Lulu Bar

4.7
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Pacific Rim
Lulu Bar is an escape from the ordinary. Its welcoming vibe is reminiscent of hidden gems from your last vacation, only better because it’s right here in your own backyard. With a healthy, Pacific-inspired menu, Lulu’s wood-fired food is light and fresh — but heavy on flavour.

Chef Joseph Sokoloff’s fare is a tribute to the Pacific Ocean and many of the regions that touch it, with influences from Asia to Hawaii, California to British Columbia. Lulu’s fun, light, and refreshing drink menu is equally well-travelled. Its sake, beer, and creative cocktail offerings will make you feel like you’re far from home — and we like that.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The lamb skin not crisp enough!
Dunk breast skin wasn’t crisp
Duck thigh was better cooked
Lobster dumplings was chewy

Dishes presentation could be better!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the lamb, pork belly bites, beans & lobster dumplings. Everything was excellent, but make sure you have the coconut squid! All dishes had amazing, light, yummy sauces that really enhanced the dish. Cocktails are fun too.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best restaurant in Calgary. Period.

CD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Great food, great atmosphere and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.

P
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Especially if you are younger and you do not mind “vibrant” restaurants with noise level above 85 dB (I measured on my iWatch) this is a cool place to go. Food is great and interesting.

NM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ambience was very cool. Loved the restaurant decor. Mid century modern feel. Server was great. Perfect place to meet and have share plates. Food was yummy!! Would go back again for sure.

JF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal. Had a mixture of dishes for a small group and every dish was high quality and delicious.
Waitress and other staff were very helpful and pleasant.
Will definitely come back again soon

LB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was stellar ! Our service was amazing ! We celebrated two birthdays , we had a great visit and loved the atmosphere ! Would definitely recommend and go back again ! :)

EB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful waiter great service, food and drinks! Would definitely go back

l
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Drinks, food, and service! Would highly recommend

FA
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An innovative dining experience that allows your taste buds to discover new contrasting flavors, textures that elevate your tasting senses, and finally the artistic plating that visually inspire all the senses to take pause. This is a dining experience I've yearned for. The chef has thought of every element and how they compliment and coalesce to create each delectable composition.

The staff, takes the time to explain every nuance of every dish and the technique applied. They patiently answer every question, and sincerely appreciate compliments as though they themselves were part of the process. They know the menu and are skilled and providing suggestions on dishes that would compliment your selections.

The menu is simplistic and unassuming. The wine/cocktail menu truly caters to the menu ensuring that you have several selections for every dish.

If you are a foody, this is the restaurant that elevates the dining experience in YYC; by being unique and understanding their ingredients intimately. It's been a long time since I've been knocked off my feet by a menu that is unparalleled and flavors that I would've never associated with one another.

Must have's on the menu:
Poke with the sesame chips
Steamed Lobster dumplings
Fried Coconut Squid
and the HOT DOG BAO is life changing!!!

CH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service, Food and Atmosphere, I will be returning for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Have the beans sooooo good

CF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The crab dumplings were too “chewy” . The texture of the dough was like chewing gum.
The sweet potatoes were soggy under the sauce.
However, the beef tongue and squid were delicious and nicely presented.
The caramel dessert was very good.
Michael was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable server.

n
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lulu Bar consistently meets my expectations. The staff is accommodating and friendly. For being one of the busier spots on the red-mile, I never feel as if i'm being rushed out. The wine is a good price point, with some exceptional bottles for 60-70. Will continue to return.

Q
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I’m not opposed to recommending Lulu to others, but it is designed for a certain clientele and we felt out of place and too old to be in this establishment. Our expectations were different than what we received. Saying that, it was still a good place to go, just not for us.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonder, wonderful wonderful place!! The food was out of this world. Service was faultless and cocktails delicious! A little bit pricey - but so worth it!

