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Block Kitchen and Bar

$$ - $$$Asian, , Fusion
5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
+1 403-985-2887
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (77 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (55 reviews)
“flatbread” (59 reviews)
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Asian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here based on Trip Advisor reviews, as my husband and I are avid foodies. The tapas did not disappoint! Shoestring fries, chicken skewers & the fried octopus balls were all delicious. Also ordered the Zen salad, which sounded good but was under-seasoned. The waiter...More

1  Thank N_g_cho
banffblock, Owner at Block Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Natacha C, Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to please foodies such as yourselves. Our apologies about the Zen salad. After further investigation, it looks like it was a simple case of the dressing not being shaken properly by the novice...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My date and I went in for a nice early dinner on a Monday around 5. We sat down and were waited on almost right away, we order two pints. As we got our beers a big party of 8 came. We thought we would...More

Thank Courtdesante
banffblock, Owner at Block Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Courtdesante, Thank you for your comments. We sincerely apologize that you had to wait for your food. As it was explained to you, your order chit was unfortunately lost in the kitchen which caused the larger party to received food before you did. That...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trendy atmosphere, asian fusion tapas. Can't go wrong. Less expensive than anticipated, which was great!

Thank Kai D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was creative with an asian flair. Drinks - really fun cocktail menu. Guys sit at the bar- bar tender is a babe. Lots of attractive couples. Go early and get your name on list and get a txt when table is open.

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to try the restaurant based on the menu and was very impressed with the food and service. Great small plates, amazing cocktails and decent service. Will return and recommend

Thank seanmT4053GU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Block Kitchen for lunch based on Trip Advisor reviews. It lived up to all we read. As mentioned in other reviews, the place is tiny, but we were able to get a table immediately. I had the Asian lettuce wraps with pork belly....More

Thank Kj-the-stew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to snag two seats at thhe bar. Ordered Small plates. Everything was delicious. The kimchi is especially good.

Thank Jimmy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, it’s quite a small place, seating about 20-30 persons likely. It makes it that much more special that on a busy sunday evening, they gave my wife, toddler of 8 months (who obviously doesnt eat) and me a full fricking table that...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Talk about delicious food! The spicy beef bowl was to die for. I came back two days in a row for it- perfect winter dish. The IPAs I could drink all day, they have a delicious selection and all the drinks are on point.

1  Thank littlemoecmoe
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, and they earned their rating. It's located on a main street in Banff. We both had the ramen dish. It was fabulous. The prices were reasonable. The restaurant is small; only about 10 tables. Everything that the people around...More

Thank Christina W
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2018|
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Response from banffblock | Property representative |
Hello! We don’t have dedicated parking as such but there are several free parking areas nearby. Hope this helps.
Alim M
20 March 2018|
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Response from banffblock | Property representative |
Yes of course! Until 10 pm daily as minors are not allowed after that time as per our liquor license regulations.
Pam Ela M
22 January 2018|
Response from banffblock | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do have some vegan options as well as being able to modify some items into vegan versions. Also, whenever we have a non-meat/fish soup, it is dairy-free vegan. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-985-2887
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Banff's newest hot spot bringing a menu of hearty rustic sandwiches for lunch and tapas for evening with a paired wine list and progressive cocktail menu.
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