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ChristinaC

11 August 2019

The food at Foreign Concept was good. We enjoyed three of the four items we ordered. We found the Trout greasy and the accompanying noodles without much flavour. My biggest complaint would be that the tables are very close together and so you feel like you are having a romantic night with strangers. The service was a little slow taking our order but the food arrived quickly afterwards. More...

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StephannieV

10 August 2019

Words you don't say often and that people won't even believe, but get the brussel sprouts! They were charred to perfection and seriously delicious.

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BellaN

10 August 2019

Amazing food and great customer service along with nice decor. It's definitely a great place for night out with friends and family

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OpenTable Diner

7 August 2019

The best birthday dinner I could have hoped for. Unique food, creative presentation and best of all complex flavours that we could taste all the way home. Our servers were top notch, knew the cuisine and provided excellent suggestions. We arrived at five so it wasn’t particularly busy. More...

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OpenTable Diner

1 August 2019

Amazing food. One of my favourite restaurants in the city for sure!

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OpenTable Diner

30 July 2019

One great place to eat. Great food and service

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moimix

29 July 2019

Great food, space and service

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MargauxM

21 July 2019

The servers were great and the menu had a wonderful variety of options. Everything we ate was delicious and the drinks and wine options were great too!

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OpenTable Diner

21 July 2019

Such good food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner

21 July 2019

My favourite Asian cuisine restaurant in Calgary. As usual an excellent experience. I’ve tried everything on the menu and each dish offers amazing blends of flavours. Presentation is always on point. It’s a busy place with bistro style seating so tables are close together which I love for that cozy feel. Can’t wait for Chef Ly’s newest addition to Calgary’s French cuisine scene - Melo! More...

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ElianaC

20 July 2019

Foreign Concept is a restaurant that truly captures Asian fusion. The food is top notch and staff is very friendly. But what impressed me the most, was the fresh and incredible ingredients used, that are very hard to find in Calgary. I would highly recommend this restaurant for people who enjoy Asian cuisine and what it has to offer. More...

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OpenTable Diner

20 July 2019

The food was delicious! The service was excellent, they prepared and presented the food wonderfully! We were there quite early, there are many tables in the restaurant. so the only thing that disappointed me was that they sat EVERY one of the 6 diners that came after us right close to us all in a row by the window even though there were several servers available. There was a lot of empty space available in other parts the restaurant. It made the atmosphere much less intimate. More...

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DanielleG

19 July 2019

Guys...I was blown away by the food here. I came in with my parents who are fairly picky, but I figured there was enough variety on the menu for there to be something for everyone. They absolutely loved every dish we ordered. I would for sure tell you to order the oysters and the trout....the trout was the stand out dish of the night (which is really saying something as everything was exceptional). Even my mother who hates fish, happily ate it. I love that everything is served family style, and the portions for each dish were great. You are certainly getting what you pay for.Great atmosphere, wonderful service. I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant. If you're looking to try something new or want some exceptional food; this is the place to go. Can easily say this is the best meal I've had in Calgary. More...

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Shen

14 July 2019

Great food and great service. The lemon chicken was fabulous! A MUST try! The imperial roll was really good too! The only thing was that they didn’t inform us about the kitchen being closed and we were looking forward to trying the dessert.

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DavidB

13 July 2019

We had a great meal, and shared a bunch of small plates and 2 large plates for 4 people. All dishes were very tasty and it was very nice evening.

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ShealaK

8 July 2019

Delicious food! Great atmosphere! This has been one of my favourite spots since it opened. Try the honey butter chips; they won't disappoint! When I dined there yesterday, the staff was very attentive. We only had 1 hour for lunch and the staff made sure we were done in time. More...

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LisaM

7 July 2019

Great use of seasonal foods in a modern atmosphere. Plenty of flexible space for large parties or couples. I didn't find the restaurant to be loud. There was good space for people with greater mobility needs. Fun staff! On-street parking and across the street from a parking lot.For the Foodie-in-U: My husband & I loved the BUTTERNUT SQUASH & GREEN MANGO SLAW. The MIGNARDISES was a delightful treat for 2. Budget-Wise Note: The Dinner menu is Family Style so a three-course meal is designed for 2. More...

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Luv2dine

29 June 2019

First time experience and it will not be our last! Love the food! Interesting combination of flavors. Fit for a foody. Only comment was that the wine selection could be broader.

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OpenTable Diner

23 June 2019

Service was sporadic and forgetful

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TanyaM

22 June 2019

We have already said that we will return as we sooo enjoyed our evening! Told all my friends as well. Awesome.

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OpenTable Diner

20 June 2019

Food was awesome. Service was great!

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2travel

20 June 2019

Exceeded expectations and the staff really worked as a team. Food flavours and presentation were amazing. We felt one large plate per person was enough food. Smaller plate In addition was not necessary. Would definitely suggest for someone interested in a unique dining experience. More...

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16 June 2019

My husband and I dined at Foreign Concept for a special occasion and we are so glad we did! The food was incredibly flavourful with perfect portions and the service was top notch. We will be returning for sure.

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Sandra

16 June 2019

Tofu with pork appetizer was outstanding, as was Ike squid ink seafood pasta.

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SadriB

16 June 2019

It was a great experience and excellent food as well as a professional service.

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chiman

15 June 2019

Great casual atmosphere for a date. Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner

15 June 2019

Awesome food...a little loud.

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Cgul

14 June 2019

22nd wedding anniversary! Great fun!

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RachelW

10 June 2019

Great presentation, service, and quantity for price. The brussel sprouts and kim chi were very tasty starters! Will be back !

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dnaka

3 June 2019

This was a family lunch to celebrate after our son’s high school convocation. Tuna poke appetizer was very tasty. Lunch trout special was an award winning dish for chef Jinhee and it was evident why! The flavours were amazing. The ahi tuna burger was an impressive 1-inch thick patty cooked to perfection with togarashi spices, served with a refreshing Asian slaw. The char siu pork bowl was incredible - pork was so savoury and tender - it practically melts in your mouth. Best char siu pork ever...wish I had ordered it! Our server Tanya was excellent! More...

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Chrissio

26 May 2019

Amazing! My husband and I shared a bunch of appetizers a main and 2 desserts (and a bottle if sake). The CHAR SIU PORK & FOIE GRAS STEAMED BUNS were one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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Parin

21 May 2019

Food was excellent in presentation and taste, with unique flavors. Enjoyed it and will be returning.

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Scott Hurd

19 May 2019

This place knocked my socks off. Decided to try their Mother's day dim sum style brunch and was thoroughly impressed. They had great seafood, amazing "pastries" which were like sweet breads and the best brisket I have ever had. My mom asked me how to eat the brisket with chop sticks and we soon found out that it was so tender there was no cutting required, literally melt in your mouth. Our server was great and the cook fellow at the brisket station took great care of me putting together a platter of brisket and Kim chi and sauce for our table to share. Thanks for making my mothers day brunch a success, will highly recommend this spot to everyone! More...

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54ver

17 May 2019

Food was very good but waited a long time to get a soup and a salad. Our diners seemed to get their food quicker.

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TimC

14 May 2019

A wonderful dining experience celebrating my wife's birthday. It was everything and more than what we were told. And, thanks so much, to Duncan (owner/chef) for coming out to say "hi."

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Kris

12 May 2019

Great food, never needed to ask for my water to be filled. The pork belly and the rice were standout hits- just beware because it rings up pretty fast

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ScottH

12 May 2019

This place knocked my socks off. Decided to try their Mother's day dim sum style brunch and was thoroughly impressed. They had great seafood, amazing "pastries" which were like sweet breads and the best brisket I have ever had. My mom asked me how to eat the brisket with chop sticks and we soon found out that it was so tender there was no cutting required, literally melt in your mouth. Our server was great and the cook fellow at the brisket station took great care of me putting together a platter of brisket and Kim chi and sauce for our table to share. Thanks for making my mothers day brunch a success, will highly recommend this spot to everyone! More...

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MaWi

7 May 2019

Great for sharing and tasting lots of different items.

