3 Best Indian Restaurants In Banff (2024)

If you are in Banff and you want to taste some delicious Indian food before you leave from your vacation, today is your lucky day.

I will go through the only 3 Indian restaurants in Banff you definitely need to try out whether you are looking for vegetarian style like dosa, meat dishes like biryani and butter chicken, or if you just want to taste authentic spicy Indian food.

These restaurants also offer takeout, delivery and patio during the summer.

1) Saffron Indian Bistro

Address: 205 Wolf St, Banff, AB T1L 1C2

Overall Review: 8.7/10

Saffron Indian Bistro takes pride in using saffron as one of the most precious, expensive and nutritious Indian spices that has a variety of health benefits.

The owners wanted to provide this quality Indian food experience to travelers visiting Banff during the winter months, and during the summer months where they open up their patio.

Order Now: Website | Menu

Call Now: (403) 985-2005

Customer Service Rating: 9.0/10

What makes their customer service experience so great is the fact that there is only 3 Indian restaurants in Banff and they are all near one another.

Keeping up with a good reputation is key to winning in the restaurant industry, and their near perfect reviews definitely reflect this.

Food Quality Rating: 9.0/10

Saffron’s food quality is amazing. The taste of real Indian food and its spices make it a great spot to visit in Banff.

The have over 25 different options to choose from on their website’s menu, and many different combinations.

Price Rating: 8.5/10

Prices are very fair, which is nice as you sometimes see restaurants take advantage of travelers with high prices. You should be able to get a complete meal for $20-$25.

Atmosphere Rating: 6.5/10

The atmosphere isn’t necessarily the best. Its a very simple atmosphere that doesn’t represent a true Indian cuisine.

While their food is amazing, personally I would do takeout or delivery if I am ordering from Saffron.

One Google Review Says:

“The service was very attentive, helpful and kind. The only slight takeaway is the room is a bit odd…its one big square space with tables and chairs around the perimeter. It’s fairly clean but the room doesn’t lend itself to any sort of ambience.”

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2) Indian Curry House

Address: 225 Banff Ave #202, Banff, AB T1L 1A2

Overall Review: 8.7/10

As the name suggests, Indian Curry House focuses on curry dishes and tandoori flavors which are the most popular in Northern India.

This restaurant is great if you are looking to dine-in with a large family, and want to pay affordable prices.

Order Now: Website | Menu

Call Now: (587) 222-8779

Customer Service Rating: 8.1/10

The dine-in customer service experience was great for me. Very respectful staff who were very focused on ensuring we had a good experience at their restaurant.

Food Quality Rating: 8.9/10

As expected the food quality was amazing. Their meat dishes in particular were very tasty, not too dry, and filled with tandoori spices.

They also have a large variety of different meat dishes which makes this restaurant standout from the others.

Price Rating: 9.1/10

Prices are extremely fair. I had to pay around $30 for a nice good meal that filled me up. They also have good sized portions so you never feel like you are overpaying for the food at Indian Curry House.

Atmosphere Rating: 8.9/10

The bar is quite low in Banff for what is considered a good atmosphere, but overall the place was clean and offered a good Indian restaurant experience.

Personally I would like to see more of a cuisine type style with elements that make you feel like you are in a real Indian restaurant.

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3) Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine

Address: 229 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B1

Overall Review: 8.1/10

Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine is the most popular Indian restaurant in Banff which explains why they have so much more reviews.

I found this restaurant in particular to offer a great dine-in experience and large food portions.

Order Now: Website | Menu

Call Now: (403) 760-6612

Customer Service Rating: 7.8/10

The customer service experience was decent. When there is a big lineup or if the restaurant is jam packed you can see they are unable to keep themselves organized.

Food Quality Rating: 7.8/10

Food was absolutely amazing here. You can tell even from looking at their Google reviews people love the portion sizes. There are some complaints around the quality of the food, however from my experience I found it to be quite good.

One Google Review Said:

“Cozy and hearty atmosphere with super friendly owner and staff, didn’t expect to find such an Indian restaurant in Banff. The portions are really big (for example, chicken 65 (a must try!) was more like a full size portion rather than an appetizer). Everything looked so good on the menu and we definitely wanted to order more, but will save it for the next time we come back.”

Price Rating: 8.1/10

For their buffet they around about $17, and for regular dine-in you can expect to pay $25-$30 for a good meal.

Although I would say other Indian restaurants nearby offered a more quality food experience, if you are looking for large portions this is the restaurant you want to eat at.

Atmosphere Rating: 8.7/10

Overall good atmosphere. Very clean and a good outside patio during the summer. I would say this restaurant is much larger compared to the other 2 Indian restaurants in Banff which makes it great for big groups.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best Indian restaurant in Banff?
  1. Saffron Indian Bistro
  2. Indian Curry House
  3. Masala Indian Authentic Cuisine
Which Indian restaurants deliver in Banff?
  1. Saffron Indian Bistro – Takeout & Delivery
  2. Indian Curry House – Takeout & Delivery
  3. Masala Indian Authentic Cuisine – Takeout & Delivery
Indian restaurants in Banff with patio?
  1. Saffron Indian Bistro
  2. Masala Indian Authentic Cuisine

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