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229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-760-6612
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 112
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My favourite Kensington Restaurant....

Always easy, always reliable. Good India food for the downtown NW Calgarian. Their naan is the best I've eaten in years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Jan B
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Calgary, Canada
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Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this Indian restaurant. We had the butter and korma chicken. Very good. This place fills up really fast so try to get there early. It's definitely a favorite with the locals. The service was excellent. If your in the mood for Indian, this is the place to visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Given this is an Indian restaurant, they don't make any traditional jain items was sad :-( Initially we got very excited, but was disappointed.

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Pontefract
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely Indian restaurant in Banff with good knowledgeable staff. Had lamb korma has I'm not keen on too hot curriesand it was excellent. Reasonably priced and well worth a visit.

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New Jersey
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The first day we went there for dinner we almost waited for 30 minutes to be seated. With two kids especially a toddler it's very difficult to keep them hungry for long after a tiring day. We requested the person if he can take the order at least so when we get a table the food is ready to be... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Always easy, always reliable. Good India food for the downtown NW Calgarian. Their naan is the best I've eaten in years.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We came for father's day and really enjoyed our meal. The Butter Chicken and Aloo Gobi were fabulous. Our children were intrigued by the coconut naan and really enjoyed it. The service was excellent.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We love Indian food, and so were looking forward to some fine samosas, naans and curries. The food in Banff is pricey and not really very good generally. Masala is better than many restaurants but not incredible. If you have a need for Indian cuisine, this is the place. You, like us, might find it satisfying but not overwhelming.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good restaurant with ok preparation. Not greasy so it is a big plus. Restaurant is crowded by groups coming from India and other places to tour Rockies. Being the only Indian restaurant in Banff, Indian tour groups prefer it. Restaurant is closed to others when groups are having lunch or dinner and hence a disappointment to people like us who... More 

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California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Me and my husband went to this restaurant and we both ABSOLUTELY loved it. Being an Indian....very rarely I say it was a "great meal" in an Indian Restaurant unless it is one. This one deserves 5 stars. The guys working as waiters were great (very knowledgeable, kind, and polite). They also have great wine selections. We ordered onion Bajji,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It has been my only curry in Canada but it was very good. We both had the Chicken Biryanai , mine was hit and the wife asked for mild and we were both pleased.

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Additional Information about Masala

Address: 229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-760-6612
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-760-6612

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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