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Jason Cram

5 May 2019

Excellent Asian fusion cuisine in an intimate and trendy setting. The Trout was the best I've had. Great cocktails as well. Try the Japanese Mahattan.

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PJMfoodie

5 May 2019

One of our favs in Calgary, owing to the food which is hands down top 5 in Calgary. Ok parking on the street close by, pleasant reception, not really a bad table here. Favorite dishes - the char siu, cauliflower, seafood spaghetti and more! The tenderloin fried rice was a little salty. Otherwise, great service and a nice evening. We’ll be back for sure. More...

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IanK

3 May 2019

We had a lovely lunch here. It is an attractive, comfortable space and nice and quiet for talking. Service was excellent and we all enjoyed the food. Very interesting/fun potato chip appetizer. I would definitely go back. More...

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Adebisi

1 May 2019

Great space! Good food. The value for the food was not there but when you come to a place this, I do not expect that. The service was excellent, the only hiccup was I ordered another cocktail and it took longer to arrive as the bartender was personally attending to a larger table and pouring their wine and so was not able to make my cocktail in a timely fashion.

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AllergyIsMyMiddleName

1 May 2019

Accommodated my dietary restrictions very well. The food was great. Good selection of gluten free, lactose free, pork free, crustacean free, peanut free options. And the staff was very friendly and approachable. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. More...

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Bilaal

30 April 2019

The food was excellent! I think this will now be one of our top restaurants for date night. It wasn’t too loud, great ambience, great service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner

30 April 2019

really good food

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Lyzah Cruz

28 April 2019

Amazing new restaurant with a very good menu. The food is extremely well prepared, expertly presented and delicious. Service is attentive and prompt. Delicious undertones of French refinement and Korean flavors underpinning the Vietnamese flavors which become famous for in Calgary. Along with his talented brigade of cooks they are producing intelligent, skillfully produced meals high on both technique and flavor! We'll be back often!! More...

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NevilleF

28 April 2019

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, the service was spot on and for a busy night, we didn’t feel rushed. The quality of the food was excellent and I would recommend anyone to dine here. I’ll be back.

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Deedonk

28 April 2019

As always impeccable,delicious food with friendly, efficient service!

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EricaP

19 April 2019

Absolutely one of the best meals I have ever ate. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Amazing experience

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jwyc

19 April 2019

My husband and I were impressed with the food and service. The servers all took their time to discuss and address any allergy concerns prior to ordering and came back to check on us often to ask how our meal was. Would definitely come back again.

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Landon

16 April 2019

We had a great time for my wife's birthday the steamed pork buns were excellent. Service was great as well.

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AdamA

14 April 2019

The trout was exceptional! Highly recommend. We quite enjoyed the squid ink spaghetti, tartare and imperial roll as well. Despite myself not caring for the dessert my partner loved it. Our service was attentive but not overbearing and very friendly. The decor and ambiance are wonderful! We’d go back in a heartbeat and will recommend to everyone. More...

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ChrisU

11 April 2019

Excellent meal Tremendous variety of flavours. Interesting combinations. Loved the short rib, brussel sprouts, beets and the tuna!

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FoodieGal

7 April 2019

Foreign Concept has a unique menu. It's definitely a different take on Asian! There's a lot of amazing options to choose from so I think you need to go more than once to experience the diversity their menu has to offer. The ambience in the restaurant is wonderful. I didn't find it so noisy that you can't shoot a good visit. I recommend giving it a try! More...

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Stephen

6 April 2019

A fantastic meal and great service. I will definitely be back.

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TiffanyC

3 April 2019

Always consistently amazing. I love everything on the menu. Especially the pork buns. Best ever!!!

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MicheleW

2 April 2019

My wife and I went to Foreign Concept on a recent Monday evening. We booked a reservation, though there were available tables at 6:30pm. The menu of entrees and small plates looked fabulous, however we opted for a nice selection of small plates, including charred rainbow carrots, braised brussels sprouts, Imperial rolls, crispy chicken and golden beets. The food presentation was nicely done and the flavours were excellent. Our service was friendly and efficient. We will return to Foreign Concept! More...

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TerriP

31 March 2019

This is my go to restaurant for bringing groups of friends and family. The food is amazing. The combination of flavours and share plates means that everyone loves something and keeps us interacting with each other. It’s more of a holistic experience to be dining, talking about the food, and connecting with each other. Speedy fun service and an excellent liquor menu is the icing on the delicious cake. Best in the city for quality, value and fun. More...

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Leelee

31 March 2019

We enjoyed our dinner at Foreign Concept. Although the prices are slightly expensive, we enjoyed discovering new tastes and sharing dishes. The seared tuna was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner

29 March 2019

Excellent food and service!

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Alva Woo

27 March 2019

Staff is friendly and professional. Food is absolutely delicious and unique. Love that you can see the head chef working away. Dishes are well plated. Atmosphere is nice. More...

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Christopher Zsofcsin

27 March 2019

This is a perfect restaurant to take a date on. Beautiful atmosphere, great service and most importantly the food was amazing. Both presentation and taste was perfect. It's very much a fusion restaurant with asian plates but with presentation and style More...

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OpenTable Diner

27 March 2019

Awesome place for a special dinner. Food was unique & exceptional. Service was outstanding.

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Dave

27 March 2019

Amazing food. Everything on the menu was excellent. Between us I think our group shared one of everything.

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OpenTable Diner

20 March 2019

Wonderful, yummy & thankfully gluten free!!!

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Lorraine

12 March 2019

Wonderful meal. Will be back again to try more of the menu.

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LoraB

11 March 2019

Always a great meal and they take allergies serious. Great people great food

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OpenTable Diner

10 March 2019

Did the yyc 5 course meal. Wine pairing was phenomenal. Good on the sommelier. The braised beef was very tough and difficult to chew. Good flavor and presentation. The desert needs work. Felt like it was made overnight, left in the fridge and taken out and served. Bad ending to an otherwise good meal. More...

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OpenTable Diner

8 March 2019

Got the 5-course meal for the food & drink experience event going on. The char siu pork belly dish and the poached lobster dish were amazing! Wish they were bigger portions though. The flavours in the 4th course, angus beef short rib galbi with turnip kimchi, wasn’t nearly as strong as Korean food usually is. The purée was quite good, but overall the dish was lacklustre. Would go back to try their regular menu! More...

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OpenTable Diner

8 March 2019

Food was delicious; service was good and the atmosphere relaxing. Honey butter chips were so good. First impression, excellent.

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AlanS

7 March 2019

This was the YYC food and drink menu and the food was absolutely awesome so much flavour and such beauty

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Savanahwhit

6 March 2019

What can I say, other than it was fantastic start to finish. Beautiful charcuterie selection, steak was cooked to perfection, dessert was divine. Service was also very friendly and professional. Recommend. More...

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Calgaryfoodie

5 March 2019

Did the YYC Food and Drink Experience with wine pairings. Their menu was exceptional! TOP NOTCH. Service is excellent, pleasing restaurant decor. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. More...

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Carmen

3 March 2019

Food was outstanding! Service was impeccable, our servers were wonderfully friendly and very patient when it came to splitting our bill at the end of the night. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a fabulous experience. More...

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denisem

1 March 2019

The restaurant really lives up to its reputation. Thefood was great, the prices were reasonable and speed of service was on point.

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Jamie Toyoda

25 February 2019

Delicious food with professional staff. Portion sizes are excellent without being overbearing as they include enough noodles while keeping a reasonable portion of protein. Prices are a bit higher than what I can afford regularly but good for special occasions. The food plays with sweetness paired with spicy and savoriness in a unique way for Calgary which I really enjoyed. More...

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Duncan Fitzgerald

25 February 2019

Went here recently for a birthday. The food was excellent and unique. It has a very cozy atmosphere, and our server was polite, professional and very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The owner even took a moment to come speak to us. All in all excellent, we will be back. I highly recommend the squid ink spaghetti, it was on a whole other level. More...

