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229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-760-6612
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Ranked #57 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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Katy, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Overall - Great food, huge portions a bit on the pricey side. Good - We ordered the Chicken Korma (Chicken Curry) and Saag Paneer (not on the menu, but can be ordered, its spinach and cheese cubes). We ordered naan (bread) to go along our meal. I do have to admit that one entree could have easily filled us up,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been wanting to try this place out for years, but never got around to it. Finally I visited recently with my wife. It was a quiet time in November, so it was pretty empty and the service was fast and very polite. This is the best Indian food I have tasted since I moved to Canada from UK.... More 

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Calgary
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were in Banff a couple of months ago and went to have an Indian Curry here. It was very busy but wirth the wait. We went back to Banff last weekend and could hardly wait to go back to Masala's for another curry. This time we skipped the appetizers and went for a curry and rice each. The young... More 

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Banff
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Been there a few times for lunch and it is a good value. "Buffet" consists of 3 main dish and a few salad options and I think 1-2 dessert options, so not so much, but it is all you can eat.

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Banff, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You can smell this restaurant halfway down the block, and the aroma draws you in to this charming and friendly spot. They have a great lunch buffet and a huge menu of delicious options.

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Portland OR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My spouse, now adult daughter and I ate here during our recent Canadian Rockies road trip and consider it one of our best experiences overall. We are all fond of Indian food so tend to opt for it when we can, and this was one of the best meals we have shared anywhere. Our dinner included mango lassi drinks, chicken... More 

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Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went for lunch here today and desperately wished we had chosen somewhere else. The service and the food were shockingly bad. Really truly terrible. We arrived at 2.25pm. The waiter/owner didn't tell us that the "buffet" was our only choice and would be taken down at 2.30pm. There were a choice of three dishes in the buffet- one was... More 

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Regina, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Usually when you have a buffet in an Indian restaurant, you have lots of food choices. Not at Masala. He's the only game in town, and is intent on making the bucks. There were three items on the buffet only, and the bread serving was also small. Two of the buffet items were lentil or dal, one was a very... More 

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Eijsden, Limburg, Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We came there craving for some Indian food. The meal itself was good but the service was disappointing. We had to wait for more than one hour to have the food in front of us. Even though there were only few tables occupied. The waiters wouldn't even look at us, I tried to order a second beer while waiting and... More 

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Trinidad
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our waiter was very pleasant and friendly. The food was tasty and flavourful and the locals recommemded it. There was one thing that I didnt like. The bill stated the 15% gratuity can automatically be added. No one should be forced to pay any tip unless, they want to. So to the owners, remove that statement at the bottom of... More 

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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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