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“αυθεντικός - Authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Balkan Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 143 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$27
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“αυθεντικός - Authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Beautiful ambiance, great service and the dinner is one of the best Greek meals we have ever have.....

A must to try, Moussaka - Cinnamon Spiced Ground Beef, Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, Potatoes & Baked With Cheese Bechamel & Arni Psito- 12 Hour Slow Roasted Lamb Shank, Olive Oil & Lemon juice. Last but not the least.....a starter should be their most famous Kalamari topped with pickled red onions and homemade tzatziki.

I would truly recommend the Balkan Restaurant on your next trip to Banff.

  • Visited April 2014
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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great recommendation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Don't normally go to Greek restaurants, but after searching Banff for something we liked, this came recommended so decided to try it. It was very busy but we were found seats at the bar which was fine and meant we could order more drinks! The waitress (from Reigate) was excellent and explained the menu. The local draught lager was lovely and we had some bread nibbles which were good. The main meals were excellent, good quality, tasty and good value in an expensive town. So glad we tried it and would make a trip to return here!

  • Visited September 2013
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regina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We ate here Good Friday 2014. Banff is quieter in spring but given this was a holiday was a bit busier than usual. We wanted to avoid the crowds so went to dinner at 4pm! Restaurant was pretty dead which was fortunate as the seating isn't very private. We had a fantastic waiter and he was great and helped us out with the menu when we were being annoying with substitutions and stuff. Meal was just outstanding. Everything about it, even the sides, were delicious. The portions were absolutely perfect, didn't leave you hungry yet not uncomfortably full. Heavy on the garlic, like any good Greek restaurant needs to be! Prices were what you'd expect them to be at a nicer restaurant but weren't stupidly marked up. Really good meal and put us in a great spirit for the rest of the night. Ha, one oddity is the women's washroom is denoted by a young person in a soldier's helmet and spear. Now the woman is somewhat feminine but not distinctively so. The men's was denoted by a typical Spartan man. The spear and helmet confused my wife to the point she accidently chose the Spartan for some reason!

  • Visited April 2014
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Gibbons, Canada
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“Awesome Greek fare!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Whenever we get back to banff we always make a stop to the Balkan. Greek cuisine is what is on the menu....tasty...fresh...and excellent portions....just writing this review makes me want to hop in the car and go there....if you're in banff....get to the Balkan!

Visited October 2013
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South Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Really enjoyed our night at this restaurant. It was so good to get away from the cafe/pub style hamburger and chips and enjoy the lovely food on offer. We were lucky enough to be there on a night complete with belly dancer and plate smashing. Recommended

Visited March 2014
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