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About ANJU

Award-winning chef and owner Roy Oh puts a modern twist on Korean cuisine. Anju, which translates to “food you eat with alcohol” is casual modern Korean small plates that are meant to be shared with friends. Anju’s share plates pair perfectly with our extensive wine list, craft cocktails and Soju offerings.

344 17 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0A5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Korean, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
4th St SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 460-3341

Website:
http://anju.ca/

Parking Details:
Paid parking lot entrance is at 15th Ave and 4th St SW directly behind Anju.
Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Roy Oh

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

ANJU Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Tapas (41)
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Creative Cuisine (38)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Fun (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Spicy (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Authentic (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Cozy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Healthy (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vegan (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was great and the ambiance was nice. My friend and I ordered the Ramen Carbonara and found it way too salty for our liking. I hope to go back and try other things because I've heard the other items on the menu are more promising!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic Food and Service, Let them package up a meal deal on your hunger and if you have any allergies, did a fantastic job for us, Will be back again for sure

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our experience at Anju was wonderful. We didn't feel rushed in our selections or dinning experiences. The recommendations given to us for both food and wine pairing was spot on. Her descriptions of the food showed us that she truely loves the food as well and not just generically describing it to sell more food. I think was appreciated. We were right by the door which was too bad, a two person take by the window would have been nice. We swere still able to maintain our privacy. I would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent Food, Great Service. Nice to try an interesting menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I made a reservation for my boyfriends birthday and they called a couple hours before saying I would be getting a walk-in table which wasnt great but we thought it would be fine. It was very tight spacing and right beside the hostess stand and The two girls that were hostesses were distracting as they were playing some hand slapping game which I thought it was inappropriate. Apparently our crappy table was a system error and when another couple came in who also had a reservation and the same system error who was offered a free appetizer which we were not given. Food was okay but nothing special. Overall it was a pretty disappointing birthday dinner experience.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Decent food overall, not on par with all the great reviews on here. The service was good but we were seated at the table by the entrance since there was a mix up during our reservation. Was promised free appetizer and they brought it out promptly, the only issue was that it was still on the bill and we paid for it.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was really great, different and exciting tastes.Service was amazing, very friendly, explaining and helping with the menu, Very attentive, eg never had to ask the water filled up, try the Brussels sprouts and the oxtail tortellini as well as the hot stone bowls

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Business Meals, Vegan
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Unfortunately our experience this time was disappointing. Work group of 6 people at lunch waited one hour for our main course to arrive. Mandatory gratuity of 18% on a group of 6 contrary to website info. Didn’t give us option to scale our tip back given the very slow service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always fun

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Got together with a friend and my daughter. Always very happy with our meal and how accommodating your menu is for Gluten and lactose free items

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had a sensational meal, concentrating on sharing the plates among us and trying 6-8 different dishes. It was just really delicious. The service was great - not rushed at all, our server seemed to be in tune with us - and it really wasn't that expensive considering we had such good food and wine for dinner. We are going back for sure - and frequently!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great plates for sharing. Fresh ideas on traditional dishes. Nice atmosphere for a small group.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

It’s always a great experience here and great food!!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife took me here for my birthday. We both left saying that it was some of the best food we've eaten all year. And we both LOVE good food. Defintely going back...again and again

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Spicy, Romantic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

While the “plates” were big the portions (of meat specifically) were too small for the prices. The lettuce wraps were served with lettuce that wasn’t 'wrap-able' simply too much negotiation for lunch. No cutlery served.... Salt content very very high. Sorry guys. Little of a disappointment. No alcohol... Over 75$ for lunch just 2 of us...