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Lily

24 February 2019

We ate at Foreign Concept for the first time this weekend, and the food was very good.The only thing was that, when the waitress brought us the check, we were surprised to have 16$ charged just for water (still I guess we should have paid more attention; I understand you want to charge sparkling water, but 8$ a bottle of San Pellegrino And 8$ a bottle of still water Sorry, but kinda feels like a rip-off... More...

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OpenTable Diner

21 February 2019

Great food. Small portions. Extremely pricy

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BobbyN

21 February 2019

Great Asian fusion food place. Will be back again .

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OpenTable Diner

19 February 2019

Simply marvellous.

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MichaelE

17 February 2019

Wonderful food with a lot of unique options. The restaurant itself was quite lovely and not overly noisy.

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MDEEx4

16 February 2019

We went here on a recommendation and it did not disappoint, very tasty, well presented dishes served with with different tastes and textures. Cocktails were yummy and service was professional. Dessert was also quite delicious. More...

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PaulO

15 February 2019

Beautiful restaurant. Fantastic food! Crispy chicken appetizer and the pork with fois gras are a must. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner

15 February 2019

Food is outstanding. Service was a little slow, but it was a busy Valentines Day. The price was a good value for the food, you should expect to pay for quality. The ambiance is less fine dining and more casual restaurant, but still nice to sit in. The tables are uncomfortably close to have a romantic dinner. Enjoyed our food immensely. More...

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OpenTable Diner

15 February 2019

Excellent service and food, as always!

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OpenTable Diner

10 February 2019

Always a wonderful meal.

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NickJoshi

10 February 2019

Love you guys!! Food was awesome! PBR’s for the kitchen always!

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Melissa

9 February 2019

My husband and I started with oysters and seared ahi tuna. Amazing, sweet, spicy, salty, savory. Tried it individually and all together, all together was the best. Squid ink pasta was so good and spicy, hubby had 72 hr sous vide short rib which was like butter it was so soft and flavorful. Each element was different and unique plus a stunning plate. Looking at the other dishes, we will be coming back and bringing the whole extended family as well. I have to try the trout that the table to my right had where I could hear the skin crackle, and the nori tapioca crackers with the tartare the table to my left had. More...

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can222

8 February 2019

Unique food, cool atmosphere and great service. The pork buns were awesome !

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LoriG

8 February 2019

The food is delicious! The presentation is reflective of art, so beautiful. The atmosphere is elegant with service being very professional. Such a great way to taste fusion food. Loved it! More...

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SarahUKgirl

7 February 2019

Went here for my birthday. Everything we had from the menu was zelxiiousz.good variety. Beautiful ambiance

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Sandie

6 February 2019

I love the lend of Asian fusion. All my favourites, Korean, Vietnamese, blended with some North American mixed in. Lovely blends and flavour! Perfect portions to enjoy some appies and meal. You won’t be disappointed! More...

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LisaD

3 February 2019

Wow. What a fantastic experience!! Loved this place we will be back!!

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Patty

3 February 2019

Amazing food! We ordered too much because it all sounded so good, but some how by the end there was nothing left. They made brusselsprouts taste good, need I say more.

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Jaskirat Dhindsa

3 February 2019

Must get the Squid Ink Pasta! The most amazing dish! Love this place

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DavidT

23 January 2019

Outstanding cuisine, professional service and great ambiance. What else do you need?

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DCinCalgary

20 January 2019

Absolutely awesome meal, everything was top tier. So happy we chose Foreign Concept for our birthday dinner.

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ErinM

20 January 2019

The overall vibe of this place and ambiance was comfortable yet classy. The food was exceptional! I would highly recommend the Beets and/or the Brussel Sprouts as a small plate & the Trout dish as a main. I swear the Trout is one of the best dishes I have ever had! The small plates are great for sharing, but I do suggest ordering 1 large plate as your main. Their cocktails were awesome as well. I have no bad things to say about this spot. More...

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BeatrizM

20 January 2019

Amazing food!!! The waitress was very helpful to choose the best dish. Totally recommend the pork chop and the duck.

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Manny

19 January 2019

Food was good but like many other modern day restaurants, the portion size was pretty small

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NickJoshi

19 January 2019

Great meal! Such innovative cooking!

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LoriD

12 January 2019

We enjoyed the food and service. Upscale Vietnamese flavours. Felt unique.

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OpenTable Diner

12 January 2019

Food was excellent, service was very good. Liked that although the restaurant was full, we could carry on a conversation at our table.

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Shelley

5 January 2019

Nice evening out. We chose 3 appetizers and 2 mains to share for 3 of us. The dishes had very distinct flavours making it very enjoyable. Service was good, but not outstanding. It was an early reservation so the service could have been more attentive. More...

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OpenTable Diner

1 January 2019

With amazing food and a award winning chef, one expects the ambience to meet that standard. The ambience could be dressed up for very little money. The investment would pay returns for years to come. More...

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BenjaminT

1 January 2019

When I arrived Duncan greeted me at the door. The food was great, the ambience was great, the Decour was great.

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Benjamin Toews

1 January 2019

Thanks Duncan! Great Ambience. Great Staff. Amazing Food presented perfectly! Everything Top Notch!

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Babette

23 December 2018

Not often do I go to a restaurant and want to try almost everything on the menu. Usually it’s two or three things that interest me. Everything we had was excellent and we will definitely be going back to try out all the rest of it! More...

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Tiffany

23 December 2018

I like the food in general, creative, the duck was really good!

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OpenTable Diner

23 December 2018

Amazing, thoughtful food. Always great service.

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Andrew Le

21 December 2018

This place had amazing food. It was very nice inside. Order the pork belly if you get a chance. It blew me away

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Drew

19 December 2018

Solid lunch all the way around. Nice place overall, although a big space that was moderately busy.Food was very good, service was great, price was reasonable. I would go again.

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Betsy

15 December 2018

We wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate all our birthdays - Foreign Concept was a perfect choice. Loved the sharing options - though we didn't always agree on what was the best dish, everything we ordered got a thumbs up from everyone. (General consensus - the small plate rolls were fabulous.) Staff were attentive, and cocktails were delicious - a perfect way to launch the night. More...

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TylerA

15 December 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The drink selection is good with many amazing cocktails. Food was on the higher side of price but was worth it as it was prepared fantastically.

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Glen Murphy

15 December 2018

Very good food. A wide variety of Asian fusion dishes. We had a group of six and ordered many of the small and large plates for a dinner. The dishes were all very tasty and worked well together.
It's family style dining and everyone shared. The wine list was extensive and reasonably priced ($50-100).
The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. You will likely need to book 2 weeks in advance.
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DanielleB

14 December 2018

The food was absolutely delicious: creative and something a little different. Service was good and the atmosphere of the restaurant is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner

14 December 2018

Had a nice Friday lunch and enjoyed the Vietnamese fusion menu. Very tasty.

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regularcalgarydiner

11 December 2018

As always, great tasting dishes with unique flavours. It is our favourite restaurant in Calgary, with a consistent high quality in food and service, along with a nice ambiance.

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Pete Wheeler

2 December 2018

Once again, the food at Foreign Concept was excellent. Service was a little slow but the server was friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the mood for Asian fusion.

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smklim

1 December 2018

This was my fourth time dining at Foreign Concept. It’s one of my favorite spots in Calgary! I took my dad who had never been and he was blown away with the amazing dishes we ordered, presentation and flavor combinations. Another memorable dinner!

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AndrewK

1 December 2018

Really cool menu and great service. We plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner

30 November 2018

We booked this restaurant for evening dining after an event on a Thursday. We had excellent service and the food was great! Such a refreshing menu with lots of variety. The wine was lovely also. My friend has Celiacs and there was only a couple of dishes that were not gluten free. That made dining such a great experience here. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and they will see us again soon! More...

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DarceeR

25 November 2018

Foreign Concept is innovative and delicious. We ordered 6 sharing plates and the charcuterie plate and we thoughally enjoyed everything. We came from out of town and always like to make FC a place to go. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive! More...

