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Halal buffets in Calgary

Jasz Sep 14, 2009 05:25 PM

Someone who will be visiting Calgary asked if we have any halal buffets. I didn't know but thought I'd ask my fellow 'Hounds and see if I can help them out. Anyone know of any?

  1. ByeByeBaby Sep 14, 2009 10:26 PM

    For downtown lunch, Ganga (200 block 8th Ave SW) is halal Pakistani/Indian, and not too bad, with loads of desserts. (I took Arabic once a couple of years ago, and "halal" is the only word I recognise.)

    I'd assume Sahara is halal as well; haven't been there in a while, but my coworkers were there recently (shortly before Ramadan) and really enjoyed it. They do a Lebanese lunch buffet, which is a great way to do mezze for only one or two people.

    1. John Manzo Sep 14, 2009 05:55 PM

      Sahara has a lunch buffet M-F which is delicious and is 100% halal. I actually prefer the buffet to the a la carte menu there- something about being able to dive into a platter of hummous and matlouba is like a dream for me.

      As makan notes, there are Indian buffets that are halal. I don't know about the buffets but would take makan's suggestions as good ones: additionally it's not a buffet but Tiffin's is Ismaili-owned and is as such halal too. They serve thalis in-house that are very good value with lots of food in them.

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        makan2 Sep 14, 2009 05:33 PM

        Try this Indian lunch buffet - very inexpensive only $9.99/person - home-cooked food

        Dixi's Choices Cafe Bistro
        705 5 Street SW
        Calgary, AB T2P 1V8

        I think Raj Palace might also be halal.

        Raj Palace
        731 - 6th Avenue SW
        Calgary, AB T2P 0T9
        (403) 205-3672
        (403) 234-9954

        Another restaurant is Taj Mahal:

        Taj Mahal
        4816 MacLeod Trail SW
        Calgary, AB T2G 0A8
        (403) 243-6362

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