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Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine

229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-760-6612
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“masala” (123 reviews)
“butter chicken” (53 reviews)
“curries” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Indian, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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1 - 10 of 624 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had lunch here and enjoyed it very much. For Banff, the prices are very reasonable and the food was delicious. If you are used to an Indian buffet with 20 choices, you'll be disappointed, as there were only 8 or so dishes to choose...More

Thank tkelly7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food. When host told us the buffet was $16.99pp, we were hesitant. Banff food prices can be steep so what would this get us? Nice variety of tasty hot foods, 2 salads and Indian dessert plus unlimited fresh nann bread. The salad dressing...More

Thank SIG D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have walked by Masala perhaps a hundred times, yet today was our first visit and will definitely not be our last. With so many great restaurants in Banff it is easy to stick to your favourites and not try something new. The food was...More

Thank JamieM903
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Very Much Jamie for your valuable feedback. Please visit us again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here will work and it met our expectations. We were a big group with several having food restrictions. Staff was amazingly accommodating and friendly. Food was strong point. All in all excellent. Not 5 stars as I have to come back to see if...More

Thank Julian L
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and please visit us again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Banff for the afternoon after traveling through from canmore were our hotel is . We were undecided as to what we were going to have to eat and my husband decided on a curry . We looked up TripAdvisor...More

1  Thank rainbow1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love indian food and spend several weeks in India. Always searching for some good Indian curry we found this Restaurant. The staff was very kind and attentive. We ordered the chicken tikka masala and the chicken madras. I preferred the tikka masala and think...More

1  Thank Leya B
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We don’t normally have the buffet lunch option, but this looked nicely presented and we were both not disappointed. I had the vegetarian dhal makhani, spiced cabbage, bhaijis. My husband had the chicken and both of us enjoyed our meals. The spice level was fine...More

Thank GSD250
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your valuable feedback....

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve been traveling for a whole month and was craving Indian food. As an Indian, I must say that it is terribly difficult to find authentic Indian food. Those that claim to be ‘authentic’ are usually a massive fail! But this restaurant hits just the...More

1  Thank Shobahari
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you very much for your great comments.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

We stayed 2 nights at Banff and ended-up having dinner at Masala on both nights. The food was delicious. Service was top class. Great ambience. Highly recommend this place.

1  Thank Suraj N
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind response.

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

EXCELLENT!!! Raj made great accommodations for our large party. We put the ordering in his hands and all his selections were delicious. Not one complaint was made. We all left happy and more than satisfied.

1  Thank Adventurer579893
Anish Y, Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind feedback.

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Tracy C
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Response from vancouverpatel | Reviewed this property |
No, they were busy when we arrived but didn’t have to wait for too long
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MarionS1358
5 February 2018|
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Response from GEO_001 | Reviewed this property |
Like others we ordered off the menu. Wish we were there now - food is amazing. Also, for us, the service was great...very polite, accommodating (let us change our table so we could sit by the window) and friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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.
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