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ButterPlusWine

22 November 2018

Who knew some of your favourite 'simple' foods could be prepared with such delicate and perfectly executed complexity. Be prepared to have a whole new world of flavours open up to you in every bite.Good small plate, tapas-style portions for sharing so you can try many different delectable dishes. Love this place ~ definitely a top choice in Calgary! More...

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FromToroonto

14 November 2018

We ate 5 small plates, including oysters All were outstanding Be sure to get the chocolates plate for two for desset Service was excellent

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matc

10 November 2018

Great spot

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MichaelP

8 November 2018

Excellent restaurant, with friendly service. I appreciated that the chef came out to talk, no doubt this made easier for him because it was late in the evening

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Steve

4 November 2018

Excellent service and a delicous meal. The lemon chicken and brussel sprouts were both out of this world. They focus on shared plates and ordering a selection of small plates and a large plate or two will leave two peolple more then full.

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KarenY

2 November 2018

It was a nice spot to bring my colleagues who were visiting CALGARY just needed help with the menu as we weren’t sure how to order

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RichP

28 October 2018

First time at Foreign Concept, it was fanastic! Food was great, service was very good!

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Meemster

21 October 2018

We enjoyed a tasty dinner here. There were 7 of us and we orders small and big plates for sharing. Every dish packed with full flavors and did not disappoint. The atmosphere is hip and cozy. Our server is delightful and very attentive. It was a great culinary experience. Highly recommended! More...

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MattC

20 October 2018

Fantastic. Not our first time there and won’t be our last.

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cowgirl

20 October 2018

Food was so good. I would go back there in a minute. Have to try everything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner

18 October 2018

Was really good!

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Deano

17 October 2018

Great menu and ambience. The charcuterie was terrific add were the small plates of scallops, tartare,Bulgogi Imperial tools and the sprouts all infused with great flavors and presented to the high standards that this great restaurant is renowned for.

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Mtngirl2016

17 October 2018

Great fusion menu. Small and large plates available. Friendly server. Can be a bit noisy on Fri/ Sat nights but we go during the week. Overall awesome.

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EliseG

7 October 2018

I've been to Foreign Concept for both lunch and dinner and really enjoyed both experiences. I got to enjoy the patio for lunch and purple watch. For my divert visit we were running a little late got our reservation inside for a double date and they were very accommodating and had our table ready and waiting. We enjoyed the restaurant decor. The Imperial rolls are a definite favorite for anyone I know that's tried them. Any of the played I've tried were excellent. The chef is very friendly. I saw him come out to ask a young girl how her meal was after he'd prepared her an off menu special - Mac and Cheese. I loved his involvement and commitment to a positive experience for guests. More...

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JadeT

3 October 2018

The restaurant was lovely and the food was amazing! It tasted fresh and well-seasoned. Food arrived promptly and service was great! It is a good place to grab lunch with a friend. More...

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amandah

30 September 2018

This is becoming my go to restaurant for taking people who've never been. Jinhee is gracious with her time and the food NEVER disappoints.

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DonnaC

30 September 2018

Loved it all! Serious food in a funky environment. Service was first class and at the same yknr very friendly and comfortable. The food is perfect for sharing and although I had heard portions were small, they were more than adequate. We would definitely recommend foreign concept for anyone who loves food food More...

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Deedonk

29 September 2018

Never disappoints! Love the food and will continue coming back - our go to for impressing out of town guests!

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BarbaraL

29 September 2018

An exceptional place with exceptional food. I highly recommend Foreign Concept. All four of us enjoyed every bite of food.

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Maxlunchroom

25 September 2018

Mostly great. We found a lot of repitition in the menu which is surprisingly heavy for this type of food. We enjoyed the Bulgogi Lettuce Rolls and the Bao with Foie Gras and Pork Belly ( not BBQ pork as menu stated ). Small Sake and Cocktail menu. Good music at the correct volume. Will return when in Calgary. More...

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OpenTable Diner

25 September 2018

Celebrated our anniversary here an cannot day enough about it. Everything was absolutely delicious, the staff was spectacular, and the chef even came out to check that everything was good. We will definitely be back and will be recommending it to all our friends. More...

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AbigailFicht

23 September 2018

From the first friendly greeting to the last delicious bite, our dining experience was terrific. Innovative cuisine from award-winning chefs and attentive service made our evening very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner

15 September 2018

Always great

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Irishfire

14 September 2018

Great food, nice ambiance. Love the location as it’s close to my apartment. Food came out in timely fashion as we had ordered several sharables

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DennisM

14 September 2018

Matched its recommendation.It took us a few months to try this place after a friend recommended it. The squid ink spaghetti and the sous vide short ribs were perfect - the best we’ve had. The brussel sprouts had a very interesting flavour. All the dishes had unique flavours that blended well with each other. The mousse lady finger dessert was the perfect ending. We’ll be back. More...

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OpenTable Diner

13 September 2018

Went there with my date. We ordered multiple plates everything tasted excellent. The kimchi was incredible. We expected the bill to be large with the amount of food we ordered but it was very reasonably priced. The service was also really great. We will definitely be going again. More...

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Deano

12 September 2018

Exceptional food and service make Foreign Concept a must visit restaurant. It's Asian Fusion menu is filled with flavorful items and options of small and large plates. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful and the restaurant is well laid out and comfortable. More...

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Anniversary

9 September 2018

Our first visit to Foreign Concept and we were not disappointed. The food was exceptional - great taste and beautifully presented - and the service was excellent - great recommendations for plates and wine. We were in the smaller dining area on the bar side, and the noise level there was acceptable (a bit too loud for us in the main dining area). The side we were on would be nice for a small private party or business luncheon. Price was very reasonable. Will definitely come again. More...

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Bob47

9 September 2018

Had a great time at Foreign Concept. Sharing plates allow you to try more dishes at one sitting and everything we tried had delicious flavour combinations. We'd definitely go back.

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AGwee

8 September 2018

Asian Fusion Food done right. Highly Unusual layering and use of Asian spice or ingredients on familiar dishes. Portions for small butes and main dishes are sufficient. Good for sharing too. If looking for something different and non conventional yet workable sufficient quantity, highly recommend Foreign Concept. More...

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JennaD

8 September 2018

Nicely laid out restaurant. Moderately loud with a great overall ambiance. Knowledgeable staff with attention to detail throughout the experience. Most of the dishes were well thought out with a focus on the flavours and textures. The real standouts were the trout and the imperial rolls. Delicious! More...

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Leonora

2 September 2018

Excellent taste and combinations. Creative dishes that were wholesome and appealing to the eye and palate.

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OpenTable Diner

31 August 2018

Awesome food and great vibe

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MarionH

26 August 2018

Top notch, excellent food and service! Beautiful restaurant for any occasion.

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ShayneN

18 August 2018

A great menu with a solid selection of beers and wine too. Embiance is very good and the service was excellent!

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ShirleyD

17 August 2018

It was a fabulous culinary experience in every way I will recommend to anyone who will listen

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Tourist

16 August 2018

The food as always is great. We brought our foodie daughter in law from out of town and of course she loved it.

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OpenTable Diner

15 August 2018

Please take recommendations. It was fabulous. Enjoyed the food and service. We were delighted. Tartar. Steam buns. Forbidden Rice. Yum. all the rest. Not too shabby.

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Jack

14 August 2018

This was the first time at Foreign Concept and the meal was wonderful! We had the summer fest for $25 that included an appetizer, main and dessert. It was great value for the cost. The portions were a great size and everything had exceptional flavour. I was disappointed, however, that when I was asked what type of water I wanted I was not made aware that my choice of sparkling was not simply a glass but a 750ml bottle of San Pellegrino... at $8!! Perhaps an option would be best. More...

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Martin

12 August 2018

Good food creatively done. Nice atmosphere trending a bit on the noisy side for get together but overall very pleasant.

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NicholasT

5 August 2018

The squid ink pasta with lobster broth and seafood - it would be featured on my ‘BEST THING I EVER ATE’ show!

