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Lonely Mouth Bar, Calgary, AB

Lonely Mouth Bar

4.6
4.6
245 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 31 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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. K

    Katie

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    bubbleteagirl1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. KS

    KirstinS

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  5. AT

    AlanT

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. SI

    SandyI

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Cool spot. Will Definitely be back!
  10. 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.
  11. AD

    ADPW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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
  12. Y

    Yumyum123

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Decent food. Great drinks. Would return.
  13. CW

    ChrisW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal. Awesome service!
  14. F

    Foody

    Calgary

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and will definitely return. We ordered the curried cauliflower, two hand rolls, the hot ramen and the miso cod. The cauliflower was underwhelming, the rolls and ramen were very good, and the cod was spectacular. We sat on the patio, in the shade of a tree and it was pleasant, but a bit noisy from the traffic driving by on 17th Ave. We had great, friendly attentive service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing. The staff are warm and engaging … food is delicious … decor warm and inviting. One of the best in Calgary
  16. j

    jodo

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superlative!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice lunch on the patio
  18. DM

    DMKatYYC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious selection of dishes to share. Leave room for dessert.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Menu was not what I expected. Not really sushi, not really a meal. Wait staff was not that helpful. Very hard to understand why I would want to go to this place.
  20. AW

    AndyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Great ambiance and atmosphere too
  21. f

    foodloverjc

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the udon!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Creative dishes… out does Nobu in the same genre. Funky cool interior with lovely staff 5 stars!!
  23. JM

    JennM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful restaurant interior. We will be back.
  24. j

    jaesktl3

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were very excited to eat here because we love sushi and handrolls but overall value was not the best. Sashimi platter is good. Toro and scallop hand rolls were alright. Everything else was bland or just very mediocre. We spent a lot for two people and left unsatisified unfortunately. Love the ambience though and our server was super nice.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, really good service, would go here again soon!
  26. KL

    KarenL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third visit to Lonely Mouth. It was top notch once again. Our server, Emma, was excellent. Thanks for a great evening!
  27. KM

    KaitlynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such an amazing time and the food was so delicious I will be coming back here again
  28. NL

    NL89

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. We did family style for our party of 6 and it was perfect.
  29. TM

    ThomasM

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here. VEry similar to the first experience (this is a good thing). Emmett was top notch and we split all the food (cod, steak, dumplings, asparagus etc). Will go back.
  30. a

    aea17

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space itself is beautiful. Chef May has really outdone herself with the menu - I am never disappointed & the rest of the team provides amazing service.
  31. A

    Angela

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the vibe hehe and the food presentation was cute
  32. I

    Ivana

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna tartare is amazing, and so were the sushi rolls. I had the mezcal cocktail (I think it’s called the hands full) - and that was delicious! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and kind - would ask for his service again. Thanks for providing us with an atmosphere for a superb night with friends.
  33. HB

    HayleyB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    Gorgeous little restaurant. Unfortunately the experience felt rushed. Prior to arriving we got a text with how long we were permitted to stay. fine! It’s post covid times, that’s not unusual for restaurants nowadays. But once we got there and ordered, the food came out in rapid succession and plates were cleared almost immediately. As in still chewing on a bite, immediately. It’s hard when you are paying $3.50 for a piece of tempura shrimp to feel rushed to finish your plate. From start to finish, two $14 cocktail, udon, hand rolls, tempura and scallops came to $150 and we were out of there in roughly 30 to 40 minutes. When you are paying so much and the restaurant is so lovely, you have a sitter! It’s date night! Let the patron appreciate the ambiance and the meal. Savour it. it’s awkward and uncomfortable to feel pushed out the door, especially at such a high price. We won’t come back which is disappointing.
  34. EY

    ErinY

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The portions are really small. Beautiful interior and decent food but very overpriced.
  35. K

    Kimmy

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Lonely Mouth and we have not been disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was equally as good. Highly recommended.
  36. ES

    ElaineS

    Calgary

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a new favorite. Part of the Concord group like major Tom and Bridget bar. The service is always top nuch, the food is delicious, and the drinks amazing. Read the reviews at Chez Elaine, food fun and drinks on facebook.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Tomo absolutely made our experience perfect, the menu is incredibly outstanding and the service was impeccable. We cannot wait to come back again!!
  38. h

    honestreviewer

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great food, but portions were too small. Too expensive for small portions (e.g., hand rolls...). Would tell a friend that food quality and taste were appreciated, but that it was overpriced (this is not a high-end restaurant either). Must be ready to pay a lot for little.
  39. HA

    HannaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was insanely good and I highly recommend the handrolls, the bluefin tuna tartare and the Miso cod main. The drinks do need a little work but other than that everything was amazing!
  40. NY

    NidaY

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, the guy with the ponytail. Amazing. ….

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

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Lonely Mouth Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 245 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 31 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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