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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, fast service

After reading the last few reviews on TA, I was not sure if I should be eating at this restaurant. However in the end I went here for lunch. There was no shortage of serving staff. I counted at lest six and the ones serving me were very friendly and helpful. I ordered the rotisserie lamb off the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Edwin F
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Halifax, Canada
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Vancouver, B.C.
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were looking forward to a nice meal out to celebrate our anniversary. Ela! was the wrong choice. We had been here quite awhile ago when it was called Opa! Don't know if the owners are the same, but it was nothing like we had remembered. Positives: the atmosphere was nice and the parking very convenient. Negatives:... More 

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Saint John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice meal quick friendly service . I have to eat gluten free and they have a nice selection on the menu

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Halifax, Canada
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I ate there over a year ago, and was disappointed by the extrememly slow service. The food was OK, nothing special

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was really excited for ela, I love Greek food, but my food seemed unauthentic and to be honest, kind of dry and crummy. Our server Lisa though was so great! She was sweet and kind and when she noticed that I wasn't happy she let me order something else! The only trouble was that I found the second dish... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The atmosphere at Ela is it's main strength. The food is Canadian-ized Greek, with some dishes more authentic than others. Service is usually best described as leisurely. A good place when you're not in a rush.

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Nova Scotia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We hosted a large family-and-friends dinner at Ela in early May, using their private diningroom. The event was planned beforehand with the manager, who was very helpful with menu selection, wines, etc. Everything went exactly as she said it would, and the evening was wonderful! The food was excellent, with enough variety on a prix fixe menu to accommodate all... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After reading the last few reviews on TA, I was not sure if I should be eating at this restaurant. However in the end I went here for lunch. There was no shortage of serving staff. I counted at lest six and the ones serving me were very friendly and helpful. I ordered the rotisserie lamb off the lunch menu... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Just come back from lunch here and very disappointed! To provide some balance the decor is really good so don't be put off by the location they have done a great job to create a great atmosphere and ambience! Service was polite. We had the shared pitta and dip to start which was good but very large and could probably... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love all the food choices.. a nice find in a business park. Food is Fresh and fast. They can accomodate large groups which we have done for a corporate event or intimate for two

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Decided to have some Greek food for lunch, so we dropped by Ela, The staff was very nice and attended to us every time, inside looked beautiful, and the food was good ''just good'' but not good enough for me to want to return again, I have nothing negative to say about the menu but I guess I was just... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?