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Studio East

4.5
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338 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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 338 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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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
2 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food, too closely packed and had to wait for 10 minutes to get noticed and seated .. drink refills had to be asked for and ketchup bottle was empty .. the food was excellent .. the place needs more efforts on consistent heating ..

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Nirmal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing and really delicious. Ambience is good but not spacious. Tried it on Valentine’s Day, so was crowded but was not happy with the seating as the tables were too close by. But a must try place if u love fusion food.

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PeggyM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Lighting was too dim. Meat was too chunky. The nann was burnt. Eggs on ramen were gross. We’re they real eggs??
I was there a year ago and loved your menu and that’s why I came back.
It wasn’t even busy Saturday night so may be you need to hire real cooks

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TraceyM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was outstanding ! Cocktail list was innovative and drinks were delicious and complimented menu.
Already planning a return visit

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KimR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, service outstanding and just an overall cool vibe! Can’t wait to go back!

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RhiannonD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food is exciting and the menu very interesting. Some of the dishes are fantastic but a couple had overwhelming combinations that lost the plot a little with too many flavours. Also, one dish had an element that was a bit burnt.

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AWGG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing and the bartender made me a personalized cocktail that was super yum, but our server was incredibly slow and forgetful (we had to ask for our bill three times).

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TraceyT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had different dishes and shared some appetizers and all the food was fantastic! Good choice of drinks as well. We would all recommend this place as we really enjoyed our evening. Great service as well. Can’t wait to return!

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Celebrate
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a great spot! Neighbourhood, come-as-you-are feel but a great energy and truly outstanding food. Get the Pad Thai Wings and the Chicken skins apples. The burger is the single most unique one you will ever eat. Really. And truffle fries...nothing more to say. No idea about deserts, we are always too full to get anything else!

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JeffS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience4

The food was good as always but we made reservations and were seated by the garage door opening in the bar. There was water dripping all over the floor and the table got wet while eating. It made what would have been a great dinner not-so-good and wasn't what I would expect from Studio East, especially for what we paid for NYE.

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ClevelandFarms
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great casual Asian-inspired food. Charcuterie board is original and a must order. Service was very friendly albeit a little a slow to start.

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 338 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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