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Aug 1, 2011 05:29 PM

YYC - Recommendations for supper near Chinook mall?

Hi everyone! My sister and I are going shopping tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for supper near Chinook mall. I like in the NW so that's definitely not the area I'm familiar with. We have a car so anything reasonably close should be good. Thanks!

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  1. is there anything in particular you're looking for? what about price range? are you looking for something quick, or do you guys want to take your time?

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    1. re: nonlinear

      Probably rather take our time. I'm going to treat her so any price range is fine. :) I was thinking of checking out Chop at the mall but I'm not sure what it's like.

      1. re: AriaDream

        Kindly let us know how it is if you do try Chop. I'd love to hear some opinions. Unfortunately most of the dining around chinook is fast food or big cheesy chain restaurants. I live very close and wish this wasn't the case.

        If you're staying in the mall, there's a Globefish sushi restaurant. Across Macleod Tr and to the south there's Tango Bistro which had some good press initially but I found that what they mostly did was dump truffle oil on everything and call it high end. There are a couple of Brazian BBQ joints (I think Bolero is generally preferred to Gaucho?) and Leo Fu's is nearby as well if you're in the mood for western style Chinese food. Golden Bell Saigon is awesome for Vietnamese but it's about as far as you can get from a 'take your time/nice ambience type of meal'.

        Wish I could say you must try ______________!!! I'm sure somebody else has something interesting that I can't think of?

        Tango Bistro
        6920 MacLeod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3, CA

        Golden Bell Saigon Restaurant
        6008 MacLeod Trail SW #106, Calgary, AB T2H, CA

        1. re: johnjohnson78

          Adding link

          Leo Fu's Szechwan & Mandarin Restaurant
          511 70 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 0P5, CA

          1. re: johnjohnson78

            I gave my sister the options and laziness won out, so we went to Chop. :) It was quite alright but it's a chain and it really showed. I'm probably going to do a seperate review but basically, the appetizers were okay, the steaks were great but the mashed potatoes were suspiciously gummy, and the mac 'n cheese was awesome. The desserts were great. It just wasn't as awesome as Charcut and the price wasn't any better. We didn't regret going but it's not on our 'must come back' list.

      2. Haven't tried it recently, but I loved Smuggler's Inn just down the road on McLeod Trail. It is rather close. I also have heard that Open Sesame is really good. That is also on McLeod Trail. They are both close to Chinook. I don't know addresses.

        Open Sesame
        6920 Macleod Tr S, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3, CA

        Smuggler's Inn
        6920 Macleod Tr. S, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3, CA

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        1. re: Godslamb

          That's interesting! I've heard of Smuggler's Inn. I'll mention that to my sister, thank you. :)

          Smuggler's Inn
          6920 Macleod Tr. S, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3, CA

        2. - Tu Tierra (Mexican) is good and within driving distance
          - I'll second Bolero's or Gaucho Brazilian BBQ if you're in to meat heavy meals.

          6920 Macleod Tr. S, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3, CA

          Gaucho Brazilian BBQ
          5920 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 0K2, CA

          Tu Tierra Restaurant
          8316 Fairmount Dr SE #30, Calgary, AB T2H 0Y8, CA

          1. I was at Alloy last week, and it's close by. The short rib was fantastic, but everything else we ordered was a little overpriced, and it took a long time for the food to arrive.

            220 42 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Y4, CA

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            1. re: 23skidoo

              Good call on Alloy. It's definitely your best bet in the area for fine dining, although I have to agree that they've been under achieving a bit considering what they charge.

            2. Buddha's is close by too. My wife isn't vegetarian anymore but we still go there a few times a year.

              Buddha's Veggie Fusion Cuisine
              5802 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0K1, CA

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              1. re: 23skidoo

                Buddha's isn't vegetarian anymore either :)

                I've been to Chop a couple times for lunch now, it's quite good.

                1. re: Shazam

                  Yeah, I think they changed a few years back. I still haven't tried the meat dishes, though, just the old favourites from the veggie menu.