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Balkan Restaurant

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120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Penticton, Canada
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent dinner, great waitress. Bison was perfectly prepared, chicken skewers yummy, as well as the salmon, and the pasta dish that was recommended by the waitress.

Thank Sandi H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Banff. Balkan is a Greek restaurant with Mediterranean yummy food. Their lamb shank is a signature to my understanding. They do have dancing around the tables. Belly dancers ... it's a fun place to be. Definitely recommended. 💙

Thank mariiiamt
Largo, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love Greek food and belly dancing, so the Balkan Restaurant was a good choice to introduce family and friends to the food and culture. We had 12 adults and a baby, and everyone enjoyed both the food and entertainment. Our hefty bill ($600!) was the result of ordering too many of those platters for two or... More 

Thank mvmaithai
Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was absolutely delicious, server was nice, very cozy, fancy interior. Food was pretty pricey but well worth it.

Thank 12young
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a lovely place! We couldn't make up our minds as to where to sit, the manager went out of his way to accommodate us with our 2 little ones (1 and 3). The service was great, the food was excellent - try their calamari WOW! The tzaziki was sooo good as well. Well worth your while for an excellent... More 

Thank Andrea b
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great place to eat with a small or large group. The food is delicious and they can easily accommodate for vegetarians and those ordering off their gluten free menu. I recommend going during the belly dance performances at least once, it is great entertainment. My mom had the chicken souvlaki plate and I ordered the soup with lemon potatoes, grilled... More 

Thank Chanelle V
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Delicious food, great service and fun atmosphere. A traditional restaurant that keeps its high level through the years.

Thank LucarBanff
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We went here on a whim after being recommended by a friend. It was the best night we had in Banff! We arrived and had no reservation the host (who was so friendly) said he could see what he had and arranged a table for us so quickly. The interior is beautifully decorated and the service is amazing! Make sure... More 

Thank kahealy
The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

My husband and I thought food was really good. I had lamb chops with orzo and lemon potatoes and roasted vegetables and he had a smoked salmon with roasted vegetables. We also shared a traditional Greek salad and I had a white Sangria. We certainly recommend this place!

Thank Natalia M
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

The Balkan used to be my favourite restaurant in Banff. My rec now is DON'T GO! I dined there last for the Best of Banff, supposedly a show of the best culinary talent in Banff. the food was delicious, beautifully prepared and served COLD. Even the lamb course which should have been piping hot was served COLD. I sent my... More 

Thank Brian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $27
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454

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