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“Best Tzatziki in a while” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Balkan Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant
120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
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Ranked #9 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
edmonton
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best Tzatziki in a while”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here before heading home. The server was very good and the meal hit the spot. Decor is modern and clean. Go try it !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Didcot, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Vibe and Delicious Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

You can expect a certain atmosphere at a Greek restaurant. Just after we left, the belly dancers came out, but not before we'd enjoyed a wonderful selection of Greek favourites.

Colouring in and puzzles are always a godsend for the kids in the group, so they were amused until the starters came out, although setting one on fire was a bit of a surprise.

The lamb house special was so good that three of us ordered it, and being North America, we obviously took the leftovers home.

Good for families, couples, young and old, a good place to enjoy a bit of party atmosphere.

Visited April 2013
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Service was extremely friendly and efficient. Food absolutely delicious!
A little pricey but worth it.

Visited March 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“The best Greek food we've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We loved everything about this restaurant! It is located right in the village on the main road but still has room to accommodate large groups and entertainment (plate smashing and belly dancers). Our server was very prompt and friendly, he was able to suggest things from the menu which was helpful. Our food was amazing! It was easily the best Greek food we've ever had. I had stuffed checked and my husband had the Hercules sword. We would certainly return to this restaurant.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary
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15 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Greatly Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Smashing good time with the best lamb we have ever eaten anywhere followed by greek dancing around the tables and authentic destruction of plates and a pretty belly dancer that visits all the tables and gives 'on the spot' lessons. Parking is a bit of a problem and may involve walking a block or two. Always a good crowd. Not especially for children. Fun for seniors, get togethers and celebrations.

Visited March 2013
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balkanbanff, Owner at Balkan Restaurant, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the crayon marks on the children's cup. We've changed our crayon container system to ensure our crayon containers will never be accidentally mixed up with our beverage containers again. Our sanitary technicians have also been instructed to do a better job of inspecting children's beverage cups to ensure that they haven't been used as a canvas by overzealous aspiring artists. Hygiene is always a top priority at the Balkan for all of our guests. All of our glassware, flatware and plates are completely sanitized every time they are used and should be completely spotless, always.

Again, apologies.
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