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ela! Greek Taverna

215 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
(902) 876-8899
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Ranked #85 of 598 restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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English first
Halifax ns
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have eaten at this place a number of times and the food was always good so tonight we decided to celebrate our 46 th anniversary and what a mistake. I ordered calamari and it was not cooked enough and a rotisserie lamb dish that was burnt, there was no food presentation on the plates at all, in fact it... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I went in the mall saw Ela decided to look at the menu not expecting anything special. Wow good thing I went in the menu is truly Greek menu look interesting the Décor is typical Greek. I was alone on business so I sat at the bar all the staff took care of me since the bar is not staff... More

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Halifax, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are three Ela!'s; all with excellent choices. My personal favorite is downtown as it has much more atmosphere, but if you are in need of a Greek food fix then the Bayer's Lake and Dartmouth Crossing locations are a decent runner-up. Ela's has lots of local Nova Scotian sourced food and a good wine list.

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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm really not sure what people see in this restaurant. Friends wanted to go there last weekend so in the interest of being easy to go along with, we agreed. The only good thing about them is their wine list and wine prices. The souvlaki was very over done and so dry there was no way to eat it with... More

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Halifax, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We have frequented Ela Greek Restaurant and have never been disappointed in the food. It's always good. We find the staff to be unfriendly they seem reserved and unapproachable. They aren't very assertive, you can sit a long time with an empty glass. The food is worth returning, we have never had a negative experience it's always delicious. We will... More

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife and I and our close friends (husband and wife) went to Ela! in Dartmouth Crossing. My wife and I had a good experience there a year ago so on our recommendation we suggested meeting our fiends there. The service was quick and friendly. The food (moussaka and lamb souvlaki) was cooked just perfect. The husbands each had a... More

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Went in with our family, we were seated by the noisy kitchen, not a big deal but we were very unhappy with the food. The flash fried crispy kalamari were soggy and tasteless, and scallops were rubbery. We were going to order a main course but were do disappointed by the starters and lack of service we decided we were... More

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I've been ordering takeout at the Bayer's Lake location weekly (sometimes twice a week) for about 5 years now in addition to eating in occasionally with family. I absolutely love the Mouska and Greek Salad. My biggest beef has always been, they are very skimpy with their portion size's of greek salad and while it tastes amazing I am not... More

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Halifax
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14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Although I enjoyed the flavors of my meal (musaka with salad), the portion size could have been a bit more generous. My husband ordered pizza and he was disappointed. Very ordinary tasting, not much toppings, and certainly overpriced for the size. The desserts very also tiny. We used to go to Opa in downtown location and it was always excellent.

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North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

After a wonderful weekend with family, my wife and I take our son out to dinner here. We ordered the souvlaki platter (enough for three). However next time I will add a side of Greek salad as theirs is excellent and just not enough on the platter. The taste was delicious...love the lamb and LOVE the lemon potatoes. Hot pita... More

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