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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
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 ..
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.
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
Excellent service and food was outstanding ! Cocktail list was innovative and drinks were delicious and complimented menu.
Already planning a return visit
The food was incredible, service outstanding and just an overall cool vibe! Can’t wait to go back!
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.
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).
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!
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!
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.
Great casual Asian-inspired food. Charcuterie board is original and a must order. Service was very friendly albeit a little a slow to start.
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.