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Mgotziaman

5 August 2018

From the friendly hostess greeting us and providing complimentary champagne to the knowledgable and excellent server and incredibly flavourful and diverse menu items - truly a great dinner experience and highly recommended. We were visiting from Vancouver and you would be surprised to hear that we currently don't have a restaurant with a korean/asian fusion influence at this calibre. More...

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pickyslacker

4 August 2018

Modern Asian, hearty, good flavours. Really glad this segment is growing in Calgary.

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NoonStar

4 August 2018

There were six of us, we order 11 different dishes, and 10 were absolutely delicious

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scarlett

4 August 2018

Our anniversary meal was really good! From shared small plates of salads to our entrees of trout and short rib, the food was great, service good and we could actually have a conversation without screaming across the table....which is rare these days.Loved that the chef was out and about and stood by to thank us as we left. More...

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KrispyBites

2 August 2018

Overall I was impressed with Foreign Concept. Great ambiance, excellent service, and all of the dishes had a great flavour profile. The only issue was that 2 of our dishes (the squid ink spaghetti and the soy garlic brussel sprouts) were extremely salty. We shared between 4 people, so it was tolerable, but the dishes were less enjoyable because of this. I shared this feedback with our server and she immediately offered to replace the food even though we had mostly finished the dish. We didn't accept this as we had already finished eating, but the gesture was appreciated. More...

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SherryP

2 August 2018

Had a business lunch on August 2nd. The food was amazing, unique, great flavors and they were very accommodating for me. I have a life-threatening allergy to eggs, and the whole team knew about it. The chef even altered the appetizers so I could enjoy them as well(egg-free).The service was great and I will definitely be back to enjoy the lunch and dinner menu. More...

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JudyF

28 July 2018

Modern Asian Decor. Fantastic unique and creative cuisine. The short ribs are melt in your mouth tender and the lemon chicken small plate is to die for. Suggest you order rice with the small plate. So delicious. We will be back to try more of their creations! More...

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DineYYC

22 July 2018

Service, food and cocktails were excellent. Our server had great recommendations and we loved everything she suggested. Will definitely go back

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EmmeryM

21 July 2018

Excellent quality at a fair price point. Beautifully presented food.

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ShannonS

21 July 2018

Despite the restaurant being nearly empty and my partner and I having reservations, we were seated just next to the door. I understand this in a bustling restaurant, but not when it's nearly empty. The hostess did say, "I apologize for the door," but that doesn't really help all that much. There was also outdoor seating that was not offered as an option/not suggested on the website when I made the reservations. The food was good, but the timing of the dishes was poor. We ordered three small plates and one large plate. The three small plates (tartare, bulgogi lettuce wraps, and carrots with goat cheese) came out all at once. We didn't even have enough room on our table to comfortably accommodate the dishes. Our server checked in on us when we had just finished the tartare, commented that we must have liked it, and then left our empty plate on our overcrowded table. After the small plates it felt like we waited a long time for our trout. I'm more accustomed to restaurants in this price range with a family style experience spacing out the dishes in a thoughtful way to complement the dining experience. The pacing was very very off.The food was good, the drinks were good, the service was so-so. Nothing amazing, but good. The very loud couple of women practically yelling their conversation while sitting next to us didn't help things! More...

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OpenTable Diner

20 July 2018

Absolute outstanding food quality. The 72h short ribs were out of this world and the beat I've ever had.

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lovetoeat

12 July 2018

Authentic and unique food, inspired by Southeast Asia. Everything was delicious and they have many Vegan options.

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hereANDnow

11 July 2018

Went for lunch for the first time. Outstanding service and presentation. The papaya salad was very tasty and tangy. Had the trout and it was the best ever.

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JulieV

11 July 2018

Consistently excellent food, great service. Sad to see the tuna poke was not on the menu but the chef made us some; it is divine!The sous-vide short ribs are a revelation. UnREAL good. More...

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Newfukie

7 July 2018

We went here for an anniversary dinner as we wanted good food without any drama! The food was delicious and unique. The service was fantastic, with extremely knowledgeable staff who could guide us through the menu and make suggestions. The food is unique and delicious; we'll have cravings for a few dishes! The Brussel Sprouts, Bulgolgi Spring Roll, Lemon Chicken and Trout were fabulous. The only dish we would not order again is the charcuterie. More...

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MichelleH

1 July 2018

Last night we tried Foreign Concept for the first time. The food was all great, especially the steamed pork buns and the trout. The only negative was the tables are pretty small for family style dining. We will be back! More...

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Mr Jimmy

30 June 2018

Went with friends for dinner last night, They were very accommodating on some of the dishes that had four pieces to get us five as I was the odd man in the mix as a single. Food was okay, good flavours and well prepared. Both couples had been before and raved about it, did not make my expectations based on the raves. I don;t need to go back, it was and experience, three hours in all, we sat at 7:30 and finished at 10:30, took an hour to get out first dish. More...

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Lars

30 June 2018

Wonderful service, great plates and atmosphere was very comfortable. If I had to make a critique, the music was a bit loud.

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JonathanW

27 June 2018

We went to this restaurant for our 2 year anniversary. My partner and I are Food Network fans and I surprised her by taking her to one of the Top Chef competitor's restaurant. It was a surprise and she was surprised. We saw Jinhee and we posted a picture on Instagram and she wished us a happy anniversary. It made the dinner that much more special. The service, food, ambiance, everything was excellent and delicious. I can't recommend this place enough. We got the trout because it was recommended on this website, and it was delicious. The duck was also delicous - noodles tasted like a dish I've had called beef chow fun sans the beef though. We also had the tar tar and mushrooms for appetizers - also delicious. Thanks for the great experience. More...

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KarenF

27 June 2018

We were a party of seven and asked the restaurant to put together a tasting for us. 8 amazing dishes came out for us to share and not a miss among them! So glad we asked for the kitchen to put together the meal as we got a lovely variety of dishes. I will be returning soon!! More...

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Anonymous

24 June 2018

Great spot! Fun sharing plates and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner

23 June 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. We had a girls’ night out to celebrate my sister’s birthday and as usual, had a great night. We started with some cocktails - their features are always a delight. This night they mixed up a delicious green tea gin martini - I could have had five. We had almost ever small plate on the menu and each was delicious. One word of caution regarding the octopus and bacon crepe - it is quite fishy but tasty nonetheless. If you are put off my strong fish flavours then best to skip this one. Be sure not to skip their signature spring rolls - way too delicious! We ordered the steak and fried rice for large plates and both were excellent. The wine selection is fabulous and we enjoyed the crisp Pinot noir as well as the more earthy Brunello - both paired well with the flavours. The atmosphere at FC is always perfect from decor and lighting to music. Best for dates and small groups. Definitely check out this gem! More...

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OpenTable Diner

23 June 2018

Foreign Concept was on my list of restaurants to try since they opened up. My mom & I both love Asian cuisine, so when she wanted to grab a mother-daughter dinner, it was the perfect opportunity to test it out. Due to my legume allergy (peanuts, beans, soy, etc) trying new restaurants always makes me a bit apprehensive. Fortunately, our server little Taylor was very knowledgeable about the menu and she was able to point out dishes that I should avoid, along with making stellar recommendations.We ordered a few smaller plates and one larger plate to share. Started with the kimchi, a nice surprise to see two different kinds on the plate, a milder option, expertly rolled, and a spicier more traditional option - both were delicious. We then moved on to the eggplant dish - our agreed upon favourite. Eggplants were plentiful, with a perfect texture and well balanced flavours. From there we shared the Bulgogi Imperial Rolls, which were fun to assemble and also very flavourful. We ended with the large trout dish, on a bed of noodles. The trout was perfectly cooked, near-raw in the middle, and the explosion of flavours was a treat for our mouths. Despite being very full, Mom couldn't help but order some dessert - Mango Passionfruit cheesecake with a side scoop of coconut gelato. Mom shared that the cheesecake was a bit heavier than she likes (New York Style) and I stole a bite of icecream and found it a touch too sweet for my liking, but the plating was spectacular. We also sipped on a delightful spiced green-tea throughout our meal - also non-traditional, but a treat for the tastebuds.Decor was an interesting modern take on traditional artifacts, strategically placed to set the ambiance of the dining hall. It wasn't too busy when we arrived at opening hour and started to fill in as we dined. Loved the modern music playing in the background, not too loud to allow us to hold a conversation with out inside-voices.Would definitely recommend! More...

