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Nov 15, 2010 03:59 PM

Dinner near the Jubilee Auditorium

Going to the Opera at 8pm on Saturday and am looking for a nice relatively quick dinner pre show.

Would like it to be close by with easy parking.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Can't speak for quick, but if you like East Indian, Namskar is good and relatively close.

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    1. re: Jasz

      I did assume Calgary as there is an opera production going on this Saturday, sorry if you're talking Edmonton.

    2. Parking is a bit of a mess in that area, but you can try The Twisted Fork, Original Joes, Da Capo, Earl's, Yokozuna (sushi), Hudsons, Highlevel Diner, Urban Diner, Sugarbowl..the list goes on really...

      I know you said nice, but any preferences would probably help.

      Urban Diner
      12427 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N, CA

      Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar
      3690 Westwinds Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H3, CA

      1. I think there's a bit of a problem here...Southern or Northern? Couldn't figure out where Namskar was until I realized there's a Jube in YYC too. As for Edmonton, raider pretty much hit all the spots. My first choice would be Twisted Fork.

        1. If it happens to be Calgary, there is La Luna Rosa at the bottom of 14th Street hill (west side) which is pretty good old school Italian. GlobeFish sushi is another 100 metres down 14th on the East side and then of course all of Kensington is at your disposal.

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          1. re: vanderb

            Actually, La Luna Rosa is now closed. In its place, Red House Family Restaurant resides there. It's a Chinese restaurant serving ,I think, Western chinese food like ginger beef, wor wonton, Singapore fried noodles, etc.

            Red House Family Restaurant

            823 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2A4

            Another great restaurant to go is Muku Ramen - my favourie is tonkatsu ramen!!

            1. re: makan2

              Forgive me gang.....I did mean Calgary. Tried to book into SAIT resto as I understand they are right beside each other...but they were all booked up.

              Friend recommended Vero Bistro. Said its not too far. Has anyone been?

              I do love Indian...but I think that its a bit heavy to eat and then sit through a 3 hour opera. So looking for something a little lighter. We eat sushi all the if all else fails we could easily do Globefish as suggested earlier.

              1. re: jrabbit2727

                Nik's Bistro in Kensington isn't too far away and I've had good meals there.
                Vero would be around the bend on 10th. Parking is a tad easier at Nik's Bistro with street parking really close.

                1. re: ybnormal

                  I think you mean Niko's Bistro on Kensington Road?

                  Niko's Bistro
                  1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P8, CA

                  1. re: 23skidoo

                    Yep - sorry - I had Nik on my mind for some reason!

                2. re: jrabbit2727

                  Nicks and Vero both very good and yes, close.