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ela! Greek Taverna

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215 Chain Lake Drive | This Is Not Downtown Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 876-8899
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Good Choice

My first visit was with a large group of friends. Many orders were placed and nobody had any problems with their choice. The place is quaint in size and well lit. It's very clean and bright with all the windows. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable with the menu. The portions are very fair and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Rick K
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Windsor, Canada
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bridgewater, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

i have taken many of my friends for lunch at this particular restaurant over the years and I have always been very happy with everything. Top notch!...until last Thursday. I told my friend what a wonderful Chicken Shawarma they had, so we both order it. My friend did not know what to expect, and said it was fine. The portions... More 

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Gosh, how could a place so great go downhill so quickly I will admit that I didnt say anything to the waitress as we were out with good friends and I didn't want to spoil the mood. I always order the Souvlaki here and I have a big appetite but can never finish. I was shocked when my plate arrived... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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273 reviews 273 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My first visit was with a large group of friends. Many orders were placed and nobody had any problems with their choice. The place is quaint in size and well lit. It's very clean and bright with all the windows. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable with the menu. The portions are very fair and the quality of each meal... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Let me start by saying that I have a big LOVE for Greek Food! I especially love Ela! but, due to the price of the food, I do not get to attend as regular as I would like. However, as I had not had Greek food in awhile, my mother and I decided to splurge and go here for dinner.... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lamb souvlaki... one of the best, I have had. I always look forward to ela! when visiting Halifax. Service was great, as usual.

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Halifax Region, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Just had my third meal at ela! and it was one of the worst dining experiences I've had in a long time. I had eagerly ordered the lamb slouvaki, only to find the meat was mostly fat/gristle and completely RAW inside. Like, a deep pink that was cool to touch. Totally gross. I felt nauseous for about two hours after,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is our 'go to' place. We love the food and the staff. There is tons of free parking and it's easy to get to. Just a few minutes off of the 102 in Bayer's Lake. It's quaint and if you ask for it, you can have an intimate little corner. We have been there for lunch and dinner. Highly... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very courteous staff and lovely decor,food was very good as well.Would definitely go back. Very nice patio area but was covered in snow.Good location.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

In Halifax on a business trip, and just half a block away from our hotel, we were delighted to know about Ela! Greek Taverna. It has a nice and warm environment, as you walk in, the ambiance is pleasant. All the appetizers I tried were tasty:from the Spanakopita, the Kalamari, Saganaki Ela! everything was amazing..I couldn't stop eating..then to the... More 

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've been to Ela four times now, and I never leave hungry or disappointed. The pizza here is amazing thin crust and the toppings are delicious. They offer this oregano infused olive oil that is absolutely delicious. Would go back.... on many different occasions!

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Chain Lake Drive | This Is Not Downtown Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: (902) 876-8899

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