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Studio East

4.5
349 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
Imagination rules when you have so many Asian ingredients to choose from and the Pratt brothers pushing the creative limits to bring them to you. Cambodian LemonGrass Green Curry, The Ultimate Pork Ramen or battered Fish Curry Ramen exploding with flavours like you've never experienced before. Try Pad Thai Chicken wings, Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle salad, a Charcuterie board that takes 5 min to explain or stay in your comfort zone with a Burger exploding with flavour from our house Hoisin sauce, Gochujang Mayo, Pork belly and Asian Slaw. Nothing is Normal at Studio East so be prepared to be Wow'd!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 349 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t have the best table (after having a reservation) but food was great and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing service, great ambiance and a fantastic time had by all! Definitely going back to try more dishes.

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Hollee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. The food was absolutely amazing and presentation was on point. Our server (didn’t catch his name) was wonderful! Very personable, funny, knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back :)

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the special for hamburger week, it was tasty and the service was great. They have a great amber beer that was brewed specially for them.

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KDub
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four thumbs up!
Haven't been to this restaurant in a year: and they thoroughly improved the menu (my mind (taste buds) were blown away!) Great job with renos due to COVID.
I will be there again next week!

Studio East
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi K, thank you kindly for the amazing review and kind words. Welcome back! ~Mike

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MaryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully charming spot...food is fresh and delicious, so flavourful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Studio East
Responded on October 21, 2020

That's so great to hear! Thank you so much, Marie. ~Mike

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! The food is always amazing as well as the service!! Fav restaurant in Halifax!

Studio East
Responded on October 21, 2020

Wow, we're blushing! Thank you so much, Christina, your fabulous review is greatly appreciated. ~Mike

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not as good as I remember. Menu changed. Execution lacking.

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MarieD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu can’t be beat, friendly and very thoughtful servers, great ambience. It’s a gem of a place.

Studio East
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you so much, Marie, it means the world to us! ~Mike

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StaceyR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely delicious. Our server was knowledgeable,outgoing,and professional. I can’t wait until our next visit. This is our go to place when we have visitors and just when we want an amazing meal .

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Leek
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place - food and atmosphere was great. I would recommend.

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Rachel
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service! The Bao Buns were the highlight. We will definitely be going back

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, cool place, thoughtful and experienced staff. Our server, Jessica, provided incredible service and was so personable and competent. Also, if you have a gluten allergy, you can eat almost everything here, they have a gluten-free fryer and are able to accommodate you, even if you have celiac. Cannot recommend enough - I've been going to Studio East since they opened and have such a consistently positive experience.

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Chevie
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was pretty good! Service was a bit slow but they were busy so what can you do!

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LeahT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is outstanding, service is great and love how they menus are displayed on walls and in booths with option to order on phone. Highly recommend this special amazing spot!

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ahlref
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. We have been back 3 times. Fresh food with an Asian influence. Put it on your list!

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launie
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our party has a lot of food allergies and everyone was so helpful and there was lots of choices for her. The food was awesome, beautiful and delicious. Definitely recommend Studio East!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and the food was delicious as always.

Studio East
Responded on August 18, 2020

So great to heat! Thank you kindly for your wonderful review and comments. ~Mike

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friday night dinner with friends. Arrived for Happy Hour and enjoyed appetizers. Sat outside- wonderful warm night- bit of traffic on the street only slight detraction. All of our severs were terrific- great recommendations and very attentive and personable. Food was excellent- just like when the previous owners were there. The mains were delicious! Keep up the good work!

Studio East
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you very much for dining with us and then taking the time to leave such an amazing review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the entire experience. You made our day. ~Mike

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KayR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It’s an excellent restaurant with great food and service

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Laura
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to go back and try other menu items

Studio East
Responded on August 17, 2020

We're humbled by your wonderful review and comments, Laura. Thank you so very much! ~Mike

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

Studio East
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you very much!

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Jord
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Felt safe with COVID rstrictions in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tastes!

Studio East
Responded on August 8, 2020

Thank you so much, great to know that you enjoyed your experience. ~Mike

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AlwaysUpForEats
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Have been here before and had a great time and meal. This experience was, unfortuneatly, not up to par.

Studio East
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hello, very that sorry your recent experience wasn't as great as previous visits. Would you mind sending us an email with more details so we can looking into where we have slipped and need to improve? Please include the date and approximate time of your visit. Thank you in advance. ~Mike / info@studioeastfood.ca

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SherryP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely server who gave us a lot of detail about the menu. Have not been there since change of ownership and it was excellent. The flavours were terrific and we all enjoyed both the starters and mains. Would go back in a minute!

