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“Tasty and good service”
Review of Balkan Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 151 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Wife and I love Greek food so stopped in to have a quick and simple shared meal as we were tired. We split an eggplant appitizer with house pita bread which was rather good. Their pita bread was amazing...although there was not enough for the dip and like most Greek est'b if you want more they charge you which I have always thought was ridiculous...it is bread and just provide enough to start with and then that way the customer does not feel nickel and dimed because every place in Banff is going to probably be more expensive than where you live anyway.

They gyro was also very good. Upon leaving a gentleman came in and ordered a Greek salad that looked AMAZING. If I had the opportunity to go back I would definely try THAT salad.

All in all a good meal.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Balkan restaurant is brilliant....the end :-)
The food is delicious, we'd highly recommend the Athenian Chicken although all the dishes we tried were excellent!!
The staff were friendly and very helpful.
If you go on a Tuesday or Thursday you will have Greek night, make sure you join in with the entertainment on those nights, lead by the staff!!
All in all an excellent place to go and eat, right in the centre of Banff!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I really don't know much about Greek food, but our family really enjoyed this restaurant. We went on "Greek Night" (Tues. and Thurs.). The entertainment started around 8:30 - Belly Dancer who went all around the restaurant followed by a Greek line dance consisting of volunteers from the diners. At the end of the dance, the participants had the chance to break a dish. The 6 kids in our group loved this as did the adults who were originally doubtful. The seafood was very good as were the salads. Actually no one complained and all had a good time.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

The calamari appetizer was great and plentiful, served with a wonderful tzatziki sauce. Service was very good and the restaurant is attractive. On the down side, the lamb shank, while huge, was not very tender, and the chicken "sword" was overcooked and dry. I enjoyed the pita bread and rice pilaf more than the entrees. Other than the calamari, it was too much to pay for a meal that we could have made at home with better results.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

A late arrival in Banff put us out for dinner around 10 pm and Balkan's tables were clearing out when we arrived. Our server was Hendrick (sorry if I've spelled that wrong) and this guy really knows the menu, how things are made, and impressed us with his great attitude. He obviously is a pro and made some great recommendations. A great example of what a restaurant experience should be.

We had a couple of cocktails to start followed by a daily special quinoa salad (basically a greek salad with quinoa) - very nicely done. We had calamari and spanakopita and were stuffed. Everything was excellent. A glass of ouzo finished it off nicely and I was impressed with how little the bill was given we had so much to eat and drink.

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