Mango Shiva

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CAN$30 and under
Indian

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Mango Shiva is an eatery located in Calgary, Alberta that specializes in serving up high quality Indian fare. The eatery serves brunch, lunch and dinner. It also offers catering and takeout.

Mango Shiva has some delicious starters you might want to try including the tender fried baby calamari, fried chicken lollipops, tandoori tiger prawns and the pakora fish tacos. Those who are vegetarian might want to start with something such as the baked samosas. Mango Shiva has some delicious main dishes as well, including butter chicken curry, coconut kaffir prawns, grilled lamb chops and a variety of different types of bread and sides.

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4.2
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3.8
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4.0
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vipBNWPARP
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Took quite a while to order and then to get our food. Took a while also to get the bill at the end too.

Food was ok...average for Indian food. Nothing special.

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MStCroix
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was expecting a much larger buffet than what was there. There definately wasn't as much vegetarian dishes as I would of hoped for. I think there is better Indian Buffet's in the city than this.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dine at Mango Shiva several times throughout the year and always find the menu delectable with great service as well.

KC
KeltieC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice dinner . The food was good but came a bit cool and portions were skimpy. The menu said our appetizer came with 4 pces and they sent 3. I ordered the triple dessert And after it came they told me they were out of one of the choices but when i expressed dismay said they would not charge me. Quite noisy but lovely surroundings. A good experience overall.

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Mark
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Checked out the lunch buffet at Mango Shiva the other day. The restaurant was very busy (always a good sign), and we had to navigate through the crowd to get to the buffet. Options on the buffet were good. Would have liked to have seen some plain, saffron or coconut basmati rice instead of the mixed vegetable rice. All in all though, the food was good, service was good considering how busy it was, and we'll be back again.

JC
vipJnlfromCalgary
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions were large and filling so I took half to go. I had left it on the table and the manager came running after me with it. VERY much appreciate it as I fully intend to savour the rest! (Coconut kaffir prawns)

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portion sizes seem to be decreasing over the years but prices are higher compared to other indian restaurants. Good service but pretty slow. We went on a Monday and were only 1 of a handful of tables but still had to wait quite a while for food after orderinig.

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vipParentsOnTheLoose
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid buffet. Great variety. My favourite offering is the seafood curry!

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Bindiboy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great as was the advice on how much to order so there would be no left-overs! Appetizer platter awesome

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Foodie48
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose to go to Mango Shiva before going to a play at Arts Commons. Not only is the location conveniently close to the theatre but the food is wonderful. When you need a good Indian fix this place delivers great flavor and service. Our wait staff was attentive and offered us additional value and information.

We will be back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are incredible here! The Kama Sutra was delicious. As far as food the butter chicken naacos are also amazing! We also had the calamari which had a delicious sauce along with lamb chops and beef short rib curry as mains. Overall unreal food!

Another cool thing about Mango Shiva was the last time we went they forgot to put a flower on a table that I asked for about a year ago. They then sent me a gift card to make up for it even though I never even said anything about the flower not being there. Then last night almost a year later they bring my girlfriend a rose with an apology as well as a cake with gold flakes on it and a sparkler! They remembered that I lived out of town even from a quick phone call last year. These people are real winners!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The night was great. The servers were very attentive but the only problem was that we had two of them and they didn't communicate with each other so we were constantly asked things twice. It takes away from things when you are repeating yourself all night.

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viplunchguru
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I went for lunch with my boss and a client and sat down on the seated areas at the front and the seats are all torn and taped with duck tape. You might want to sit at the regular table if going with clients

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RoseSTS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Long time I did not come to Mango Shiva, and as per my last time the food did not disappoint me. Great selection of Indian food and desert. I just missed the coconut squash desert.

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caroleanne18
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- relaxing music food excellent and well priced. Happy that East Indian food is becoming mainstream. This establishment is a leader!

DD
vipDoseeDo
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just walking in the premises got my stomach growling - it smells so good!! The food was, as it always has been, delicious! We shared Calamari in a flavouful curry sauce and Pakoras with 2 dips (mint and not sure about the other, but maybe raisin? Yummy regardless). For our mains, we shared the South Indian Salmon, Prawns and Scallops and Grilled Lamb Chops with Fenugreek Curry. Unlimited basmati, but we only needed the one as we were stuffed! It was a shame that they ran out of goat since we both wanted the Goat Curry. I guess that's a reason to go back! :)

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vipSMRT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only thing I would add to the lunch buffet is Samosas. The food is fantastic.

