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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 17
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  • 38
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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
Fabulous lunch buffet

This lunch buffet is a lovely surprise. There was a chicken korma, vegetable curries and a beef curry on the day we were there. They also offer a nice salad. Everything tasted delicious! Would love to go back again. Try this place - you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Debalebs
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This lunch buffet is a lovely surprise. There was a chicken korma, vegetable curries and a beef curry on the day we were there. They also offer a nice salad. Everything tasted delicious! Would love to go back again. Try this place - you won't be disappointed.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

given that this is the only indian restaurant in banff, it seems to attract the 'indian food' lovers. unfortunately, this is one of the worst indian food we have had in canada..the quality of food was laughable. the service was extremely slow and poor although the manager (who seemed to have a very good memory - didnt felt the need... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We love Indian food. So seeing Masala as we were walking up the street, we decided to stop for lunch. It was a buffet for $15 each. Options included (I don't remember all the names) butter chicken, a kidney bean dish, a vegetable dish, garbanzo beans, and cucumber/tomato salad. With the buffet came Naan. I tried everything and absolutely loved... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a surprising find in Banff ..but such a good one ! Food was great ! The staff super friendly , the place was packed with people lining up to get in too.. Heard customers give all kinds of goofy excuses to try and get a table before their turn lol .. Good hit the spot ! And left... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

food is Okay. Service is horrible. We were there on July 9. they should know summer is a busy tourist time and should have more help. After we got our table, it took 40 minutes for the waiter to show up. Yes he was very apologetic that it took so long. Okay apology accepted but what are you doing about... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We got the chicken tikka masala and shrimp korma and it was not edible. We had to go to another restaurant to eat. The meal we got was the same as the people next to us and it was nothing alike. The menu didn't include all of the ingredients and I was disappointed to get food full of onions when... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

we reached Masala at 1 pm . they serve lunch buffet from 12 to 2.30 pm. To our surprise there was a queue to get in.. probably because there are only 2 or 3 Indian restaurants in Banff. Buffet was good , limited choices but the taste was perfect. Best part they served fresh naan on the table. Hot, crisp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were three people in our group and ordered Punjabi vegetarian dishes. All of us enjoyed the food. Service was little slow for evening hours but we where in no hurry!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?