Each and every dish was absolutely delish. It's as simple as that!
The food was so amazing! Definitely get the sesame balls, crispy egg rolls, and the curry lamb steam buns.
Two Penny Chinese is delicious! From the salted peanuts to the charred cabbage to the
spicy Sichuan noodles, everything was flavourful and unique. I will definitely be back again, and again, and again!
Exceptional service and food, cocktails were really good but did take slightly longer to come out despite there only being a few other tables besides us. Get the salted egg yolk bun its to die for
Most spicy unusual Asian inspired deliciousness. Service is exceptional. A little pricey but well worth the experience.
Blown away. Wow. This place is just what Calgary needs. Is anyone else sick of the all new trendy places where the ambiance is cool but you each get a tiny bite of a ‘shared plate’ worth $5.00 a mouthful? (No offence Calcutta CC and Foreign Concept). Get a grip Calgary!! Two Penny proves you can have MORE style, way more VALUE and leave completely satisfied and happy. The food is AMAZING. We were a party of 8 and are all in love with this place!
The restaurant is beautiful, and the cocktails were amazing, but the food was just so-so. We prefer our local Chinese place at a fraction of the cost. It’s not that it was bad, it was just underwhelming for the price. We’ll be back for the drinks, the setting and to have some of the small plates, but not specifically for the food.
Menu in Open table is inaccurate.
Had an amazing lunch there! Food was great - will come back for dinner one day!
Service and food were great. I recommend the duck, the buns and fried rice. Everything was great.
This was my third or fourth time to Two Penny. I usually go for after work drinks and have the smoked mushrooms or pot stickers with a bourbon cocktail; exceptional! The first full meal held up the standards of the small dishes. The ginger beef is a nice exception to the standard sickly-sweet "candy beef" of bad Chinese food; it's a serious sized shortrib prepared with a tangy/sweet ginger garlic sauce (nodding to the standard) and nice crispy garnishes. Our group was split on the spicy Sichuan noodles; some thought they were too spicy (if that's possible)... They weren't, but definitely lots of flavour.
Amazing food with amazing service! Great place for a group of friends
This a great place for something different. A lot of care goes into the dishes.
Super friendly staff - very clean - a little loud but not in an annoying way - Great food!
Not your usual Chinese food (in a good way). Great combination of flavors, fast and friendly service.
Cute place — great vibe, nice looking venue. Food was just ok. Avoid the spicy szechuwan noodles. Lobster shrimp dumplings were excellent. Calgary needs a hip and happening Asian inspired restaurant so I hope they last...with a few small changes to the menu, this place can thrive!
Overall disappointed with our experience here. We had been so excited to try this new restaurant and unfortunately service was mediocre at best, I have celiac disease and although there are gluten free options on the menu very few of them were actually safe for celiacs to consume due to the cross contamination in deep fryer. After considerable pushing we were able to get our server to have one dish cooked in a wok instead of deep fryer (salt and pepper seafood- was good!), but for the so so ambiance, average at best drinks and poor ability to cater to dietary restrictions I would not come here again. Everything was extremely slow and server did not seem to care.
Very noisy place even only partly full at lunch with minimal lunch special option. Good food however and great service.
Nice decoration, little noisy, hard to have conversation, foods are little salty , but good service.
Brought my friend for her birthday and were really impressed with the service, the ambiance of the restaurant and the food was awesome!
I’m looking forward to bringing my family in for a meal!
A casual evening out turned into an amazing dinner mixed with some great cocktails. Great ambience even on a quiet night and the food was fresh and amazing. Service was 5 stars as well. We will be back over and over and over again!
Excellent Food, staff was very knowledgeable and excited about the menu!
Service was very friendly; really enjoyed the ambiance; chinese inspired dishes were very tasty, portions are on the smaller size for the price. Great cocktail selection.
Food was terrible
The food was delicious! The servers were very friendly and the ambiance was inviting. Our favorites were beef noodles, half-chicken, and the candy bar.
The chair one of my colleagues sat on fell apart. A safety hazard like that should never occur.
Excellent location for a business lunch
Great service and food. Had the feature new year menu and it was delicious. Definitely will be back to try more dishes.
Great wine great food! Love the decor and a fun atmosphere
We had the Chinese new year’s menu. It looked like it would be good from the menu but except for desert, none of the courses had any depth of flavour. The cod soup was overpowered by mushroom flavour, the noodles were bland, the crispy chicken was dull and mostly bones. Normally I enjoy poke but the version we had did not combine well. Had to line up for 15 minutes to use the washroom. The art on the walls and desert were the only positives. Avoid this mediocre food although maybe ordering off the menu would have been better.
Amazing service and food! But my girlfriends were there for our monthly Cocktail Club and we were so in love with all of the delicious cocktails!
An interesting food experience. We went and it happened to be a Chinese New Year special menu night. It was great to try a bunch of things. Some amazing, others we wouldn’t have chosen. Overall a great experience.
The food was every bit as good as I had been told to expect, highlight was the Charred Cabbage for sure. Cocktails went quite well with the food, if not quite as alcohol forward as I am used to (and prefer), they suit the food perfectly.
Our server Sarah did a phenomenal job of guiding us through the menu, as it was our first time in. There was a slight wait on our first cocktails, but the bartender was busy and the place was quite full, when they came, they were absolutely perfect, and it was worth waiting a few extra minutes for them. Certain to come again and try a few more menu items. Already planning my next visit for my girlfriends birthday.
It's a modern take on Chinese food. Unlike dining in Chinatown, this spot offers a beautifully decorated dining room that has an Asian inspired theme. Cuisine is beautifully plated and delicious. The BBQ pork buns are made in house and are authentic!! Even for our picky eater (aged 12), he thought the food was amazing. There was no arguing at the dinner table for a change.
Been here twice now and both times the food is fantastic. Food isnt cheap but its far higher quality than most Chinese restaurants in my opinion. Food is great. Staff are very nice and professional.
Service and food was slow. Will go back. Wine list a little $.
First time in. Great space. Great food. Will definitely be back.
Two Penny was recommended to us and we had an amazing dinner. The tasting menu celebrating Chinese New Year was delicious---a great surprise and change from typical Chinese fare. It was great value and the service was also perfect...great timing on the courses and we didn't feel rushed. We will definitely return to try the Ginger Beef, which I hear is amazing. I definitely recommend ordering a menu if it's offered--great variety and value.--especially for just a couple of people.
We ordered a total of 4 dishes, the egg rolls were non traditional but very good as was the prawn dish. Unfortunately when we got to the short rib ginger beef it was very salty to the point my mouth hurt, the noodle dish was also salty.. the service was ok, the server started out a bit smug but eventually warmed up. Overall the meal was about $130 plus a tip so when I compare Two Penny with other similarly priced restaurants in the area I would choose differently next time. There’s lots to like about the place, good energy, trendy decor, location, and the little lounge downstairs looks very nice but unfortunately, at least in our case, the food quality was just not there.
It was a good experience. Some dishes were hit or miss, server was young and inexperienced but made our experience good.