Calgary restaurants with the best duck dishes

With its distinctive flavour and fatty richness, duck is a poultry ingredient that is considered a luxurious treat. Particularly prominent in both French and Asian cuisines, duck can be prepared in many different ways, all of them almost universally delicious. Here are a few spots in Calgary where you can get your duck fix. [Image credit: iStock.com/giovanni1232]

Tong KY BBQ House Ltd

1
4301 17 Ave Se, Calgary, AB T2A 0T3

This traditional Asian barbecue place isn’t much to look at, but the succulent whole ducks hanging in the window are all you need to get your appetite going. Primarily a take-out operation, grab a container of perfectly barbecued duck served over rice and you’ve got yourself a meal.

Klein & Harris Restaurant

2
110 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B3

Duck appears a couple of times on Klein/Harris’s modern menu: try it smoked with apples and caramelized onions or go for a duck breast with added shredded leg meat and veggies. Or stop in for happy hour for a special on a bucket of duck wings – think chicken wings, but meatier and more indulgent.

Sun's BBQ Restaurant

3
1413 Centre St NW, Calgary, AB T2E 2R8

This big, bustling Chinese restaurant has a large and seemingly unwieldy menu, with a few duck options on offer. Choose from a barbecued duck special, minced duck in lettuce wraps, cabbage and duck served over vermicelli noodles, and other ducky delights.

Rouge

4
1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M7

Rouge’s menu tends to shift with the seasons, but you can always bet that there will be an expertly prepared duck dish on deck. Expect a duck breast prepared with classic French techniques and served with farm fresh vegetables and bounty from Rouge’s backyard garden.

Regency Palace Restaurant

5
328 Centre St SW, Calgary, AB T2G 4X6

Many Chinese restaurants in Calgary offer Peking duck, but Regency Palace’s is one of the best. Order a whole Peking duck or half of a barbecued duck, or choose from the long list of other duck specialties like the deep fried boneless duck stuffed with taro root, braised duck with fish maw, or duck meat with jellyfish.

Cassis On 17th Inc

6
105-2505 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7V3

A charming French bistro, Cassis offers a couple of traditional takes on duck. The restaurant’s charcuterie plate features tasty duck rillettes alongside other house-made meats and pates and the dinner menu includes a duck confit dish with a mustard jus, potatoes, and green beans.

Vic's Hong Kong Style BBQ & Cafe

AB

An authentic Hong Kong style café, Vic’s most sought-after dish is its barbecued duck on rice. Simple and served over plain rice, it isn’t fancy, but the duck is cooked perfectly with ultra-crispy skin.

Ki Modern Japanese & Bar

7
120-308 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7

You don’t often see duck on Japanese menus, but Ki isn’t your typical Japanese restaurant. Ki’s hot duck dish is a seared piece of Brome Lake duck, served with greens and a creative sesame cauliflower puree, fusing together Asian and European flavours.

Market Eatery Inc

8
718 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7

If duck tastes great on its own, imagine how delicious it is inside of a taco! Market’s duck confit tacos with gooseberry salsa are a star of its appetizer menu, or, for something more substantial, there’s also a duck breast entrée on the dinner menu with a roasted date jam and seasonal vegetables.

Central Grand Restaurant

9
295-1623 Centre St NW, Calgary, AB T2E 8S7

Best known as a dim sum restaurant, Central Grand also offers its Peking duck as a one, two, or three course meal. If you don’t want to commit to a Peking duck meal but want a family-style duck dish to share, opt for the duck filet with pineapple and ginger or the pan-fried duck in a sweet brown sauce.

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