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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“masala” (122 reviews)
“butter chicken” (53 reviews)
“curries” (27 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Asian, Indian, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was probably the best curry my wife and I have had outside the UK. Prawn Madras, Chicken Tikka Masala - really good. Can’t wait until next time.

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing to enjoy in their buffett. First of all total 10 items including app., main course & dessert & drinking water is not considered buffett. Overrated, was only indian restaurant in banff, now they have competition from curry house Restaurant.

Thank Chirag D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say am reluctant to visit "Indian" restaurants in North America but this place is most definitely worth the visit. I had the Karahi which was very tasty. The staff are very hospitable. The whole meal was very good , the breads , rice...More

1  Thank Charleso3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has great service, from the moment I thought about going in I was happily offered seating and explained everything I needed to know. I even learnt about the culture around the food I was eating. It was a buffet style lunch all you...More

1  Thank Viva-le B
Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback about your recent visit to Masala and please visit us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my wife recently. We’ve eaten here a number of times over the past few years. The service is prompt and courteous. The waiter recommended single portions of naan bread and rice as they are rather large. He wasn’t wrong. The curry, as ever,...More

1  Thank WriterChappy
Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and dining with us. Please do visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of service my mother and I enjoyed at Masala Indian Cuisine has been truly unmatched by any other restaurant in Banff - in fact, by anywhere else during our trip to the Rockies. The superior service was consistent across our multiple visits to...More

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine. Please do visit us when you get a chance.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked passed a few times and saw how busy this place gets so we thought we would try before we go home All the tables were occupied but the lovely staff (2 very friendly polite guys) sat us at the bar while they cleared...More

2  Thank Debs4444
Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback about your recent visit to Masala. Please do visit us again.

Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a hidden gem. We have had take-out meals ,many times over the past 4 years of visiting Banff but had never eaten in - too tired after skiing all day to go out for dinner :) This time we ate in and it...More

1  Thank Anthony B
Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi Anthony, Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback and dining with us.Please do visit us. Kind Regards, Anish

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is consistently brilliant. The staff really look after the customers, which is the reason it is so popular with the locals. In summer this place gets (unsurprisingly) very busy, so I recommend making a reservation. I was worried when I...More

1  Thank 05Mindy
Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and dining with us. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 14 December 2017

We had dinner here and ordered a Briyani with a korma. As an Indian food fan, I would say they have really good Indian food! The biryani was tasty with generous portions of meat, the papadums complemented the meal really well. The prawn korma was...More

1  Thank MelE06
Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

First of all Thank you for dining with us and also leaving us a good feedback about your visit to our restaurant. Please visit us again whenever you get a chance to come to rockies. Kind Regards, Anish Yohannan

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Marion S
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
US$8 - US$16
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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