A friendly Japanese–Korean restaurant in Calgary’s West Springs neighborhood, Café Momoko remains somewhat of a well-kept secret. This place has a very authentic feel and a welcoming atmosphere that makes it popular with both locals and tourists. The menu is relatively eclectic, ranging from great quality traditional sushi to flavorful Korean BBQ dishes.
Café Momoko, 8 Weston Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 246 4684
Tamarind Vietnamese Noodle & Grill
Tamarind is a delicious, health-orientated Vietnamese restaurant, focusing on vegan and vegetarian food. Combating the stereotype of bland meatless meals thanks to the expertly use of traditional Vietnamese spices, the food here is reliably fresh and flavorful. Made using Canadian, non-GMO soy beans, their housemade tofu is tempting enough to convince even the most devout of carnivores.
Chili Club Thai House
Commonly thought of as the best Thai restaurant in Calgary, Chili Club Thai House is a consistent favorite on the city’s Asian food scene. Combining the authentic flavours of Thai cookery with a range of spice levels to suit every palate, the menu features plenty of classic dishes, including beef, pork and chicken dishes, as well as seafood and some vegetarian options.
Chili Club Thai House, 1904 36 Street S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 217 8862
Quynh Vietnamese Cuisine
For Vietnamese food in a casual setting, Quynh fits the bill perfectly. Its most popular order is the traditional pho soup, but it also serves a huge variety of other meat and vegetarian dishes. The friendly and considerate staff really make a difference to the welcoming atmosphere, creating an environment that really suits a low-key group meal.
Quynh Vietnamese Cuisine, 2555 32 Street N.E., Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 291 2099
If you’re looking for a great quality Indian buffet, Namskar is the place to go. Situated in the northwest of the city, this place offers a great value lunch deal as well as a greater range of dishes to order fresh. All the typical classics are on offer, as are a well-prepared selection of more adventurous options, like goat curry or the super hot vindaloo.
Namaskar, 202 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 230 4447