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Balkan Restaurant

120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
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Ranked #7 of 127 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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North Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food was fantastic with good service but the added bonus was the belly dancer who got the entire restaurant involved through clapping, and many even taking their turn to try a dance. The plate smashing dance at the end of the performance was a great way to end an enjoyable evening. Charmaine Hammond PAWS Across Canada Tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Good food and great service! The regular Greek salad was fresh and enough for two! The ribs and Sea Bass were excellent.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We discovered this little gem on the main street in Banff, and after having read on Trip Advisor that it is one of the best Greek restaurants, we decided to try it out and were certainly not disappointed. We were able to make a reservation for the same evening and the place was absolutely rocking when we arrived. We were... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

It is a lovely place and atmosphere, however, the food is a bit disappointing. I got takeaway from there as it was very busy and could not cater for two people. The gyros was burnt in the pita so it wasnt worth its price at all, the spanakopita was a bit too oily,the mousaka was a and the skewer (beef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Balkan is a very authentic feeling Greek Restaurant located up some steps on the main Banff Avenue. It's very cosy and was very busy when we went (to be expected on New Years day.) The atmosphere was great with authentic Greek music and a belly dancer occasionally doing the rounds. They also ended up getting 8 children to do... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food was fantastic and there was plenty of it!!! Great atmosphere and a good choice for a romantic dinner. We ate too much, of course!!!:)

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ate at The Balkan restaurant last night for my husbands 50th birthday. It was amazing from start to finish. The staff were friendly, polite and lovely, from the guys who sat us at our table to our lovely server. The food was amazing and we left nothing! Fresh, tasty and imaginative. We had calamari, hummus and lamb riblets to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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164 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food here is more on an upscale level as far as the types of dishes offered and the price. Beware that the servings are quite small. The fried feta balls were delicious and I really enjoyed the vegetarian Moussaka! They had a belly dancer the night we were there and they also chose several people from the dining room... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

During our recent vacation to Banff, we ordered take out from the Balkan Restaurant. We were not able to visit the restaurant due to a ski-accident earlier the week. The food was just outstanding. Even though it had to be delivered to the hotel, it was hot upon arrival. The presentation was great even in the take-home version. We had... More 

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Philomath, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was excited to try this place as I love Greek food and the Balkan didn't dissappoint. We started with Kalamari, and Saganaki - both excellent. The Moussaka I had was a large serving with good flavor, our boys had the Greek Donair Pita which is basically a Gyro, but the meal of the night was my husbands Bison Tenderloin... More 

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Additional Information about Balkan Restaurant

Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
Cuisine: Greek

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