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Great Taste Chinese Restaurant

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123 2 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-265-9880
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is indeed a great tasting restaurant!! This Shanghainese food is delicious and fresh! Literally anything you order will probably taste great. The xiao long bao are perfect. We got some lamb satay and cumin skewers; cooked to perfection. Dan Dan noodles were peanuty and just the right texture. The spicy wontons were good, but could have been spicier. We... More 

Thank AC88888
Alberta, Canada
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206 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great location near the main business district, easy to walk to from 4th or 5th ave. Quick service fresh food great tasting foods, will visit this establishment again.

Thank HolidayKojak
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I just always want to order everything! It is all good. Spicy wontons, steamed dumplings, salty sticky rice, spicy green beans, and yes I love the pickled veggies-peppered- pig stomach soup. The kids love it too , plus soy sauce noodles and just plain rice porridge!

Thank Dltbst
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138 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Food is still good, especially Steamed Shanghai pork dumplings and Shanghai style fried rice cake. Price is still the same but portion is getting smaller and smaller, and this is the main reason going there less and less. Remember one time bought a Shanghai style stir fried noodle which taste so good but portion was small and it's almost $14... More 

Thank Nora L
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times. The Xiao Long Bao is certainly one of our regular ordered item. Their specialty dim sum are highly recommended. They are suitable for sharing with friends and family.

Thank Sydney Yi Har M
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was working in Calgary this week and my colleague suggested I try Great Taste. The food was very good and the service was quick, despite the restaurant being very busy. The menu is very extensive and contains a huge section for seafood. I had Shanghai Pork Dumplings and Kung Pao Chicken. First, the steamed dumplings were simply amazing. Obviously... More 

Thank dreadzepp1986
Calgary, Canada
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161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for xiao long bao like the ones we had in Shanghai. These are close but not enough soup, but the filling was nice. We also the clams in XO sauce (yum), stir-fry green beans (spicy), preserved pork belly (a little too salty for us), cold noodles (not bad). Nice meal overall. We were looking for the drunken chicken we... More 

Thank Calgary4togo
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Chinatown looking for some Chinese food, certainly did not disappoint, enjoyed the food very well, reasonable prices, good portions, prepared well and fresh, food was very tasty. 10/10 would go again.

Thank Aaron K
Warwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We looked around China Town in Calgary and decided to go here - great choice. Clean comfy, friendly and helpful. The food was extremely tasty and good value for money. Would definitely recommend to locals or visitors alike

Thank Sally E
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138 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Good food as usual. Their Steamed Shanghai Pork Dumplings is the best in Calgary, thin dough and juicy. Stir fried shredded potato is good, the portion of vinegar, sugar and spicy are done properly. This is not an easy job. The potato is so crunchy! Other dishes are also good compared to other similar restaurants in town. Price is good... More 

Thank Nora L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 2 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-265-9880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?