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720 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4
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open now 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash
  • Interac

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
Moroccan born owner designs a menu around his roots - the Ildrissi dynasty. the result is a royal menu with a wide selection of famous Moroccan dishes & exclusive Moroccan wines.

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Will Open Sunday For Groups Of 10 Or More - Call For Details

Restaurant type

  • Moroccan Restuarant,

Cuisine type

  • Andalusian,
  • Mediterranean,
  • Moroccan,
  • African,

Atmosphere

  • Imported Moorish Architecture Elements Create This Serene True Replica Of A Berber Dwelling Called The Casbah,
  • Dim Lighting / Candle Light,
  • Theme Restaurant Transports You To Morocco,
  • Intimate Sections & Group Settings,
  • Sheer Draped Sections,
  • Exotic Moroccan Fabric Booths,
    • Romantic Intimate Dining,
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Products and Services

  • Take Out,
  • Private Party / Buffet Available,
  • Sit Down Restaurant / Dinner Menu,
  • Best Overall For Groups,
  • Drink Menu,
  • Opened Since 2005 / Won Numerous Awards Over The Years For Quality Of Service And Cuisine,
    • Most Romatic And Most Exotic,
    • Authentic Moroccan Food,
    • Catering,
    • Wine Corkage,
    • Private Intimate Sections,
    • Entertainment,
    • By Reservation / Lunch Available For Groups 10+,
    • Most Memorable Experience,
    • Private Group Parties,
    • Exclusive Wines And Beer,
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Brands Carried

  • Wine / Beer And Champagne,
  • Moroccan,
  • Spanish,
  • Turkish,
  • French,
  • German,
    • Australian,
    • Californian,
    • Canadian,
    • South American,
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Specialties

  • Daily Baked Breads And Pastries,
  • Seafood / Kebabs / Game Hen,
  • Imported Moroccan Tea & Coffee,
  • Preserved Lemon And Saffron Dishes,
  • Authentic Moroccan Cuisine,
  • Couscous / Tajines / Halal,
    • Imported Moroccan Wine And Beer,
    • Merguez / Lamb / Chicken / Beef,
    • Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten Free,
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic,
  • French,
  • English,
  • Italian,
  • German,

Getting There

  • On 11th Avenue Between 6 & 7th Street SW. Across From The Canadian Danish Club,
  • Lower Level Of The Building Bloc,

Meet the owner

Making The Casbah Restaurant the oasis it is today was no easy task. Owner Rani Drissi spent over seven years collecting the right furniture and looking for the right space. All the pieces of the puzzle came together when he found a place on 11th Avenue Southwest that would make the perfect escape from the world outside. Living up to its name, which means “palace” in Arabic, it’s easy to forget you’re still in Calgary while sipping mint tea in the Moroccan restaurant.

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 3/5
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If you plan to visit make sure you have a...

If you plan to visit make sure you have a reservation on weekends! I had a reservation was still made to wait for a table over 1 hour! I was set on trying this place out so I stayed and waited. The atmosphere is wonderful. You feel you've been transported into Morroco. Its very well decorative. There are curtains to sort of close off areas where you sit so you have privacy..very romantic place. The food was wonderful. It took some time to get service and noticed by the server to order. On saturday nights I guess they have a belly dancer that comes around very entertaining to watch. Overall experience was nice and I now like Morrocan food!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Take a trip to Morocco without leaving downtown at Casbah Restaurant. The romantic dining room complements the authentic menu that showcases traditional Moroccan flavours. Almost everything is vegetarian or vegan! Couscous and rice dishes are the most popular, including chermoula, khoudra and sahara – all different mixtures of vegetables and chick peas combined with varying spices.

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This Beltline Moroccan restaurant easily features the city’s most sumptuous setting in which to enjoy vegetarian dishes. Though there’s plenty of meat and seafood on the menu here, its meat-free dishes are many. These include couscous Sahara prepared with caramelized onions, figs and pecans, khoudra tajine prepared with mixed veggies, chick peas and olives in saffron reduction as well as dinjal tajine, a stewed root vegetable dish simmered in eggplant reduction.

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