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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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  • 9
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  • 7
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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
Delicious and expensive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
calicrowwoman
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atlantic canada
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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atlantic canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Shelburne, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stopped by for lunch with Friends and we were delighted with this find. New. modern, bright, fresh , Greek and super tasty food, delicious , aromatic and all our meals very authentic :-) The service was excellent . efficient friendly staff and great prices. We LOVED it. This is THE BEST Greek Taverna in Halifax by far.

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Halifax, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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  • 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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