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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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  • Late Night
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English first
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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106 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
92 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

First time eating here was last night and I wish it didn't take me so long to get here! First impression of the restaurant was great. Really love the layout and decor inside. House bread and oil was yummy!! Appetizer of hummus was some of the best I've ever had. I like mine pretty garlicy and even though this one... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went for lunch and never again..the rizzoti balls ice cold in middle..must have taken them out of fridge and threw in deep fryer..sent them back..ordered haddock with rice..rice was cold .. Sent that back..gave me another dish of rice which took so long I had eaten my haddock..that rice was tepid..asked to see manager which took a long time...it... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Every year on my Birthday we go out for dinner as a family. This year I chose "els Greek Taverna". To start off, we were seated, and waited approx 20 min just to get drink orders. The place was not busy at the time, maybe 15-20 other guests in the restaurant. Drinks arrived, and we waited another 15 min for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I hosted my wedding on Sep 27th at Ela in Bayers Lake. The staff we absolutely incredible; the manager and owner went well out of their way to ensure the event was perfect! The power actually went out in the entire business-park and the fast action they all took to ensure power was secured (i.e. generator) and that food was... 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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