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“Yummy! Spicy goodness” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Masala

Masala
229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-760-6612
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Ranked #50 of 121 restaurants in Banff
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Yummy! Spicy goodness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were in Banff in the off season and decided to try this restaurant. We were the only ones besides one other couple. The waiter was super nice and helpful to answer our questions about the dishes. The non-vegetarian platter was wonderful and the menthi chicken with garlic naan was slimply delightful. We left stuffed and would go back again. We saw a few people (appeared to be locals) come in for pick up orders.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
NEW YORK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Quickly seated, nice ambiance and good Indian buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I know there were plenty of negative review, but we had a really good time. We went past high season (10/2012), and we went right in. It was late when we went to the buffet (a few minutes before closing), but they seated us anyway.

The selections were enormous, but they were tasty and filling. I will return when back to Banff in a couple of years.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Westlock, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“must go again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed in Banff a few nights, and every time we walked by the window, we could see this little placed was packed, so we thought we should try it out. We are so glad we did. Food was amazing, happy friendly servers, and the candle light atmosphere was great.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Preston, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Best Indian Food outside England!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was a great restaurant, with wonderful Indian food. Well cooked, well presented, tasty, and with great service.

Visited September 2012
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Red Deer, AB
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Well, we thought Oh Oh, we've made a mistake...The restaurant was busy 7pm on a Saturday night with only two staff working. We waited an hour before we got food. We thought about leaving multiple times but other peoples food looked so good we stayed. It was worth it. I had the chicken korma, my husband had a beef dish they were deelish!

Some more staff and this would be a fab place to go.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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