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StephenS

22 June 2018

A must for anone visiting Calgary. The menu is innovative and the preparation is outstanding. This was our second visit - a re-visit from last year's visit to Calgary. Keep up the good work.

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Sandie

22 June 2018

Must go back! I’ve been about three times now and each to me try something new. Never disappointed! Excellent fusion of Asian dishes, excellent service! Great local hot spot!

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Luvgoodfood

20 June 2018

Fantastic!

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Fruitfly

16 June 2018

We thought we'd try this out, especially because of the trout cha ca la vong, a rarity in Canada but a real treat. The service was great. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, very helpful. The pace of service was appropriate to our chatty party, and the food was interesting, well prepared and all round great (esp. the trout). If ever in Calgary again, I'll be back. More...

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Geoff

14 June 2018

Everything delicious and excellent service! Luv the menu here, great flavours!

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OpenTable Diner

14 June 2018

The trout!

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CaitlinVW

10 June 2018

The food was delicious! For a party of four we ordered 4 small plates and 3 large plates, probably could have ordered 4 large plates (we were a hungry group). For a bottle of cava, 4 small plates, 3 large plates, 2 desserts and 2 coffees the bill was $200-something, very reasonable for the quality of food. More...

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TESS

10 June 2018

We arrived early ad our table was Ready! Nice enough but location of the table could have been more Central for a Special Occasion. By the way, our Special Occasion was never mentioned...a bit disappointing. The Food was Brilliant...the Rice was Perfect and the waiter was Punctual.We found the Menu very easy to choose from for sharing plates...Awesome Variety.ALSO lOVED THE DECOR.The desserts were Extremely Intriguing and Delicious. We agreed we would ALL VISIT AGAIN!!THANK YOU FOREIGN CONCEPT. More...

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parentsnightout

8 June 2018

Amazing food and service! We even had a chance to meet Chef Jinhee Lee who was on Top Chef Canada. She stopped by our table to say hello. Such and fun and delicious meal. Our server was exceptional as well. More...

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Fridaygurl

3 June 2018

We explored Foreign Concept after we saw Jinhee on Top Chef Canada. We were excited by the food she created on the show and she and her team at Foreign Concept did not disappoint us when we visited with friends last weekend. The food was creative, delicious and beautiful. We will be back and will definitely recommend this restaurant to other friends. More...

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Hangry In YYC

2 June 2018

Went to the last viewing of Top Chef at Foreign Concept and highly enjoyed the atmosphere. It was a limited viewing party menu where we ordered gojchujang albacore tuna poke chili lime fried chicken honey butter potato chips The food was a bit pricey but it was excellent with a modern take on Asian flavors. Their reisling also paired very well the dishes. More...

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JillS

1 June 2018

Awesome. Great meal. Service was good - would definitely recommend

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AdrianaB

26 May 2018

First time dining at Foreign Concept. Had been on my to-go-list for a while, and, I had great expectations. Well, it exceeded every single one! The menu is fantastic, unique flavours and executed to perfection!! Can't wait to be back!! Ps. The Butternut Squash and Green Mango Slaw is incredible, a must have for sure. More...

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NealB

26 May 2018

Amazing food and great wine list. Foreign Concept did not disappoint. I will be back.

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gwils

17 May 2018

We had a lovely dining experience. Even though I have different things to say about 3 things. First, the worst thing about this restaurant is the decor and ambiance, I thought it would be so much nicer than it is. It’s not terrible, but I expected more. Second, the food. It was soooo good. We did have one dish that was not up to our expectations which brings me to the third, the service. Our server was amazing! She made awesome recommendations, went out of her way to make our evening enjoyable and when we had an issue with one of the dishes, she took it off our tab with no questions asked. We also stayed later than closing time and we did not feel rushed to leave at all. Overall we had such a great evening here. Oh and I must add that the feature cocktail was awesome and the bottle of rose we shared was the best I have ever had! Overall, amazing! More...

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Plmitche

13 May 2018

Mother’s Day!!!!

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OpenTable Diner

13 May 2018

Outstanding on all fronts - Cuisine, service, decor, ambience and the welcoming nature of the team and chefs.

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OpenTable Diner

13 May 2018

Soooooo great! Our server was polite, pleasant, fast and on time. We ordered three plates to share, the octopus crepes were my favourite of these. After a short break we had the lobster broth, and the steam buns. The flavours and textures made my day. No regrets, I’ll be back for the rest of the menu. More...

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InsNisSin

13 May 2018

Mother’s day

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HHos

10 May 2018

Awesome food, atmosphere and beautifully designed interior! Great service too. We will be back again soon!

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Awesome

8 May 2018

We went to this restaurant after seeing the chef on top chef Canada. The food did not disappoint. It was one of the best dining experiences We have had in Calgary, which has some excellent options. The duck was superb, the tuna carpaccio even better, and the steam buns were remarkable. More...

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GuyH

29 April 2018

Foreign Concept is one of my favorite restaurants in Calgary. I go to lots of restaurants that serve food that is amazing but you have had it before... FC serves food you have never had before. Your reaction is... This is something different and unique More...

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OpenTable Diner

27 April 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday! It was truly amazing! The food, service, ambiance were all so lovely. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a nice evening out.

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ShealaK

26 April 2018

We ended up having more people than the reservation quoted and the host and server were very accommodating. They were quick to add extra chairs and make it work. The lunch was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner

24 April 2018

Great service, excellent meal!

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JonathanEdward

21 April 2018

From Start to finsh, an incredible experience. The food, the drink and the service was great!A++ Definitely will be back!

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Globaldiner

20 April 2018

Very tasty grilled shrimp bowl. Light lunch but it could have used 1 or 2 more shrimp for the $18 price. Will return to try another dish sometime.

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RossS

18 April 2018

The flavours and presentation were absolutely fabulous. The food was incredible. If you only go out once in a while, this is great choice.

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Stephanie

15 April 2018

Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday here with 6 others. One of my friends is gluten free and dairy free and she could enjoy the majority of the items. Our server was very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and go back! More...

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PJMfoodie

14 April 2018

Came in after seeing Executive Chef Jinhee on Top Chef episode 1. We were not disappointed! The food is easily amongst the best in Calgary; this is now one of our favorite local restaurants. We ordered and would recommend the cha siu dish, the seafood dish and the tofu mushroom small plate. These were outstanding and our favorites. The drinks menu has a good selection, the restaurant is airy and has a nice Asian decor. We dine in Chicago’s reputable culinary scene on a regular basis. Foreign Concepts stacks up to Chicago’s best in my opinion. More...

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OpenTable Diner

14 April 2018

Had dinner with my brother and his girlfriend from Edmonton. Food, service, restaurant as a whole was great!!! Have been to the restaurant a number of times and I have not been disappointed. Always very happy with everything.

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fatcat

12 April 2018

We visited on a cold and snowy lunch hour recently. The restaurant was pleasant and comfy oasis. Our server with her pleasant smile and friendly service added to the ambience. Steak sandwich, a Tuscan salad and a Ahi tuna burger were all very tasty lunch fair. A very good lunch experience but a little pricey for portion size. More...

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windowhound

12 April 2018

Love the unusual combinations of flavors, spices at Fushion Concept. Service was exceptional; fast, attentive and so warm and welcoming. The tuna burger I had was out of this world! Menu super creative and made it difficult to choose what to eat. I am quite a good cook and a bit of a foodie and totally recommend this place. Was here for lunch but want to come back for dinner and enjoy the bar scene as well as it too seemed very cozy and had a great atmosphere with its colored lanterns. Will be back soon. Thanks for a memorable, enjoyable meal. More...

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Flowerdrumsong

12 April 2018

It was our first time in the restaurant and we liked it. The flavors are great - from the charcuterie to the char siu pork belly with foie gras - they were delightful!We will be back!

