Tucked away behind Two Penny is our new Urban Oasis. Drop by for lunch, dinner or cocktails from open til close - weather permitting.



1213 - 1 Street SW






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Two Penny is a downtown Calgary Chinese Restaurant. Two Penny offers familiar Chinese dining in a beautiful Shanghai Art Deco inspired space.

The origins of Dim Sum hold roots in the older tradition of yum cha (drinking tea), for travellers on the ancient Silk Road requiring a place to rest. The most lively places to drink tea and eat snacks were called Erliguan, which translates something to the order of a “two-penny shop.”


Frequently Asked Questions

+ Do you take reservations?

Yes. Please visit our reservations page here.

+ Where do I find parking?

Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood and is free after 6:00pm. There is parkade/underground parking available within a 5-minute walk.

+ What should I expect from the menu?

The menu at Two Penny is served family style and inspired by the Chinese and Western Chinese cuisine we grew up eating in Canada. Each dish is created using the highest quality products available to us and built around familiar Chinese flavours and ingredients – food we want to cook and eat with our friends and family.

+ Can I bring my own wine?

Yes. Our corkage fee is $30 per 750ml bottle for the first two bottles and $50 for each subsequent bottle. We do not, however, allow corkage for wines that appear on our list.

+ Can I bring my own cake?

Yes. This request must be made in advance as part of your reservation. Our cutting fee is $3 per guest. We do allow candles, but kindly decline the use of sparklers.

+ Do you do private parties?

Yes. Please view our events page here.

+ Do you offer gift cards?

Yes. Gift cards can be purchased here.

Our Inspiration

The experience of growing up "Canadian" and how we define that identity often includes a diversity of cultural references – sometimes far beyond our own heritage. This idea holds particularly true when talking about Canadian cuisine, something we'd describe as a rich mix of international culinary dishes served alongside Cheeseburgers and fries.

Coming from a variety of culinary backgrounds, the Two Penny Calgary Chinese restaurant team's vision stemmed from a shared love of Chinese cuisine. On the menu, you'll find a thoughtful selection of familiar dishes inspired by the staples that you'll find at eateries like U and Me, Great Taste and Silver Dragon – flavours that we grew up with and continue to enjoy.

From the Salt and Pepper Squid to the BBQ Pork Buns and Shanghai Noodles, we hope you'll enjoy a similar sense of delight and nostalgia for these reimagined classics that are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends in a beautiful setting.