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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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12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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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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Portage, Manitoba
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been coming to Banff for years but have never tried Masala for Indian food. This time we went for the lunch buffet and were very impressed! there was an excellent selection of tasty foods on the buffet, plus endless baskets of naan bread brought to our table by a very attentive and personable young man. At the end of... More 

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an English person in Banff Canada I looked for an Indian restaurant to get my usual Indian fix. I popped into Masala it was empty not usually a good sign however, I am not one to be put off by an empty restaurant. To start I had Chicken 65 which was the closest thing on the menu to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a Indian food lover having spent many years in London and that's the way I like it. Masala is excellent. We had the Lamb Roganjosh and Madras Chickens with papadums and rice. The very polite waiter asked us how spicy we wanted it and we said hot. It was perfect and one of the best we've had. Service... More 

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Thank Philip R
Fort McMurray, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a dinner in February 2017. The place was quiet & clean and the staff attentive. We discussed a few options with the server and he recommended what we should try - good choice. It was the fried fish appie - very tasty. We went with his recommendation of medium for the heat of our curries but... More 

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Thank suea1966
Dublin, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Masala serves really great Indian food. The restaurant is sort of small but cozy. Service, food and menu were superb. I highly recommend it!

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Thank kagonz1
Surrey, Canada
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. It is tucked away on a side street so is probably not found by too many tourists - seemed like a locals place. We ordered a typical Indian meal: butter chicken and aloo gobi, both of which were excellent. The service was fast and helpful. The waiter insisted we also have rice... More 

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Thank Pat J
Augusta, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Masala in Banff won our hearts as the best Indian restaurant, and we have been to sooo many. Every dish has distinct and unique spice composition with fresh and well-balanced ingredients what makes it a standout. We especially enjoyed Masala’s wide variety of tandoori dishes. Not your typical omnipresent tandoori chicken that sits in every Indian buffet, but 5 or... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff so friendly and helpful. Choice of curries is great and very big portions. But if you can't eat it the are happy to box up remains for later.

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Thank Eves55
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious Indian dishes , well balanced spicing , good portions , presentation , pricing and service . Will definitively return and I recommend it .

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Thank JohnnyBravo55
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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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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
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?