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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.
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
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
Mcleod and Glenmore
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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).
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Open Sesame Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) .
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
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!
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 .
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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