Sea Smoke Restaurant

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Located on the beautiful Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Sea Smoke Restaurant & Bar happily boasts one of the best views in the city.

Food prepared with precision is served by a friendly & proud service team.
Incredible cocktails are created seasonally by an experienced bar team with something to satisfy any craving. A tailored wine list features many varietals by the glass and special offerings by the bottle.

Looking for a place to impress that special someone? Look no further! We also offer take-out, delivery & offsite catering.



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Linnie
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sea Smoke was a delight: beautiful view on the waterfront, inventive dishes, attentive and friendly service from Holli, and a lovely, quiet ambience inside the soft-lit restaurant. It's the first time my friends and I had been there, and we will go back often.

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Emily
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The oysters were terribly small and expensive for what they were. Otherwise the food was good, atmosphere was very nice, and the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Service, and delicious food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We made our reservation a few days prior and really wanted to eat outside. When we arrived they told us that there were no tables outside (we could see a few empty ones) and that even though you can’t reserve an outside table, they prioritized those people who made reservations to give them the outside tables. We were offered to go inside and they would move us outside as soon as a table was open. This never happened. They never offered and we could see tables outside emptying and being filled. And they were not being filled with other people inside, like us, who had been waiting. I didn’t think it was incumbent upon us to pester and ask for an outside table since we were promised one when we arrived. (We couldn’t figure out their system since we saw free tables outside when we arrived and were not offered one).

The service was very average.

Can’t ever see us going back.

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Nstartan55
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice overlooking the water and watching people go by. Our server was great. I wasn’t sure the name of the dish we had the last time we were there. What I did recall was that it was warmed sushi. She immediately said black momba. We ordered to other sushi dishes. Absolutely fabulous. A great experience. Will be back.

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ARX2
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great atmosphere if you eat outdoors on the patio. Indoors with social distancing felt cold and unfriendly but just the times we are in. Hopefully this will change!

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AliciaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant was amazing, the view was perfect and the food was outstanding.

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Cloe
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locations, food and service is always amazing! I recommend this restaurant to everyone

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Vicfisher
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, I can't recommend Sea Smoke. After making a reservation and receiving confirmation, we made the trek to the restaurant only to be told that the reservation couldn't be used because it was made the same day. Makes you wonder what's the point of having a service like Open Table if the restaurant won't honour the reservation.
We were told we could get on the list and wait for 40 minutes to an hour. We thanked them and went about 70 feet away to the Bicycle Thief which was able to get us an outside patio table in 20 minutes. In the end, it all worked out, we spent our money at a better restaurant where we felt appreciated.

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RodneyH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent and very nice atmosphere over-looking the water. Service a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always awesome there. And their homemade cocktails are to die for. My fav is Nova Bliss!

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Storm
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome . Food was very good. Server was very helpful.

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience at Sea Smoke but was not disappointed! The Korean BBQ burger was spot on and sushi amazing! We will definitely be back!

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SiddharthaL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had good service. The waiter was good and polite. Food was great

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KellyC
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Best fish in Halifax! Sea Bass was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance outside was amazing and so was server!

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vipEastmeetsWest
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sit beside the boardwalk on the harbour with a

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ShaunC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greaty place for a romantic date night if you like seafood. I highly recommend

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Chris
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place! Love the location and the food is amazing! Was a bit chilly, but they had patio heaters right next to our table. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Father’s Day was spectacular at Sea Smoke!
Highly recommend

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Ordered the surf and turf. Lobster very overcooked and tuff, and service was very bare minimum. Very disappointed to spend around $200 for 2 people and receive mediocre service and overcooked lobster. Sushi appetizer was good.