Studio East
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Sherry, that is so great to hear! You made our day, thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words. ~Mike

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vipEric
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Studio East continues to be our overall favourite restaurant in Halifax. Creative and tasty dishes offered at affordable prices. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Studio East
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Eric, thank you ever so much for your wonderful comments and highly rated review! Your support is greatly appreciated. ~Mike

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great, love them!

Studio East
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you so much! ~Mike

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ChrisA
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 5 enjoyed a birthday dinner on Saturday evening. The drinks and food continue to be top notch (no surprise there!). The recent changes to accommodate dining in the restaurant were done very well - maintaining the ambiance while providing a good level of separation from other tables. Despite less staff working, the service was exceptional! And the Vietnamese coffee was amazing!

Studio East
Responded on July 19, 2020

Hi Chris, thank you kindly for dining with us and taking the time right a very much appreciated review of your experience. We're delighted to hear that your enjoyed your visit, and we thank you for your support. ~Mike

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AnonymousAndy
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The wait staff seemed a little frazzled, understanding considering the circumstances, but sometimes rushing around actually makes service slower. Twice our server(s) (we had a total of 3 different people come by which made things a little confusing) came by and rushed away before I could actually order a drink. Take a minute, breath, and be present when you're at a table of guests. The food was delicious but expect a longer than normal wait time. I felt very safe in regards to covid precations but the booths they put you in make everything very loud and echoed, they need some kind of noise dampeners in the pens to cut down on the travelling echo, we found it very hard to hear one another, but you could hear the table next to us plain as day. Overall it was a nice dining out experience, growing pains in this new normal is to be expected. I will definitely return in the future and recommend this restaurant to others for a social night out of drinks and apps.

Studio East
Responded on July 11, 2020

Hello Andy, thank you very much for your great review and all your feedback. It's very much appreciated and helpful as we navigate the new normal. We're really glad to hear that your enjoyed your experience for the most part, and we look forward to serving you again. ~Mike

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JanetS
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have you open again. Miss the Japanese chicken dish. Wish the menu had more choices that did not include pork belly.

Studio East
Responded on July 11, 2020

Hello Janet, thank you very much for dining with us and taking time to leave a 5 star review and feedback, it's greatly appreciated. We've added our Chicken Karaage to our Bar Bites menu, albeit a smaller serving than when it was a main. And we're more than happy to substitute the pork belly for any other protein choice anytime, just ask your server. Many thanks again. ~Mike

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MarieD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant for both the excellent menu selections (it’s difficult to make a choice, they all sound so great) and superb service. Hopefully they will soon start serving weekend brunch.

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Mimi
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal and excellent service.

Studio East
Responded on June 17, 2020

That is so wonderful to hear, Mimi, thank you very much. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. ~Mike

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DonG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food in a very safe (covid) and comfortable space. I can't recommend this restaurant more highly. Support these people.

Studio East
Responded on June 17, 2020

Hello Don, thank you so very much for visiting and taking the time to leave an amazing review! That and your support is truly appreciated. ~Mike

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Leighm
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I ordered pad Thai chicken wings as an app and didn’t find the flavour tasted like pad Thai at all. There was something very off about them.. I was really looking forward to my main as I was told it was one of the more popular dishes. I got the pork tenderloin and was so disappointed. It was very spicy, and didn’t get the ‘sweet’ taste at all that was in the description. We had to ask our waitress multiple times for more water at our table and I was very surprised that she didn’t ask if anything was wrong since I only had a few bites from my whole dish and left a lot of the appetizer as well.
Very disappointed especially since my bill cost over $60 before tip.

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KristaJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great service and food as always.

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RebeccaG
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were two couples out for dinner. All four of our dishes were Way too salty

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Chevie
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Fries were over spiced and over cooked! Food was too spicy but menu did not state that was the case!

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GailK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a party of 6 at Studio East. All of us enjoyed our food. If there was one criticism, it would be that the food was a little salty. Otherwise, great. It would be nice to have a couple of diet friendly options.
Service was excellent. Cocktails were also really good. We certainly will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came for supper for an anniversary and had an amazing experience. The food was very good and we loved the ambiance. We both had the pork ramen and we both enjoyed it greatly. The duck confit spring rolls had to be the highlight of our meal though. We look forward to returning!

FAQs

Studio East does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Studio East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 422-8096.

Studio East is rated 4.5 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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