For the Love of Vietnam

Tucked away in a Chinatown basement lies a tropical and Vietnamese escape.

Come find us, it’ll be worth it!

Food

Bar Snacks

Bánh Tôm (Shrimp Crackers)

5

Đậu Phộng (Roasted Peanuts)

5

Củ Kiệu (Pickled Leeks)

5

Khô Mực Nướng (Dried Squid)

5

Nem Chua (Cured Pork with Garlic and Chilis)

5

Small Plates

Chả Giò (Spring Rolls)

Choice of:

– Pork, Carrot, Taro, Fish Sauce
– Marinated Tofu, Carrot, Taro, House Soy Sauce

8

Chả Giò Cá

(Crackling Salmon Spring Rolls)

Sushi Grade Salmon, Prawn, Sesame Seeds, Rice Paper, Fish Sauce

12

Thịt Lụi Nướng (Skewers)

Choice of:

– Caramelized Pork Belly, Onions Two Ways, Coconut Hoisin, Peanuts
– Marinated Chicken, Onions Two Ways, Coconut Hoisin, Peanuts
– Soy Marinated Beef, Onions Two Ways, Coconut Hoisin, Peanuts

10

Cánh Gà Chiên (Chicken Wings)

Choice of:

– Shrimp Salt, Pepper (Dry)
– Sweet Nuoc Mam (Saucy or Spicy Saucy)

11

Thịt Bò Sống Ướp (Beef Carpaccio)

Raw Beef, House Vinaigrette, Red Onion, Herbs, Peanuts

12

Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Subs)

Chicken Roti

Caramelized Chicken, Pickled Veg, House Mayo, Soy, Jalapeno

9

Veggie Bi, Tofu

Marinated Shredded Tofu, Pickled Veg, House Mayo, Soy, Jalapeno

9

Pork Belly

Braised Pork Belly, Special Sauce, Pickled Veg, House Mayo, Soy, Jalapeno

9

Medium Plates

Bò Lúc Lắc (Shaken Beef)

Butter and Onion Wok Fried Beef, Vinegar Salad, Rice

15

Thịt Ba Chỉ Ram Mặn (Pineapple Stirfry)

Caramelized Pork Belly, Shrimp, Pineapple, Rice

12

Bánh xèo (Crispy Crepes)

Rice Turmeric Crepe, Pork, Shrimp, Green Onion, Bean Sprouts, Mung Beans, Herbs, Lettuce, Fish Sauce

15

Bún (Vermicelli Bowl)

Choice of:

– Satay Chicken, Vermicelli Noodles, Green Onion, Mint, Lettuce, Beansprouts, Peanuts, Fish Sauce
– Marinated Tofu, Vermicelli Noodles, Green Onion, Mint, Lettuce, Beansprouts, Peanuts, Soy Sauce

12

Gỏi đu đủ xoài (Mango Salad)

Mango, Papaya, Nuoc Mam, Peanuts, Chili, Shrimp Crackers

12

Bò Tái Chanh (Rare Beef Salad)

Beef, Lemon, Garlic, Fish Sauce, Red Onion, Bean Sprouts, Peanuts

12

Cà Ri Gà (Chicken Curry)

Chicken thighs, Potato, Carrot, Onions in Coconut & Lemongrass Broth, Baguette

12

Xào Chay (Veggie Stirfry Bowl)

Honestly, we never know what mom has back there…

10

What's the Kitchen Having?

Ask your server

Rotating dishes that our kitchen have made for their own dinner

Dessert

Ask your server

Rotating classic & new school desserts

Please let us know if you have any allergies, dietary restrictions or concerns and we will try to accommodate! 

Cocktails

Daily Daiquiri

Some variation of Rum(s), Sweet & Lime

10

One Month

Hennessy VS, Flor De Cana Extra Dry, Grapefruit, Lime, Cinnamon

14

Pandan Pain Killer

Plantation Dark Rum, Pandan Coconut Cream, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Nutmeg

15

Trader Vic Mai Tai*

Demerera Rum, Jamaican Rum, Lime, Curacao, Orgeat, Demerara

14

Hurricane

Plantation Dark, Lime, Fassionola, Orange, Grenadine

15

Hem Dêm (Night Alley)

Lapsang Infused Hennessy, Jagermeister, Green Chartreuse, Cola Syrup, Kaffir Lime

18

Saigon Sling

Bombay East, Cherry Heering, Lemon, Benedictine, Bitters, Soda

15

Banana Old Fashioned

Banana Infused Bourbon, Demerara, Bitters

14

Brancolada

Coruba Rum, Branca Mentha, Coconut Cream, Pineapple, Orange

15

Điểm Huyệt (Paralyzing Touch)

Patron Reposado Tequila, Lime, Maraschino, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Los Siete Misterios Mezcal (on the side)

