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“Favourite Greek Restaurant Chain in Halifax”
Review of ela! Greek Taverna

ela! Greek Taverna
Ranked #70 of 738 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Halifax, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Favourite Greek Restaurant Chain in Halifax”
Reviewed 28 May 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.

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Once again very disappointed!”
Reviewed 28 May 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 out tzatziki, and lots of it. The shawarma pizza was very,very bland. The chicken ravioli was extremely rustic to say the least; large chucks of chicken in over thick cuts of ravioli. The service was only so so. The bills were mixed up and had to be corrected. There are so many better restaurants in Halifax. Don't waste your time and money here unless you are just looking for a quick glass of wine on the way to or from a movie.

  • Visited May 2014
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Halifax, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

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 continue to go, hopefully management will encourage their staff to smile and to pay a little closer attention to their tables, they might find their tips will be allot larger.

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Big hit with our friends”
Reviewed 28 April 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 Barking Squirrel beer which was every bit as good as the name is whimsical! All round the table everyone was pleased and happy. We will be back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

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 better off to leave. Luckily, we had plenty of bread to fill up on. Water was not brought to our table or offered nor was an offer made to refresh our drinks. I suspect because we went in with children they were anxious for us to leave so they could sets our table with "real" customers.

  • Visited March 2014
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