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Lonely Mouth Bar, Calgary, AB

Lonely Mouth Bar

4.7
4.7
273 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Located in the heart of 17th Avenue’s bustling hospitality scene, Lonely Mouth is Calgary’s newest Japanese inspired bar serving an eclectic variety of Modern Japanese food and drink. From freshly pulled house-made udon noodles to our hand-picked sake program + thoughtful cocktail list, Lonely Mouth's focus on craftsmanship and expertise to is meant to inspire, invoke and feed the curious, and without a doubt satisfy your cravings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Tempura, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 990-5094

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tomohiro Mitsuno

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Cross street

    17th ave and 5th st SW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. S

    Sigmacolin

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience last night with great service, delicious food and fantastic sake. The sashimi was the best I've ever had in Calgary.
  2. A

    Adanac

    Calgary

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative menu choices- loved the Cauliflower , Cucumber and Tempura ( all gluten free for me) My husband was not GF and his equally great. The design is beautiful upscale Asian and the service is friendly and timely. Comfortable and quiet at 5:30-6:00. We will return again Did I say Cauliflower!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service wasn’t the best I have had but the food was exceptional and great value.
  4. SW

    ShainaW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Amazing drinks. Would come again soon.
  5. DT

    DanielleT

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We thought the meal was really good. Especially the tuna appetizer. The udon we found was more flavorful the second day as leftovers.
  6. EC

    ElCh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    I really wanted to love this place but I was very disappointed with the portions. These were even smaller than tapas style. Flavors were okay, nothing out of this world. Our favorite part of the meal were the cocktails, although, they were mostly ice. I normally do not leave reviews, especially bad ones but I just wanted to be genuine and warn anyone considering this place. Be ready to spend $200 on two people to be just barely full.
  7. LP

    LauraP

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Lonely Mouth is a beautiful restaurant and bar. The ambiance and noise level are excellent. The warm towels to wash our hands before eating was a nice touch. Extensive sake menu with great recommendations from our server. Feature negroni was also excellent. However, we were disappointed with the portion sizes and value for money. Portion sizes were surprisingly small and difficult to share as a result. We ended up ordering more food but were quite surprised how expensive the meal ended up being. The hand rolls tasted great, but are a single roll each in a long tube with seaweed. Biting into the seaweed was very tough and the filling would end up all over the plate! We would have preferred the rolls to be cut up into bite sized pieces. I think I would return for drinks and maybe a small snack, I don’t think I would come back for dinner.
  8. KJ

    KimJ

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The food was overly saucy & had too many mixed flavours. Wasn’t what you would expect from delicate Asian dishes at all.
  9. KL

    KarenL

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, awesome service, would def recommend
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food, albeit tiny portions. Loved the vibe. Loved the cocktails. Very knowledgeable servers. 10/10 would be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great
  12. F

    Francesca

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation to celebrate our wedding anniversary and they delivered a wonderful experience! They gave us a delightful glass of sake on the house to celebrate our anniversary. The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious! We will be back for sure!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome experience! I missed our waitresses name, but she was so unbelievably helpful and kind. Neither my friend and I had been to Lonely Mouth before. The menu can be a bit intimidating (especially the Sake - lots of options), but she had great recommendations, was extremely knowledgeable and made our experience there 10/10. We ordered the Masumi ‘Shiro’ Junmai Ginjo Sake to drink and shared the Bluefin Tuna Tartare, Scallop HandRoll, Spicy Salmon HandRoll, Sashimi Platter (outstanding) and Tempura Shishito Peppers. The entire meal was memorable and we’ll definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal, great server and beautiful surroundings 👏👏👏
  15. T

    Tourist

    Calgary

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent sashimi, hand rolls, and sake list.
  16. E

    Elsie

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The services were good. They served hot towels at the start. I didn't have this experience in Calgary before. I highly recommend the tonkatsu sando. The pork was tender and juicy. The cold noodles was fresh and the soup base was tasty. The asparagus okonomiyaki was delicious.
  17. M

    Meme

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    It takes one person to screw or elevate service experience. Just happens to stumble on the first one. Otherwise always nice food and previously service was amazing. So still recommend.
  18. GT

    GreatToRelaxAndEat

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner that was truly enjoyable. Great service and amazing food. Thanks!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Impeccable service! Great experience!
  20. DC

    DarcyC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great experience. Will be back
  21. DK

    DeborahK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will be dreaming of those sweet potato doughnuts!
  22. HN

    HayleyN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We went there for the happy hour which featured a limited selection of menu items for 1/2 price. The udon bowls were ok flavor wise, $9 for beef (not part of the happy hour deal) is a bit steep. The hand rolls had too much seaweed paper, making it difficult to bite off if you didn't cut it. And even when you did cut the rolls in half, it was difficult to chew as compared to a regular maki roll. All in all, it was an ok experience. Expensively priced. I would rather go to a japanese restaurant instead.
  23. LF

    LindseyF

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, our server was knowledgeable and helpful. Gave great recommendations.
  24. TM

    TamaraM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was super fresh and delicious. I’ll be back to try the rest of the menu !
  25. RB

    RaynaB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lonely mouth was amazing! I can say nothing but good things!
  26. M

    Mimic

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole family really enjoyed our dinner. We were celebrating our anniversary and our son’s birthday but hadn’t told the restaurant; when we arrived there was an anniversary card signed by the staff. It was a really nice surprise! The food and the service were excellent, we will definitely be returning!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was good, great udon and everyone seems to be organized. They know what there doing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  29. K

    Katie

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant experience I've had in years! Chef May and the whole staff went above and beyond.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. Better than I expected!
  31. b

    bubbleteagirl1

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Bluefin tartare flavours clashed and quite honestly did not taste good. Hand rolls were overpriced for what they were. Hot towels had a dirty stench. Sashimi was fresh and reasonably priced.
  32. KS

    KirstinS

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Lonely Mouth. We had an incredible meal. The pork dumplings were so tasty that we ordered a second round and the service was wonderful. Every detail was thoughtful and appreciated. The sashimi was delicate and fresh with the 2 dipping options. Will most definitely recommend to friends and family and anticipate that we will frequently return. Only potential improvement would be on the glassware for the cold sake, the wine glass felt a little oversized. Thank you for a lovely evening!
  33. l

    luv2dine

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We’ll be back.
  34. AT

    AlanT

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was excellent and pleasant and polite. The taste of the food was very good and enjoyable in terms of the flavours and presentation. The decor and ambience was also high and there was a sense of good interior design. I would definitely return at some time in the future.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, clean and fresh, beautifully presented, very knowledgeable server, a really pleasant evening. Best sushi and sashimi we’ve had in a very long time! You gotta eat here!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food wasn’t up to previous stays and the appetizers came out very very late that we decided to go elsewhere for dinner
  37. FT

    FranckT

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our first time ! The food was excellent and service! Great sake menu! Highly recommended!
  38. SI

    SandyI

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Cool spot. Will Definitely be back!
  39. J

    Jess

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was happily surprised about my experience at Lonely Mouth. I hadn't heard a lot about the restaurant but I will definitely be back. The unified experience between the food, decor and service was outstanding.
  40. AD

    ADPW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous all around. June was great food was wonderful and tasty with super presentation. Enjoyable experience and we’ll be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lonely Mouth Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

Lonely Mouth Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Lonely Mouth Bar

528 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th ave and 5th st SW

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Tempura, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tomohiro Mitsuno

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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