Chef Duncan’s techniques using fresh, local ingredients bring new and unusual flavours to Calgarians who seek new gourmet dining experiences. Imagine house-made charcuterie infused with crisp Asian spices and a room styled after the elegance of colonial Vietnam with some modern surprises.
We started with the papaya slaw and the tuna tataki....both were excellent. Our mains were the spaghetti, the pickerel and the duck breast....desserts were the cheesecake and the tapioca....all delicious.
Passion on a plate, excellent service!
We had great service, and it is a very nice atmosphere. The decorations and layout are unique. The Japan Manhattan was very good - not too sweet. The Brussels sprouts were tasty - the glaze is flavourful and the Brussels sprouts were crispy. The squid ink spaghetti was SO GOOD - great mix of seafood, textures, and flavours.
Lovely flavours with courteous staff and full protocols in place during this pandemic. We loved our appetizers and the mains are fabulous! I had the sweet and sour pickerel while hubby had duck breast. We can’t wait to go back!
It’s been a minute since we’ve eaten here and they didn’t disappoint! Service was excellent and the food was perfect. There were four of us and we ended up ordering all the appetizers (except the Bao buns- we ordered 4 of those )
Thoroughly yummy and enjoyable
Food is just AMAZING, doesn’t matter what you pick, everything is great!
A great experience at Foreign Concept. Food was complex and delicious, service was excellent and all physical distancing protocols were observed by the staff. I recommend this restaurant
Very nice place. Menu selection is small, but the portions were a good size. Beer list was also short. Fun Place!
Impeccable everything! Always a wonderful dining experience at Foreign Concept!
After having heard so many great things about it over the last couple of years we were disappointed in the food., some was fantastic , some was tough and one crazy salt ... appies were better. .
Squid ink pasta was the winner dish as compared to the other 3 entrees.
Server was awesome . Very nice and friendly service .
For a bill over $400 I would go somewhere else next time .
Darn :( we really wanted to love it !
Love this place. The food is amazing and presented beautifully. What a treat!
Our waiter was so friendly and knowledgeable about the entire menu. Overall great experience and will be back!
Each dish was a joy to the palate! Creative combination of flavors in each dish. I will definitely go back!!!
Foreign Concept has done an excellent job of adapting to and accomodating for social distancing requirements. Their staff was appropriate and attentive as always, their food perhaps even better than my last pre-COVID visit.
One of the best dining experiences. Amazing food, perfectly plated, delicious. Chef made a special dessert for us to test out and it was perfection. We will definitely be back. Happy to support the Chef and any of his properties. Thanks for an amazing dining experience.
the new limited menu was frightening at first especially for a vegetarian but they did offer one "main" option for review. room was extremely cold. due to limited seating, food service was extremely rushed. we were in and out within an hour versus last visit 6 months prior which was a 3 hour fiesta.
Appetizers were phenomenal and the service was simply exceptional. Would definitely come back again!
I would have loved to have given a 5 star rating for the food it was delicious I just wish the serve serving size was larger
Always great service and food, with a beautiful restaurant as well. Highly recommend!
Amazing food, wonderful service and great cocktails! We loved it and would highly recommend.
Perfect dining venue and ambience for birthday celebration!
Most dishes were Luke warm
Under seasoned fried rice
Nothing really special
Absolutely fantastic! We had 2 appetizers and 1main and shared it between 2 of us. The seafood pasta was one of the best dishes I have had in Calgary at any restaurant. It was so great to be back dining in after a long Covid break.
This restaurant is a must for anyone wanting to ease into eating out again, with the most beautiful and delicious of dishes.
This was one of the best meals I have ever had, I will definitely recommend this to anybody and everybody I meet. The chef has some creative flavours mixed with traditional dishes, very enjoyable, very memorable. We had the beef carpaccio, the tuna, Squid ink spaghetti, and the duck dish.
Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen. Please bring back the beef tartar !!!!
Foreign Concept never fail to extend an amazing dining experience especially with impeccable special Food & Drink Exp 3-course menu.
Great hospitality Chef Duncan Ly and his staff.
Has been and will always be my top 3 dining spots in Calgary, AB.
Amidst the coronavirus scare, we decided to venture out of our house into -20 weather to take advantage of The YYC Food and Drink Experience special menu. The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday, but we didn’t mind. The special gourmet menu was fantastic and the service was even better. Our server Brody was very welcoming and made sure that we were well taken care of. He was attentive without being annoying which I hate when a restaurant is slow.
Great service, delicious food. Couldn’t ask for more.
Went for the 5 course gourmet meal with my fiancé and it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. We are excited to return and try some of their regular menu items.
The food was very good but the server appeared to be looking after too many tables. She seemed to be very rushed. Wine was late - came half way through main course. The very serious problem for us was the level of noise. My wife and I were sitting across the table from each other and we couldn't hear what the other one was saying!! We were between 2 parties of 4 and this added to the noise problem. We like the restaurant, especially the food, but when we return I hope it will be a quieter place. Perhaps a table out by the bar would be better.
Went to Foreign Concept for the YYC Food and Drink Experience. Food was really excellent, portions were perfectly sized, the beef short rib was particularly good.
Always love my dining experience at Foreign Concept. The food was outstanding, the service was great and the price was especially amazing during the Food & Drink Experience event that is happening city wide right now. Highly recommend to everyone who is looking for a good dining experience with a twist of traditional Asian food.
Such an amazing night. Fabulous food, lovely wine, fantastic, well-timed service. Loved it. :)
Had the $65 gourmet meal during YYC food week. It was excellent! Loved that the noise level was low so we could easily have conversation, and the service was excellent too.
Food was amazing and service was great! I would definitely go back!
I loved your brussel sprouts and all of the food was delicious,
Food was great, service quick and friendly. Noise level a bit high for conversation.
I would highly recommend FC as a lunch meeting venue: great service, great food and an overall great experience.
Excellent presentation and balance of flavours served well in a calm dining atmosphere. Simply, it was great.
Foreign Concept offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 719-7288.
Foreign Concept is rated 4.6 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.