Lulu Bar

4.8
1043 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pacific Rim
Lulu Bar is an escape from the ordinary. Its welcoming vibe is reminiscent of hidden gems from your last vacation, only better because it’s right here in your own backyard. With a healthy, Pacific-inspired menu, Lulu’s wood-fired food is light and fresh — but heavy on flavour.
Chef Joseph Sokoloff’s fare is a tribute to the Pacific Ocean and many of the regions that touch it, with influences from Asia to Hawaii, California to British Columbia. Lulu’s fun, light, and refreshing drink menu is equally well-travelled. Its sake, beer, and creative cocktail offerings will make you feel like you’re far from home — and we like that.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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Yycguy
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I loved Lulu bar the first couple times I went but this past visit didn’t really knock my socks off. I didn’t find any of the flavours too interesting. Also, while the service was ok and our server answered all our questions she wasn’t around too often.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Insanely insanely loud. Couldn’t hear our friends across the table. Food was very good. Waitress was amazing but had too many tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing complex flavours! We had the watermelon salad, the cauliflower (both sound simple but you’ve never had them like this), the lobster dumplings (almost everything in the menu is gluten free!), and the Branzino. Everything was delicious. Portions were pretty good for a high end restaurant. The cocktails were yummy too with a great variety

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

My friend and I enjoyed our lunch at Lulu. One whole side of the restaurant opens to the patio, which was perfect for an early autumn day like today. My friend has allergies to gluten and dairy, and our server was very helpful in speaking to the kitchen and finding out what dishes she could order. We had the tuna poke, crispy new potatoes and coconut fried squid. The tuna poke was beautiful and fresh, delicious. The other two dishes were tasty, but nothing to rave about. However, the real stars of the show today were the cocktails! I had the Venus (passionfruit, vanilla citrus liqueur - so yummy) and the Black Dahlia (gin, berry). Imagine my surprise when both cocktails were delivered by hand - not on a tray, which resulted in the very full glasses spilling both times. I work as a waitress at a casual restaurant/bar, and tray service is expected, even for pints of beer. I mentioned this to the random server when he dropped off my second drink, and I watched him spill all across the floor. He said he brought it over in hand because we were "so close to the bar". Consistent tray service would match the more upscale feel that Lulu Bar strives to achieve.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. He made us feel well cared for. Even got me gf and vegan dessert that wasn’t on the menu yet. I never get to have dessert! So great.

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DataGirl
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat out on one of the last nice days, and the service was VERY good. The food was outstanding. We liked the variety and the tapas style. Drinks were really great also.

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vipSassandra
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! We had pork belly, popcorn (a tad over spiced in our opinion), coconut squid, watermelon salad, cauliflower and chicken skewers. The service and cocktails were also fantastic. We sat on the patio and there was a wasp hanging around but that’s hardly the restaurants fault! But something to be aware of if you decide to sit on the patio.

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TomE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service are always exceptionally and memorable. My wife and I dine here at least every 6 months. A treat that we look forward to each time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super chill. Great food. Great vibe. Great location. Great drinks.

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SaraN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great vibe, it’s become my new favourite spot on 17th

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AVYYC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service from Keaton was great along with all the other staff. Our food was delicious and very unique, and the atmosphere was great. Favourite was the duck and the pork belly. A little bit on the expensive side but was a great date night spot

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CarlaB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lulu’s one of our favourite places to dine. Disappointed in tonight’s dishes though. The poke had dark avocados, like it wasn’t fresh and the cauliflower was not tasty as usual. The others We ordered was good as usual. Not sure what happened tonight.

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chrisr
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say no more. Everything was exceptional from greeting to leaving ..
there food is beyond imaginative. So tasteful

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Nika
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

I was surprised about how closely the tables were packed together. Not 2 meters apart. Also, the halibu is epic don’t ever get rid of it

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vipBAMdining
London
55 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lulu is a great choice for an energetic fresh environment serving unique but approachable food and drink.
We enjoy seeing the trays of flaming cocktails and cute drink glasses ( kitty's ) but appreciate the well curated and decently priced wines.
Food is both shareable and meal sized so can fit different preferences. We ordered several items and shared them all.
This time we were sat in the breezeway, which is comfortable but noisy with the hard surfaces of the wall and cement floor, and the open end to the traffic of 17th Ave. Inside is more typical, energetic but still conversation friendly.

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Ralph
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - 5 stars all around. Excellent service, awesome food. Thanks for making space for us at the bar after we realized I made the reservation for the wrong day...

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ShalomH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and amazing. I love that you can share the food. The drinks are amazing I love the coconut cooler it’s so good.

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Soshamonay
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Stephanie was AMAZING! Loved the food, prices were fair (other than $17 cocktails!) but we will for sure be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious food. Attentive service. Best food in the city.

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Michelle
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great GF and Vegan options, gin cocktails are fab!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing nice service

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Diningdiva
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was amazing!!! The half duck is by far my favourite.
The only thing was they had their massive fan in the ceiling going so we were very cold.

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TraceyS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Options are fantastic for sharing plates. Food is creative and so so good. Staff are lovely

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Kris
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! The service was great! It has been awhile since we receive such care and service from a restaurant. We will come back next time we are in calgary.

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vipShaifJ
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time. I’m from edm. I love everoabkut rest except a very ave wine list. But it’s the food service and cocktails that are awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Lulu Bar! Dylan made us excellent cocktails and the service was lovely. The coconut squid is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was merely ok. The drinks took forever! Only 2 bartenders with their own customers while making drinks for the whole restaurant. Took over 20 mins to get our cocktails, the food was delicious though so that helped but it was disappointing.

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vipjkolenko
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was impeccable

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MaddieL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe one of the best meals I have had in my life. Worth every dollar.

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SerenityT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Get the squid.

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vipAmandaR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always! Had an amazing time!

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EB80
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great south facing patio with lots of sun. Perfect for an afternoon cocktail and bite to eat!

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kathleeno
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not great value, mediocre service, very noisy.

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Markus
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Expensive but good. Should bring back happy hour after 9

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vipSYA2021
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Sydnie was very engaging and fun. Her knowledge of both the cocktail menu, as well as the food menu, was very much appreciated as this was our first time. The service was attentive without being intrusive - much appreciated!

The recommended cockstails (Fly a Kite and Lamborghini), was a wonderful way to start off our date. The miso egg and grilled chicken was a beautiful beginning to our fabulous meal; our least favourite items of the evening was the lobster dumplings (very fishy and a bit mushy) and the waygu tartare (great flavour on the beef, but the taro root chips were very heavily salted); the broccolini with the miso/tofu was sublime and the curry linguini were our favourites. Thanks for an enjoyable date night - we will be back!

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ShawnS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to share small plates and catch up with friends. Atmosphere is lovely and inviting. Love this place :)

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KatieD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and unique food and a fun upbeat environment! 10/10 would recommend.

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EmmaF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails & service were amazing! We didn’t eat this time but the food is always to die for! Try the new tequila cocktail with rhubarb it’s fab!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Not just this time but every single time I've been here. Amy, the host was so modifying my reservation and being so accommodating. 100/10!

FAQs

Lulu Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1043 OpenTable diners.

Lulu Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.