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

Balkan Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 139 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
edmonton
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“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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6 reviews
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“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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80 reviews
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“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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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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