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Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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SALADS
6.0
Kachumber Salad
Diced cucumber, tomato, and cabbage tossed in lemon juice and chaat Masala.
6.0
Green Salad
Sliced cucumber, tomato, onions and lemon (Plain salad).
APPETIZERS
7.0
Vegetarian Samosas
Flaky pastry stuffed with lightly spiced peas and potatoes served with tamarind and mint chutney.
7.0
Onion Bhajia
Onions seasoned with turmeric, ginger, and dried fenugreek leaves mixed with chickpea flour served with tamarind and mint chutney.
11.0
Paneer Pakoras
Nuggets of Indian cheese fried in chickpea flour with delectable spices served with tamarind and mint chutney.
16.0
Vegetarian Platter
Two veggie samosas, two aloo tikki, four paneer pakoras served with raita, tamarind and mint chutney.
8.0
Beef Samosas
Flaky pastry stuffed with lightly spiced cooked ground beef and green peas served with tamarind and mint chutney.
12.0
Chilli Prawns
Tandoori prawns sauteed with chopped bell peppers and onions, seasoned with black and rock salt.
12.0
Shrimp Pakora
Indian style battered shrimp in chickpea flour served with tamarind and mint chutney.
12.0
Fish Koliwada
A popular fish recipe from the state of Maharashtra India.
12.0
Amritsari Fish
Indian style battered fish in chickpea flour with Indian spices from the state of Punjab served with tamarind and mint chutney.
12.0
Chicken 65
Spicy red deep fried chicken chunks originated from bars of south India.
About
Banff’s only East Indian restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisine. Specialties from the wood-fired tandoori clay oven,many varieties of curry and classic masala fare share the 65-item menu. Dishes are made to order–mild,medium or hot. Meals are accompanied by the pleasant sounds and smells of traditional Indian music and spices. Art depicting Hindu God’s and Indian life are features of the casual dining room,while window seats afford view of Wolf Street and Cascade Mountain.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Asian, Indian, Arabic
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited here once last year for the buffet, it was nice but it didn’t blow me away. Being back in Banff and craving a curry myself and my partner decided to spend Valentine’s Day at Masala. I am now a complete convert and I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Staceymichelle711
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my favorite lunch spot in Banff. The lunch buffet is great value and the food is to die for. Masala is a must stop on your next trip to Banff

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank deeshman
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very pleasant service of delicious, flavoursome Indian food. Very generous portions. Lovely meal. We didn't really need main courses after our starters!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rosylaurie
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and please visit us again when you get a chance.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Es mi restaurant favorito en Banff, aunque el local es algo pequeño y oscuro sus comidad son deliciosas y la atencion excelente en tiempo de verano recomiendo reserva para la cena, alta calidad!! 196/5000 It is my favorite restaurant in Banff, although the place is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Originando
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew I was in the right place when I saw the head server (maybe the restaurant owner?) smiling and serving his guests and making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. He was both lord of the house and servant of all. Then came the food!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gmburrahobbit
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and please visit us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 10 friends. Had samosas, fish and onion bhaji as appetizers huge portions so share if a big group. All had individual cherries curries with shared naan and rice. We all left full. Beer selections not bad but more draft and larger bottles would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Delivery never arrived and they then lied and said they had knocked on the door and called our phone multiple times. We were sat by the door the whole time, and had no missed call even though they had the correct number and address. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Vidar S
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vidar, sorry for the late reply and our sincere apologies to what happened to your delivery. Please let us know how can we make it up to you. My name is Anish Yohannan and I am the restaurant manager.I was away when this happened....More

Reviewed January 3, 2019

A family of 5, one a non spice eater, 2 half raised on Indian food & 2 general food lovers. All were more than satisified. The aroma's as we walked passed the building each day, lured us in. We had to chase a few bits...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you

Reviewed December 29, 2018

Yes the staff were friendly as many other reviews have noted but the service was appalling and the food wasn’t anything special

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cathv250
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We had a most delicious dinner at Masala in Banff. The incredible spice smells brought us in to dine. Service was exemplary and food was hot, delicious and plentiful. So enjoyed our evening. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vacationbest
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and please visit us again

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Response from vancouverpatel | Reviewed this property |
No, they were busy when we arrived but didn’t have to wait for too long
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from GEO_001 | Reviewed this property |
Like others we ordered off the menu. Wish we were there now - food is amazing. Also, for us, the service was great...very polite, accommodating (let us change our table so we could sit by the window) and friendly.
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