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Darya, Halifax, NS

Darya

4.6
4.6
599 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
A refined yet earthy dining destination on the Halifax waterfront, Daryâ offers a fresh, bright take on Eastern Mediterranean cooking. Featuring a globally-inspired wine list, vibrant cocktails and a large, sunny patio, Daryâ’s spirited, relaxed atmosphere invites diners to break bread with friends and loved ones and sample as many flavours and textures as possible.

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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (902) 334-4874
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Dine Around at Darya

    Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024
    We are so excited to announce our participation in Dine Around Halifax for the very first time! From February 1—29, enjoy our spectacular $50 dinner prix fixe. Plus, $5 from every menu sold will be donated to Feed Nova Scotia. Available daily, our menu offers your choice of starter, main, and dessert. With options like Roasted & Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh, Ghormeh Sabzi, and Roasted Red Pepper & Feta, there is something for everyone to dive into! And don’t forget about our mouthwatering dessert options, Coconut Rice Pudding Brûlée and Halva Sticky Toffee Pudding. Please note: Dine Around menu pricing does not include tax, gratuity, or alcohol and will not be offered on February 14 and 17.

Offers

  • Casa Blanca Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Sat - 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Join us for weekend brunch from 11:30am–3pm and dig into Chef Wesley Bernard’s Mediterranean-inspired brunch menu. For extra flavour, enjoy live DJ beats every Saturday from noon–4pm. Indulge in sweet treats like Challah French Toast and Chocolate & Cherry Borek or swim in the savoury flavours of Spiced Pepper Shakshuka and The Falafel Benedict. For a little extra sparkle, enjoy $9 mimosas with three flavours to choose from or sip on one of our signature cocktails. And, don’t miss out on our wide range of tea offerings alongside coffee heated by sand – a traditional Turkish coffee method. Make your reservation today!

    Casa Blanca Brunch photo

What 599 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Innovative

  • Atlantic Canada

    Healthy

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for scenic views

  • Atlantic Canada

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Innovative

  • Nova Scotia

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for scenic views

  • Nova Scotia

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

599 Reviews
  1. TeresaJ

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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  2. Kathleen

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was excellent! Had dietary restrictions and the server knew what items to replace it with and which ones to recommend.

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  3. DeniseM

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. What more could you ask for except looking forward to a sunny day in the summer and sitting outside on the patio at Darya!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good above the the normal orient cuisine!

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  5. AnnikaK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great experience. The service was so phenomenal, we had chicken and beef kebabs and the bread and olives which was delish, started even off the evening with cosmo and ended with the cardamom Turkish coffee. Can’t stress enough how great the service was!!

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  6. Luncher

    Exclusive

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent. He explained how the menu works and helped us decide the right amount of food for our group.

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  7. JohnDOE

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    music was 10/10 - great vibe, drinks, and food! Staff was super real and down to earth + helpful!

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  8. curtism

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third time dining at Darya and it never disappoints. The food and service are excellent. Highly recommend!

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  9. DarbiJ

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great views. Excellent service and beautiful decor.

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  10. Bee123

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered bifteki kebab but was given the tenderloin I ate it because it was delicious but was not what I ordered. Will definitely come back food was A+

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  11. Velk

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty authentic food, well prepared and presented. Service was good and ambiance was nice, although lighting wasn't great at our table (dark). Cheesecake was unique and very tasty.

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  12. Rebecca

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a bit pricey, but the food is very tasty! Good place to go for a special date night. Definitely recommend the spanakopita pie, and sharable beet hummus. The servers are friendly, and the environment is cozy. The only downfall we had was a rowdy, larger table of loud guests close to us, so it felt like we were part of their business chats for part of the evening.

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  13. Dawn

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was great. The waiter was kind, attentive and just made the dining there seem extra special. The restaurant is cozy and cool. The view is outstanding. The food was delicious and a good portion.

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  14. naliniyk

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining experience. Food was delicious, view is incredible. Add some non alcoholic cocktails to the menu and you're set.

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  15. ShadyI

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prices are a bit expenses and the tip is preset at 18% for default which is quite high on a 150 bill

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  16. MaiaL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic. A unique group dining experience.

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  17. MartinC

    Atlantic Canada

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent food and great location, However the service was extremely poor and the noise level was beyond acceptable . While some of the noise came from the patrons the music was way too loud and repetitive .

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  18. karenc

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered shared plates and took the recommendations of our wonderful server. Everything we ordered was delicious (lamb, beef,chicken, falafel, etc)

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, as was the service. Music was a tad loud, but not so much that it impeded conversation. We will be back!

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  20. Lily

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening - server was excellent. Only suggestion would be to bring wine to the table - like to control our own pour.

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  21. EricO

    Toronto

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and fun atmosphere. Not sure you should serve martinis with olives c/w pits. A stuffed olive is more appropriate

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  22. HalifaxReviewer

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue and awesome music! The food was just OK. I ordered the chicken kebabs and the rice was oily. It was also a little bland (I couldn't taste the apricot sauce on the chicken and the rice was under-seasoned). The only veggies in the dish were pickled carrots/turnips and jalapenos. The service was a little slow, but the food came quickly. Overall 3.5/5!

