Top 5 Pakistani Restaurants in Calgary

By Remitbee - Jun 9, 2022

Pakistani cuisine is among the most recognized foods in the world. It mainly consists of kebabs, rice, and a touch of Islamic techniques.

Like Indian dishes, Pakistani foods are also oozing with intense flavour. But if you're not particularly inclined toward spices, Pakistani dishes are a go-to.

There are over 16,000 Pakistani Canadians in Alberta. It's no surprise that Pakistani dishes are in-demand across the province. With that mentioned, here are the top 5 Pakistani restaurants you must visit in Alberta's largest city, Calgary.

Koyla The Charcoal

Koyla The Charcoal offers Indian and Pakistani cuisines, focusing on curry dishes, barbecue, vegetables, and raita. Good news for our Muslim friends– Koyla also serves halal foods. They are also party-friendly as they offer catering deals around town.

Their appetizer menu comprises samosas, pakora, and kabab, ranging from $2.50 to $8. Their raita, salad, and Meetha specialties are a must-try for first-time visitors. Plus, they also have a menu for vegetarians.

We recommend you to try their lunch menu, which is available only from 11 am to 3 pm. Koyla accepts online orders through SkipTheDishes, UberEats, and DoorDash.

Open: Mon & Wed-Sun, 11 am-8 pm; Closed every Tuesday Address: 12 Royal Vista Way NW, Calgary Phone: 403-452-9168 Website: https://koylathecharcoal.com/#contact

Faisal Kabab Hut

Faisal Kabab Hut offers authentic Pakistani foods. Their Beef Nihari is one of the sought-after nihari in Calgary. Their biryanis, tandoori, and kebabs are also one of Calgary's few foods that capture authentic Pakistani flavours. Faisal Kabab Hut is open for catering, too.

In terms of the service and ambiance, many customers are amused by their kind staff. However, the air may not be as classy, and mood-setting as other fancy restaurants are. But if you want the best Pakistani food experience, Faisal Kabab is the one you should visit.

Faisal Kabab Hut is also available for delivery through DoorDash, UberEats, and SkipTheDishes.

Open: Mon-Fri, 11:30am-9:30pm; Sat, 12pm-9:30pm; Sun, 1pm-9pm Address: 5120 47 St. NE Unit 155, Calgary Phone: 403-590-7101 Website: https://www.faisalkababhut.com/

Peshawari Kabab Hut

Aside from the authentic Pakistani meals, Peshawari also offers a halal menu. If you're eating here for the first time, it's best to try their butter chicken curry and Dal Tarka. Their grills and barbecue are also the dishes that keep you coming back. Due to their high-quality meals, though, the prices can be a bit higher. Nevertheless, it's worth it!

Their service– both on-site and online– is also the best. Peshawari goes beyond the extra mile, and most of its patrons are satisfied with how the staff resolves issues if there are any. The ambiance is just suitable for casual or even corporate meetings. They also offer bundles and catering services.

Peshawari is available in DoorDash, SkipTheDishes, and UberEats. You can also order through their website.

Open: Sun-Thurs, 12pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 12pm-9:30pm Address: 55 Westwinds Crescent NE, Calgary Phone: 403-455-2977 Website: https://peshawarikababhut.com/

Little Spice

Little Spice is an Indian & Pakistani restaurant committed to bringing Canadians the best South Asian food experience. If you're a picky customer who likes to have your Pakistani food your way, Little Spice may be the best for you as they offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. They also have catering services open for contract 24/7.

Little Spice has a seemingly endless option that can make your guts go wild. Fortunately, their staff will be happy to help. For first-timers, papadum, samosa, and pakora plates are recommended, which you can have from $2 to $11. They also offer frozen boxes both for vegetarian and meat-eaters. Their lunch and combo specials are a must-try if you want to treat yourself.

You may also opt to order online through DoorDash, SkipThe Dishes, or their official website.

Open: Tue-Fri, 11am-10pm; Sat, 12am-10pm; Sun, 1am-9pm; Closed on Mondays Address: 9669 MacLead, Trail SW Calgary Phone: 403-455-1559 Website: http://littlespice.ca/

Chillies

Founded by Mr. Imtiaz, the Chillies is one of the top-rated Pakistani restaurants in Calgary. They offer authentic Pakistani dishes at affordable prices. For as low as $7, you can already taste the tantalizing Samosa plate, Papri Chaat, or Gol Gappay. If you're into burgers, you can get their Pakistani-style buns for $7, too. They also offer wraps and kebabs, with options for vegetarians.

Chicken bundles are the best options for small celebrations or meet-ups with friends. They offer deals for up to 15 pieces, and each add-on only costs $2.50. Pair it up with a bowl of haleem, korma, biryani, and nihari, and you'll have a wonderful get-together.

Due to its low price, though, you may find the ambiance inappropriate for corporate meetings and date nights. The restaurant also has cheaper production, but overall, Chillies can be perfect for casual cravings.

Chillies Restaurant is available on DoorDash.

Open: Everyday @ 11am-11pm Address: 5020C 17 Avenue SE Calgary Phone:403-454-7200 Website: http://chilliescalgary.com/

There's nothing quite like the sight or smell of Pakistani food to make you homesick. Whether it's the fragrant spices of a curry, the rich flavour of biryani, or the sweet simplicity of a bowl of rice, Pakistani cuisine is truly one of a kind.

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