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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
one of my faves...

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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  • Late Night
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 Regional Municipality, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Halifax, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We've eaten at Ela before, both here and at the Dartmouth Crossing branch, but tonight surpassed all expectations! My husband and I decided to share the trio of dips with flatbread, along with the souvlaki skewers. We rightfully guessed that this main meal might be enough for the two of us to share. It came with two skewers, and they... More 

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Amherst, Nova Scotia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The service is great...food is delicious. Atmosphere is comfortable and table settings do not have paper. Clean restaurant. Some dusting has to happen but overall it it was a good experience

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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Four adults (two couples) decided to get together for an evening meal together at Ela! Greek Taverna. We live in the area and most of us had been before, but not for nearly a year. It was early on a rainy Saturday evening and the place was quiet at first, but gradually filled up as we progressed through the meal.... More 

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atlantic canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love this restaurant. It manages to feel cozy in a warehouse-type environment. It has a lovely ambiance; colors, decor, style. The waitstaff is very good. The food is awesome. We shared dolmades, saganaki (they set on fire!), octapus and humus (which comes in 3 styles). The food was excellent. Delicious. Prepared quickly, was hot and just enough. We had... More 

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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 Regional Municipality  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: (902) 876-8899

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