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“Poor Value”

Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine
Ranked #21 of 158 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Service was attentive on a quiet night.
Good explanation of spice levels in the main dishes.
Entree was sparse with very little meat, disappointing.

I'll try another restaurant next time.

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1  Thank 2coach
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Worst customer service, Discrimination between customers, Very ordinary food, very limited variety of Buffet, quality of dessert was very poor, quality of seating was terrible, doesn't deserve any gratuity for service.
Unpleasant welcome of customers, short service staff, buffet servings was in short supply many a times.

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2  Thank SANDEEPS310
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Authentic! Full of flavour. I am a regular to the restaurant and have tried most of the dishes, no disappointments. All the dishes can be made to your preferred spice level. Look around in dining guides and local newspapers for coupons for discounts on your bill ;)

1  Thank Kirsty C
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

As a local, I have to say that this is one of my favorite lunch spots. For $14.99, the food is tasty, fresh and hot. The buffet is small (salad, pompadoms, usually 2 veg dishes, a chicken dish and pudding-type dessert) but yummy and the naan bread is the best I've ever had. And the service is better than anywhere else in town!

Today there was daal(?), peas & zuchini something-a-bit-spicy, and chicken tiki masala).

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1  Thank Purplekat
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

After our worst restaurant experience ever (lunch at The Grizzly House in Banff) we ended up dining at Masala and having one of the best restaurant experiences. Our chicken masala and a spicy lamb dish were a delight, saucy and flavourful. The vegetables in the dishes were fresh and crunchy and the naan bread very tasty. If I had to find any fault with the food it would be slightly overcooked coconut rice. The service was very welcoming, quick and warm. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat.

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1  Thank Peter R
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