W
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This as the first time we’ve been to Lulu Bar and it won’t be the last. The food is Pan Asian / Polynesian with items I’ve seen in Hawaii, but never eaten. The Loco Moco which is a ginger fried rice with a beef patty, fried egg and mushroom sauce was very comforting! I would definitely have it again. The edamame were also delicious. Service was excellent and the atmosphere very pleasant, but I would recommend a table upstairs as the noise level on the main floor was very high.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only downfall is it is really loud and hard to hear people talk

m
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Colin was attentive and was very helpful recommending some menu favorites.

TS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I LOVE Lulu Bar. The service is always amazing, even for how busy they can be. My food wasn't as fresh as the last time I went, but I trust it was just the day. It's a little pricey, but as is every other bar in Calgary. Their dishes are unique and you won't find the same menu anywhere else.

R
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This place has a Hawaiian twist it’s is not like anything I’ve tried in Calgary before so glad I booked this place last Friday. Everything we ordered was delicious and there is a unique beer selection. A bit on the loud side but otherwise everything went well. Will return again for sure!

EC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonder meal with friends at LULU ... service and food outstanding , great wine list and reasonable prices . Will be back

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely place with good cocktails.

JJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great venue for lunch, dinner and happy hour meet ups:)

JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful ambience, friendly staff, and the food was absolutely delicious! We especially loved the salt and pepper pork belly, coal roasted halibut, lobster dumplings and brussel sprouts with kimchi and sausage. In addition, the passionfruit, guava and mango mimosas were a great touch for brunch.
The baked hula birthday dessert was amazing as well :)
Will be back soon!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

The overall ambiance and vibe was great. Food was above average but not outstanding. (I’m a huge fan of their other restaurant - Bridgette Bar.)

Unfortunately our service was not good at all. We actually had to leave the table to ask the hostess to send our waitress over a couple times since trying to catch her eye and flagging her down was not working. (We were trying to order more food and drinks.)

In the end, we chose to leave earlier than we would have due to the poor service. (We went next door for our desserts and to order some wine.)

CE
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food here was amazing! I really enjoyed the duck breast and the beef tongue skewers. Everything was super flavorful and portion wise it was worth the price. It was quite noisy because there was many large parties nearby us but overall I enjoyed my experience here and would definitely come back soon.

RW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, a bit loud at times. we were a group of 4, had the steamed edamame, hot dog bar,
pork belly, coconut squid, beef tongue, curry linguini, lamb and halibut, Everything was fantastic.

Chef JP is the best

M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food and energy. It was a bit tight between tables and the noise level became quite loud for talking around dinner time but it was a great first impression. Happy Hour pricing was a steal!

PH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food; cool drinks. Good service... Thank you.....

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and presented nicely. Like the look of the place as well.

J
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lulu bar has quickly become one of my favourite restaurants in Calgary. Their food is always phenomenal and the servers are attentive. My favourite dish is the roasted lamb- which they do medium- rare, and is truly the best lamb dish I’ve ever had. They also have a wide variety of cocktails and drinks. The decor is elevated and the atmosphere is relaxed. Keep in mind, the noise levels can be quite high and drinks are good but fairly expensive.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff!
Amazing ambience!
Amazing food!

p
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch. The lamb meatballs and calamari were excellent as were the brussel sprouts. Will be back!

CH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food, great cocktails, great service!

JM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. Coal Roasted Halibut is excellent. Also recommend the Sticky Toffee Pudding. Great service. Great space.

RA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is outstanding and different enough from Bridgette Bar to make it interesting. Service was great. Only complaint was that our table was right in the sun and we felt like we were in a greenhouse with the brightness and heat. Other than that, highly recommend.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Lulu bar! The cocktails and wine were amazing and food was delicious. Our server Micheal was so sweet and attentive to us. I will definitely go back after such a lovely experience

NC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Really trendy spot. Would describe it more as pan-asian tapas than "family style" as portions are on the smaller side. We ordered four dishes and my friend was still hungry so ordered some skewers. The food was fantastic however, and the cocktails were also impressive. Would recommend the coconut linguine, it was both our favourite.