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Mango Shiva is open (calgary)....

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Mango Shiva is open (calgary)....

pants | Sep 7, 2008 01:03 PM

but don't rush to go there, give them some time to get sorted!

i noticed it was open friday so we decided to go for dinner - things were going pretty well at the start, it wasn't that busy yet and they warned us it was their first day open.

We had some wine - they offer 2 reds and 2 whites, although our server was sweet, she didn't have a clue about wine, she had learned a couple things to say about them but she couldn't even pronounce the grapes...anyhow we ordered a couple glasses and the veggie samosas - the samosas were quite good, they came with a yogurt sauce (that had a bit of kick) and a mango and cranberry chutney/salsa sort of thing. Then we ordered a few other items for dinner - the garam marsala chicken, beef kabobs and goan curry that had scallops, prawns and muscles - everything was pretty tasty overall BUT...we had a couple friends join us after we had ordered, our food arrived since we ordered early but by the time our friends ordered the place was full. they did get their veggie samosas in a reasonable amount of time but it was well over an hour before anything else showed up - they had ordered calamari and chicken wings, they said the calamari was good but the chicken wings were raw!!! after waiting over an hour they should have at least been fully cooked! we noticed there were a lot of other tables with no food on them and none on it's way. I really don't understand why they had so much trouble, the restaurant run successfully before, must be a new kitchen group?

anyhow after being there for over 3 1/2 hours our poor friends were frustrated,starving and a bit turned off after biting into raw chicken. they didn't charge us for any of our food that night and i think they were doing the same for quite a few other tables - it was kind of like being in an episode of Ramsay's kitchen nightmares when they have a run at a new menu and a full restaurant...

The room is beautiful and I wish them well but i don't think we'll be going back for some time. The food that we had that was cooked was tasty and good they just need time to get thing running smoothly.

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