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Balkan Restaurant

120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
403-762-3454
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Ranked #3 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Greek
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visit on tuesday/thursday for belly dancing etc. Noisy and busy. Stick to greek originals. Try boutique greek wines as good value. Share great puds as they are largish

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Stavanger, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Balkan yesterday after the good reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived at a very busy time, the restaurant was full, very noisy and undermanned. We had to wait 25 min for our drinks. The food was average. The waiter was nice, but was way to busy to attend all his tables properly.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was here yesterday with some friends and family to celebrate my birthday. It was actually by mistake that we ended up with a table at Balkan. But man I'm so glad we did! Everything was great! The server, food & entertainment were all great! Ten out of ten! They made sure I had the best birthday ever. Thank you... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The massage therapist at the Fairmont Banff Springs suggested this as one of his favorites and it was easy to find in the center of town. Lucas was our server and he gave us great recommendations, especially for my partner who needed gluten-free. He was very knowledgeable about all the dishes and wine. The eggplant appetizer and the seafood saffron... More

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Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

While most food outlets in Banff are pretty reliable, they tend to be a bit samey! OK if you like steak, seafood and burgers but Balkan is different and deserves to be so highly rated. My wife and I eat there and enjoyed some excellent dishes including Kalamari and Moussaka. Essential to book early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I had a gift certificate to use at the Balkan last night, and I'm certainly glad we did! The food was some of the best I have ever had, the Lamb Lollipop's being our absolute favourite. The cocktails were delicious and the waitress never let them go empty. Service was fantastic, and the atmosphere was so much... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The salads were very good except for the fact that I found a piece of sharp plastic in my salad. The waitress was very good about it, alerted the chef and the manager who were quick to apologize and not to charge for the salad. This was appreciated. The portions were large and the food tasty.

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Seattle
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were looking for a place to have dinner and we stumbled over this restaurant. We went there about 7pm and were told to come back around 8pm, without any reservations, there is no chance to get a table earlier. So in case you want to go there, make reservations earlier in the day. We were not disappointed, we had... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are looking for something besides steak in Banff, I highly recommend this restaurant. The menu was diverse and both the appetizers an the main meal was excellent. In particular we enjoyed the Moussaka and the Arne Psito. All good.

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Henderson, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I dined here on September 3 & thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The staff were friendly & the portions were huge! Our starters were the Kalimari w/fresh Tatziki & fresh-made hummus with grilled pita...can't go wrong there. The Kalimari was very light & perfectly cooked...I could've (& should've stopped there!) The entrees: Husband ordered the "family recipe lamb... More

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