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Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Asian, Indian, Arabic
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard lots of positive reviews about here and decided to finally give it a try. We ordered chicken tikka masala and lamb rogan josh and both were amazing! It was a busy Saturday night with a queue out the door and the service...was still quick, efficient and extremely friendly and welcoming. The portions were much bigger than usual than in most Indian restaurants, and price wise was excellent value for money - they could have charged us much more and I would have happily paid it. This was the best food we have had since moving to Canada! Authentic food at a great price and brilliant service!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at Masala. Can’t wait to serve you again. Kind regards Masala

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was exceptional. The waiter was super knowledgeable about the food and easily answered all the detailed questions my wife asked him. I have to say I had the “medium” spice level but based on my limited euro-centric diet, it was hot! Nevertheless the flavour...was exactly what I imagined it would be. Try something new if you have never tried Indian before and check out Masala in Banff. You won’t go hungry for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience about us. Please visit us again. Kind Regards Masala

Reviewed 1 week ago

While waiting to get into another restaurant we strolled by Masala. A couple sitting at the outdoor table said to us in passing "if you have never eaten here, it is a must. The food is incredible". I thought it would be a tough sell...because my wife is a picky eater and like her food plain. I called the next day and explained to Anish that my wife is a fussy eater and could he make her plain white chicken and rice. He said no problem and we made a reservation. Upon entering he had a outdoor table ready for us, he said he knew what she wanted and would see to it. I told him that I had only eaten buttered chicken previously and I would leave the ordering up to him. I had shrimp Pakora as a appetizer and Chicken Tikka as a main course. The bride chicken was sauteed in a light oil and lightly seasoned. Food and drink were incredible, flavorful with large portions. Service was top notch. Can't thank Anish enough for going out of his way to make our experience memorable. It is a must stop on your next trip to Banff. We will be back. Thanks againMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback.Cant wait to serve you again. Kind Regards Masala

Reviewed 1 week ago

SO MANY delicious flavors, and you get to pick how spicy you want it. So authentic and fresh/hot off the stove! We chose the kitchens combo and had the eggplant dish, paneer, 3 batches of naan bread, rice, onion crispy appetizer item, and added an...order of Chana Masala. Our water glasses were constantly filled. Great service and would genuinely recommend the food if your craving Indian cuisine!It was sooo good! We got so much food for like $28.00 - AND we have leftovers. My partner and I will get another full mealout of it for sure. We are so happy we went here.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Masala. Please visit us again. Kind regards, Masala

Reviewed 1 week ago

Masala prepares wonderful Indian food. Delivery was safe and prompt on June 9th. The variety and quality of their dishes is excellent. We hope tp return soon for indoor dining once things open up again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your delivery experience with Masala. We are open for dine-in and please visit us. Kind Regards, Masala

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many Indian restaurants in Banff but Masala is the best,their manager Anish makes it a special place with his humility ,management and outstanding customer service ! Keep it up !

Date of visit: May 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your Kind feedback. Please visit us again Kind Regards, Masala

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch. Above and beyond. Even gave us extra food. Delicious and the staff were friendly, efficient. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please visit us again. Kind Regards, Masala

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in canalta and tried Masala Restaurant. Very good food.Very good service .Quality is very good.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind feedback and please visit us again

Reviewed 9 May 2021

I’ve been eating lunch with Masala family for years now. The food is incredible and the people even more so. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2021

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We will see you back soon. Kind regards, Masala

Reviewed 9 May 2021

We walked by Masala, took in the delicious scent of their food wafting through the air outside and knew immediately we were taking out supper here! We ordered the Onion Bhajia, Butter Chicken and Paneer Tikka! I'm alreayd looking forward to our next trip to...Banff so we can go back...and hopefully dine in at some point soon! Thank you for a wonderful culinary experience!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Anish Y, General Manager at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2021

Thank you for your kind feedback and cant wait to serve you. Best regards, Masala

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No, they were busy when we arrived but didn’t have to wait for too long
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Response from Diana G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marion Sorry I am unable to answer your question. Firstly it was too long ago, secondly although the food smelled very good ( the reason we went there) the service was so bad we got up and left. We had been there for... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine

Yes, Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine offers takeaway services.

Yes, Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine offers delivery services.

Yes, Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5