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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 #6 of 120 restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Restaurant details
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
Cogan Station, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Very accommodating. Didn't have reservation, but the found a great table for us in the bar. The Mediterranean salad was so good, I went back the next day for take out!

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My son and I enjoyed a lovely meal here one evening. You don't have to dress up too much but definitely wouldn't go in here in your ski-ing or hiking gear. Service was initially a bit slow but got better. On the night we were here there was music and a belly-dancer which was fun. We had finished our meal... More

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Saint-lambert
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

3rd restaurant out of 107 in banff are you kidding me ?? I registered on tripadvisor only to write this review . The Food here is bad , the plates for this quality should all be at 9.99 30$ for these plates it's insane ! Rice is like uncle bens potatoes bad and solid meat not good it's a mess... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing food, great find, the 6 hour slow cooked lamb was great, well priced too. Well worth a visit when I banff.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Dinner at The Balkan was very good. We had the baklava, chicken souvlaki, greek feta salad, and hummous with pitas were some of the best, freshest pitas I've ever had. Nice atmosphere.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere. Tried the platter for 2 and loved the variety, even if it was slightly pricey. Would definitely go back!

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Grande Prairie
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Balkan. From the Mighty Aphrodite cocktails to the bison and the wild boar chop entrees, we enjoyed it all. The service was excellent and the atmosphere fun. We loved watching the flames whenever someone ordered a menu item that could be lit on fire. We'd go back.

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Winnipeg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We read the good reviews and decided to try it tonight- and we're glad we did! We had a great server,Jennifer, who was fun . We had the calimari, the lamb chops and lamb shanks and all were delicious. Everyone was friendly and it was a nice,not over the top, ambience. Would go back!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We're only in Banff for a couple of nights, but I don't think we've eaten better than here for a long time. Amazing food, best feta balls we've ever had. Lamb was also another winner. As usual we ordered enough to prevent a large family starving for a week, but our lovely waiter Nik packed it all away for us... More

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Cochrane, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We ate here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed our meal. We ordered a few appetizers to share and left the restaurant so full. The service was fabulous and I'd definitely return again, I'd be interested in coming for dinner to experience the atmosphere in the evening.

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