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“Wow, what a pleasant surprise!”
Review of Balkan Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife and I read a couple of reviews on this restaurant but wanted to see if they were true; they were! We started with a Raspberry Mojito that was outstanding. Then, the Greek salad that reminded us of the Peloponese and the Dolmades that were homemade were delicious. But the best part was yet to come. The trout was superb and the wild boar chop was so incredible that I cannot remember having having a better one in Europe or the U.S. Service was prompt and efficient. We could not believe that in our 10 previous visits to Banff we had not been to this restaurant; we cannot wait to return.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Some of the best roast lamb I've ever eaten. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and service and can't say enough about the quality of the food. I'd stop here any time I was in Banff.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

After a full day of hiking in the mountains, we were more than ready to have a good dinner. Greek food is one of our favorites, so we decided upon the Balkan on Banff Avenue. We were seated promptly by the window overlooking Banff Avenue. Our server was a very nice British girl who was quite helpful. To assist in selecting some wine, she offered a taste test of three varieties. For a starter we selected the kalamari with tzatziki which was very tender and delicious. For the entrees we chose the mousaka and the arni psito ( a slow roasted bone lamb). Both choices were excellent with very substantial servings. We were too stuffed to try a desert. For Banff, prices were fairly reasonable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return in the future. They do have Belly Dancing entertainment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Thank Bob L
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We dined here for a "nice" dinner out in Banff. We concluded our meal before the belly dancer, which contributed to a relatively quiet atmosphere.
Service was excellent. Good Mojito. Great Greek white wine.
The best part was that we bypassed the stock-in-trade Greek fare for the "special"-- grilled Rainbow trout served on a stew that contained lentils, white beans, and a lot of fresh vegetables served over roasted potatoes. This was amazingly good.
Strongly recommend including this restaurant in your Banff dining- and encourage you to look at the creative side of the menu.

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Thank MJ_Guttieri
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Popped in for lunch. We ordered their daily lunch special- $10.00. Tomatoe pepper soup and donair sandwich with salad. Great value and tasty lunch.

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Thank TheresaHu
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