a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food is expensive for the quality you receive. $2o for one bowl.
The meat was not fresh ( barbecued pork).
The lighting is far too dark.
The waiter pushed the alcohol menu ( 3 times).
I would not return.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was tasty, but expensive!
Two of us got the build your own stir fry, the basic charge being $15 which included the vegetables and sauce! The meat for the stir fry was $5.00 each, we were under the impression the meat would be $5.00 total, the rice itself and the Nann bread are each charged for seperately. The variety of meats, rice and sides was wide. Though I would like to say one of my ingredients was missing from my dish when it was returned.

The stacked seseme Chicken Salad was very good. The salad was large enough to be a meal in itself. My mother was able to take some home for lunch the following day.

Kung pao chicken was spicy, and spicy was desired. My husband enjoyed it.

We also tried the Brownie, Chai Cheesecake and Wan Ton Bananas, all of which were greatly enjoyed and devoured.

The tables and seats needed more thought. There was no leg room for two short people, the seats in the booth (which was raised) was not ideal for a wheelchair, and was quite uncomfortable.

To get the wheelchair into the restraunt we had to go out, around and come back in through the kitchen entrance, and they were very kind. Our server was wonderful and attentive, he kept coming and checking on us, refilling glasses, made sure we had all we needed but did not hover or impose. Balanced our care wonderfully which I have noticed is sorely lacking in other establishments.

We had tried to make the reservation for Bolero using the internet link, and wound up with reservations for Open Seseme due to the two restraunts being connected not only in the same building but using the same app/site. Not knowing this was the situation I thought as I used the link from the site itself our reservation was with Bolero. This was quite disappointing on the one hand, and a huge flaw in their system.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had dinner for a couple birthdays and as 3 servers we knew we were going to be complicated. Our server was wonderful. She got stuck with us after our first server had to leave and she dealt with all our requests perfectly and we had a wonderful evening. Thanks to the great staff at open sesame we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a decent meal (not great) at Open Sesame this Friday. The Singapore noodles were very good. The reason I rated the food at a 'good' level is that one member of our party added a protein to his dragon noodles, and did not receive an adequate portion of this add-on. When the waitress was questioned she came back with info, and it confirmed that the dish was shorted on the protein. The bill was not adjusted. Desserts were very good. The service was adequate. I did tip 15%, but held back from my typical 18% because there were a number of times we were just left. Also, we weren't asked about our mains at all.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Something for everyone...just wish the appetizer portions (Mushu Wrap & Terriyaki Ribs) was of a larger portion, especially for the amount charged. Barely enough for two people to enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very tasty food whether you do the make your own stir fry or the menu set ones. Service was fast and very nice.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was quite good!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 27, 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 18, 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 12, 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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 (Calgary)·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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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 21, 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 10, 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 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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 2, 2017

Great food and awesome choices.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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