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vipMelG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Honestly some of the best pakora I've ever had and you can't beat the happy hour pricing! We ordered dinner as well and it was also delicious. Love the exposed brick inside, very nice ambiance!

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marmar
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definately go back and will recommend to friends and co-workers.

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Linda
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2015
Overall4food5service2ambience3

repair seats - tape on upholstery is not classy! A little service would go a long way at lunch time... waited 10+ minutes to order beverage and had to ask 3x for milk for tea and coffee. Just because it's a buffet doesn't mean you can neglect your guests. Quick to process tab thou.

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vipRShore
Calgary
98 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy Indian food, this is the perfect spot for you. The decor beautifully done and the ambiance energetic. The service was truly exceptional and every dish delicious! I highly recommend the lemon grass braised beef rib - amazing!!

JR
JodaR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience3

a good dining experience and an excellent buffet...with attentive service from start to finish

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Maria
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Buffet, Nice environment and best choice for all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and easy buffet

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vipJapistani
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quite good, was my favourite Indian restaurant for quite some time... But, it's no Clay Oven...

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Jehad
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, and the service was great. Good variety of food from butter chicken to lamb to fish. What I love most is the naan bread. It is a great place for lunch and you leave the place feeling full and satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. However had to wait for nans to be baked, which is unusual for an Indian restaurant during the lunch hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great lunch buffet.

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Lele
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love Mango Shiva, their authentic naan bread is just extraordinary. There is nothing like it!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience4

An exceptional experience of food in every visit. We have had Lunch, Brunch, Dinner and every time we had an excellent experience to remember.

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Anna
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good, but have had better before. They used to have better variety before and somehow the naan bread was not warm enough.

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Spenny
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We go to Mango Shiva as a date spot all the time. This was the first time food came out cold, however. Our other guests also complained that some of the dishes were incredibly bland compared to usual. Not sure if they were having an off night or what was up.

I'd also note that the new main paneer dish is no match to the one from the old menu. Definitely recommend returning to the giant paneer with mixed veggies. It had a more western feel, but tasted much better.

As usual, our service was awesome. Their servers are always incredibly friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

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vipGlow7
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2015
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was not tasty at all. It is overpriced and the buffet selections are quite poor with no variety. The beef/lamb is always slightly undercooked. No tasty dessert options either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome, but a bit pricey for lunch. Service was good and seating was comfortable. Wouldn't want to sit in the hallway as you pass by with your buffet plates.

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KristyA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is the second time I've been there for a special occasion. The food was once again excellent, the ambience was nice and our "main" server was good. However, this time the other server helping her out was very unfriendly and rude. This was very surprising to me, as all of the other servers are usually so nice and helpful and that is what I remember from our last visit. All in all, I would recommend this place, but hopefully they get rid of that horrible server, it can quickly turn a great night into a regrettable night.

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marmar
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was delicious. Very busy for a Tuesday, but worth waiting in line for food.

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karmen
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have ate at the lunch buffet about 8 or 9 times .The buffet is losing its luster for me over the big bang it had when restaurant first opened. Gone from each dish being unique tasting and textured vegetable dishes to filler dishes like sloppy salty cabbage and peas, over cooked lentils and pakora that tastes like the fridge . Meat dishes plentiful as always. Its just not 1/2 as good as it once was, maybe we will try Royal India again.

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marmar
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is always great. Fresh and plentiful. I will always come back.

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Nono
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love the lunch buffet. So many delicious items! Good wines too!

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Jacq
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good but the service is only ok. Servers and hosts seem confused about how to handle more than one table or customer at a time. Drinks took ages and were not complicated (wine and beer, not complicated cocktails). The atmosphere was nice but the tables are way too close together. We were seated next to a loud group of ladies which wouldn't be an issue except we were basically sitting with them as our tables were so close together. I'd give it a pass next time, there are many other choices in the area..

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Mango Shiva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 290-1644.

Mango Shiva is rated 4 stars by 1019 OpenTable diners.

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