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Balkan Restaurant

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120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 338
    Excellent
  • 183
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Greek in Banff. OPA

It's amazing. Totally worth it. We started with the the flaming cheese, OPA! My hubby had he lamb shank, I had the souvlaki. Tasted amazing... Without a doubt worth it, will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Canookaburra
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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618 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It's amazing. Totally worth it. We started with the the flaming cheese, OPA! My hubby had he lamb shank, I had the souvlaki. Tasted amazing... Without a doubt worth it, will be back.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I looked up Greek restaurants in Banff on Trip Advisor and saw that this restaurant had great reviews. Managed to get in without a reservation only because we showed up before the dinner rush. So glad we did. The food was amazing. My friend hasn't stopped ranting about the lamb chops since and wants to head back out as soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our server was great, the food was great (flaming saganaki, chicken souvlaki) the sangria was the best i have ever had. Greek night ( Tuesday and Thursday?) was a tonne of fun with the belly dancing, plate smashing and some audience participation. A Must!

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Prince Albert, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Went to Balkan on a Friday night. It was very busy but the manager fit us in. The service was excellent and the food was even better. I was skeptical prior to going in as there are numerous old Greek restaurants littered everywhere in Canada. This was the real deal though.

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Ballarat, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We walked in off the street on a busy easter sunday and initially were told they were busy, looking at a 45 minute wait. So that was ok - they graciously let us use the bathroom before we left. As we went to leave, they advised us a table had just cleared, so we were seated straight away and ordered... More 

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Sandpoint, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I don't think I've ever eaten in a Greek restaurant. The Greek menu was filled with fresh and creative ideas for me, and the food delivered. All the dishes were flavorful, crisp, and interesting. The service was excellent, the waiter very involved in providing a quality experience. When I was there it was crowded and hectic, but that's a sign... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Went with the while fam. Had the appetizer platter and all sorts of goodies. Exellent food. Excellent service. Reservations are a must on holidays and weekends

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St. Marys, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've been to Greece and this was some of the most authentic Greek food we've had in years! After a hard day of skiing this place is a welcome change from the normal Banff fare. The wine list is pure-Greek. The food is prepared fresh and made-to-order. My wife had the lamb shank. This is the perfect place to unwind... More 

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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit, food was fresh and light. Service was informative, helpful and friendly. Will return for sure.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Wonderfully cooked food and excellent service from our waiter. One I thing I do object to in Canada is the extortionate tipping. Eating out is an expensive business in Banff (it is a resort after all) but to then be hit by the tipping at 15-20% really knocks a hole in your budget. Even a take-out is expected to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 29
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?