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Hitting The Sauce

11 April 2018

I saw on Foreign Concept’s Instagram account that they were hosting a viewing party for Chef Jinhee Lee, a Top Chef Canada contender. Cover charge was $10, with all proceeds going to Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. Included in the cover was a complimentary cocktail by award winning mixologist Christina Mah (Klein + Harris Restaurant) and a ticket for the draw prize. ...Read full post on hittingthesauce.wordpress.com More...

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AveryN

11 April 2018

Do yourself a favour and just go! Beautifully prepared food and exceptional service. I went with a large-ish group (6 people), which was ideal because we were able to order a wide variety of dishes. Every dish was deliciously balanced and unique. As we were eating we were already planning our next visit, which tells you something :) More...

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Ords

7 April 2018

Loved the place and the food we were able to eat but won't be back. We mostly eat vegetarian and the options here were severely limited, even adapting some items. Change that and we would come back pronto though. More...

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OpenTable Diner

6 April 2018

Delicious, inventive flavor combinations that are sure to impress. Service was fantastic, overall a great experience. We will come back again!

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Spike

6 April 2018

Great food and service. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend a visit.

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OpenTable Diner

4 April 2018

A fantastic restaurant with amazing food and service!

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CalgaryGFdiner

1 April 2018

A chef will tell you that first you eat with your eyes. The dishes we experienced were not only beautifully presented; but also a taste experience of perfectly executed and wonderfully flavored fusion. Our server was so friendly and took the time to help me navigate the menu to accommodate gluten free requirements. We decided on 2 small plates and 2 large to share. The smalls (tuna tartar and roasted eggplant) arrived first as appetizers and were so delicious. My husband is not a fan of eggplant, however the server's recommendation was spot on - as it was a firm texture with great spices. The main plates - Angus beef and Alberta trout continued the journey of interesting, complex Asian flavors arranged with color and flare. The delicate desserts did not disappoint. We chose the restaurant for a special date night and found the decor, ambiance and service to be perfect. I would recommend to anyone looking for a unique dining experience. More...

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DonH

31 March 2018

Food & service is off the hook! Tasty with a hip vibe and great cocktails!A must go any chance we get – the food is excellent and not an item we didn’t love!New items like the Octopus Chinese bacon crapes are killer had two orders!! This is our jam – modern Asian and chefs with tons of talent!!IF you like super flavourful Asian food this is the spot!! More...

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eatsout4fun

24 March 2018

Foreign Concept is our new favorite Calgary restaurant! Incredibly interesting dishes with layers of flavours yet fresh and light. It’s not often that I want to return to try out the rest of the menu but I would with this fabulous place. More...

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PaulB

24 March 2018

So good! If you appreciate attention to detail and food textures this is the place. Best dish we had was the tuna carpaccio. Has all the elements of a perfect dish: salt, sweetness, acid, hint of spice, crunch of compressed apple with soft, rich tuna. Second best was the eggplant then the imperial rolls. Also excellent were the lemon chicken and squash-green mange salad. Highly recommend for a group of 4-6 to try more dishes! Kudos to the chef and team! Impressive. More...

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TastyFusionOfFlavours

24 March 2018

We decided, on a whim, to dine at Foreign Concept, somewhat last minute but had the foresight to make a reservation.... good thing we did! This place gets busy!!! Small wonder, though. With a delicious menu of unique flavours, it's easy to see why this restaurant is so popular, especially on a Saturday evening. Friendly service and wonderful food makes this a definite entry on our "go-to" list. More...

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PabloR

23 March 2018

What an awesome experience. The service and food were fantastic and the tastes are so eclectic and fulfilling. Definitely memorable.

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DeniseW

21 March 2018

Foreign Concept is a gem... always consistently great food and service!

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JillT

18 March 2018

The tuna was amazing, service exceptional. I am excited to go back!

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SandraB

17 March 2018

Every course was spot on. Creative food that is visually very appealing. The taste does not disappoint.

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MF44

16 March 2018

Amazing food! Consistent. One of our favorites for sure!

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Haylin

13 March 2018

Fusion food with great balance of taste from Korea, Vietnam, Chinese and Japan. Few menu items are changed but the all time favourites are still there.

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RMcArthur

9 March 2018

Great food, fun atmosphere. Service was a tad slow, but was during the Big Taste week so we didn’t mind

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OpenTable Diner

9 March 2018

Can’t say enough about this meal. We went for “big taste” and were not disappointed. The hanger steak entree was amazing. Flavours like you wouldn’t believe. .... appetizer and dessert were great too. I love this restaurant and will definitely be back. More...

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SusanA

9 March 2018

We visited Foreign Concept for the first time as part of the Big Taste and were looking forward to it. Being at dinner time the restaurant was very busy. Our reservation was timely. There was too much confusion with regard to which menu (regular/Big Taste) to order from. The information was delivered in a rush and our friends had never been part of the Big Taste before so were confused with ordering. The surprise was that we didn't have a choice in ordering. It was either everyone had the BT or off the menu. Next time I suggest that the either/or information be posted with the reservation or at the entrance. Also, we had little contact with a server and at one point needed to request water and my partner's wine that he had ordered with his dinner never arrived. Overall the group enjoyed the food and atmosphere and would certainly try the restaurant again. Since that evening we have eaten at two other BT restaurants where guests could order from the BT or regular menu without any fuss. More...

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OpenTable Diner

9 March 2018

Presentation was beautiful and the combination of flavours - very delicious!

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regularcalgarydiner

8 March 2018

We went for big taste and had an awesome meal. Flavours on a courses were outstanding and dishes were very creative. The main course had several flavours that were good individually and when combined. It was the best meal we have had in a long time. More...

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nrttezgon

8 March 2018

5 of us dined here during the Big Taste event. Wished to have more freedome to order whatever we wanted. Couple of us wanted to try Big Taste menu while others wanted to order from the regular menu (which is more expensive than Big Taste menu). However, we're told that Big Taste memu is available only when the entire table orders the same. I wasn't so excited about the Big Taste menu but kind of 'had to go with it' as some of us really wanted it. Food was okay but I left the place not fully enjoyed the dining experience. I don't understand the meaming of their 'rule' to force customer to choose the memu. It's not all you can eat or regular menu. More...

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OpenTable Diner

6 March 2018

Different but delicious

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Vanene

5 March 2018

It was our first time at Foreign Concept last night. This little gem is a cozy place that I would recommend for date nights or even to catch up with friends. We had a reservation so we did not have to wait at all, we were greeted and seated immediately. The staff are friendly, would offer to hang your coat if you prefer. Our server Brie was awesome and very helpful specially that we are rookies with the menu. We decided to get the Braised Duck Leg Cellophane Noodles which was amazingly fall-off-the-bone good!!! But the star of the show was the Roasted Garlic Caramelized Eggplant, very savory, melt-in-your-mouth greatness and in conjunction with the Jasmine Coconut Rice, will leave you feeling pleasantly satiated. I can not wait to come back and venture out on the rest of their menu. More...

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OpenTable Diner

26 February 2018

Warm and gracious service, lovely ambiance, exquisite food presentation and taste, a definite new favourite!

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OpenTable Diner

25 February 2018

Really great food - we had the charcuterie board, forbidden rice and pork buns and all were amazing.

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ButterPlusWine

25 February 2018

The all-star team of chefs have come together to offer the most interesting and delicious menu Calgary has seen in years ~ a definite must visit restaurant. Plate sizes and diverse options offer the ability to eat your own dish or go tapas-style with your fellow diner(s). An amazing service oriented dining experience, yet comfortable and without pretence. Cannot wait for our next visit! More...

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Bluemoon

25 February 2018

Attentive friendly service all through our dining experience. Really enjoyed the tuna tataki, squash and mango slaw, and the beef tenderloin with white kimchi fried rice. Nice cocktail selections and desserts as well. Looking forward to the next visit. More...

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Mtngirl2016

24 February 2018

Food was super - some dishes had large and small sizes.Knowledgeable waiter (food and wine)Different and unusual tastes and textures.The space was cosy and comfortable. My partner liked this restaurant a lot.A nice find - would definitely come here again! More...

