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Han's is back with its original owners

plateofshrimp Oct 13, 2012 02:57 PM

Hi everyone, first post here.

I learned about Han's from discussions on here and have been frustrated at its being closed constantly since original owners sold. Today we took an out of town guest to Chinatown for lunch and were heading to Calgary Court when husband suggested we try Han's. I said that it seems closed for good, but nope! It's open, totally renovated, and who should greet us but May (Mai? Mei?) the original owner- her husband Han was behind the counter with a big smile on his face. They bought it back and their son is moving to Calgary from Toronto to run it day to day.

Food was just as good as ever. We got the spicy chicken, green beans with pork and kung pao cabbage.

They're open Mon-Sat from 11-8.

Oh sorry, this is in CALGARY.

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    miss.foodie RE: plateofshrimp Oct 13, 2012 11:22 PM

    Thanks for the post! This is great news! Hans was my favourite Chinese restaurant in town when May and her husband were the owners. It was never quite the same after they sold it. I can't wait to go and try it.

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      javelina RE: plateofshrimp Oct 15, 2012 09:08 AM

      That news just made my week.

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        taiphun RE: javelina Oct 15, 2012 11:05 AM

        That is good news. Might have to drive down from Edmonton more often now. :D

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        johnjohnson78 RE: plateofshrimp Oct 17, 2012 11:31 AM

        This is phenomenal news. I was just driving by Han's the other day and was wondering how things were going over there. I loved this spicy little gem before the original couple sold the business.

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          plateofshrimp RE: johnjohnson78 Oct 17, 2012 07:00 PM

          I'm very happy to know that my news is bringing some happiness to everybody. The thing is, the day we went, on a nice Saturday, the place was dead. Please make sure they stay afloat!

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            aonyx RE: plateofshrimp Nov 20, 2012 09:21 PM

            I was there for dinner on Saturday and there were several other tables occupied =) The owner said that more of their customers have been coming back since they returned. She said she knows the regulars were frustrated with the inconsistent hours under the other owners.

            Her husband had some health issues so they had to sell the restaurant. He is well enough to be back in the kitchen so they have come back.

            Btw the food was excellent =)

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              felix the hound RE: aonyx Dec 3, 2012 04:41 PM

              I came from Edmonton a few times to try Han's to no avail. It was closed.
              Now it seems I have a reason to make the trip again

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