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ela! Greek Taverna

215 Chain Lake Drive | This Is Not Downtown Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
(902) 876-8899
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Ranked #97 of 599 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, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

ela!'s menu has gone through a few transformations over the years. Currently, the dishes offered might be better described as "Greek fusion" then "Greek Taverna". Generally, the food is quite good. However, it is terribly overpriced. If you are in the neighbourhood and aren't concerned about the value for your money, ela!'s is a pleasant dinning experience.

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We strolled into ela taverna not knowing a think about it. Our initial impression was the decor and everything inside was beautiful and visually appealing. The service was good and the complimentary bread was very much appreciated. We ordered from the lunch menu and both got chicken souvlaki shawarmas. The shawarmas were very tasty and had great flavour. It's just... More

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Halifax Nova Scotia
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33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

menu changed and prices seem to have increased. I ordered steak. It waa cooked well however bland, bland, bland! no spices whatsoever. Also our dessert didnt seem fresh. Not sure what has changed at this place but i wont be back to find out. Its a shame but it isnt worth the money in my opinion.

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Halifax ns
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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