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Masala

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229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-760-6612
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Masala on a recent trip to Banff at the end of a very cold day! What a great way to warm up. The restaurant wasn't too busy, much like most of the places in Banff that week but the service was welcoming and friendly. The waiter was really great in describing the dishes, advising on portion sizes needed... More 

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Thank suzc22
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good. I have been to this restaurant twice in 2016, once in April and once in august. I just think that naan is too thin. The portions are adequate.but the service is a little slow. Usually there is only one person serving and that makes it slow I guess. Ambience is good. Food tastes good and you... More 

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Thank sanuj a
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking past, we couldn't resist the aroma of fresh Indian cooking. The food was even better than it smelled! We booked two hours ahead, but when we arrived without the rest of our family (delayed by avalanches on the highway) the wait staff found a place for the tow of us, and offered to provide food for us to take... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from India myself, I can certify the authenticity and goodness of their food! Each dish I have tasted is wonderful, and the service is awesome! If I crave Indian food, this is where I go!

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Thank GillRK
Cambridge
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I literally have just had a take away from this place. The service was great! I got some popadoms whilst I was waiting and the meal itself was just gorgeous. My wife is not a huge fan of Indian food but even she said it was great. The chicken was so succulent and the flavours were fantastic. Wow. What a... More 

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Thank melandjules
Mumbai
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant boasts about being an Authentic Indian Restaurant, but sorry to say it is no where near to been Authentic Indian Restaurant. Had been to this place for lunch in Banff & there was a buffet menu of Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken and honestly the food was very bland, it was missing all those essential Indian Spices. I really... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good and authentic Indian food. Good and smiling service. They are good at Vegetarian food and Jain food as well.

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Thank Nimesh63
Kitwanga, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

They didn't have much on their lunch buffet for vegetarians. Salads were poor. The vegetable dish didn't have fresh vegetables and the spices were way too strong. Some of the naan bread was undercooked and had a sour doughy taste. Now we know why the place was not busy at all. My husband and I would never go there again,... More 

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alberta
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We always enjoy eating at this restaurant when we visit Banff. Staff are friendly; great food and good selection of wine. I had the chicken tikka masala and my husband the lamb rogan josh, both were flavourful and cooked well. Till our next visit!

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1 Thank sunseeker087
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

First off, it's really expensive for an Indian restaurant!! And the food was just ok. I had butter chicken, and the chicken was fullnof lumps. My boyfriend had Tikka Masala, it was good but a bit too spicy since he asked for mild. I'm giving 3 stars because the staff was so friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-760-6612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?