20

Cương thi (Zombie)*

Rum Blend, Lime, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Falernum, Absinthe

18

Saturn*

Tanqueray Malacca, Lemon, Passion Fruit, Falernum, Orgeat

12

Sand & Spice*

Koch Mezcal, Lime, Orange, Falernum, Honey, Allspice Dram, Bitters

18

Con Chim

Goslings, Coruba, Lychee, Lime, Campari, Demerara

14

Penicillin Fizz

Johnnie Walker Black, Ginger, Lemon, Dandy Import Lager

15

Asparagus Piña

La Higuera Sotol, Bitter Bianco, Yellow Chartreuse, Dolin Blanc, Grapefruit Bitters

16

Morning in Hanoi **

Coffee Infused Titos, Cold Brew, Kahlúa, Condensed Milk, Coconut, Banana, Pineapple

16

Hi Balls

Hennessey Green Tea

Hennessey VS, Green Tea

12

Pineapple Shrub

Papalote Reposado, Pineapple Shrub, Pineapple

12

Japanese Hi Ball

Suntory Toki, Soda, Lemon

12

Coco Cabana

Papalote Reposado, Lime, Coco Soda, Salt

12

Ting with a Sting

Wray and Nephew Overproof, Grapefruit Soda

12

Passionfruit Paloma

Papalote Reposado, Passionfruit, Grapefruit Soda

12

Experiments

Cocktail

Something we’re working on or something we’ve perfected

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Shots

M&M

Mezcal Agua Santa, Montenegro

8

Godfather

Famous Grouse Scotch, Amaretto

8

All Inclusive

Papalote Tequila, Lychee

8

Peach Lifestyle

Jameson’s Whiskey, Peach

8

Funny Business

Plantation Dark, Grapefruit

8

Party Shot

Surprise! Probably a classic Pub Shot

7

Beers & More

Draft

Establishment – My Best Friend’s Girl

4.8% ABV Kolsch, Calgary

8

Bottles

Saigon

Light

7

Tiger

Light

7

Hitachino Nest

White Ale

10

Tall Cans

Establishment Sky Rocket VI

6.7% ABV New England IPA, Calgary

10

Blindman River Session Ale

4.4% ABV Session Ale, Lacombe

9

Uncommon – Dry Craft Cider

6.5% ABV Apple Cider, Calgary

10

Stiegl Radler

2.0% Grapefruit Radler

8

White & Rosé

Gloria Arinto

Crisp, Dry & Refreshing

9/32

Reynolds Branco

Tropical Vacation in a Glass

12/42

Fauno Rosé

Fruity and fresh, well structured and balanced

11/38

Red

Murviedro Syrah

Light & Fruity

10/35

Gloria Reserve

Big & Bold

10/35

Sericis Monastrell

Weird and Wonderful

15/53

Bubbles (6oz)

Gasparetto Prosecco Rosé

Bright, fresh and with a smooth texture

11/38

Montanha Reserva Premium Brut

Fresh & creamy with a long finish

12/42

Low & No ABV

White Lily (0.75 oz)

Jinro Soju, Tanqueray Malacca, Calpico, Yuzu

14

Balmy Nights* (0.5 oz)

Dolin Dry, Pineapple, Lime, Banana, Falernum, Peychaud’s Btters

10

Amaro Daquiri (1 oz)

Montenegro, Lime, Sugar

10

Passion Cooler (0 oz)

Passion Fruit, Lemon, Orgeat, Angostura Lemon Lime Soda

8

Ginger Beer (0 oz)

House Ginger Syrup, Lime, Super Bubbly Soda

8

Baby Colada (0 oz)

Coconut Cream, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Coconut Water

8

Break-even Bottle

Ask your server

A series of featured bottles, offered at cost, so that everyone can share our appreciation for fine spirits

*Maximum 1oz serving per guest, limited availability

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* Contains Almonds
** Contains Milk

Prices/Items are subject to change without notice! Physical menu prices will take precedence over online menu prices.

Hours & Information

We’re super excited to have you come and experience Paper Lantern with us. We are a dark, fun and intimate bar with strong drinks and small sharing plates. We sanitize between all seatings and have sanitizer available throughout the space.

Reservations are set to a max of 6 people per party, we do not split tables into smaller groups and 2 hour seating limits apply when we are fully booked or have a waitlist to help us time out seatings.

We are a small staff! Thank you for understanding.

Please message on Instagram with reservation requests and any questions or concerns! If you are inquiring about same night reservations/waitlist, give us a call at 4034577765!

Wednesday

5PM- Late

Thursday

5PM- Late

Friday

5PM- Late

Saturday

5PM- Late

*Thank you and we hope we can see you soon!

Directions

Basement - 115 - 2 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta.
Questions/Reservations: DM us on Instagram OFF hours or call us DURING business hours for same day questions/reservations/waitlist: 403-457-7765