VEGAN VEGETARIAN & SUSHI take focus in NUPO, located in Calgary’s East Village. This focus is a result of the influence of Chef Darren MacLean’s mother on his cuisine. Her love of plants, vegan recipes, and an appreciation of Fish and Sushi is why the restaurant chose to reflect these values not only just in the food but by the namesake of NUPO which is derived from her Maiden name Nuponnen.
While the décor is quintessential Alberta, with highlights of birch, shale, and burnt woods, this Japanese style restaurant celebrates plant forward, vegan cuisine paired with incredible sushi—both fresh and aged in our specialty, unique in Canada, dry ageing chamber.
Experience the menu à la carte menu in the dining room or sit at the Birchwood cocktail counter to further explore the artisanal cocktails without the pretense. The cocktail menu is curated to feature Japanese teas with both health and flavour in mind. Have your bartender take you through the extensive sake list, include a few exclusive to NUPO offerings, Japanese Whiskey, along with a selection of Canadian and Old-World wines.
The restaurant hosts the first counter service Omakase Sushi Experience in Calgary. Here you will be served 3 seasonal dishes, a sashimi tasting, and 12 courses of nigiri sustainably sourced from around the world. You will be served, piece by piece, by the first female Omakase Sushi chef in the country. Seating for this experience is offered by reservation only through Tock.
NUPO IS OPEN FOR FULL DINNER SERVICE FROM:
Monday & Tuesday . Closed
Wednesday – Sunday . 5pm to 10pm