Studio East

4.6
407 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 407 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mama60
Atlantic Canada
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, there was five of us so we had lots of different dishes. But do not miss the calamari and the curry. Oh my heavens, lovely

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LovingIt
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, great service. Will go again and again and again.

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samuelhia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best place ive been to in a long time! the staff are awesome, the drinks are fantastic and the food AMAZING and authentic

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Studio East is our short list for "go tos" -food is always good, service is excellent but fun and relaxed. Have never been disappointed.

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and obviously the staff team care about what they do. We went here for the first time and our server and the bartender both went out of their way to ensure we were happy. We will ABSOLUTELY be back and this just may become a regular spot for us!

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Josie177
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Can’t wait to come back!

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Katwin
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, service was very friendly but a bit slow (they were quite busy though, so I don't really fault them and we weren't in any rush). Restaurant was very loud since the kitchen is open to the restaurant. We didn't really mind but if you have hearing issues or are looking for a quiet bite, this isn't the place.

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Sadie
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was good, however our reservation was for 645, we were sat at the table and waited over 30 minutes for a drink order. Disappointing.

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Antigonish
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

First of all, there were fruit flies at our table the entire time even with no food around as we were the only people inside. That means they’re all over the kitchen, yuck.
We were told the specials but when I inquired about fries after we started getting our food, then he said he has a fries special. Would’ve like to know it all at first. We ordered the fries on special and ate it but wondered about the unidentifiable cubes which we assume were chicken but it was fatty pork (nothing wrong with that) but that two of us didn’t enjoy and wished we knew because we would’ve not eat it.
The two servers came checking on us which is a good thing but the longest in between “table visits” was 3 minutes. I was running out of stuff to say. And one of them was quite uncomfortable which made it a bit awkward.
Food was quite good overall but I won’t return. The flies 🤢
You wanted my opinion so here it is!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the daily special and it was delicious and very reasonable.

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken karaage was amazing! Gabriel was our waiter, and although new, was great for suggestions on both dinner and drinks. Will definitely be back and hope to have him again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Studio East! Would definitely go again.

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Todd
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely atmosphere, staff is friendly and approachable.

Studio East
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you Todd for the kind words! We really appreciate it :)

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff who are passionate about making every visit a unique and personal dining experience!

Studio East
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you Joseph :) Always a pleasure having you in with us !! -André

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had wonderful waiter and the food was tasty.. can’t wait to go back

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Olivia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Okay, this restaurant is UNREAL. The food was excellent. The drinks were perfection. The service was sooooo lovely (from the server to the chefs to the bartender, everyone was incredible)!!! Will definitely be coming here a lot more.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

An overall good experience. Our waiter was decent but not very engaging.
For just opening up he didn’t seem very happy to be there.
Female that assisted was great.

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AnneD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service! We will back soon:)

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GwenB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely spot with fabulous food and great people.

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Janessa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is so amazing, service is friendly. Highly recommend.

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CMac
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful burgers. Amazing flavours and unique sauces.
Only reason for not giving them a five is that the buns are too soft to hold up to those wonderful sauces, so they got a bit soggy.
Regardless, great service

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vipFussy
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Studio east.
Service was great and they take great care to observe covid protocols.
My meal was extremely tasty.
And you don’t leave hungry.

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Tianna
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The restaurant temperature was cold. I had to keep my winter jacket on. Others in the restaurant were also wearing their jackets. Some of the oysters we ordered were very small and one was quite dry. Disappointing at $3.50 an oyster. They were also overly seasoned, but we were able to remove access toppings. The short ribs were tasty but disrupted my non-sensitive stomach for hours. Server was prompt and helpful.

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LouiseC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu with delicious food.
The staff and owners are friendly and very helpful. This is a great place!

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DevynC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great local on tap options. My first ever bao bun did not disappoint. I knew after my first bite that I’d be back. Great, friendly service and a team that worked hard together to keep orders running smoothly.

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LouiseC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and charming service.
One of my favourite restaurants in Halifax.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of Halifax’s gems !!
Amazing food and fantastic service. Asian influenced cuisine with something for everyone.
Caesar’s are the best in the city.

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Inga
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Food is always excellent here although tonight I did find it quite salty. Service continues to be somewhere from spotty to just poor. Initial greet and settle in is always good, this is the third time tho that we came to this restaurant, ate, and then was abandoned by the server - we had to go seek them out to get the bill. They have a number of 1/2 walls to make smaller seating areas due to Covid restrictions. We were surprised and unsettled to have another couple join us in our little area - I could have reached out and touched them it was so close. The place was packed.

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ColinC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience! We were especially happy with the redesign that had the separated booths. I hope they keep this design change after the pandemic ends.

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MeghanN
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cambodian curry is to die for! Our server was really friendly and attentive. We got there just in time for happy hour as well which was a bonus! They are well set up for COVId restrictions.

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ktfromthedarkside
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sunday night dinner with friends. Happy hour was a bonus! Bar service was a little slow and servers pretty chatty but otherwise really enjoyed our evening.

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MarkP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh, full of flavour, and nicely presented. Service was pleasant and professional. We enjoyed our dining experience at Studio East and have recommended it to our friends.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Felt like the server didn’t care about my girlfriend and I, however, the straight couple next to us received outstanding and quick service. Felt treated unfairly as a young, queer couple. Wouldn’t recommend to young or queer friends.

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Station11
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Great the first time - 9/10. Terrible the second time 1/10.

Studio East
Responded on March 10, 2021

Hello Station11, could you elaborate a little when you say "terrible" so we can work on correcting our possible mistakes. We aim to give diners the best experience every time they come in but comments such as these don't help us towards what went wrong. Best Regards, Studio East

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DanG
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a cool environment. Go visit these Guys.

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PamG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Bao Buns were outstanding. Bartender made a killer margarita. Would go back.

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MattE
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Well set up to handle COVID controls. I would highly recommend Studio East to any of my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! The service was next level and Jess was a real treat! We will be back for more!!! Loved it!!!

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The restaurant staff were a little awkward. The food was cold and didn’t taste great. We were sat in a back corner which ruined the vibes a bit and the music for a nice dinner was inappropriate it felt like I was in a club or a bar not a restaurant. Overall everything was okay but not my favorite experience ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and service as usual

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 4.6 stars by 407 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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