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OpenTable Diner

21 February 2018

We arrived at like 5 so it just opened we were served quickly and had a good meal I’ll go back. Nothing over the top special but quite good.

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JP

17 February 2018

Went on Valentine's day. Overall, experience was amazing! The server, ambience and food was perfect. Our server kept mentioning to us how our food will be coming since it was taking a little bit longer than usual due to how busy it was. I thought that was very thoughtful of him. We did order the bluff potatoes, half chicken and 7oz steak and although it was expensive, the food definitely delivered! Will for sure come back! More...

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Greatfood

17 February 2018

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. A group celebrating Chinese New Year showed up at the same time and put on a show with dancing dragons, we were seriously impressed! Our waitress, Leasa, took our order and we had our food within minutes. The food was awesome, plentiful and different. We will return. Great job guys! More...

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Moeb

16 February 2018

Excellent evening celebrating the lunar New Year. Made extra special by visiting dragons and drumming.

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jdivina

14 February 2018

Great food great service. Duncan always great to us when we go there. Would go back again and again.

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MeghanA

14 February 2018

What a unique restaurant! Really liked the flavors and presentation of the dishes, staff were really friendly and it was a cozy and stylish atmosphere

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LynneD

10 February 2018

Our sever recommended the trout and was it ever good. The flavours were light, lively and at the same time delicate, and the presentation lovely. I'd go back just to have this dish again. Amazing! More...

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OpenTable Diner

10 February 2018

The only thing I wasn't happy with was our wine service. The server spilled wine down the side of the glass and on the table almost every time she poured. When we mentioned it, she said she didn't have good depth perception. She was pouring too quickly and not being careful. I don't pay good money for wine to have it spilled on the table. More...

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JCaz

10 February 2018

Fabulous food

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OpenTable Diner

9 February 2018

Awesome! Must try the Eggplant and Forbiden Rice.It's all good, and if you're unsure the staff are friendly and happy to make great tasty suggestions. Casual fun playful atmosphere, good-looking people smiling and enjoying their dinners all around. More...

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Pieces

3 February 2018

Dinner with three friends at Foreign Concept was a great experience. From fun, yet reasonably priced, shared dishes to great service, we'll be rushing back to try the menu items we didn't get to on our first visit. The trout was a favourite along with the tuna carpaccio and slaw. I was much more impressed with the food and service here than I was at another Asian-shared plate restaurant just a block or two south. More...

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OpenTable Diner

3 February 2018

Be sure to ask for Taylor when making a reservation, he was attentive but not over attentive. Made good conversation and recommend the perfect items. We enjoyed the atmosphere and we recommend it to anyone. More...

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OpenTable Diner

2 February 2018

Fantastic restaurant!

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karry2

20 January 2018

Great place for a get together to catch up and eat great food

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OpenTable Diner

19 January 2018

The food was great but being vegetarian (and mostly plant based so as a rule no dairy, no egg, etc.) there were not many options. The items we did have were wonderful. More...

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Gina

17 January 2018

Love Foreign Concept! Amazing flavours, very creative combinations, healthy choices that are delicious, fantastic service. Have been there many times & has been great every time. Also fairly easy to get gluten and dairy free items on the menu, a bonus. Love getting a variety of dishes to share. Terrific value for the cost. Will definitely be back. More...

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DebbyD

12 January 2018

Amazing food. Everything was so flavorful and unique. We were a party of six celebrating a family member's birthday with a nice dinner out. The menu is not huge...maybe six or seven appetizer or small plates and same amount of large plates as they are called on the menu. The waitress suggested we each try a small plate and a large plate and share. All very good but too much for us. With 2 bottles of wine it ended up being rather pricey but I would go back in a heartbeat. My favorite dish was the trout. I don't even like trout normally. The chef had won an award for it and if you try it you will understand why. So delicious! More...

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cowboy23

10 January 2018

Great choice for family-style dining and socializing. Menu is intended to be shared so the more the merrier. Dinner on a very cold and snowy Wednesday so only 5 or 6 tables in the two hours spent there. They could have seated us at a 4-top instead of a table for two so we would have more room to spread out - we ended up with 3 small plate dishes and 1 large plate dish plus a bottle of wine so some table management was necessary. Service was attentive enough although hard to judge since the place was not busy.Best dishes we had - Imperial Roll wrap (hands-on roll your own lettuce wrap), Lemon chicken (a little too sweet for me but my dining companion really liked it), Lobster broth stew (broth was very tasty and plenty of mussels, shrimp and other seafood)Worst dish - Miso baked potato (needs a better distribution of miso and cheese curds; many potato bits had nothing on them plus I ended up putting some Gochujang? sauce from the Imperial roll to spice it up a bit) More...

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HungryinCalgary

3 January 2018

Foreign Concept offers pan-Asian dishes with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients and modern cooking techniques, elevating traditional dishes and flavours with ambitious ideas. Combine that intriguing food concept with their shared plates, casual vibe, chic decor and the friendly service and you have a restaurant worth the hype. Our favourite items were the bulgogi imperial roll and the mango slaw, which both stood out amongst several other tasty dishes. I highly recommend coming with a group so you can sample more of the menu - there were just too many delicious things for the two of us to handle! ...Read full post on hungryincalgary.com More...

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Doimai

2 January 2018

Everything was perfect. The meal and the service. It was a great dinner.

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Like2eat

2 January 2018

The four of us tried the restaurant for something a little different. We tried 4 small plates and 3 large plates. It was enough for us and we finished everything. I particularly liked the chicken as the sauce was very interesting. The eggplant was very good as well. The restaurant was quiet which was worked out well as one of us is hard of hearing. The service was attentive. I am not sure I would go there frequently but it was definitely worth the experience. The only downside: the wine selection by the glass was limited. The $13 5oz glass of pinot was pretty thin and not worth the price. More...

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SeanM

30 December 2017

Great spot - thoughtful and creative menu - good vibe - good cocktails - great ingredients and quality...

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Adanac

20 December 2017

This was our first visit but certainly not our last - fresh creative choices . The tartare was amazing and I would kill for the seed crackers as a staple in my home. Trout was delicious with great spices and very moist . This place is a great dining experience . Parking was easy and noise level virtually non existent- that is important to us More...

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OpenTable Diner

19 December 2017

My favourite restaurant! Most of the menu is naturally gluten free and absolutely delicious!

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MichC

13 December 2017

Great food, could add a few more veggie/vegan options but over all very impressed. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner

12 December 2017

We were in for a midweek lunch and received the prompt service you'd expect from a downtown establishment - from the minute we entered until we left was exactly 60 minutes.Pleasantly, quality was not at all effected by the efficient speed. My ahi tuna burger was filled with a perfectly seared, decadently tender tuna steak. The togarashi seasoning gave it a mild kick which was balanced nicely by the sweet asian slaw and creamy avocado that topped the "burger".There's no fries weighing down this dish either, it comes with a citrusy (yuzu, I think) dressed green salad making for a refreshing side. The waiter had indepth knowledge of the menu and was able to make great recommendations to my companions. The atmosphere is bright and clean- an incredible improvement over the dive-y establishments that previously held the location; modern Asian style, with a comfort level you might find in your own dining room.Price-wise, we found it to be wholly reasonable at $20 per person (not including beverages) for the quality of the food, execution and atmosphere.Foreign Concept has definitely made it on to our list of sit down lunch mainstays.I am also looking forward to trying out the dinner menu sometime soon. More...

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Sandie

11 December 2017

Excellent - Fresh - tasty! Second time in and will definitely go back! Love the Asian twist on selections, a lot of my favorites in one stop! You won't be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner

10 December 2017

Food was great, we really enjoyed it.

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GwenS

2 December 2017

The steam buns, imperial roll and fisherman’s stew are all dishes worthy of a return visit.Friendly non-intrusive service. Looking forward to going back

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Andrew

2 December 2017

Some of the most creative and best tasting food in Calgary.

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Smartie

2 December 2017

Fabulous food, slow but friendly service!I can’t wait to go back