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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Excellent cocktails and appetizers to start.
And our main dishes were super.
Food was OK! Too salty.
Music way too loud. We left earlier.
Loved our trip to Gorilla Whale! Food is incredible & Tilly our server was super friendly! We will definitely be back!
We have been to Gorilla Whale quite a lot but not since before Covid. We were happy to go back the other day at quite short notice when we couldn’t be bothered to cook! We enjoyed a few cocktails each, some of the sticks and a main each- I had the ramen and my husband had the Special that night- a beef tongue curry. He seemed to enjoy his- and my ramen was delicious! Would definitely have again! The pork belly in it was really good! I also had the sake sangria which was surprisingly good! Service was quick and we were checked up on for drinks just the right amount of times through our meal. Music felt a bit louder than I remember but maybe I’m just getting older?! Haha will be back!! Thanks folks!!
great food, great service. Engaging server and was great with suggestions
Everything was incredible. The food was absolutely delicious and our server was outstanding. The only small complaint we had was that it was chilly near the door. Thank you!!
Fell completely in love with this place, love the vibe and the people. Love the modern twist on the Japanese cuisine, we will definitely be back soon!
Awesome. New favorite restaurant!
Food was quite good, service was delayed. Took 15 minutes to come back to take our drink and food order, 10 mins to get our two mocktails. 30 mins to get our desserts (which the server took off the bill). There was only one server and one bartender on so we gave the benefit of the doubt but still felt like the wait was quite long.
Honestly the music was far too loud. I didn’t like my entree very much but the salad was good!! The appetizers were good- although I don’t know if two small sticks justifies $8.
One of the best restaurants YYC has to offer. Chef Wong is an absolute weapon and is creating an unreal food experience.
Had a lovely night, great food and a hip vibe! Loved the Kaffir of dying cocktail ;)
Will be back for sure!
Great vibe - amazing food! Lots of biggie options...wanted to try one of everything - will have to go back!
This place was amazing!!! From the get go the service was phenomenal, they greeted us right away, let us sit anywhere on the patio and the server was great! Now the food....was so tasteful, from the spicy cucumber salad (Which I’ve never had before but will from now on) to the chicken burger that was so juicy and flavourful. Will be back for sure!!
After an extended absence due to the pandemic restrictions, we were keen to eat at Gorilla Whale again. The menu has been modified slightly but remains essentially true to the spirit of the restaurant. We selected some of the new items in addition to favourites. We were not disappointed. The food was exquisite. The soft shell carb was the best we have ever eaten at Gorilla Whale. The OG Gupta is a great addition to the small plates and the hot chicken donburi simply amazing. This is one of our favourite places to eat in Calgary and fits in the list of great dining experience we’ve had any where
Great food, great servers
I love this restaurant. My only suggestion would be now that the servers wear masks, maybe just turn the music down a tiny bit to more easily hear them.
Overall tough I LOVE the staff, the food, the atmosphere and well everything! It so awesome!!
I love everything about Gorilla Whale except the noise level. It was hard to talk to my companion. The food was excellent. Emma was very helpful with explaining the dishes and was very attentive throughout our meal. She is an excellent server.
Amazing! Everything about our dinner here was amazing. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
I was disappointed with my burger and the portion size of the appetizers. The burger was tough and didn’t have good taste. Cocktails were decent and service was kind of slow for being a relatively quiet night. The venue has a nice decor, but I won’t go back.
Amazing food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere.
The food was absolutely delish! Great local joint! The Flames Dog is great. The squid was cooked perfectly and those little cash money sacks of creamed blue crab are flipping ridiculous! Surprisingly filling as well so order accordingly!
The quality and flavours were exceptional. Everything we tried was excellent. We especially loved the Yaki ramen bowl, roasted beets, halloumi and the specials.
Definitely revisit once COVID crisis is contained!
As promised the restaurant had a cool, swanky vibe. The food was tasty, but pricey given the small plates. The waitress was fairly attentive. Overall, it was a good dining experience. Oh, and the bathroom art was great.
This was 3 of 4 of our first time and what a wonderful experience. We left the ordering to our server, who did a fantastic job. Everything was delicious especially the cheese skewers!!! Would recommend and will be back.
I did not enjoy the food or experience at Gorilla Whale. The cocktails were quite disappointing, the food was fine, although it made me feel slightly ill after, but the dessert was the main let down. The dessert was banana spring rolls which are theoretically delicious, but they put like yellow craft singles in it which was both horrifying and did not taste good. Which wasn't ideal, but when I mentioned this disappointment to the waitress and she was quite flippant about it, when a better response would have been "i'll mention it to the chef" or something.
Enjoyed delicious happy hour skewers, great beer from Last Best, and the weirdest tasty dessert we've ever had. We'll be back!
We really enjoyed our experience at Gorilla Whale. The space was fun and lively and the food was creative and unexpected. Our servers were top notch that made us feel well taken care of without being constantly pestered. It is nice to see the continuing revitalization of the Ingleweird Neighbourhood, it used to be such a dump!
It is a cool place with a nice vibe. Food was good, portions are small, so you can share but you need to order quite a few dishes to feel full
Food was delicious
Wonderful and interesting menu. Loved all the gluten free friendly options that were very tasty. Great service and really good happy hour selections both with food and drink.
It was great! Excellent service, great food - our favourite restaurant!
The food was fantastic - highly recommend the fried tofu and the cucumber salad. Lots of vegetarian options and our server (Ricky) was incredible. Music is loud but that is part of the "theme" for this place; while I couldn't whisper, I had no issues holding a conversation with my husband. Can't wait to go back!
Great food and excellent service! Definitely would recommend
Always very innovative. Don’t let the cocktail menu pass you by either.
We had great food, great service & a great time!
Excellent food, fun vibe. Lots of food for people with dietary restrictions
Sat at the bar. Received great service. Food was excellent!!!
Much better than our last visit - we had our friend (who is a fan) do the ordering for us this time.
Gorilla Whale is rated 4.5 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.