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tasty food every time I go. The menu is diverse and each dish has amazing depth of flavour.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Cozy, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a really excellent server, the food was pretty good but not as good as I remember it being in the past particularly the crispy tofu, the on tail tortellini was delicious bibimbap was just average :-/

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Anju is great. the food was delicious, the service was friendly. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food & good service. It was my second time there, would not miss a chance to go again. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved the chicken wings and Brussels sprouts! We even ordered some Soju to wash it all down.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good for a Date, Spicy, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food! Great service. Definitely will go back!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Born and raised Calgarian... ANJU is my favorite restaurant in Calgary. Food you cannot cook at home. Great spice combinations. Great beers and wine. Service is super. Really fun and friendly wait staff.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was served on time and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was good but on the pricy side for what we ordered.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First visit to ANJU and we were very happy with the food and the service. The restaurant has a great vibe and we had fun during our dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Anju. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
I would suggest though that the menu indicate how many pieces come with certain items. We were a table of 4 and ordered the lamb chops assuming that our server would have said there are only 2 pieces, or suggest that we order 2 plates, but she didn’t. It would be easy to have that info on the menu. The items are really designed for one couple at the table, otherwise you can expect to order several items to have enough food for your table. The chicken sliders were delicious as was the fried ramen noodles dish.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Amazing food! Fresh fusion! We will be back. For larger groups get your server to order for you. They are really good at choosing the right dish at the right time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is always on point!

The service this time around was less than. Went for brunch with a few friends, one had two small children. When the food started to come out the kids came absolutely last.
As someone who works in the food industry, this seems fairly 101, that the kids should be first and even the option to be before the adults.
Might want to step it up for the next family that makes its way in.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Friend was visiting in town and so we wanted to share our favorite restaurant with her! The food is so unique and flavorful, the atmosphere is fun and there is great value for what we paid. Anju continues to be our favorite restaurant in Calgary.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

What an amazing experience. We were a group of 6 and had fun sampling a variety of dishes. Our favourites were brussell sprouts and crispy tofu. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Will definately return.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic. Went with another couple and couldn't have been better.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Brunch is unique and FANTASTIC. LOVE.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Been meaning to get here for awhile to try the gochujang chicken wings. Worth the wait. Was super impressed with all of the food and especially the service. Jessica was an excellent guide for the evening and made sure everything down to the napkins were up to the high standard Anju puts forward.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fun, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was very creative and delicious. The ambiance was fun -- well suited to a whole range of groupings and experiences. Go -- you won't be disappointed!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Spicy, Tapas
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We spend an hour and a half at Anju for our anniversary dinner. It was a relax and lovely experience. Crispy tofu is the dish that we gonna order next visit for sure. Overall a great restaurant.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was great and it was busy, but the service was not lacking. Definitely looking forward to dining here again! Loved the upbeat atmosphere :)

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went for and had a quick yet yummy bites of food on our way to the hockey game that night... Always tough to narrow down choices when only the two of us, as always so many you want to try yet unable to eat them all!! Have been 2-3 other times with 1-2 other couples and like that you can order a good variety of dishes that everyone can sample!! Anju never seems to disappoint!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Was required to give credit card information to make the reservation so that they could/would charge $25/head for no show. Later wanted to add 2 persons to the original reservation for 7 - indicating we were fine with a tight fit. Was told that there was no way they could accommodate the additional persons, so, the partners of two guests who managed to modify their plans to attend, were on their own for dinner. Would have been fine but, as I assumed, the rectangular table we sat at was designed to hold 8 and could easily accommodate another on the bench seating, or a chair on one end that would not have interfered with any other guests or with traffic. Starting off in a negative mood did not bode well for my impression of Anju. Food was good, but not as good as many mom/pop Korean places in the city at a fraction of the price. The wait staff was very good, but could not make up for the 'good' food. The place was extremely noisy - got me perseverating about the two missing people. Then, with a group of 7 - 18% gratuity included in bill!? Maybe for 8 or 9 attending, and a very good, or better meal. Will not be back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was fantastic, especially the short ribs that were so melt in your mouth tender, the beef tataki, brussel sprouts , even for non brussel sprout eaters, just to name a few.
Our server was Jessica and she was very good. We ended up staying for 4 hours and ate so much because we wanted to try so many dishes. Loved it.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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