1. Cactus Club Café
An import from the B.C. coast, Cactus Club Café’s menu is designed by the first Canadian to win Iron Chef America, Rob Feenie. His innovative dishes will delight the senses, especially when partnered with a signature cocktail or martini.
West Edmonton Mall | 8882-170 St. | 780-489-1002
2. Guru Fine Indian Cuisine
Butter chicken samosas, shrimp pakora, chana masala — if your mouth’s watering just from hearing the names of those dishes, you’re probably an Indian-food veteran. But if not, Guru’s the perfect place to start, or heighten, your experience as the restaurant prides itself on preparing some of the finest Indian cuisine in Edmonton with its highly trained and award-winning chefs.
17021-100 Ave. | 780-484-4300
3. 1ST RND
With over 75 brands of beer, this bar is perfect for meeting fellow Oilers or Oil Kings fans! And you’ll feel like you belong in the City of Champions if you manage to finish 1ST RND’s The Great One: two all-beef patties, double cheddar, and double bacon all between two grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches.
West Edmonton Mall | 8882-170 St. | 780-487-4600
4. Ban Thai Restaurant
True flavours of Thailand shine in each dish at Ban Thai — from hot sour soup to pad thai to creamy coconut red curry — as the family-owned restaurant draws from its recipes passed down through generations in Thailand.
15726-100 Ave. | 780-444-9345
5. Soda Jerks
Soda Jerks is a classic burger-joint experience, complete with your choice of a dozen bottled soda brands and over twenty flavours of milkshakes — which you can upgrade by adding a shot of booze! Build the best burger based on your own tastes by picking from over 50 toppings, including Doritos, mini donuts, and gin & bacon sauerkraut.
17520-100 Ave. | 780-486-5375
— Matthew Stepanic