Sahil Gumber - Apr 2, 2020

Top 5 Trendy Restaurants in Calgary That Won’t Break the Bank

 

Over the past twenty years, Calgary has evolved from Canada’s "Cowtown” to a metropolis of diverse influences, inviting a new selection of international and fusion culinary styles. With a wide variety of choices, ranging from South and East Asian food to Danish to 1950s-style American diners, Calgary is packed with trendy up-and-comers. And while the city’s impressive array of cuisine provides visitors with a lot of options, picking the right restaurant for your budget can be tricky, especially with some of the more popular restaurants packing a financial punch. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite picks for trendy local spots that provide all of the flavor without breaking the bank.


Anju

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Reinventing Asian fusion, Anju is the brainchild of award-winning chef Roy Oh, combining Canadian influence with traditional Korean ingredients and flavors. Anju, which translates to "food you can eat with alcohol”, is the perfect spot for a casual night out with friends. And with an ever-evolving menu featuring finger foods, tapas plates, and more traditional Asian cuisine, everyone is sure to find something affordable and delicious that sparks their interest. 
 
Location: 344 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta
Phone Number: +1-403-460-3341
Website: anju.ca

Native Tongues 

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Bringing a much needed (and anticipated) Mexican flavor to downtown, Native Tongues is a chic, upscale eatery providing the best of Mexican street food, interesting cocktails, and an infamous late-night menu. Known for its singularly delicious tacos, Native Tongues provides a casual yet exciting atmosphere, laced with authentic décor and welcoming communal atmosphere.
 
Location: 235 12 Ave S.W.,Calgary, Alberta
Phone Number: +1-403-263-9444
 

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine and Bar

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Calgary’s own Cinnamon prides itself on its traditional Indian fare with a fashionable twist, matching an extensive, yet reasonable, menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine presented with a modern culinary flair. Centrally located Downtown, Cinnamon is the perfect place for a business lunch, a hip spot to catch up with friends, or a family event.
 
Location: 1207 11 Ave. S.W.,Calgary, Alberta
Phone Number: +1-403-290-1777

Bread and Circus

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Inspired by the traditional trattoria’s of Rome, Bread and Circus provides a fun, bright atmosphere for friends and family hoping to enjoy bonafide Italian fare. A nod to Juvenal’s famous phrase " panem et circenses”, Bread and Circus promises dinner and a show; with a beautiful yet intimate décor and inventive food presentation, Bread and Circus is not just about the food – it’s about the experience. 
 
Location: 616 17 Ave S.W.,Calgary, Alberta
Phone Number: +1-403-476-3615

Big Fish

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Serving Calgarians for over 10 years, Big Fish is a delectable local staple in Calgary cuisine. Cozy and welcoming with a contemporary marina-inspired design, this unique seafood restaurant gives you plenty of highbrow culinary choices at a price you can afford. Located in the heart of Renfrew, Big Fish is great for every occasion; from a casual plate of fish and chips to an upscale dining affair. 
 
Location: 1112 Edmonton Trail,Calgary, Alberta
Phone Number: +1-403-277-3403
Website: big-fish.ca