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JoanneG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, right from the moment we walked in. I had a reservation for 7, but asked if I could have an outdoor table when we arrived. The hostess let us know it would be no problem to switch, said it would be a 20 minute wait, and took my cell number so we could go for a walk. Less then 15 minutes later we were seated.
We felt very reassured about the safety precautions put in place, with regards to social distancing etc
Our server, Gwen was enthusiastic and friendly, and although she wore a mask the entire time we could tell she was smiling and enjoys her job.
It got very cold very quickly and Gwen went over the top trying to light our heater, which we could only get working for short bursts of time..but hey I’ve lived in NS my whole life I should have come prepared :)
We ordered shared plates which were all cooked perfectly, well plated and delicious! The shrimp is perfection.
I highly recommend spending an evening at SeaSmoke....bring a sweater :)

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KellyC
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing as always!!!! Best patio in the city!!! Gwen is the best server!!

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BernardM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was as good as we remembered. Service spot on.

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Storm
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, love the black mamba. Looking forward to Godzilla hopefully in the near future

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JayT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi and sashimi was amazing ! The service was great as well .

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Pete
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sushi was incredible and oysters very fresh. Some really unique meals I need to go back for.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. I will be back. Great selection of appetizers!

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GordonS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, all three courses. It was a great deal also. Wine menu was tasty and had lots of options on special. Our server was the perfect combination of friendly/helpful and gave you space to enjoy the evening.

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GillesT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were greeted well and severed very well. If I was to remark poorly on anything it would be the attire of some of the other servers. For the presentation of what you are trying to present I would just ask everyone their thoughts and come up with an agreement amongst all. This would not put anyone out of place and have everyone contribute before other action would be taken . Food presentation was well done and very filling to my surprise. Something I had asked or question was to what the deserts looked like. Maybe you could have the samples to give a better choice to the audience your customer. It was good to see many people in your restaurant on this day. Thank you for having us enjoy your atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised with a special menu because of valentines, it would’ve been nice if it was available on opentable. Expected just the normal menu shown on opentable. Nonetheless a good time.

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StephenB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great drink selection, food was fresh and quick. Waiter was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Awesome place to go when weather is warm, food is very good, will not be back during the cold weather months. Restaurant was so cold inside patrons were eating with winter hats on, and kitchen staff were bundled up in hoodies. The dishes and utensils on the tables were quite cold to touch and uncomfortable to hold. Heat your restaurant or don’t be opened during the winter months.

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KimberlyP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful plating. Romantic atmosphere. Delicious food. Excellent service.

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MatthewS
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal. Our server was fantastic, very witty and polite. Meal was great. It was a prix-fixe menu for New Years, and it had lots of great looking choices. All the items were great that we tried. My wife's Tomahawk Pork Chop was sooo tender. I hope to get back soon and try the items my friends were suggesting on a regular service night.

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PaulaG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as was our server. Restaurant was really quiet (Monday night) so felt a bit chilly but otherwise really nice. I had Asian inspired scallops followed by sea bass. Both were perfect. The only thing I’d recommend changing was the coffee. It tasted like low quality Mother Parker’s. I’d recommend ordering coffee beans roasted by JavaBlend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow due to larger group in restaurant.

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Bdfbs
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an amazing time. Had been there once before with some friends and wanted to bring someone special there for a nice night out. Very well done!

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Nolan
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for Christmas Eve. When we got there it was closed. We had to drive around to find other place to eat in the cold winter night. Not sure if something wrong with the app or the restaurant. If it’s not opened why we got booked and confirmed with our reservation? Very disappointed.

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GarretMk
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When My friend and i arrived at Sea Smoke, The receptionist already knew who i was and seated us quickly. The waitress was polite and served us our food in a professional manner. The appetizer called Dragon Tails was very delicious.. And the main course, Derakkusu Maki, Was very filling! We had dessert too, Mousse and cheesecake... Which was extremely delicious especially the cheesecake!

The atmosphere and aesthetics of the restaurant were charming and well lit, And as for the food, Everything combined was priced very well, Totaling to 100 dollars (Plus Tax).

FAQs

Sea Smoke Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 406-1051.

Sea Smoke Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

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