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Tarek's Cafe

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European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Canadian
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Robie street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So fresh! So tasty!!

As usual, Tarek greeted us with a small cup of soup, gratis. A good start. The chicken combo was fantastic, and more than enough for one. All delicious, but the tabouleh especially was first rate. Tarek gave us a taster of his hot pomegranate, lemon & bayleaf juice. Wow! Save me a seat, I'll be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
britt77
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, Tarek greeted us with a small cup of soup, gratis. A good start. The chicken combo was fantastic, and more than enough for one. All delicious, but the tabouleh especially was first rate. Tarek gave us a taster of his hot pomegranate, lemon & bayleaf juice. Wow! Save me a seat, I'll be back next week!

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Thank britt77
St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved this spot! It was really tough to choose just two meals - the half and half plate (beef and chicken) and the chicken combo platter were both amazing. We probably could have split the combo platter - it was huge! All of the different salads and dishes were crammed onto one plate so you got a taste... More 

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Thank DandiBrandi
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The pita's here are the best I have ever had. My favourite is the chicken souvlaki pita. The service is second to none!

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1 Thank Lesley C
Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Although the felafel can be kind of tasteless it is the only made to order stuff around that I can find...and the consistency is spot on...prices are reasonable and Tarek should be the one opening an upscale mediterranean location

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1 Thank Cheffrey_Dahlmer
Dartmouth, Canada
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Love this spot - because I love garlic. Amazing food served up quickly with friendly atmosphere from Tarek himself! Chicken Shwarma that melts in your mouth. Bring your friends - you'll save on gum later.

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Thank Tammy D
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The pasta literally melts in your mouth. Portions are healthy. I struggle to think of any dishes that I have been dissatisfied with.

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Thank Cathy C
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellent value for what you get. Definitely not a double linen place, but the food makes up for the décor! Locate in an older, small strip mall and if you didn't know it was there, you'd miss it. Owners are lovely people, ingredients are fresh and tasty. Quick, over the counter service. I've given it 5 simply for the food,... More 

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Thank Toeatornot
Halifax, Canada
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I took my wife and kids to the Lebanese festival in Halifax, where the kids had their first ever shwarmas. Though they all liked them, they weren't really crazy about them, and neither my wife nor I were very impressed. They were dry and short on flavour, but to be fair, there were a lot of... More 

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Thank Peter B
Halifax, Canada
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tarek really does seem to care about the quality of what he puts out. The food is tasty and the staff are friendly.

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Thank Margaret B
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Tarek's is a favorite after work dinner for us. The owner and staff are always welcoming and stop to chat. The wide selection of Middle Eastern food is always fresh, unique and very tasty. We enjoy the homemade soups. Favorite dishes are the chicken and beef shawarma, the veggie appetizer selection, and the terrific falafel plate. We've had Tarek's cater... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Robie street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?