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“Real Pakistani Taste”

Zaika Biryani House
Ranked #1,722 of 4,001 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Pakistani
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Not a busy place. But the food was awesome. I'm glad they have not Canadianise the Pakistani Taste and are close to original.

Thank Umar S
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Best Pakistani food in Calgary buffet having options like Nihari,Haleem,Biryani,never seen before in buffet ,taste like back home really surprising. This place is like a hidden gem and the price is the cheapest in Calgary ,very clean environment ,buffet always covered , try their meat combos for a just 7.99 enough for 1 person ,all u food lovers try this and u will never eat junk again ...tip - go with a empty stomach ders lota of tasty food ....

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Thank Sohil G
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

I was shocked to read some of the comments that related to the place not
being open at times or other communicaton trivia, that lowered the rating of this fantastic eating place.
The prices, specially the buffet is very reasonable for tasty and home style
cooking of this family run no frills eatery. I love tasty; but not over-spiced or
not heavily salted food! There is no alcohol in this Pakistani family restaurant and
at times children may be a bit noisy, however the negatives are dwarfed by the
generous meat dishes cooked by the owner and his crew.Excellent fresh real
Tandoor Naan is served with the meals! Usually one of his
son's are working the tables but it is mostly the buffet for great aromatic dishes that makes this place a great one for good and reasonably priced one for an outing.
If you are hungry for a great meal, I can simpy say this is it!

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Thank Geraldo M
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

The service is below average. They didn't come to us after they supplied what we ordered. In between, one fellow started vacuuming in between our eating time. Price is competitive, but not much cleanliness, especially the washroom and floor.
Not liked.Not customer oriented .

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3  Thank monu1
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is the most flavorful biryani I've ever had. If you're not sure what that is - think Indian food. I take comfort in the fact that i'm typically the only white guy in the restaurant - that's authentic. The whole experience is authentic - meaning don't expect fancy decor, or good "western" service - that's not here. More like a cafeteria. I give it a high rating, because i'm here for the food - not for the decor, etc.
You can't go wrong for a $14 dinner buffet though - the value is spectacular. The chicken biryani (like fried rice) is amazing, as is the naan bread. They typically have 4-6 meat curries, and 2-4 veggies curries going. The butter chicken and beef curry are my favorites. They also have a yogurt/fruit dessert - simple, but it helps deaden the burning. The food is very authentic (read - spicy!) be prepared!
As mentioned, the service is essentially non-existent - so if you want a chai masala for dessert - find someone that works there, and ask for one - it's delicious.
Also - the owners I believe are muslim - so don't show up during ramadan during the day. If in doubt, phone first to be sure the buffet is on.

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Thank Jay K
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