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Feast in the Northeast: Calgary’s Must-Try Restaurants

Stuck in the city’s northeast and not sure where to go for some grub? To spare you from a similar dilemma, we’re spilling our secrets to our fellow foodies on the best restaurants in northeast Calgary today.

Whether you’re tired of the same old mundane lunch from the nearby deli or simply craving a culinary escapade for your taste buds, buckle up for an exciting foodie adventure fit for royalty!

1. Pacini


Address: 123 Freeport Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T3N 0A3, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-930-8080

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 6:30 AM to 11 PM 

Situated inside the stylish Acclaim Hotel, Pacini offers a welcoming atmosphere for all its hungry customers.

Aside from the sparkling ambiance and the location’s allure (near Calgary International Airport!), it goes without saying that we also found their menu to be impeccable. The one that truly stood out was their prosciutto and arugula pizza, with a crispy crust and tantalizing flavors on top. 

For other exciting pizza joints in the city, make sure to see our top suggestions in our article. 

2. JOEY Barlow


Address: Barlow Trail, 3026 23 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8R7, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-219-8465

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday & Sunday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 1 AM

JOEY is an exciting restaurant chain in the city offering diverse plates and upscale ambiance. A popular thing here is the crispy mashed potatoes, a splendid side dish to many of their delicious food items including JOEY classic steak and steak with peppercorn sauce. 

More interested in fish? Check out the ahi tuna poke cone instead

3. Moxies Barlow & McKnight Restaurant


Address: 29 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 4V7, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-291-4636

Operating hours:

  • Sunday & Monday – 7 AM to 10 PM 
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 7 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday & Saturday – 7 AM to 1 AM 

Moxies Barlow & McKnight Restaurant is as fancy as what you expect from their name. This luxuriousness extends to their wide array of food choices, with chipotle mango chicken as their standout option. 

It’s an exciting mix of sweet and spicy flavors with juicy textures that will have you asking for seconds!

4. Cuty Restaurant 


Address: 3168 Sunridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 7G6, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-769-9401

Operating hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday to Sunday – 11 AM to 9 PM 
  • Tuesday – 11 AM to 4 PM 

For authentic Vietnamese fare, Cuty Restaurant is an outstanding choice. The interior exudes a cozy and homey vibe, which perfectly mirrors their hearty dishes. 

We’ve heard lots of raving reviews about the beef satay noodle soup – effortlessly launching its way to our top recommendation. The grilled meat vermicelli is also an exciting meal, especially if you want a lot of veggies on your plate.   

For a list of must-try Vietnamese restaurants in Calgary, see our other recommendations

5. East Side Mario’s 


Address: near Sunridge Mall, 2555 32 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 7J6, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-717-0488

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 9 PM 
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 10 PM 

East Side Mario’s is a popular local chain known for its tasty interpretations of Italian classics and all-you-can-eat option. 

Their BLT cauliflower pizza is definitely the highlight of our visits to it, partly because of how this interesting combination surprisingly works really well. It’s the right mix of earthy, savory, and smoky flavors. 

Their calzones are also memorable, along with their chicken parm sliders. 

6. Chop Steakhouse & Bar 


Address: 33 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 4V7, Canada

Contact details:+1 403-736-3333

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 3 PM to 10 PM 
  • Friday & Saturday – 3 PM to 11 PM 

For an exceptional fine dining experience, you’re sure to hit the jackpot at Chop Steakhouse & Bar. You’ll feel like a royalty in their sophisticated interior, exuding a sense of flair and luxury. 

The chili garlic shrimp is definitely a crowd favorite, but for us, the prime rib takes the crown. It’s cooked to perfection with an irresistible juiciness to it. 

7. Earls Kitchen + Bar


Address: 23 St NE #3030, Calgary, AB T2E 8R7, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-291-6700

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 11 PM 
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 12 AM 

Earls Kitchen + Bar has a lot of delightful burgers and steaks along with tasty cocktails. 

The bigger better burger is a must-try, especially for those looking to savor a filling meal. Once you’re ready for drinks, ask your server to bring you a glass of grape crush vodka soda – you won’t regret it!

