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Masala

229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-760-6612
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Ranked #54 of 122 restaurants in Banff
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of stepping in here on a Sunday evening for dinner. There was a bit of waiting to be seated which we didnt mind - we were given menus and asked to order right away - which we thought was very efficient. Thats where the efficiency ended! Once we were seated - we had to wait almost... More

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canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Being in Banff downtown, we selected this restaurant for lunch-Being a Wednesday only Buffet was offered- Food was good but just one meat dish and not much choice , also the bread took quite a while to come, we noticed there was just one person , manning the bar, the cash and also serving! so the delays! The price of... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant was really busy and we had to wait quite a while to be served because they had a couple of tour groups come in for a buffet. However, the food was very tasty and the portions were large.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food was flavorful, although not spicy enough to be authentic. It was a welcome change from the pubs and burger joints in Banff. The service, though, was very slow. We sat at our table for around 30 minutes after our meal, first waiting for a waiter to come by for us to flag down, then waiting for our bills... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've been eating at Indian Restaurants (usually the Buffet) around the world for 30 years. It is one of our top 4 culinary choices for eating out. 6 months ago, we were in India for an entire month. So we have a good understanding of quality Indian food/ dining. Masala is a poor restaurant, at least for the buffet. Please,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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146 reviews 146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had dinner here with a friend on the recommendation of a local. We love Indian food so we couldn't wait to try it. The food was great. We started with vegetable samosas and they were the best I ever had. Our entrees included the butter chicken and chicken Vindaloo. Both were tasty and spiced just right. The naan was exceptional... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

An extensive buffet was an immediate cooling effect to the eyes ~ "HOT FOOD". Right in the middle of a shopping centre, this restaurant was very convenient, though an only Indian in town. Fantastic taste of food.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The food was so good I didn't want my meal to end. Large portions, huge authentic selection with levels of spice and very very tasty. The waiters are very friendly and helpful. The place is on the smaller side but atmosphere was cozy. I will definitely return.

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Victoria BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My wife and I enjoy Indian cuisine and have visited many Indian restaurants. We were in Banff at the time of our wedding anniversary so decided to celebrate at Masala. It was outstanding. We hadn't made a reservation (Monday evening in early June didn't seem like it would be a problem) but on arrival we were told that they just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We live in town but this is the first time had food at masala.We had the best meal in town and best customer service ever in town.They had a big party in house even though they have accommodated us easily without causing us any trouble. We will definitely come back.

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