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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
We didn’t have the best table (after having a reservation) but food was great and service was great
Excellent food, amazing service, great ambiance and a fantastic time had by all! Definitely going back to try more dishes.
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 :)
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.
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!
Hi K, thank you kindly for the amazing review and kind words. Welcome back! ~Mike
Wonderfully charming spot...food is fresh and delicious, so flavourful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
That's so great to hear! Thank you so much, Marie. ~Mike
Love this restaurant!! The food is always amazing as well as the service!! Fav restaurant in Halifax!
Wow, we're blushing! Thank you so much, Christina, your fabulous review is greatly appreciated. ~Mike
Not as good as I remember. Menu changed. Execution lacking.
Menu can’t be beat, friendly and very thoughtful servers, great ambience. It’s a gem of a place.
Thank you so much, Marie, it means the world to us! ~Mike
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 .
Great place - food and atmosphere was great. I would recommend.
Amazing food, great service! The Bao Buns were the highlight. We will definitely be going back
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.
It was pretty good! Service was a bit slow but they were busy so what can you do!
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!
Very nice experience. We have been back 3 times. Fresh food with an Asian influence. Put it on your list!
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!
Lovely service and the food was delicious as always.
So great to heat! Thank you kindly for your wonderful review and comments. ~Mike
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!
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
It’s an excellent restaurant with great food and service
The food was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to go back and try other menu items
We're humbled by your wonderful review and comments, Laura. Thank you so very much! ~Mike
Thank you very much!
Delicious food and friendly service. Felt safe with COVID rstrictions in place.
Thank you so much, great to know that you enjoyed your experience. ~Mike
Have been here before and had a great time and meal. This experience was, unfortuneatly, not up to par.
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 / email@example.com
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!
Hi Sherry, that is so great to hear! You made our day, thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words. ~Mike
Studio East continues to be our overall favourite restaurant in Halifax. Creative and tasty dishes offered at affordable prices. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Hi Eric, thank you ever so much for your wonderful comments and highly rated review! Your support is greatly appreciated. ~Mike
Was great, love them!
Thank you so much! ~Mike
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!
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
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.
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
Great to have you open again. Miss the Japanese chicken dish. Wish the menu had more choices that did not include pork belly.
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
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.
A great meal and excellent service.
That is so wonderful to hear, Mimi, thank you very much. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. ~Mike
Incredible food in a very safe (covid) and comfortable space. I can't recommend this restaurant more highly. Support these people.
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
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.
Great service and food as always.
We were two couples out for dinner. All four of our dishes were Way too salty
Fries were over spiced and over cooked! Food was too spicy but menu did not state that was the case!
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.
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!
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.