By the way, one of the newest items on their menu, the truffled parmesan chicken, is also suggested by plenty of foodies from our team. 

8. Kinjo Sushi and Grill 


Address: 11135 14 St NE, Calgary, AB T3K 5Y7, Canada

Contact details: +15877555888

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 10 PM 

Kinjo Sushi and Grill offers irresistible food items any Japanese cuisine fan would go crazy over. 

Expect to see a multitude of Japanese classics including sushi and sashimi, and tempura. They also have plenty of grilled plates, with the teriyaki beef being our favorite. 

Here’s an insider tip: leave room for dessert! At the end of the meal, your server will give you a complimentary Pocky, a biscuit stick covered in chocolate that’s very popular in Japan. 

9. Jerusalem Shawarma


Address: 3545 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6M6, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-457-3331

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM 

Jerusalem Shawarma is a must-visit shop for anyone looking for one of the best shawarmas and donairs in Calgary. It’s one of our favorite shops for anything Mediterranean! 

If you want to get the most out of your experience, the beef shawarma and beef donair plates are great choices. However, ordering the hummus chicken won’t hurt either!

10. La Brezza Ristorante


Address: 990 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8J3, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-262-6230

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 9 PM 

Being a family-run establishment, La Brezza Ristorante spoils its customers with hearty, homemade delights and generations’ worth of recipes. 

While plenty of their plates have been passed down, don’t mistake them for being boring or old-fashioned. They innovate quite a lot, adding new twists to old classics.

Their calamari is easily one of the best in the city, though their lasagna alla brezza is also worth trying if you’re not big on squid. 

11. Cactus Club Cafe


Address: 2612 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 7J9, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-250-1120

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday – 11 AM to 1 AM 
  • Saturday – 11:30 AM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 11:30 AM to 12 AM 

Go for a casual fine dining experience at Cactus Club Cafe and you won’t be disappointed. Their meticulous attention to detail in crafting their plating showcases top-notch service. Of course, these aren’t just for show. 

Aside from providing you the ultimate visual feast, they also offer a plethora of mouthwatering dishes you’ll find yourself raving about. On that note, the sushi’s pretty good, as are the burgers!

12. Kabob Garden 


Address: 1075 Falconridge Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3H4, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-764-0910

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM

Get a chance to try authentic Afghan meals at Kabob Garden. There aren’t many like this in the city and this establishment ranks as the top rated. 

As if that’s not enough to entice you, we can say from experience that it’s worth the hype. If you’re new to the world of Afghan dishes, we highly recommend trying the mantu, widely regarded as the most popular Afghan dish.

13. Calgary Momo House


Address: 4310 104 Ave NE #2150, Calgary, AB T3N 1W2, Canada

Contact details: +1 825-415-8066

Operating hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday to Sunday – 12 PM to 10 PM
  • Tuesday – 12 PM to 10 AM 

For Nepalese creations, Calgary Momo House stands as a must-visit destination. Everything under the chef’s signature momos are a must-try, for sure. 

However, if we were to pick a favorite, it would most likely be the paneer & vegetable one. Additionally, the Himalayan butter chicken and momo & chowmein were the other highlights of our visit, urging us to come back for more. 

14. OEB Breakfast Co. 


Address: 825 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C4, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-278-3447

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 7:30 AM to 2:45 PM 

Known for their irresistible breakfast and brunch plates, OEB Breakfast Co. is one of the most popular locations on this list – and with good reason. 

In fact, their food is crafted in their kitchen so well that all of their locations are often bustling. One of the most popular choices is the duck confit, most likely because of its deep and savory taste, with a nice balance of flavors. 

15. Guru India 


Address: 618 cityscape square northeast, Calgary, AB T3N 2A8, Canada

Contact details: +1 403-764-4182

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, & Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 11 PM 

When it comes to delicious and authentic Indian meals, Guru India is the unbeatable choice in northeast Calgary. 

To be honest, selecting a favorite from their multitude of tasty options is a challenge; we practically devoured everything we got our hands on!

That said, the memory of the delightful first bite of the butter chicken has been urging us to go back. Needless to say, we’re already scheduling our second visit to the place.

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