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Sensei Bar, Calgary, AB

Sensei Bar

4.6
4.6
286 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Asian
A Chef-Driven Bar where boozy cocktails & sake flow to old-school beats, and a modern and rebellious take on Asian eats, serve up good times with mastery. Tucked away a stride from 17th Avenue’s nightlife, our intimate and urban space welcomes you all night and late-night. Our little-but-loud menu puts a boldly flavourful, yet nourishing spin on Korean and Taiwanese bites - all starring local ingredients and the beloved bao bun. Pair it with our curated cocktails, sake and bow down to the bao with your inner Sensei.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 452-5929

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Blackwell

  • Neighborhood

    Beltline

  • Cross street

    16th ave and 14th street SW

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 286 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Innovative

  • Calgary

    Innovative

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  1. CB

    CourtneyB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, good music. Drinks were a bit pricey and limited. Dessert was really great. Service was not bad.
  3. DC

    DarcyC

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Looking at the opportunity to try something very unique, then this is the place!
  4. LP

    LP22

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous date night. Tried both sake flights and loved learning from the sake sommelier! Food reccos were excellent (tataki, brussels, ebi bao, short ribs, sake creamsicle + drunken duck cocktails, unreal!) Also, playlist was fire. One teeny tiny thing that didn’t leave me oooing and ahhhing with joy was the confit chicken bao (which I picked on my own.) Everything else was out of this world! Don’t wait on checking this place if you haven’t been.
  5. LF

    LauraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Unique flavours very well curated menu. Solid service and accomodating with allergies. Would go again and recommend to friends. Also was impressed enough I would check out there sister restaurant which is attached.
  6. MZ

    MichaelZ

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Sensei bar. Always treated like special guests. Love the food Love the drinks and sake.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We absolutely love Sensei however tonight the service was just not on its game. Will obviously go back because they all have their days. There was a couple tables and the service shouldn't have been as slow as it was tonight 😕
  8. ET

    ErinT

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was pretty good, service was not great. Drinks were slow and our server kept trying to take food away when we were only halfway done, which was a bit odd. Music was fun but super loud.
  9. CC

    ColleenC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried a variety of dishes and all were very good. Our waitress was very professional and nice.
  10. KP

    KevinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Good food and great service would highly recommend this place!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was an overall a good experience. Other than that there was one party there who was really loud.
  12. PK

    PenelopeK

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently spectacular.
  13. KL

    KL1991

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were some of the best we’ve had in the city. Very thoughtful presentation, everything was perfectly cooked and flavours were exciting and different. Cocktails were unique but a great balance of booze-forward but excellent flavour. The bar master clearly knows what they’re doing! Highly recommend, every dish was excellent, you can’t go wrong with any menu choice. Restaurant was busy but felt calm and quiet, ambiance was trendy and modern but not overbearing or intimidating.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food .. will definitely go back again 👍🏻
  15. AM

    AnnickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing! Would recommend 100% Great music, super knowledgeable staff and incredible food!
  16. KT

    KateT

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and excellent service. A huge variety of interesting cocktails and sake. I will be back for sure.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Terrible. Place food felt like it was stale
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, will definitely come back!
  19. AC

    AshleyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing little hidden restaurant of Calgary. Absolutely loved the food and space.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had a great evening
  21. l

    lunchforwork

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food at this restaurant on our first time there
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing, I’d come back for ALL the small plates and cocktails alone. Pork belly bao was savoury & delicious, coming from someone who hates bread/carbs, I would have eaten a second serving no problemo. Service was impeccable, I’ll definitely be back again soon!!
  23. TO

    TaraO

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great service and great food. We tried several items on the happy hour menu which made the meal more affordable. Great presentation. We will definitely be back.
  24. a

    ashee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top to bottom this place was outstanding. Great service, music, and food. 13/5 would recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite places in Calgary
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious tasty sharing dishes, well designed on plates, surprising spicy tastes but not overwhelming.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, service and ambience were all 10/10. Love this place.
  28. LJ

    LiamJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary there and the experience was amazing, the food on point, our server was great explaining our choice in food. Then top marks for our Sake sommelier providing us with some great Sake to pair with our meals.
  29. PK

    PenelopeK

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants and definitely a regular go to for us. The food is always excellent service is always great.
  30. YY

    YYCafrofoodie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience with amazing happy hour (4-6) deals. The wing lollipops were so flavourful and the bao buns were fluffy and heavenly. 9/10 would absolutely recommend.
  31. L

    Laura

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and beautifully presented. Atmosphere is awesome. Location is kind of hidden. Loved it 🥰
  32. SM

    StephanieM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at dinner last night. The food was amazing and the service was great. The short rib was absolutely delicious along with the prawn Bao’s. Would definitely come back again
  33. DI

    DorothyI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Great for sharing. Excellent dessert. Great cocktail menu.
  34. A

    Annie

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Wings and dumplings were great want crazy about the texture of the boo buns the ebi filling was great.
  35. m

    morgane

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a great dinner at Sensei Bar last night. It was our fist time there and we will definitely be back. Cocktails were quite slow coming but they were great once we got them. Only dish we didn’t love would be the Brussel sprouts. They were just very over cooked but the sauce with them was really good. Not pictured were the bao’s because they were amazing and we ate them immediately. We had the Little "Mac", BBQ Pork (amazing pork belly) and the Chicken Confit. They were all really great. Can’t wait to go back and try more dishes. Highly recommend!
  36. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish was a work of art, both in your eyes and taste buds.
  38. GT

    GalinaT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is awesome, interesting, flavorfull, well-presented. We went as a group of six, ordered a bunch of items and shared them. All were excellent. Great options for sake. Happy hour is a good value.
  39. S

    Sandra

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food was good. The service was so bad I would not come back. Our server Elysa seemed mad the entire time, was not very helpful in drink selection but beyond all that, the worst part was we were a party of 5, and got gratuity added to the bill. The website clearly states 6 people or more will have the auto grat. When we asked why it was on our bill she said 5 or more, however this was not told to us ever and the website is misleading. Don’t know where else in the city a party of 5 is considered large. Lol will not be returning. I even have a gift card for this place and I would rather not come again due to the disrespect.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The brussel sprouts were fabulous -- too much for two people because we ordered two other dishes. The "lollipops' appetizers were fantastic. Next time I won't share!! Sean (not sure how to spell his name) was an excellent waiter. We live out of the city, but look forward to returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sensei Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.

Sensei 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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sensei Bar

1520 14 St SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1C9

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th ave and 14th street SW

  • Neighborhood

    Beltline

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Blackwell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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