Fei Po’s Phat Picks – #YYC’s Best Restaurants

Wondering where to eat in Calgary? It just so happens I made a list of my favourite places in the city.

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Flavour of the Month (yeah boyeee!)
Ricardo’s Hideaway
(jerk chicken, jerk marinated crab legs, roti, Pina Colada, and the local beers).

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Alternative Asian Dining
Foreign Concept
(Alberta trout cha ca la vong, yuzu cured salmon fresh roll, Scotch egg)

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Breakfast/Brunch
OEB
(scallops and hogs – soul in a bowl)

Brewery
Banded Peak
(no food is served. The brewery has a small number of tables in a warehouse style venue)

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Burgers and Beers
National Westhills
(happy hour for beers & oysters and the Clive burger. On Thursdays, you can get a Clive burger, side and a 14 ounce beer for $15.00)

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Chinese
Chong Fat
(shrimp stuffed tofu, peppers and eggplant, salted fish and chicken fried rice, chow mein, soy sauce duck. Cash only)

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Ho Won
(salt & pepper squid, pea tips, dumplings, and ginger beef. I would only recommend these dishes)

Deli/Cheese Shop
Peasant Cheese
(duck pate, duck eggs, cheeses, charcuterie, and the freshly baked breads)

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Date Night
Pigeonhole

Dim Sum
Chuen May Food Products
Homemade frozen dim sum. Cash only.
(pork and vegetable pan fried dumplings, sticky rice, beef brisket, steamed minced pork with preserved vegetables, pork belly with taro, pork and vegetable spring rolls, shanghai dumplings, shrimp and pork wonton)

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Japanese
Red Ember
(I recommend the chirashi, lunch specials and the tempura. Restaurant is ideal for families with kids, but there is no baby changer in the washrooms)

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Shokunin
(chicken karrage, potato salad, steamed rice, chicken neck, ass and thigh skewers, tempura squid, and large pork ribs (only occasionally featured) and sparking wine. Great place for a first date or a date night. Hip hop music. Open late, closed on Monday)

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Japanese, Italian and French
Carino Reserva

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Japanese Funky Comfort Food
Redheads Bagel Cafe
(katsu curry, homemade ramen, salmon rice, spicy pork and beef “sushi burger”, hamburg, chicken karrage)

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Lunch
Charcut
$16 express lunch

dessert

Q Haute Cuisine
$20 two-course lunch

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Workshop Kitchen and Culture
$25.00 three-course lunch

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Pizza (traditional)
Azzurri Pizzeria
(10 Pizza, Tiramisu)

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Poke
Po-ke

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Pub
The Garrison Pub
(Wings, Halibut Burger)

ramen

Ramen

Ichi Rock

clam pizza

Patio
Charbar
Rooftop patio.

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Steakhouse
Hy’s Steakhouse & Lounge
(steak sandwich, champagne, cocktails, also my pick for best happy hour in #yyc)

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Special Occasion
Workshop Kitchen and Culture

Thai
Khao San Thai Kitchen
(cashew chicken, red, yellow and green Curries, Tom Kha Gai, coconut ice-cream)

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Vietnamese
Pure Contemporary Vietnamese + Bar
(kimchi fried rice, pho, crab and shrimp fried rice, pho, chai sui bao, fried chicken wings, papaya salad)

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Song Huong
(bun bo hue, springrolls, clam vermicelli)

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