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Tarek's Cafe

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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet

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  • 36
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Our go-to place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Four went: had the chicken combo platter, a chicken beef platter and the chicken Schwarma. I asked for no dill, dairy free and no pickles and they did not skimp just added extra veggies instead. We all loved the meal and the owner came over to talk to us and see how we enjoyed the meals. The Schwarma was 10$... More 

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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything I have ever had here is good. I eat here at least twice a month for lunch. The prices are great, the service is great and the staff have all been here for years and they are all really friendly. Go and try it if you haven't already. You even get a free small bowl of soup while you... More 

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Halifax
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a treat for travelers, if you're tired of the known franchise food, give Terek’s a try. Terek is usually there handing out free soup, the half & half plate is usually enough for two, cash only.

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Kelowna, Canada
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you are visiting Halifax, or living in Halifax surrounded by a bubble, make sure you have the pleasure of eating here. It's incredibly yummy, amazing value, super casual, and quite healthy to boot! I always have a couple Kibbie while I wait for my order... these little pieces of pure enjoyment are addictive. Their Med salad is one of... More 

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Halifax
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place follows the rules for a successful, long-lasting restaurant: great-tasting quality food in good-sized portions at a reasonable price, with ingredients that are made from scratch, not sourced out. The joint is always full at mealtime. More restaurants should follow this example. The staff here work very hard and are very dedicated to providing good service. Please don't ever... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After the first time my husband ate a shawarma from Tarek's his garlicky breath literally brought tears to my eyes. But now, as long as we're both eating there at the same time, we love popping into Tarek's for some tasty, colourful food! I love that there's so many fresh vegetables on everything and that the kitchen is on display... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stop by nearly every week and are always impressed. Soup given to those waiting for food is a great addition. Best chicken shawarma pita in the city.

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Centreville, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

My favourite meal at Tarek's is the half and half shwaharma dinner. It has both spiced marinated chicken and beef, a tasty salad, a side rice dish and flat bread. Though it looks rather large, it is perfectly proportioned for an evening meal. I have enjoyed this many times and it never disappoints.

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Nova Scotia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is by far the best food in HRM! Vegetarians will have lots to choose from. Love the menu, friendly service and of course the free soup while you wait for your order.

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Additional Information about Tarek's Cafe

Address: Robie street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Turkish, Middle Eastern, Canadian

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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: Turkish, Middle Eastern, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?