The Casbah Restaurant

4.8
139 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Moroccan
Morocco is a country of contrast, magic and timeless wonders. It is blessed with rich, nourishing land and mountain snows; beaches, deserts and lush oases.

Casbah's are in harmony amongst this backdrop. It is a sanctuary for Moroccans.

In this dining room you will witness authentic architecture, carvings, tiles, paintings and crafts which result from twelve centuries of Moroccan art.

The cuisine is presented in a fashion that enhances it's surroundings and is considered by culinary experts to be among the top three cuisines worldwide.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 139 people are saying
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NoureenS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Although the ambiance is beautiful, the food is very expensive, especially the appetizer's prices are high and the serving size is small.

Main dishes were ok.

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vipYumzs
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. I'd go here for the decor alone. The food is also fantastic. Delicious flavors and good prices. Service has always been good. The owner has always been our server and he provides good insight into the food and culture of Morocco. A must visit for any occasion. My 3 year old enjoyed the food and ambiance as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Extremely salty.

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vipKimG
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a delight of the senses eating at the Casbah. The ambience, decor, food and wine pairing is outstanding. I’m not very experimental with food but their menu has a lot of delicious options for all palettes. You can just sit there and admire the attention taken to their decor for an hour. Best couscous ever and of course the mint tea and baklava is a perfect finish.

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BradE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good!
Been going there for years. Food is always delicious. Service is great and it is just a fun night out!

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BrianH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal, food was excellent. Nice atmosphere for dining.

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PhuongM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Ambience was amazing. Food was ok. Very nice experience

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KayliaV
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

For being a Moroccan myself it was pretty authentic! Will go again!

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Jan4dinner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. Would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at the casbah! Started off great with a personal hand wash. Very cozy and such a neat setting. Food was also very good! Highly recommend for a date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Atmosphere was second to none and the food was incredible ❤️

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vipchristinac
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times and it is ALWAYS top notch. Food is so good! Owner is very knowledgeable and accommodating. It is our go to for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a friends bday, from the moment you walk in the door until you leave you are taken care of. The service, and atmosphere are top notch and the food is incredible. Highly recommend going for any occasion it won’t disappoint.

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vipMeghanB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible venue, service and food would highly recommend

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Kurtis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my top 3 favourite date night locations to go in Calgary. My partner and I both eat an organic vegan diet and they have wonderful selection of vegan foods and use organic food as much as they can.

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vipCoreyW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our favorite place! The ambiance combined with the food and service make it amazing.

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vipthatgirl
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome little restaurant located in the basement level of the building. Food was great, the flavours were super different than anything I’ve ever had before.

Sample appetizer: $25 for all 3, 2 pieces of each appetizer. You may want to get another plate if you have more people in your party. My favorite part was the icing sugar chicken pastry. I thought it was going to be weird, but it was my FAVOURITE part.

Agadir tajine with braised lamb: Sooo good and umami. I usually hate lamb because of the gaminess, but it was cooked to perfection and the gaminess was very subtle. Perfect dish for winter.

Marrakesh tajine with Cornish game hen: Sauce was super flavourful I wish they gave more of it. The hen was a little on the dry side, but they give you lots of meat.

Casblanca tajine with grilled chicken: Was not a big fan of the chickens flavor, but super moist. My friends loved this one the most. The sauce was really good, had the most acidity out of all the tajines. Lighter than the other takings.

Overall great experience. Restaurant was beautiful, couches were comfy and clean. Sauce of all 3 tajines were perfection. Would recommend.

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vipChrisJ
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful space. A hidden gem in the Beltline. The place is well decorated and elevates you out of Calgary and makes you think you could be in Casablanca. Food is incredible!!

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Bobby
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, rich in flavour and presented beautifully. Will definitely be coming back to try all the other dishes!

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vipCimoc
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. A tajine (lamb in particular) along with a couscous dish (the garlic shrimp are excellent), make a great combination for two people. The alhambra beer can safely be described as the icing on the cake!

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places I have ever been with great food and excellent service!

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vipDinerdiva
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favourite places to eat. The ambiance is matchless with the Moroccan theme throughout. The food is authentic and delicious. The owner and his family are friendly and helpful with quick service. We love it!

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Honeymooners
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful date with my husband

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DrewS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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SRfoodie
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with decor that will make you feel you are in a different world. Very attentive service with many food options for all dietary needs. The Tour of Morrocco was the best way to go for our table of 5. Flavorful, tasty, and filling, we did not leave hungry! The mint tea to finish was delightful. Would recommend for great night out with friends, family, or date night!

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vipPattiH
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk through the swagged doorway you feel as though you’ve been transported to Morocco. The food choices are varied and everything we tried was delicious. We will definitely be back next time we’re in YYC.

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chantalh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I felt as if the food lacked flavour, I also felt like it was very expensive for what it was. The decorations inside are nice but I don't think I would recommend anyone to go there.

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Eggspectations
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant to try only but would not be rushing back any time soon and would not be a regular diner here. In particular, some of the dishes were very salty and did not have much flavor beyond that. The overall value of these dishes were not very good - the base would be between 18-22 dollars (rice or other grain and some veggies) and you would need to add a meat for about 10 dollars. This often ended up being about 4 fairly small cubes of meat.
The ambiance is quite good though as you are seated away, almost in your own room, making it easy to converse with your party.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional she was friendly and the perfect amount of attentive to my mother's and I visit. We could not stop commenting on the food it was sooooo good! My mom loved the hot sauce so much they gave her a small container extra to take home. Will absolutely be taking my friends back there. This place is fantastic!!!

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vipShen
Calgary
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Definitely a must try place. Tucked away, this place does not make you feel like you are in Calgary. We tried to sample as much as we can and glad we did. Everything was cooked very well Service was a bit slow

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FelipeG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancé’s bday and we had a great time eating at this place. I thought it was going to be a bigger place but fair enough once you are comfortable you will forget about the space and focus on the service and the food. Met all our expectations and I am going to be back soon. The food is incredible and the waitress explained everything related to the food culture and its history. Recommend 100% the seafood.

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KarleeS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!! Loved the atmosphere, and the service was amazing. Highly recommend!

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ScottL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, great decor and atmosphere with amazing food and service. 5 star dining experience.

LC
L2theC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

For ambience there's no place better - the restaurant is cozy and warm and the atmosphere is great. The service was great and the staff were friendly and efficient. I went with a larger group and three of us were extremely disappointed with the quality of beef we were served. It was over priced, tough, over cooked and not seasoned. Unfortunately the value isn't there for what you get as far as the beef is concerned. The actual dishes themselves were tasty, however not worth the price they charge for them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and have been multiple times and it never lets me down. Worth it!

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LuvPrimeRib
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Casbah is a quiet and lovely spot to have a special dinner. Food is tasty and service is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Can’t wait to return.

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StephenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere and service. It was our 33rd wedding anniversary and our table was quiet and secluded, perfect for the occasion. It was our first time there and we will be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for my husbands birthday. Food was delicious. Service was quick. The ambiance was amazing, decor was very well put together. Great experience all together!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Newly renovated with a slightly updated menu. The food is Fantastic (as always).

FAQs

The Casbah Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. The Casbah Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 265-9800.

The Casbah Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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.