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“Food and Fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Balkan Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 142 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Food and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

On our trip to ski at Banff we had a family dinner at the Balkan. We were there on a Thursday night which was a bonus. They had a belly dancer, restaurant patrons dancing, and of course traditional smashing of the plates. Our food and service where very good. The manager made sure everyone was having a good time and good food. I recommend getting a reservation as they are very busy. Thank you for making our evening enjoyable!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food, great fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Balkan on a Thursday night and enjoyed great food and also being entertained by a belly dancer who encouraged diners to get up and dance. A lot of fun and laughs. A zorba dance followed by plate smashing was enjoyed by many.
Great service, good wine recommendations.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our lunch, the food was great, the staff were so friendly and attentive and it was a nice atmosphere. Thank you for a great meal

Visited January 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We ate here twice and we were not disappointed the food is excellent and the service was great,the restaurant even has plate smashing we got abit close to it but it was good fun

Visited December 2012
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Alberta, Canada
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226 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Decent but wouldn't return”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Thought we'd give this place a try and while we weren't dissappointed, we weren't particularly impressed, either. The food was good but not outstanding, and when you're paying 4 times the price of the greek food at OPA, who also serve good food, then you expect to be wowed. If you know the Pegasus in Calgary, then you know what we were comparing it to going in, perhaps that was our mistake.

Visited January 2013
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