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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 #4 of 122 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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English first
El Paso, Texas
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Agree with all the previous reviewers, this restaurant is worth going to. But either make reservations or go early to beat the crowd. The food is very good. The servings are large. But prices in Banff are high. For two, the salmon special and the 1/2 Greek chicken, without drinks and dessert, came to almost $80. If you want something... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

First off I'll need to qualify this review by saying that I did not dine in-house. We had a pooch with us and were originally looking for a patio location so we could sit and eat but the weather kyboshed that. Reason I say so is that it might have impacted the quality of the food having to wait the... More

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We made a recommendation only about three hours before dinner and glad we did as people were getting turned away. The mousaka was delicious - one of the best I've had! We also tried the lamb shoulder (based on recommendation from server) and it was just ok. We got the shrimp opa appetizer and the shrimp were not devained. The... More

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Calgary, Alberta Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went to this restaurant with a large group of 50+ people and everything was delivered without issues. Very friendly and engaging staff. The greek food was superb - the lamb awesome. Really enjoyed the expereince.

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Irvine, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

During our recent trip to Banff my husband and I had drinks and appetizers in this restaurant two nights in a row. The cocktails are outstanding! And the dolmathes were the best I've ever had. Very lively place. I definitely recommend dining here.

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

everything was really good and authentic!!! best place we've tried in banff in a while. busy! call ahead.

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visited Balkan at the end of a lovely day touring Banff National Park with a group of 10 friends. We enjoyed the variety of foods we ordered, with the stand-outs being the "fire starter" saganaki (fried cheese which is lit on fire at your table), grilled Hercules sword (chicken was tender, and portion large), and classic dips with pita. The... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

WE ordered 12 dishes altogether out of which we had to send 3 of them back. I ordered a dish with rabbit meat and rice and the salad on the side $28... And all got was the rib cage of the rabbit literally no meat on it...I asked them to replace it so at least I can get a piece... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were looking forward to trying the lamb signature dish having read about this on the internet beforehand. The waitress messed up the order and we ended up sharing this main course. I don't believe it was cooked for 12 hours as we slow cook lamb shanks in an AGA cooker for 7 hours and they are more tender. That... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had nice meal for very good value. Had the saganki and highly recommend it. It was perfectly made. Also the appetizer of chicken was enough to fill one person as it came with rice, bread, and pita.

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