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ela! Greek Taverna

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215 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-876-8899
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ela! is surprisingly intimate and warm given that it is in a strip mall in the middle of Bayers Lake retail park. That said, the last two times I have been there I've ordered lamb (it is a Greek restaurant after all!) and it has not been what I would term "enjoyable". I'm talking the sliced lamb leg. Dry, no... More 

Thank Brigus123
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent setting ,service and fantastic food. Atmosphere is perfect. Easy to find and lots of free parking. You might consider a reservation so you are not disappointed. A must visit when you are in Halifax.

Thank Edward K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service is good and the food decent, the portions are generous and a reasonable value. The pita is very good.

Thank JDA60
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Greek Salata is the best. It is quite expensive. The service was quick. Good atmosphere. Free bread at start of meal. Good Wine List.

Thank Lisa L
Yarmouth, Canada
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were in Halifax for one night and wanted some good Greek food. Asked the Hotel and they suggested this one as a really nice. We started with the calamari..rubbery, and very UNcrispy, not very hot, warm. We mentioned this to the waitress, and enquired if it was made fresh in the kitchen. She replied it was and replaced the... More 

Thank Julia B
Conquerall Bank, Nova Scotia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The rotisserie lamb with peppercorn sauce - oh my,it was wonderful and, paired with a Greek salad - a yummy lunch.

Thank massiah
Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The restaurant was selected by a friend for a group of approximately 30 persons. The regular supper menu provided a selection of Greek dishes as well as a good wine selection. Prices were reasonable, the service and food very good.

Thank Clark52
Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to Ela quite a few times over the years, but not really within the last two, and when I've gone before it has usually been late night dinners..so this is the first time I've ever gone during the day. I really like their menu..they keep it simple while maintaining some authenticity. I don't like foods that are overly... More 

Thank antillus
glenwood, NS.
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Whether you like Greek cuisine or would like to try it, this is the place for you in Halifax. The menu offers many authentic dishes and the portions are generous.

Thank jrobert13
Halifax, Canada
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698 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

A new item on the menu is Greek Mac & Cheese which I tried today. Delicious. May look like a small bowl but it is filling with lots of pasta and cheese. Very good.

Thank Acadia80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-876-8899

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