Naina’s Kitchen

Naina’s Kitchen specializes in stuffed burgers. Oks wanted to take us here. It seemed like a good plan as we were heading over to the grounds afterwards.

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There’s free parking in the back. Perfect if you’re planning to eat and go to the Stampede or Saddledome.

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The inside has several chalkboard walls advertising their daily specials.

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If you didn’t make a reservation, seat yourself. We came on a Thursday around 6:00pm and we’re lucky that a table for 8 opened up. They have a cute patio outside. Too bad their happy hour is only from 9:00pm – 11:00pm (lame).

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The menu is split into mac and cheese, poutine, stuffed burgers (their specialty) and sandwiches. Click to see (1, 2 and 3). They had a small appetizer menu on the table.

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Service was sooooo slow and it was a pain trying to flag our waiter down for waters. Food took a long time to come out.

Village blacksmith Alberta black ale and squeeze lemon berry helles ($6.50)
DSC01762I’ve tried Village’s beer before and can’t say I’m a big fan. Their flavours don’t come through and the beer itself tastes watered down.

Nainalicious ($15.95)
DSC01768Stuffed with pulled pork, apples, aged cheddar and caramelized onions. The burger was slightly dry but overall a tasty bite. Salad was ordinary.

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Closeup of the burger. Unlock your jaw first.

2x ABC ($11.50)
DSC01774Grilled cheese was cheesy and oozy. ABC = apple, bacon and cheddar.

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Decently grilled but wish they could get it even more so.

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The side of tomato soup it came with was way too thick. Skip it.

Mac and cheese ($11.50) with bacon ($3.00)
DSC01763Not good. Bland, bland, bland. We barely ate any.

Bacon mac n cheese stuffed burger ($15.95)
DSC01766They actually got our friends order wrong but he ate it anyways. He said it was just average.

Dill pickle poutine ($7.95)
DSC01764Lots of dill pickle. The tangy dill gravy they smothered on top looked like congealed glue.

Momma Says ($12.50) and Carolina grilled cheese ($13.50)
DSC01772One of their vegetarian grilled cheeses (left). The Carolina (right) had pulled pork with South Carolina BBQ sauce, sautéed onions and mozza.

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Overall, decent burgers but I wasn’t blown away. Too many other spots on 17th Ave beckon to be tried.

Naina’s Kitchen
121 – 17 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 263-6355

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