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229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-760-6612
Website
Today
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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 34
    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
Most recent review
chicken terrible masala

My husband and I love our curries so on a recent trip to Banff decided to try the Masala restaurant despite reading some negative reviews about it. How I wish I'd paid attention to those reviews! The restaurant was quiet when we went in on a Monday night but started to fill up as we left. We had... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
sage0
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Breckenridge
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Breckenridge
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I love our curries so on a recent trip to Banff decided to try the Masala restaurant despite reading some negative reviews about it. How I wish I'd paid attention to those reviews! The restaurant was quiet when we went in on a Monday night but started to fill up as we left. We had the onion... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

we hadn't had a good curry in a long time so decided to give Masala a try on our recent trip to Banff and we were not disappointed. The food portions were large and super tasty. The meat was tender and the biriyani was authentically spiced. The service was fast and friendly. The decor is what you expect of a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We've frequented Banff many times but this is the first time we ate here a few weeks ago; helped a little by a 10% off voucher we found. The restaurant is tucked away from the main drag but not difficult to find. Plain and simple inside, we were there around 6pm and there was a steady stream of customers. Service... More 

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Hinton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

For Indian food this restaurant hits the spot! We went here for dinner and could not have been more pleased. The food was fantastic and the service was great! They also have a smorg there a few times a week which is wonderful because you get to try a lot of different things! When in Banff give it a try!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Excellent Indian food that will satisfy your craving for curry! We asked that our food not be too spicy, and it was perfect! Loved every morsel, although it was lucky that we only ordered 2 servings of naan instead of what the waiter recommended (4). Good value for a really nice restaurant.

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the first time my wife and I have eaten at Masala, but it won't be the last. It is a little off the beaten track, but well worth seeking out. We went quite early and there was a steady trickle of diners coming in to what has been voted Best of Banff 2014 for Ethnic Food, and when... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I found a worm in my food and they didn't even offer to make me new food or refund my money. Straight bull. Never again will I eat there.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had a great lunch. He took advantage of the lunch buffet and She was helped by the terrific staff for gluten free and dairy free choices from the menu! Excellent food. The decor is a little tired but the food and staff make up for that.

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South of England
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Been here a few time over the past few years....since 2009. We were told the Chef(s) had changed since our last visit, but we needn't have worried. The portions are large...we shared our rice and Naan bread. Visited twice over the new year and found the service to be very friendly. You have a choice as to how spicy you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. The food was good, we particularly enjoyed the freshly made mint yoghurt, and the portions were huge. We also liked that the food had some spice to it, If you asked for 'medium' you got a good level of spiciness! Prices were around $15-$20 for a dish, it's a little more than we normally... More 

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