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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 321
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  • 178
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Best Greek food outside of Greece

Simply put, this is the best Greek food outside of Greece that I've had. Out of the five nights that we stayed in Banff, we ate at Balkan for four of them. Great food, great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Mark R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Simply put, this is the best Greek food outside of Greece that I've had. Out of the five nights that we stayed in Banff, we ate at Balkan for four of them. Great food, great service.

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Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

we come here every time we are in banff! very good to great rating! authentic greek food and belly dancers or thursdays!

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Scottburgh, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had gourmet Greek food at garage pricing! We were shown to our table at lunch by a very pleasant young fellow, who brought drinks promptly and took our orders. He pointed out a lunch time "special of the day" which he made sound so nice we all changed our minds and took his recommendation. It was tremendously good, ample... More 

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England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly enough service, but a little slow. Varied menu and food was OK. Bread provided to eat with oil and balsamic vinegar was like "take and bake" rolls, which was a bit disappointing. The only option that the vegan in our party could choose from the menu had sold out, so something else was concocted. The restaurant itself didn't feel... More 

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Jasper, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I eat here whether I'm passing through Banff or staying for the night. The Food is amazing (authentic Greek) it doesn't matter what you choose from the menu, it's all done perfectly. They have a great back bar and clearly bartenders that know how to mix cocktails. The services is always friendly as well. I highly recommend this place if... More 

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Alberta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a favorite when we bring our teenage niece and nephew to the mountains with us. We have our secret laughs and memories. Especially appreciated is the work around nut allergies

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Waterloo, Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You can't go to Banff without going to the Balkan. Time it right and try to get there on Greek night when they have bellie dancers complete with smashing dishes! All the food here is so good it's hard to choose so I usually get the platter for 2 and have a little taste of the most popular items on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were there on a Thursday night. This means that we experienced a belly dancer and a bunch of very happy kids smashing dinner plates to smithereens. The food was honest Greek. In particular, the calamari was very good. Like most higher end restaurants in Banff, you are getting acceptable food and paying very high prices... this is the result... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Large menu, good place to take kids too. Very large portions. The food is good, not exceptional, but good. Book in advance to get a seat for the belly dancing at 830!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to select the seafood platter that you share between at least two! We had enough food to feed four adults! The service was fantastic which just complimented the food! All in all it was a terrific culinary experience! You need to make reservations as this place books up fast!

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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 10 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?