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  23. Jjmeats

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oliver was great. Food was so interesting and fun to eat. Great setting. Would return!

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  24. SaraH

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall not impressed. It was not a busy night (Sunday at 5 p.m.) but the service was slow. The food was salty and the beef kebab was not cooked well. I asked them to return it and all I got was that the chef said it was fine and this is the way this meat looks once it is cooked. Four others at the table received the same meal and theirs was not pink on the inside. For the price, I would not go here again. Disappointing.

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  25. DonaldM

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Will not return. The serive was terrible. The music was so loud not only could my guests and not hear each other but the waitress could not hear us place our orders. Our shared appetizer was forgotten and it was then brought with our entrees. Even though we specifically said don’t bring it as we don’t want to be eating an appetizer with our mains. My two guests order the chicken. One guest could not eat it at all. The other guest ate it but thought it was far too sweet and didn’t enjoy it. I had spanikopeda. It was cold throughout. My two guest also stated they will not return. I was highly disappointed and will never recommend.

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  26. DavidW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience and it was nice to hear the dj’s selection of music in the background. The staff were very nice and it was a great find for us .

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  27. BrianM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, great staff and great food. We will be back.

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  28. TylerD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. Great service. Enjoyed the ambiance.

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  29. HeatherB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Mediterranean cuisine on the Halifax waterfront. Our server was Sunny, and he was superb. We will be back!

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  30. Mathieu

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for our 7th year anniversary dinner was underwhelming. I booked especially for it and asked if they could make it special and it was nothing special I could of cooked at home. We felt very rushed sat for our meal at 6pm on January 20th was out by 7:15pm. Like they were rushing us out on a day we want to celebrate. Just wasn't inviting at all. The hostess that sat us was a gentleman with mid long beard short/mid length styled hair. Was a bit rude about having to sit us and seemed annoyed we asked to put our coats on the rack behind the host station. Server Our server was Paris she was quite kind and attentive to us. Which was great but the meal just wasn't up to par more like below par. Apps & Main The beet hummus was tasty but the beef tenderloin kebab was extremely underwhelming no flavor to it just tasted very bland no seasoning no salt no nothing didnt have any juice or anything tasty just beef over cooked pretty much well done and dry. Just very disappointing. The rice was blend too and pickles that came with it just tasted like veggies the just sat in vinegar for a minute and tossed into the rice. My fiancé had the Spanakopita pie it wasn't amazing. It didn't hit any of the proper flavor profiles just underwhelming and disappointing. The cocktails Darya mule - was under par. The whiskey sour - asked for a double received a single mention that and they said it was the double 80% of it was just egg whites. Disappointing. It didn't have any sour too it. Whiskey tasted old in a bad way. Maple ice burg - was just ok, came in a pretty glass that's it. Port 20 years old - was ok just didn't taste truly like an aged Port. Disappointing. Dessert - The cheesecake - would reccomend for anyone. It was quite tasty only redeeming quality of our rushed experience. 1/5 stars is the only thing I can give them for a disappointing evening for a night luxury and enjoying the evening with my fiancé.

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  31. HeatherB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food especially the sardines and the shawarma spiced chicken pie! Good service, nice ambiance and decor and not too loud. We will definitely return!

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  32. KemiC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambience. Very good cocktails and sharables. Just the service wasn’t up to the standard.

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  33. randees

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, we went for brunch. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating. However, there were only two other tables in there the whole time (we arrived at 1:30), and we were there for 1 1/2 hours. We ordered a couple of appetizers (hummus and fries), and ordered our mains at the same time (Falafel wraps). I am not sure if such a wait was justified in this situation.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food service was excellent definitely recommend.

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  35. CourtneyS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ! Will definitely go back! The atmosphere and people were fantastic.

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  36. SuzanneB

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Darya! Food was incredible, ambience perfect and service was impeccable. We'll be back!

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  37. KimberleyK

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cozy restaurant, delicious shareable apps and a lovely place to enjoy a night out!

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  38. KathyB

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for New Year’s Eve dinner at 7:15. The service was great, we had a great waiter. The food was extremely disappointing. We have been to this restaurant before and brought friends with this time because we had enjoyed it. However this time the good was not up to par. It came out extremely fast as though it had been precooked and reheated. I had the octopus which was highly recommended and it was terrible. Too tough to chew. My friend also had it and thought the same. The appetizers were ok but not as good as last time. I like the atmosphere there but felt very rushed this time as though they were waiting for us to leave. Overall dissatisfactied.

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  39. Moody

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and service was good as well. Wish the lights were a bit brighter as it was hard to read the descriptions on the menu for a person with vision problem. Otherwise it's a great place and I would highly recommend.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Halifax. Food is excellent and the service was great.

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FAQs

Darya is rated 4.6 stars by 599 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Darya

1709 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Water St Terminal
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